Is there a reliable and trustworthy test to see what nutrients you need? Also, is there a test for hormonal imbalance?
I'm 22 years old, but sometimes I get in this crazy ADHD mode where I can't focus on anything and my mind races forever. My libido also seems to be out of wack. I used to get depressed, REALLY depressed, but I figured out how to defeat depression (through sleep, exercise, eating healthy).
There are random times where all a sudden I feel calm, humble, and happy. I have low anxiety, and want to talk to people and make friends. They are rare moments, however, and I find most of the time I am in this "manic" state where all I want to do is make money and start a business.
I'd like to take a test to check out what's going on in my body. I take multivitamin, B-Vitamins, fish oil, Kelp (iodine), 2,000 IU Vitamin D. At night I take potassium, calcium, and Magnesium to get me to sleep.
Anyone have any success with testing for nutritional and/or hormonal imbalances? There seems to be a lot of mixed information out there and its hard to tell who I can trust.
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on February 24, 2013
at 03:10 PM
If you don't test, you don't know. Period.
Hormone and nutrition testing can definitely open your eyes.
That being said you can do a lot of this on your own even if means you won't have absolute numbers. Just log your food for a week at cronometer or fitday or fitnesspal or one of the dozen other sites. Then average out those values and see what nutrients you tend to lack. Add food that cover your dietary shortcomings.
If you aren't exercising, exercise, if you don't get much sun...go outside. If you aren't eating paleo..eat paleo. :) If your still worried...get tested.
on February 27, 2013
at 03:49 PM
I'd contact a nutritionist, they can do many tests and tell you personaly what nutrients and vitamins you need. It is not that expensive when you think about it how much time and guessing you do on the internet. Nutritional Therapy Asosiation that follows Weston Price principles is really incredible.
on February 24, 2013
at 02:46 PM
Personally I would get spectracell done. And if you are prone to allergies then get food allergy testing done.
on June 28, 2012
at 06:56 AM
I can't comment on nutrition levels, but for hormone testing the saliva tests at least are deemed unreliable. Check out this article and scroll down to the point #5.