Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Test Results

So, I went to Dr. Porter in Provo to have a bunch of blood work done, hoping to find some answers, especially involving my energy levels as of late.  I got a lot of information that I'm really hoping will help.
First, I have a low thyroid.  He says my pituitary gland is not producing enough thyroid, and also not enough T4 is being converted into T3.  That doesn't mean a whole lot to me, but he told me to take porcine thyroid and porcine pituitary gland, which is a supplement of ground up pig thyroid and pituitary gland.  Yummo! 
Also, I have a "leaky gut."  I know, that sounds really gross.  Basically, the lining of my intestines and stomach is leaking out bad stuff into my system so I need to take a supplement he calls G.I. Integrity as well as a bottle of cow colostrum.  Again, yummo! 
I also have a slightly low glucose level and a slightly high insulin level and he says I very clearly have Hypoglycemia.  To help with my blood sugar levels stay regular, I need to eat often and eat balanced, which means never eating any carbs with out a protein and healthy fat.  He says this should definitely help with energy.
As far as the food sensitivities, my yeast levels were normal, but I have a sensitivity to egg white, cows milk, and gluten. This explains why my brain clouds over and my energy drains out of me after I eat.  He says that these sensitivities are affecting me a lot more because of the leaky gut, so if I can avoid these things for 3 months, once my insides are all healed up, I should have no problem eating a little bit of them every 4 or 5 days. 
So, I definitely found some answers.  I haven't had any gluten, egg, or milk in the past 24 hours and I haven't had the brain fog once.  Hoping it lasts.  In the meantime, I need to figure out where to buy all these supplements for the best deal.  If anyone knows of an inexpensive place to buy that kind of thing, I'm all ears. 


  1. Oh wow. My friend Mary Ann is a genius about all this stuff. Here's her blog. It's fascinating.

  2. You will have to tell us how making these changes affect you. So many do's and don'ts. But totally worth it if you can have some energy.

  3. I am so glad that you found some answers! I hope that you are feeling better soon. Don't know much about where to buy all that for a decent price, but I will ask my inlaws, they are usually pretty well informed...

  4. and are good websites Toby.
    This is Amy - Brynn's neighbor. Good Luck!!!