It was time for an annual physical last Wednesday. My focus was to see whether reducing sulforaphane intake per Week 87 had the desired effect on thyroid measurements.
That and other adjustments did! Readings of TSH 2.91 (0.45 – 4.50 uIU/mL), free T4 1.22 (0.82 − 1.77 ng/dL), and free T3 2.4 (2.0 – 4.4 pg/mL) were all in-range. 🙂
I won’t repeat the Week 63 workbook calculations done after last year’s annual physical. To me, that’s another form of magical thinking.
Every one of those reference ranges, and optimal ranges built from all-cause mortality statistics, requires a suffix “of people who didn’t positively change their healthspan and lifespan.” What value is there in optimizing (pick a measurement) against those outcomes? Why compare my efforts, or results, or any other aspect of my life, to people who didn’t actionably care about their one precious life?
I’m not deflecting with poor measurements:
- 3 of the 5 values in last year’s optimal ranges got better, and the other 2 stayed the same; and
- 2 of the 4 values that weren’t in last year’s optimal ranges came into those ranges, and the other 2 got better but stayed outside an optimal range.
We each have a lot at stake. Bad things like diseases of old age happen on their own. If we want good things to happen, we have to make them happen.
Consider this from The impact of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and early life experiences:
“Every disease is connected to the immune system.”
Are people making good choices every day for their immune systems?