Episode 110: Tracking Your Signs and Symptoms: How To Be In the Know
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In today’s episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss the importance of tracking signs and symptoms you experience, such as: migraines, periods, bloating, food intake, sleep habits and water intake. They cover different technology and apps, in addition to old-school methods like paper calendars and journals, rubber bands and gold stars, so you can really see what is going on with your health and foster healthy habits. If you can track it, you can attack it!
In this episode, we cover:
- Oura ring to track sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), body temperature
- For more information on HRV, see Episode 37
- Apps like MyFitnessPal and Cronometer, plus food journal or Excel spreadsheet to record food intake and track macronutrients
- SELF Nutrition Data website: https://nutritiondata.self.com/
- For more information on protein intake in perimenopause, see Episode 103
- Apps like Period Tracker and MyFLO, plus period tracking sheets to record your cycle and other signs and symptoms like basal body temperature, cervical fluid, and PMS
- Taking Charge of Your Fertility: https://www.tcoyf.com/
- Perimenopausal Journal to track your symptoms and your menstrual cycle: https://www.cemcor.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/Daily_Perimenopause_Diary_with_treatments.pdf
- Staying hydrated with simple methods using rubber bands and gold stars or tracking habits with a bullet journal
- For more information about bullet journaling, see Episode 11
Today’s Mama Must Have:
Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her cordless handheld vacuum to allow Stuart to help clean up around the house.
Dr. Toni is grateful for hydrotherapy techniques like wet sock treatment, neti pots and steam inhalation, as well as homeopathy to manage symptoms and support immune function while she and Frankie recovered from Covid.
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this presentation is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.