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Health-y Stuff

This page is a work in progress guys – so I apologize if it’s not very robust…

I have a section on my blog labeled “how-to” that may or may not, in future, contain some health stuff. Just an FYI – if you’re interested. 😉

I love a good quiz – especially when it’s about me. 😛
Here are a some resources + tests pertaining to various health concerns/afflictions/various irritations that I have had trouble with the past. Some are automated – some may require a pen + paper or somewhere to record the responses.
Be open minded and always follow up with a registered naturopath/physician to confirm diagnosis.

Candida—also known as yeast—is a condition that is commonly found (and commonly underdiagnosed) in those are either currently on antibiotics, or have taken them during their lifetime. The condition, by itself, will create many of the symptoms that beset lyme sufferers such as fatigue, inability to concentrate, etc. (definition via cassia.org)

Candida Checklist + Questionnaire  via Cassia.org

Candida test (including a spit test) courtesy of the National Candida Centre

IBS aka Irritable Bowel Syndrome—is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. (definition courtesy of wikipedia.org)

Online questionnaire via ibsjennifer.com

Eating Disorders–any of a range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits (e.g. anorexia nervosa). (definition via google.com)
Note – I did not put any quizzes that were more specific because when I had trouble with eating I used quizzes as reassurance that I was doing things “right”…don’t ask and don’t judge! 

Online Eating Attitudes Test via Psychcentral.com

Skin trouble—know your skin type! It’s a good base for more knowledge. I’ve had skin trouble for most of my life – I’ve even been on Accutane three times! yayyyy. Just a heads up my ultimate fix is eating right!

Know your Skin type quiz  via the Canadian Dermatology Association. 

Depression—This is a big one! Both myself + my family has had trouble with depression in the past. Do not suffer in silence! If you are feeling depressed – let the people that care about you know. If you’ve been feeling sad lately, especially for no reason, take the following test and see if you’re dipping below the “norm”.

Online Depression Screening Test – via Psychcentral.com

Anxiety–Another big one that both myself and my family have a history with. It can be a bit embarrassing if you don’t know how to deal with it and help the feeling subside. There’s being nervous and then there’s being anxious about nothing for no reason at all. If this sounds like you, even occasionally, and you’re not sure where to start off – try the following quiz to see if it’s something you may want to consider talking to someone about.

Anxiety Screening Quiz – via Psychcentral.com

Just like any other mental challenge/illness, addiction pairs with anxiety very easily. Treating just one and not the other can lead to relapse/inability to stay on track.
I was recommended a very informative and great page – Addiction and Anxiety – Highly recommended for anyone who is or knows someone suffering with anxiety!

Various Other Tests + Calculators

BMR-Basal Metabolic Rate–is the amount of energy you need while resting in a temperate environment during the post-absorptive state, or when your digestive system is inactive. In such a state, your energy will be used only to maintain your vital organs, which include the heart, lungs, kidneys, the nervous system, intestines, liver, lungs, sex organs, muscles, and skin. The BMR decreases with age and increases with muscle mass. via calculator.net