Hi. I'm Stacey. I'm 35 years old and I'm unhealthy. This is sorta unfathomable to me since I *thought I was doing everything right . . .but alas, I am 35 and have/had gallbladder problems, Thyroid Problems (that one deserves capital letters, more on that later), high insulin, migraines and now - the most recent addition - chronic asthma.
How did this happen? Bad genetics, a complete lack of education on what is the appropriate thing to put in my body, and lifestyle. Mostly lifestyle, I will admit.
This blog is going to be about how I change my life. Yep - sounds boring. Aren't there 10,000,000 blogs on this topic? Mine will be a TEEEEENY bit different. Why? Because I am scientist, man. For realz: I'm a lab coat wearin', goggle donning, chemical mixin', pipet toting, totally geekified Scientist. I have a PhD in "Biology" but I'm most specialized in genetics, development and most recently, oncology. So I am going to delve into the science behind what we use ON our bodies, what we put IN our bodies and why we do the weird things we do.
I cannot promise I will blog EVERY SINGLE DAY and I cannot promise that I will have a super fancy background, gadets, widgets, buttons, etc., but I will have interesting things to say. I'll learn ya a thing or two and hopefully in the process, I will fix myself.
GOAL: By the time I turn 40, I will be chemical-free (or as good as I can get), non-obese (I'm actually OK with being slightly chubby because today's definition of skinny makes me want to vomit) and not dependent on any medications aside from the synthetic thyroid hormone that I require to live.
Join me. And please comment as much as you can - I need encouragement, I'm needy that way.