In the world of alternative health treatments, I so often hear the same question ‘but how do I know if what I’m doing is working?’. I’m working with people who are trying alternative and holistic methods for their health and on many different supplements but because they don’t have a systemised way of tracking it, they can’t see any development. People are taking and trying different things here and there, now and then, and if their health improves or if new symptoms occur, they don’t know which part of what they’re doing is causing that.
When we’re trying new things for our health we need to become our own Doctor and track our developments. Keeping a diary is a perfect way of doing this. This is vitally important if you are trying to reduce or come off your current medication.
But aswell as tracking any new symptoms or side effects, it also just allows us to take a closer look at our health. We become more aware and conscious of our body and our response and naturally start to know what is normal for us, as all bodies are different.
Add into your diary:
Any information and results you get from the doctors: Sizes of tumours, blood markers, blood pressure, etc
We changes in health, weight etc
When you take anything new into your diet. For example:
- Probiotic food
- Super foods
When you cut things out of your diet:
Note how much you take of these and what time of day. Sometimes these can make a difference.
Any new medication (quantities and time of day)
- Epsom baths
- Coffee Enemas
- Infa red saunas
Any other activities with healing intention:
If taking cannabis oil its important to note the doses, ways and times of taking it.
- 9am – 1 rice grain CBD oral
- 11am – ¼ rice grain THC oral
- 2pm – ¼ rice grainTHC oral
- 4pm – ¼ rice grain THC oral
- 8pm – Vape 3 inhales
- 9pm – suppository 0.25ml = 0.25 gram. 50: 50, THC: olive oil. THC = 2 rice grains
Days total THC = 3.25 Rice grains, plus 3 vapes.
What time you go to sleep, wake up and how much sleep you get.
Then mark out of ten what side effects of any medication and / or c oil you get.
How high you feel in the morning 1-10. This is important info to note so you can judge when best to increase the doses.
Pain levels 1-10, so that you can see the effect its having.
Anxiety/ depression / mood 1-10.
Energy levels 1-10.
Any other side effects or symptoms you notice.
Any emotions that could be attached to the root of your health
People often don’t keep their diary upto date and believe that they’ll just remember what they did, but especially in Cancer world, a week can feel like a life time and things soon get muddled.
Also keeping the diary sets us up for having a good routine and best practise of really paying close attention to our bodies responses to anything we are putting into it or doing to it. It sharpens our focus on our health and helps us tune consciously into our bodies responses and needs.
I can’t stress enough the important of keeping your health diary if you want to get the best out of whatever you’re doing for your health.