I just went in for a 3 month followup visit with my family doctor. The prior visit was my first visit with this new doctor and he is watching a mildly higher level in liver measurements (don't know which one), but as he expressed, it is likely due to the need for me to pull off more weight and therefore I suspect it is more of a fatty liver measure. I remain optimistic that it will go away in the near future, as I am putting in good workouts, changing up my workout regimen every six weeks, taking a 3 day split 2 day off routine, watching what I am eating (lots of chicken and tuna with a major cut back on beer and junk food), I am also taking supps (bcaa,, daily multi, , , creatine, whey isolate, ), and my measures show gains in thigh (1 inch), calves (1.5 inches), chest is up (2 inches) upper arm is up .75 inches, and waist is down (3.5 inches), all while dropping 4 lbs in the past 12 weeks. The vascularity is coming along and co-workers are saying I look like I am losing weight, as well as my mother-in-law saying I look more toned. My blood pressure is coming down along with the muscle gains and fat loss, I am on my way to knocking out the liver measures and dropping more fat weight. FYI - I am truly clean - no cycles of anything ever in my life just the supps above.
But - My posting is actually about something more troubling. I get into the doctor's office and his assistant wants to right away make sure I have my medications with me so the doctor can see the bottles. This is something his office requests. I immediately said "I am not on any medications", to which his assistant says, "well what about these that you listed before, are you still on those?".
Wow, is that a troubling perspective to have. My Medications? Remember, I am on fish oil, bcaas, whey protein, , l- , , and multi-vitamins. When I got home, I said to my wife as she ate her salad, that eventually, if the FDA ever catches on that food is good for us and has healing or beneficial properties we won't be able to eat without a prescription.
What is this world coming to in terms of perspectives? Basic core supplements are components of food and not medications! It is a scary viewpoint that my doctor's office thinks I am "on something" for taking these basic things.
I like the new doctor, but somewhere in my life I would like to find a doctor who can be realistic about these things and recognize supplements are not medications and can be beneficial. I am not a freak for supplementing, nor is everyone taking a supplement "on something" (referring to being juiced up). But what if I was? Should I ever get all crazy chucking pills or sticking needles, not that I will, but what if I did? Where is my partner in this medical system equation? I would hope he could support my efforts and make sure my measures are correct for HPTA function and all other levels.