Firstly, I really think if your cold feet bother you so much, you should start getting physically active again. Go for long walks, or do some sprinting / interval running. Just try it for a few days and see how your feet feel. I've had cold feet forever, and for the last week they've been the hottest part of my body! They're burning up right now, and everything else is normal.
Originally Posted by Nstocks
It doesn't sound like you're over thinking the NHS - there's a reason they're shit. Our health care is free :roll eyes: They're trying to save the government money.
I got basic tests done on the NHS (thyroid, cholesterol, ferritin) because I went in complaining of symptoms, and I threw in a lie that my grand dad is a doctor and he thought it sounded like hypothyroidism. I also said I wanted to get cholesterol checked cos it ran in my family, and ferritin cos I used to be anaemic. But for more specific hormone tests I had to go to Poland it's considerably cheaper there). They wouldn't give me those tests on the NHS.
If you want to get something tested, go in with a list of the symptoms and say you spoke to a friend's dad who's a GP, and they thought it sounded like hypothyroidism / whatever you want to test. As I said, I'd recommend getting thyroid and testosterone. So go in saying you feel exhausted, have no sex drive, are sleeping 10 hours a night, gaining weight (don't mention the calories ) and feel depressed. And whatever other symptoms you need to list. He can't really turn you away if you say all those things.
And don't worry about doctors making you feel like you're not sick. I'm not suggesting that we all become hypochondriacs, but the reality is that Western medicine is not preventative: it will only treat you once you're sick. And you're only sick once your numbers pass beyond a certain point, and then it's too late. But until they get to that point, you can still have symptoms and feel like shit. It's important to take responsibility for your own health.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
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- Ray Peat