Author: Suhein Beck
Jan 30, 2016
Now imagine walking into your doctor's office with your Health Journal that documents the foods that you noticed trigger your Eczema flare ups, your night sweats and your cycles of stress and energy. You may be able to shortcut a lot of diagnostic and allergy testing! This may cut down months of exhaustive dead ends.
Make it easy. Download a "Diary" app on your phone and take pics of your meals and voila - you are half way there! Then get in the habit of making short,quick notes of good sleep / bad sleep / stress cycles and all the crazy adventures of life that come your way. If you are on medications of any kind, describe progress or decline of condition and any side effects.
Your doctor will take you more seriously and you will be armed to help your medical practitioner(s) strategize far more effectively. Don't forget to document changes in prescriptions and dosages. Again, simply take pictures of your meds and you'll start seeing patterns that could have gone unnoticed without a journal.