3 Reasons why you look good on paper, but feel like crap

For the longest time I was the picture of perfect health, according to my doctor and most people.  My health markers looked great on paper: cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, etc.  But for some reason, I still felt like crap.

I struggled to maintain my weight, even though I exercised and watched what I ate
My mind wasn’t sharp. It was like I was in a fog most of the time
I could hardly keep my eyes open in the afternoon, even after a double Americano
It seemed like everything I ate left me feeling bloated or puffy in the face
My emotions were like a roller coaster that I couldn’t get off

But my doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with me.

My paper game was on point, though.  Not only did I have “excellent” health markers but my career was on fire.  I landed my dream job straight out of college and quickly climbed the professional ladder.  Before I knew it, I was 24 years old,managing a multi-million dollar facility and practically making 6-figures.

I had it all, but something just didn’t feel right. I didn’t feel like myself.

This is exactly where most of my clients are when they come to me, too- successful in life, but not so much in how they feel or in their health.  How much of this can you also relate to?

You’ve been through the mill of health professionals in search of that magic thing that is going to turn back the hands of time and help you feel energized, sharp, strong, alive, pain-free and like yourself again (or for the first time).  

You look great on paper professionally and medically, but you still feel like crap.

You’ve let your success guide you in life, only to wake up day after day feeling like something is missing but you can’t quite put your finger on it.  You start noticing how your body doesn’t seem to respond in the same ways it used to.  You get down on yourself for feeling tired, unable to manage your weight, and weak mentally and/or physically.

You chalk it up to “just getting old,” but secretly you wish that wasn’t the case so you keep searching for solutions.  All the searching, agonizing and money spending starts to make you crazy.

Let me tell you, you’re not crazy!

I am so sick and tired of hearing how doctors and health professions are telling people they look like the picture of perfect health on paper when they feel like crap.

Symptoms such as…

Fatigue or low energy
Gas and bloating
Mood swings
Anxiety and depression
Ovarian cysts
Thyroid or hormone imbalances
High blood pressure or cholesterol
Restless sleep
Weight gain or inability to lose weight
Joint and/or muscle pain
Autoimmune conditions
Acid reflux or GERD
Skin rashes, acne, eczema or psoriasis
Hot flashes and night sweats
Congestion, allergies, sinus issues
Constipation and diarrhea

Are all common, but they are NOT normal!!!

And don’t give me that BS about genetics.  Your genes only determine about 20% of your health, the rest is all based on lifestyle choices.  So just because your parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles or whoever else in your family suffered from some health ailment, doesn’t mean you have to.

In this week’s video, I give you the answers you’ve finally have been looking for and the top 3 reasons why you might look good on paper but still feel like crap.


Time and time again, I hear clients, friends or family members saying “my doctor ran all of these tests and everything looks fine but I still don’t feel like myself.”  

You’re not crazy, there likely is something out of whack with your health but your doctor just isn’t running the right tests or the results aren’t being interpreted from the standpoint of what optimal health should look like.  There is a BIG difference when comparing your health markers to those of the general population  (who are generally not that healthy overall) versus a healthy person whom you’d like to be like.

Running an incomplete lab test is the #1 reason why I see so many people who say they look great on paper but feel like crap.  Their health professional is simply running a basic test and not getting the full picture of what is happening.

Case in point:
They are running a thyroid test that only looks at some markers such as TSH, T4 and T3.  Missing pieces to the puzzle to truly evaluate thyroid function, include Free T4, Free T3, T3 Update, Reverse T3, Thyroperoxidase (TPO) and Thyroglobulin antibodies.

I can’t tell you how many people I’ve helped uncover thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity in our work because their health professional didn’t run a full thyroid panel.

Running the wrong type of test is the #2 reason why I see so many people who say they look great on paper but feel like crap.  Different types of test have different pro’s and con’s to them, but there is not one type of test that will give you all of the clues you need.

Case in point:
Blood, saliva and urine testing for hormones can all provide valuable clues about what is going on with you but not a single one of these tests will paint the whole picture.  Blood tests show both “bound” and “free” forms of hormones in their values.  If the hormone is bound, it’s not giving clues about what is actually available for use in the body.  Alternately, a urine test shows only “free” hormones that are available for use.  So your problem may not be how much hormone you have in total, but how much is actually available for use and, therefore, a urine test would be a better indicator about your health.

Looking at one piece of the body, instead of the whole body, is the #3 reason why I see so many people who say they look great on paper but feel like crap. They go to an endocrinologist, gastrologist, chiropractor, acupuncturist or other health professional who specializes in one area of the body so the dots aren’t being connected.

Case in point:
Your liver plays a HUGE role in balancing hormones.  It converts thyroid T4 to T3 hormone.  It excretes excess estrogen hormones.  And it helps to regulate insulin hormone, as just a few examples. Your gut is another good example of this since it’s where we absorb nutrients from food and also where a lot of hormones are either converted or regulated.  But when you see an endocrinologist who specializes in hormones, they aren’t typically looking at your liver or gut function to see if that is part of the problem.

It’s time to put a stop to this confusion and to become educated about what your lab tests are really saying or to figure out the right labs to run based on the answers you are looking for.

Join me, January 16th at 5pm PT/8pm ET for a free webinar:

Why Typical Blood Tests Don’t Tell You Squat (and what tests to run instead).

In this webinar I’ll uncover these truths about lab tests as it relates to your health:

  • How blood and saliva tests don’t tell the full story about your hormones and what health secrets are hiding in your urine
  • What’s wrong with lab reference ranges, how they could be lying about your health and what optimal ranges look like
  • How markers on a comprehensive blood panel all give you clues about your gut health
  • Why you should be running functional (not conventional) lab tests to find the missing pieces to your health puzzle

Register for the webinar here.

It is possible for you to have better energy, mental clarity, clear skin, a flat stomach and/or to feel good in your body again.  You just need the right lab tests and resources to give you the right clues so you can find the missing pieces to your health puzzle and get back to feeling like yourself again (or for the first time!).

Register for the webinar here.

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