I'm 32, based in the UK and I found out that I'm a 4/4 this year (through the accidental 23 and me route).
My health in general is OK (I'm relatively fit, slim and no specific illnesses to note). However, I find I often get bouts of brain fog/body fatigue. I also get colds quite often, i.e. I have had a recurring sore throat once a month for the past 4 months. I'm just wondering if anyone has dealt with this before and what they check for to improve this? I definitely get enough sleep (sometimes too much), do some exercise (around 3x a week, so I know I should improve this) and eat generally healthily (except sometimes 1/2 nights a week).
In terms of brain fog I mean - forgetting what people are talking about, tired & heavy eyes, I'm currently trying to study and it's just not sinking in, I memorised my NHS number for example, which is 10 digits, and sometimes I remember it and sometimes I don't (which is strange to me), I forget what I'm thinking about (but I'm usually thinking of about 100 things at once), my sentences are sometimes disjointed, etc.
Work wise and study wise I am working in data / accountancy so I am mentally stimulated but I also want to be on the ball and I definitely feel like I'm not.
Blood test wise they all seem relatively OK, insulin resistance is good, no risk of diabetes (except genetically) and low CRP. The only things to note would be:
low ApoA1 - 1.52 g/l but the APOB/APOA ratio is good at 0.5
low HDL cholesterol - 1.6 mmol/L but total cholesterol 3.9 mmolL
high MCV and MCH (just over range) of 98.7fl and 33.8pg
Iron is a bit strange as the level was OK at 18.4 umol/L but TIBC is low at 44.84 umol/L and UIBC at 26.4 umol/L. Transferrin saturation is 41.12%. Ferritin is 55.6 ug/L
Vitamins were all OK (magnesium, Zinc, B and D) but maybe D at lower end of range. Although I do supplement all of these, and definitely know when I've missed the magnesium
DHEA sulphate high (I'm female) at 9.84 umol/L but I did more hormone blood tests for this to rule out PCOS and it all came back fine.
Omega 6 to 3 ratio is bad at 18.43. With ARA at 11.24 and EPA at 0.61.
Sorry that this is so long but does anyone have any recommendations or things that have helped them? I know everyone here has done a lot of research on cognitive improvement so I would be very grateful. I'm tired of feeling like this, going to the doctors and getting nowhere. Thank you so so much in advance!