the results from my yearly health exam are in. turns out I needed to exercise more. three months ago I started doing light exercise in the morning and it has paid off. my grades are up where they're supposed to go up and headed down wherever they're meant to be low. nice, nice.
I was tested for food allergies as well (for an extra charge). turns out milk is okay, but I still feel bloated when drinking/eating dairy, so I will keep avoiding it for the foreseeable future.