Slow metabolism has been my primary issue for years. I had been suffering chronic constipation forever (over 3 years, I would say). It was an obstacle to many other progresses. But this time, by curing my UTI, my constipation problem seems to be alleviated in a considerable scale. Lots of water certainly did its job. However, it is not water alone, ridding of caffeine (include tea!), low carb diet seem to be all important reasons.
As long as my metabolism back to normal, my energy should be (it is) much more improved, and I should be able to exercise regularly. And as long as I could exercise everyday, my heart problem will be gone soon and I should be back to health again!