Vitamin D – Does a body good

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.”  

I just finished a smoothie made with an apple, a carrot, cashew butter, nutritional yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut milk and almond milk (based on a recipe from Dr. Wahls cookbook). So good! So simple! Just like the old adage above. Apparently, the term was coined in 1860 as, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” It was first printed in Wales. The currant version we all know was printed in 1922: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_apple_a_day_keeps_the_doctor_away

I called my family doctor today and made an appointment for this Wednesday at 11:20. I have no idea how I’m going to present what I need in five minutes, no not true, I do have an idea, its really about how concise I will be. See, that’s where a Higher Power comes in. Whether you believe in that or not, doesn’t matter, I do and it works for me. I received a lovely brief email back from Dr. Tamburic and feel better about that end of it. Now, getting the blood work covered that’s the next step. Then a call to my Neurologist, which I will wait to see how this upcoming appointment goes first. Finger’s crossed!

Onto Vitamin D, Dr. Coimbra states that, 10,000 IUs a day is what he recommends for preventative medicine. He explains that 10,000 IUs is a “paltry” amount and is non toxic. It is, he says, the equivalent of a light skinned person in sandals and shorts out in the sun for 20 minutes (see research, websites and books page for links to Dr. Coimbra’s protocol). This amount does not need to be supervised. I am taking this right now and have urged my children to do the same, especially since they have my genes and live in the great white north. You can buy Vitamin D3 drops online or at health food stores. Best and easiest way to take it:

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This bottle has 500 drops, 1000 IU’s per drop and is approximately $20.00 
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The bottle has a slow drip feature, this is 10 drops. 

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

Hippocratic Oath: One of the oldest binding documents in history, the Oath written by Hippocrates is still held sacred by physicians: to treat the ill to the best of one’s ability, to preserve a patient’s privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation, and so on.” http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20909

Bon Sante

The picture comes from Pixels: https://www.pexels.com/photo/rear-view-of-woman-standing-in-balcony-during-sunset-325520/

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