Confused

Opinions, they vary. I am sorting out vitamin dosages. I have taken 4000 IU as directed by my neurologists over the years for MS. Dr. Coimbra’s Protocol is a major treatment of vitamin D along with other vitamins. under medical supervision, that I will reconsider in one year of being on Dr. Wahls Protocol to see if it is necessary. In the mean time, I took Dr. Coimbra’s advice as mentioned frequently in his interviews and articles to take 10 drops a day for prevention. I began taking 10 drops a day about six weeks ago. I feel fine, but I am nervous about it. I just read Dr. Wahls chapter on supplements in her book and she cautions about vitamin D overdosing. She suggests 4,000 to 8,000 IU daily during winter months and 2,000 to 4,000 IU during summer while getting enough sun to have a dark tan. She says that if you are taking more than 2,000 IU per day, you should have your levels checked several times over a few months to adjust (raise or lower) till in the ideal range of 50 and 100 ng/ml is achieved. Then check levels annually. Now, Dr. Holick, Boston MA. Considered to be the world’s foremost expert on Vitamin D and a friend and colleague of Dr. Coimbra, he recommends, 2,000 to 3,000 per day for adults. Whaaaaaat? Now I’m really confused. Ultimately, the only way I can get to the bottom of this is to apply for Pure North as I mentioned yesterday and get this covered by my healthcare so that I can get the proper blood work. I am taking 8,000 IU per day, I may drop that to 6,000 IU till I see what my level is.

If your not eating legumes like me right now, but love Hummus (can’t have the chick peas). I found this. There is traditional Hummus and there is traditional Tahini Sauce and out of the two, I like the Tahini Sauce a lot better than Hummus. Here’s the recipe:

Tahini Sauce

  • 1 cup tahini sesame seed paste (made from light colored seeds)
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water, or more for consistency
  • 3 cloves raw garlic (or 5 cloves roasted garlic)
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice (or more to taste) I use a whole lemon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, Kosher or Himalayan salt

Place all in a blender and blend well. Makes 11/2 – 2 cups Tahini sauce

I am having that tonight with a Brat Sausage, peppers and onions, sauteed greens, and a small piece of cod.

Bon Sante

 

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PS: I just took out the ingredients I need to make the Tahini sauce and I’m out of garlic. So sad. Oh well, Tahini sauce will have to wait till Friday.

2 thoughts on “Confused

  1. Hi Robin. I enjoy reading your daily posts and following your journey, as I am on the same MS journey. I am also in Calgary and wanted to mention that my general doctor will check off vitamin D serum levels in my regular blood work requisition without extra charge. I hope this helps.

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    1. Hi Bonnie,
      I just had labs today for a physical, my doctor did check it off for me, but he was sure they wouldn’t do it. Maybe they will then! Thanks for telling me that. We have a little support group going that is tomorrow, 3pm-5pm at Bow Valley Christian Church 5300 53 AVE NW, would love to meet you. Its new and very small, I’m the only one on Wahls.

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