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My mission..To help educate others RE: Vit D deficiency

Friday, December 25, 2009

I have been reading and searching the internet and found a plausible expert on Vitamin D deficiencies which is what we know for sure my husband has. Dr. Michael Holick is author of "The UV Advantage" and is on e of the world's most respected authorities on Vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight.

I found a web site and interview by him which is easy to google. The link below is for a free E-book by him if you want detailed information.


The list of diseases and conditions caused or exacerbated by Vitamin D deficiencies is unbelievable and includes fibromyalgia which I have been diagnosed with and I plan to have my Vitamin D and B12 levels checked at the doctor's office. I have decided if my insurance won't pay for the lab tests I will pay for it myself because I have some of the symptoms associated with Vitamin D and B12 deficiency. Both of these vitamin deficiencies can cause mental changes in addition to so many other problems that I'm surprised there hasn't been more news coverage of the studies lately. Dr. (Holick wrote "The UV Advantage" in 2007.)

In an interview by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) with Dr. Holick that I read on line this morning, I learned so much about Vitamin D and it's relationship to good health.

I feel fortunate that someone recommended I take 2,000 IU (International Units) per day back in May of this year and I have been doing that religiously. I also heard on television regarding things to do to help your immune system fight off the flu (including H1N1) were hand washing and taking 2,000 IU of Vitamin D.

So if you want to know more about Vitamin D there is a great article here on Spark People and also you can google for Dr. Michael Holick and Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

And I hope this is "Mission Accomplished"...to educate others about Vitamin D.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Quite an interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

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CATHEITE 12/25/2009 9:45AM

    Yes, you've educated me. I've added Vitamin D and the B vitamins to my Nutrition Tracker, so I can check my daily totals. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

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MSLZZY 12/25/2009 9:00AM

    "Mission Accomplished" for me! I check this out but thanks so much for sharing. Who knew so
much was linked to this deficiency? emoticon

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BUTTERRUM163 12/25/2009 8:59AM

    Thank you for the information. I will check out the website. With everyone applying so much sun screen these days, it is not surprising that the US has such a high Vit D deficiency rate. Sue.....

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Had a nice day with hubby.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

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MSLZZY 12/24/2009 9:51PM

    I guess I would be having anxiety, too, with not knowing for sure just what is medically
happening with hubby. Try to relax and enjoy your time together. Take it one day at a time, just like your lifestyle! emoticon
Have a Merry Christmas!

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The cat did it....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Working split shift in order to get preop exam..Involves driving 40+ miles today instead of usual 20 round trip for work.
When I get home I am bringing DH to get a haircut as his "buzz" cut has grown out all shaggy looking. He is disappointed he can't see "Barber Bob" but his hours aren't good for working people. I explained to hubby that I can't take time off work to take him for haircuts and I have a nice gal who cuts my hair and they are open until 8:00 p.m. Hope he agrees.

The battle of the thermostat.... the only solution I see is to get a locked thermostat so only 1 of us can change the temperature. Got up this morning and it was set on 74. Could save so much on the heat bill this winter if this didn't happen. 68 to 70 24 hours a day would be an improvement over what we have had it at lately.

Hubby doesn't remember changing it and swears he doesn't touch it. I jokingly said the cat must be doing it and a friend of mine said, "I would get rid of that cat if I were you!!!" emoticon

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RASCALOO 12/25/2009 11:15AM

    Actually it's a mythical fairie cat who also hangs out with the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny in his spare time.

My DH is always cold which is a part of the pernicious anemia. He wears sweatpants and sweatshirts in the summer and our argument is more about him not wanting the air or fan on when it's in the 90's in the house.

I think refrigerators marry stoves for some reason, can't quite figure out why, but it seems to be a common argument :)

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MSLZZY 12/22/2009 10:44PM

    Hubby is always "hot" and I am always cold so the thermostat stays at 70 so he can be comfortable. But with the wood stove going, I can be warm and toasty! Just a completely
different kind of heat. Saves on money (wood was free) and only involves me running up
and down to put the wood in, scrape the ashes out, and set the damper. Lots of cardio there-

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CATLADY52 12/22/2009 1:11PM

    I really sympathize with you on the temperature issue. There is nothing you can say to dissuade him and you will just have to be patient. emoticon

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MSWEEZER 12/22/2009 7:49AM

    This made me chuckle as our cat gets blamed for a lot of things at our house. Glad to know we're not alone with a sneaky cat. LOL

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MARLOU4 12/22/2009 6:45AM

    I think 'that cat' goes visiting. He changes the temp at my house too. Why do all marriages require a battle of the thermostat. lol

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had a "little" 3-hour nap...and feel so much better!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am getting ready to go to the gym now an exercise my stiff knees, etc. I can hardly wait to loosen up and then whirlpool. Hubby is resting and appears to be okay after his MRI. He was pretty nervous but they gave him Valium because of claustrophobia and the MRI lasted a whole hour. Hope we don't have to wait too long for the report. emoticon

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PATRICIA441 12/21/2009 8:38PM

  Aren't the whirlpools wonderful. I know I love how relaxing they make you feel.

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BMCTRB 12/21/2009 4:18PM

    Good luck on the hubby's report. Enjoy the gym - I went this morning so I feel good!


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ENERGIZED4LIFE 12/21/2009 3:51PM

    Sleep is wonderful and helps metabolism. I usually whirlpool first to warm and loosen my muscles then I work out in the heated pool. Enjoy!!!

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CATLADY52 12/21/2009 3:26PM

    Good for you. emoticon

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NOW I'm tired...think I'll have a little nap...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Since I have the day off work I can do whatever I choose and right now I want a nap. I plan to get myself over to the gym in the afternoon. I didn't sleep much last night so I deserve a nap (can't remember last time I had a nap)... emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/21/2009 11:07AM

    I hope all went well with the MRI this morning. Get some well-deserved rest.

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MSWEEZER 12/21/2009 11:05AM

    I love my naps. Enjoy and yes you deserve it!!

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