I'm in the Pacific Northwest too, right on the Puget Sound :-)
So I take Vitamin D. But have lowered my dose with the new findings, not to mention, the fact that the new findings have deemed it prudent/necessary that more research is done.
E.g Reading how the Israeli lifeguards were getting higher incidences of disease was found to be directly linked to too much 'natural' vitamin D. And cardiac problems are addressed with lower levels then what we are being told to take now.
What I like about the article is how it encourages me to be an independent critical thinker, not a sheep and just do what I'm told, as I had done most of my life :-)
I just got back from taking my grandson to his annual well check appt. with his primary doctor. She wanted him to have a meningitis vaccination, right then and there. It was the first I had heard of it, so I told her to let me research that a bit first. That's what I'm doing now. I found it's new and only covers so much, a new one is currently being developed. Since he doesn't even attend school, it's better for him to wait for the broader spectrum one coming out soon. A few years ago I would have said o.k. then & there, without a second thought.
Edited by: -SHAWN- at: 5/23/2013 (15:05)