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12/20/12 11:48 A

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Sounds like you could use some supplemental vitamin D3, Jane.

D3 as you know, helps with bone metabolism,mood and is good for aches and pains.

If you want to do it via the sun, all you need is 15 minutes... right before your skin turns pink.

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12/20/12 5:46 A

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When I was using yard work for my exercise my Vitamin D seemed fine. The last time I had blood work done it was low. I am not outside like I was before I broke my ankle. I would go out in the early morning before it got hot and the sun could blister my skin without sunscreen. I usually was back in the house before 8:30 a.m. Hopefully I will be able to do that again.

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12/19/12 2:40 P

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Good job, Mary!
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12/19/12 11:38 A

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Endo is happy with my D level. Have been taking it for about a year now.

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12/19/12 11:15 A

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Good thinking, Sis!

Anyone with an autoimmune disease, generally has some sort of problem with vitamin D metabolism. Apparently with hypothyroid disease, the problem is that we have fewer receptors on the cell membrane.

I have to take 5000IUs a day to keep a "normal" reading.... over the 32 ng/ml reading that is the lab value in the test I've used.

Mileage will vary, that's why its important to get tested and monitor it until you find the level appropriate for your individual condition.

Another good vitamin associated with bone and blood vessel health, blood clotting is vitamin K. There are two forms of it that our bodies need. K1, which is sourced from plants... just another good reason to make leafy greens a daily staple in your diet.

The other is K2, which is sourced from fermentation... ie is made by bacteria. Naturally fermented cheeses (Swiss and Robusto cheese as example), natto ( a gross pile of slimy soy beans, found in asian cuisine) and milk kefir(which is similar to yogurt but tarter, you can grow this at home) are 3 food based sources. Our own gut bacteria make K2, in the colon, unfortunately the current theory is that it can't be absorbed from the colon so its excreted.

The two commercially available supplements are MK4 and MK7... each form has its fans!
Ack, time for me to get up to the gym... just noticed the time!

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12/19/12 10:56 A

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Last time I saw my endocrinologist, he recommended that I start taking vitamin D. I was thinking that had really nothing to do with my hypothyroid and weight problem, but after reading this article on spark today, maybe there is something to it!

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