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The Vanityville Bugle | June 29, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet

Posted on 06/29/2011 7:50:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Went to my doctor for the first time in awhile and got some bad news. My A1C blood sugar was almost 12 and my blood pressure averaged about 190/110. They wanted to admit me right then and there, but instead gave me a shopping bag full of medications. Since my wife had her stroke I haven't really been taking care of myself and now it's come to a head. If I don't do a complete 180 I'll be dead before the year is out. I have committed to mall walking (exercising) seven days a week for 30 minutes a day and cutting my carbs and sugars drastically. Please pray for me or think of me as I try to save my own life. Thanks!


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To: chris37

Damn...that’s amazing AND inspiring!


251 posted on 06/30/2011 6:38:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: MestaMachine

Read Robb Wolf’s book on the paleo diet. Check out www.robbwolf.com. Highly recommended. May save your life.


252 posted on 06/30/2011 6:41:09 AM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hang in there sir...do what you know needs to be done. I've been down the path you're beginning to travel.

As you know, it ain't gonna be easy. But few things worth doing (short of eating hot dogs and drinking beer) really are.

BTW: I'm still here! We'll raise a virtual glass of beer together next year about this time.

Keep me posted on your "little successes"!

J

253 posted on 06/30/2011 6:43:25 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re always glad to help. You just hang tough and get better!


254 posted on 06/30/2011 6:44:21 AM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WVNan
But most of all watch all those pills they gave you, they will kill you. Research every one of them online so you will know what symptoms to watch out for. My hubby was almost done in by his diabetic medicine.

Bump that like you've never bumped before!

255 posted on 06/30/2011 6:44:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up, my friend. And for your wife. She needs you. Take care of yourself, my brothah.


256 posted on 06/30/2011 6:45:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I have committed to mall walking (exercising) seven days a week for 30 minutes a day and cutting my carbs and sugars drastically."
Bad idea. Don't do that. You'll just have to start buying new clothes several sizes smaller. In less than six weeks, none of your old clothes will fit you any more.

Obvious sarcasm here.

God Bless you in this effort.


257 posted on 06/30/2011 7:00:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Praying for you 2ndDivisionVet


258 posted on 06/30/2011 7:03:27 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hang in there, FRiend. My husband has gone from over 220 to 192 because I stopped bringing junk food into the house. He’s a couple of years older than you and he’s thrilled with how he feels and looks.

If you get the chips, ice cream and cookies out of the house altogether it’s much easier to eat food that will get you healthy.

Wishing you the best,

~D


259 posted on 06/30/2011 7:05:40 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
PRAYERS PRAYERS AND MORE PRAYERS FOR YOU!!!

Dear Lord,

In your healing mercy I pray you touch the health of this great patriot. He has served his wife, family and country with loyalty and love. He is also a much beloved Freeper who always adds great thoughts to the table of ideas here.

Please care for him now Lord, as he so generously cared for others in his life. I pray that you restore his health and heal his body from the stress it has undergone. I also pray for your love and care for his wife at this time. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

260 posted on 06/30/2011 7:16:29 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can’t go yet! We haven’t gotten to dance at the FReeper ball for President Palin. Prayers up for your success.


261 posted on 06/30/2011 7:25:58 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up.


262 posted on 06/30/2011 7:41:58 AM PDT by Califreak (I heard Reagan is back and this time he's Jewish...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In my prayers. I’m glad you have a sense that God’s not done with you yet.

My youngest has Type 1. I’m betting this isn’t your first diagnoses of Type 2, right?

If you have to get a disease, Diabetes isn’t the worst disease you can get, IF you treat it.

My son is completely insulin dependent, but his A1C is 7.2.

I’m glad it wasn’t cancer.

All the best to you.


263 posted on 06/30/2011 7:45:15 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

264 posted on 06/30/2011 7:45:57 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sorry to hear the scary news. I'm sure you will do well. Sounds like you are off to a good start. Prayer upward! If you haven't already, check out this site
265 posted on 06/30/2011 7:51:40 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Did you send a care package to the troops through the Troopathon?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, my a1c was 14.3. Work with your doctor and health specialists to get your medication mix correct. My most recent a1c was 6.5 (and they want it under 7). Diet and exercise too. There is usually a health nurse that gives classes to newly diagnosed diabetics - take it and you’ll loose a lot of what may be worring you - and it will help with your lifestyle changes.

Also, add to your medication mix cinnamon with chromium added - natural booster to assist insulin effectiveness and glucose stability.


266 posted on 06/30/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: narses

LOL — SO true — alcohol and friends ...and family/work “food” fests ....wish we could find others ways to celebrate other w/ food and drink sometimes!


267 posted on 06/30/2011 8:37:31 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers have gone up for you.


268 posted on 06/30/2011 8:42:19 AM PDT by Spunky ( “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers have gone up for you.


269 posted on 06/30/2011 8:42:36 AM PDT by Spunky ( “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: presently no screen name

No cream because of the calories.
BP fluctuates constantly. ll4 was a new low. I don’t take BP everyday.


270 posted on 06/30/2011 8:56:05 AM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mojo114

Late last night mine was 116/74 but earlier in the day it was higher than 2ndVet. Major swing - don’t sure if it was because I was very concerned about something early on and got the news I was looking for in early evening. Stress?


271 posted on 06/30/2011 9:44:51 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joining in prayer for you my FRind.


272 posted on 06/30/2011 10:10:14 AM PDT by amom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t over do it to begin with. a gradual build up.

I’m in a similar situation brother.

Keep on slugging.


273 posted on 06/30/2011 10:21:30 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lord, grant fortitude to Thy servant as he wishes to attend properly to his body, which is Thy temple.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


274 posted on 06/30/2011 10:23:27 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My Friend in Christ,

You cannot save your own life-—but GOD CAN!!! He provided for your healing when our Savior died on the cross of Calvary for us. HE WANTS YOU WELL! Proclaim His supernatural favor over your physical body and your life. Every day repeat several times, “I have been healed by the precious blood of Jesus.” “My God shows favor toward me. He loves me and wants me to prosper and be in health even as my soul prospers.” Use good health habits but RELY ON HIM for the healing HE has promised. Continue each and every day to confess what God wants for you-—to be healthy and strong so that you can continue to serve HIM! Do this no matter how crummy you feel or what your numbers show. Continue to confess with your mouth that you are healed. You can do this by relying on HIS strength. Yes, He will sometimes work through doctors, but rest assured that the true healing has already been appropriated for you by HIM. You shall have what you speak. Confess the goodness of the Lord, His desire for you to be well, and include your wife in the confession also. God bless you, Friend. I am rooting for you and praying for you.


275 posted on 06/30/2011 10:45:54 AM PDT by Faith
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To: chris37

Keep it up! I started with a three mile walk. Now I am climbing mountains! I am 57 years old and feel like a 30 year old. I also bike to work three to four times a week totaling 24 miles a day at 12 mph.

I have to laugh at your description of a “hill”. I am at 450 feet, and have a view of Puget Sound at sea level. In Seattle we consider these “hills” as a slight rise :>)

Being from Florida and growing up in Seattle, I just had to ask about the “hills” of Florida :>)


276 posted on 06/30/2011 11:56:34 AM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are on the right path.

Guys like to think of themselves as being indestuctible, but we aren’t.

If you take care of yourself now, you will be there to take care of your wife. And she really needs you.

You can do this.


277 posted on 06/30/2011 12:01:44 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are on the right path.

Guys like to think of themselves as being indestuctible, but we aren’t.

If you take care of yourself now, you will be there to take care of your wife. And she really needs you.

You can do this.


278 posted on 06/30/2011 12:01:44 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk to your doctor about Magnesium, don’t just go take it without talking to your doctor first. CALM Magesium is terrific, it controls blood insulin, reduces inflammation and is terrific for your heart. Magnesium is so key to good health.

Definitely do the walking, but start out light. Also, it’s going to such, but starting eating alot of leafy greens. Walnuts are very, very good for you too, no kidding, really good.

COQ10, can’t say enough about it, good stuff.

I will pray for you.

- Scythian ...


279 posted on 06/30/2011 12:08:50 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: irishtenor

HAHA :D

I laugh at my own description of Mount Milton too!

I can’t help myself, I’m from the south :P

But I have had the chance to be in the Smokies, so I know what real mountains are. I tell ya though, sometimes when I’m running up Mount Milton here, it feels like a real mountain.

I’m gonna use this time though, the time that the Lord has given me, to see such sights again on foot, Bear Grylls style, Dave and Cody style.

That’s how I want to spend the rest of my days, walking God’s Earth and seeing what he made as he made it. In order to do this, I’ve got to be in good shape. Heart attack and diabetes will not assist me in this goal, so I run from them each day. The more I run, the farhter away I’ll be, and eventually, they won’t be able to find me.

Yes, I know I’m probably crazy by now, but that is the way it has to be!


280 posted on 06/30/2011 12:12:37 PM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: coop71; 2ndDivisionVet

1) find some buddies here on FR who need/want to lose weight. Start a weekly thread to keep tabs on one another and lend each other support and advice.


Vet, if such a weekly thread gets started please add my name. I’ll bet there is a ton of guys who’d follow and contribute. I understand that a support network is key with weight loss, improving health.


281 posted on 06/30/2011 12:15:03 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers to you.


282 posted on 06/30/2011 12:17:58 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will now be turned off.)
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To: right way right

I am a type 1 and on an insulin pump I will tell you that as a type 2 you will have a very hard time trying to get the insurace company to apy for one for you.It took a year to get mien and I’m a type 1 and have been on insulin for most of my life.IIRC the guidelines for a type 2 is that you ahve to have been on insuin for X amount of time and also still have high A1C’s.


283 posted on 06/30/2011 12:28:23 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers up here!

2 survivors

Keep up the walking, 2nd.


284 posted on 06/30/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exercise is so good for all of us. Make it happen so you can continue to live and fight for this great country. Prayers up for your wife as well.


285 posted on 06/30/2011 2:07:35 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayer said for you and your wife.


286 posted on 06/30/2011 3:16:32 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: chris37

I was in the Smokies in March. Here in Seattle they would be called foothills :>) Truely.
Check out pictures of the Cascades and Olympic mountains and you will see what I mean. Seattle is surrounded by these mountains.
If you haven’t been here, you should visit. Bring a coat. Summer here is usually 70 deg or so :>)


287 posted on 06/30/2011 3:27:35 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey....bad numbers, maybe..but do listen to your doc and if you can do what he tells you to do...they all will improve. Might wanna ask him if he thinks a stress test is in order tho before starting anything too vigorous!!:)


288 posted on 06/30/2011 5:07:12 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just said a prayer for you. Now an order.....

YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF NOW! YOU ARE WAY TOO IMPORTANT FOR US TO LOSE AND IT WOULD BE A GREAT LOSS TO ALL OF US IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO YOU!

Okay, I’m done with my yelling and reprimand. Please please, do what ever is necessary to get yourself back into good health.

You are one of my fav’s. Please.


289 posted on 06/30/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: chris_bdba

Wow, what do they cost?

In my own case I have to stay off insulin as long as I can
because I have a CDL Class driver license and Truck driving is a big part of my skill set.


290 posted on 06/30/2011 6:48:33 PM PDT by right way right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2ndDivisionVet, you’re doing the right thing. I was in the same situation two years ago, numbers not exactly the same but pretty close. I got mine down with a low carb diet, a few supplements and dropped 35 pounds in just a few months.
The only thing I can see that I did was some supplements to get me jump started. It took a few months to get things to the normal range. I didn’t start exercising until after I lost the weight. There is a good fiber supplement that also helps. Investigate glycemic load concepts as well. That is how much a particular food can spike your blood glucose. If you need any help with advice I could probably help you. I decide what kind of things to eat based on the glycemic load, or how much of a portion size to eat.
I want to help, will pray. Have hope. I know what you are doing can be successful.


291 posted on 06/30/2011 7:06:32 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Got a similar warning in 1996 at the age of 45. Cholesterol tripled in one year. No more meat, easy on the sugar, keep the weight down. Still here by the grace of God.

God expects us to do our part so He can do His. It’s a team effort. The scripture that got to me was in the Book of Hosea.
“My children perish for a lack of knowledge(vision)”

May God give you the strength and self-control to help Him sustain your life.


292 posted on 06/30/2011 7:20:27 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a lot of good advice from some of the comments to you, about fish oil and omega3. One more thing, the thing that got my morning glucose reading down for the first time was a diet from a book called Mastering Leptin by Byron Richardson. He also has a blog with information.
He talks about spacing meals apart and not eating snacks between meals. This helps your pancreas function as it should and allows it to have some rest time between meals. The book explains it. When I first started on his diet, my numbers dropped down right away and have stayed down consistently. Amazon carries the book. Best of luck to you, and your wife.


293 posted on 06/30/2011 7:20:49 PM PDT by daylilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Take care brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


294 posted on 06/30/2011 7:29:14 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WALKING+AVACADO=All Good!


295 posted on 06/30/2011 7:30:43 PM PDT by cmsgop ( The left always accuses the right for the sins of the left. from FReeper Just Lori, RIP)
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To: right way right

Well I have a one touch ping that they bought for me almost 3 years ago and it was $5699 then.Remember that the new heathcare law places a higher tax on medical devices so the price is most likely higher now because I think that started this yer.


296 posted on 06/30/2011 9:31:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: presently no screen name

Yes, with exercise and diet..


297 posted on 06/30/2011 10:37:46 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I really like you!!! I am so sorry to hear this.

BEGGING you to order this book: http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Solution-Original-Human-Diet/dp/0982565844/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309497909&sr=1-1

You need to learn about the ultimate diet to bring your metabolic disorder or diabetes to a halt FAST. The paleo diet will have you drop ALL your grains and beans, your sugary foods, your fake sugar or processed foods.

You will be able to eat all the healthy meat and fish, eggs, veggies, good fat, some fresh fruit, that you want, and it will be yummy. Diet is more important than exercise, but starting with walking is great too.

You can completely change these numbers and save your own life. You are very important and we all need you around here in 2012 and on and on into the future!!

The first four to seven days when you give up sugars and grain foods might be hard. But thereafter, you will feel so good and you won’t want those foods any more.

Please do this for yourself.

Of course I will be praying for you.


298 posted on 06/30/2011 10:44:10 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Gulf War One; 2ndDivisionVet
Read Robb Wolf’s book on the paleo diet.

Yes, I just told him that too. This is so essential, Vet. You really will not regret it. If you do, FReepmail me and I will refund the cost of that book. We all need to understand what our bodies desperately need -- healthy saturated fats, mostly -- and what is hurting them -- grains and sugars. We are not meant to eat them (except fruit). There is NOTHING in grains that is good enough to compel eating them, and it is stunning to learn this, after humans have been using them as a mainstay of our diets for 100s of years. They do fill your belly and are cheap to grow and save, but that is about it. They are nutrient poor and they just turn to sugar in our bodies, along with hurting our digestion.

You can turn around this bad news and make it good news. I know you can and we all will be supporting you!

299 posted on 06/30/2011 10:56:32 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Scythian; 2ndDivisionVet

I agree with the magnesium. Magnesium supplements, alone without calcium, and in capsule form, not tablets, will help you too. Start small and keep increasing the dose to about 400 or so. You can get loose stools from it - that will tell you that less will be enough for you.

Also, make your doc test your vitamin D levels. Then supplement enough (gelcaps, again NOT tablets, most are useless) to get your level of vitamin D in your blood to over 60. The sun doesn’t raise it as much as one would think. And forget the puny amounts in milk and stuff. Get tested every 3 months to make sure you find the right dose to supplement daily. It could well be over 10,000 units and that is FINE. Whatever your body needs to get the D to a therapeutic level. Do NOT let your doc tell you it’s toxic if your level in under 70 on the blood test. It’s GREAT and will help you.

Also take the B vitamins, and Vitamin c - about 1000 mg of the latter. Avoid tablets unless they are chewable. (Big horse pills are USELESS usually because they do not dissolve.)


300 posted on 06/30/2011 11:03:17 PM PDT by Yaelle
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