Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Finding my balance with Vitamin D

I am a true believer in getting the nutrients my body needs through eating a clean, low carb healthy diet. It has always been my goal to eat as much fresh as I can. 

During my last checkup, my bloodwork was great with one exception, it showed I was very low on Vitamin D.  I didn't really understand how it got so low since it was end of summer and I live near the water.  I swim laps several times a week each summer.  How could I not have vitamin D?  Reluctantly, I began taking vitamin D supplements.  *For the record, I do not believe in supplementation as a way of life.  I am not a health professional, this is just my viewpoint.
Before adding the supplements my vitamin D was 30, (good range is 30-100), 29 would have been deficient.  Today my bloodwork showed my vitamin D level 123, far too high.  Too much Vitamin D can cause bodies to absorb too much calcium which can lead to heart problems.  Soooo, I'm going to take the supplement in the winter months.  The rest of the year, I will get my vitamin D via my good friend Mr. Sun 🌞


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  1. Sounds like you are listening to your body and that's awesome!

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    1. It's a learning process Beth, I have my bloodwork tested 2x a year.

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  2. Your friend is no more my friend, let just say, I got burned by him!

    4 years ago, I took a pre-retirement course, one of the session was a doctor. She explains that we should take Calcium with Vitamin D and Omega 3. I listen to her, I was like you and thinking that I should get all the nutrient I need naturally. However, she sold me to the need to get those 2. I don't even remembered her argument, I have been taking my vitamins, still not sure why, but it's in my diet now. Hopefully they don't have a high number of calories LOL

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    1. Richard, by logging my foods in myfitnessPal app, I'm able to see exactly how much nutrients I'm getting each day...it's hard juggling calories while getting everything we need.

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  3. "I am a true believer in getting the nutrients my body needs through eating a clean, low carb healthy diet. It has always been my goal to eat as much fresh as I can.

    During my last checkup, my bloodwork was great with one exception, it showed I was very low on Vitamin D."

    It is always good to have regular checks to ensure the balance is right and kept right.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

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