so i just wanted to write about my doctors appointment today, since we were all talking about vitamin D in the last thread.
i got blood work done because i've been feeling so incredibly exhausted... like from the moment i wake up around 7:30 until sometime after lunch. and then i start getting my energy back, particularly after ds has gone to bed.
anywhooo... blood results were all normal, although i am borderline deficient in vitamin D.. even though i take a tablespoon of cod liver oil/day AND a vitamin D3 supplent.
my doctor suggested i increase the D and add calcium. when i asked what kind of calcium, she said to eat 2 tums a day. is this sound advice? to eat tums even though i don't have heartburn or whatever?
also does anyone know the best time of day to take vitamins and supplements? i've been taking them before bed for a long time now, and i'm thinking this may not be the best strategy.
i also think i need to find myself a naturopath. i'm just so frustrated to hear that i'm basically fine and just need to sleep more. i don't feel fine.
Tums is Calcium Carbonate, which is a passable form of Calcium, although not my favourite, since it doesn't incorporate the other two. Really, to absorb it well, Cal and D work like magic.
Also to avoid gall stones, you really should limit intake in that form.
Do they only have one option? Nautilus, and most other jobs DH was applying to had at least a high and low option. The low option covers much less, but out of DH's $6,000 dr bill we had to pay $1900. Not great.. but better than $6,000. The high option covers a higher percentage with lower deductibles ect.
When Nautilus instated the low option that is what we got. When they only had the high option (at $450 a month four years ago) we had nothing.
Now with the government we have like 6 option. I chose the least expensive. DH wanted to know if I picked it cause it was the cheapest.. but that wasn't the reason.. it had the best coverage of the low option insurances (which is 1000% better than Nautlius'). And since we use an ND so much and never use the insurance there is no reason to pay for the high option.
In Canada, natural medicine is regulated, and it's therefore much easier to receive treatment. It seems to be working there, although the proposal of regulation here is scary.
But... there's the weather you have to deal with there, and the fact that he would basically be working in Northern Detroit. I don't really want to live in Toronto very badly. Hm...