As you’ll know if you’ve read any of my blogs these last few weeks, you’ll know I’m taking various multivitamins in the hope that a healthy body will help lead me to a healthy mind.
On of the things that I’m taking is Vitamin D, this is something that the body will normally produce from skin exposure to the sun. However, my shins are still smarting from the burning a few days ago, well itching, am expected peeling to start any day now. And I’m not a great sun lover anyway, so taking Vitamin D supplements makes sense. Remember that vitamin absorption works best in combination – e.g. calcium is absorbed better in the presence of Vitamin D.
Today I came across this article from Vitamin D advice for everyone: coronavirus. It’s well worth a read (and not too long).
Remember there is not evidence that this will reduce the risk of coronavirus, but it will assist with general immunity and well being.
For me, this is just a reinforcement that taking supplements is the right thing to do. I don’t think it make my immune system superhuman, I’m as vulnerable as anyone to coronavirus, but it can’t hurt to have the healthiest immune system I can.
Note: this is not medical advice, just what I’m doing.
As for today. Is going okay. Watched “Aliens” with hubby and daughter last night – on Alien Day. Who knew that was even a thing? Well apparently a lot of people are aren’t me. Turns out that they take it from the planet LV-426 so the day is April 26th. Odd coincidence there.
Right now I have to go, I’m trying to concentrate on writing my 5th steampunk novel and concentration is not proving easy today.
Went back to the GP today.
Things you need to understand are that I’ve had depression for years, and been anaemic for years. There is a probable relationship between my anaemia and certain gynaecological problems, not the least of which extremely heavy periods. I’m also a woman of a ‘certain’ age, so there are other things I need to take into consideration (e.g. avoiding osteoporosis)
I’m revealing this to evidence that there’s never just one thing, and so you’re aware that I have tried lots of things. Lots of things which have had varying levels of success.
So, I went to the GP and as I expected, I cannot be prescribed anti-depressants. This is an oddity of my reaction to medication – it’s so extreme that even the mildest anti-depressant has a total zombification affect on me. I lose the ability to function and I don’t want to do that.
As an alternative, I’ve been researching natural routes to healing. So, I’ve started with something we can all do – looking at what I eat and drink. Changing a way of life isn’t easy and won’t be an instant turn around, but I need to take the first step.
I decided to start by researching vitamins and minerals to help alleviate depression and anaemia and the foods they are in.
Of course, the quickest route with this is to start taking supplements, so I have. I’ve selected a multivitamin, additional Vitamin D (missing from multivit) and Brewer’s Yeast. I’ve known a long time that vitamins need each other for best absorption so a multivitamin is always a good place to start.
NOTE: This is not medical advice. If you are prescribed anti-depressants, take them. I can’t so I’m trying this. Don’t follow suit without talking to your doctor’s advice.