Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Motivation

Monday, August 19, 2013

It’s not feasible for me to run around naked

I tried. I really did. Alas, sitting in the sun on my patio for 15-minute intervals twice a day did not fit into my busy schedule. Why would I do this? My Vitamin D levels are too low and, for MSers, this may not be a good thing.

Lots of neuros recommend that we get outside more often, to soak up that important sun vitamin, Vitamin D. They encourage this because a lot of research suggests that increased Vitamin D levels will influence our MS, positively. Yet running around half-naked is not gonna work for me.

Plan B.

4,000 iu/day of Vitamin D tablets. We’ll see what my levels are in three months, per doctor’s orders.

To read more about my story with Vitamin D and sun worshipping, check out this blog post on from a few months ago. Here’s an excerpt:

        “We don’t run around naked as much as we should”
I heard this during the 13th Annual UCSD MS Symposium in San Diego as neurologists fielded questions from the audience about the relationship between vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. And, they weren’t trying to be weird. Rather, these respected doctors encouraged us to monitor our vitamin D levels and get out in the sun more. Nothing new here, though, as we have all seen the same news bulletins: low levels of vitamin D may influence multiple sclerosis. And, there’s the hypothesis that supplementation with vitamin D may have a protective effect... [read more]

In the meanwhile, what has been your experience with the sun vitamin? Do you layout in the sun or take Vitamin D tablets? And, are your Vitamin D levels where you want them to be and, most importantly, how do you feel?

Best always,

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In honor of 2,500,000 I ride

Who will y'all be riding for this event?
Me? I'm riding for the 400,000 MSers living in the US
and the 2,500,000 MSers in the world

Photo courtesy of Bike MS - Bay to Bay Tour 

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