Excellent article here about the effects of vitamin D, how it boosts the immune system for colds and flu, and how we now get much less of it through natural ways since we're not in the sun as much as we used to be.
Epidemic Influenza and Vitamin D
I take a lot of vitamins, about 12 different supplements a day. I always take them with food, though, to get the best absorption.
- Regular multi vitamin
- Super B-complex
- extra C
- extra D
- Omega 3 fish oil
- Evening primrose oil
- Glucosamine with chondroitin
- Melatonin when I have trouble sleeping
Two books that changed (and are still changing) my approach to health and wellness, and my views on the medical business:
The Sexy Years - by Suzanne Somers
Breakthrough - by Suzanne Somers
I've read every book she's ever published. I always figured she was nothing more than a fluff piece, but when one of my best friends was diagnosed with breast cancer, she became very interested in natural health and recommended that I read The Sexy Years when I ended up having a couple of biopsies myself in 2006. Turns out that Ms. Somers knows her stuff about hormones, aging, eating healthy, and how the government, FDA, lobbyists, and pharmaceutical companies are totally steering us toward what makes them the most money as opposed to what really keeps us healthy.
Hey, Wine Commonsewer - What kind of vitamins are in red wine? I'm betting you already know and have proof that it's healthy ;-)