My regular doctor recommended that I see a doctor in the practice that specializes in Integrative Medicine. My appointment was last week. It’s awkward to tell people about the blog. In this case, it was easier because after I spilled my guts, the doctor said, “I’ve been to your blog.” Meeting in real life is such a huge relief.
The doctor said, “You’ve really taken one for the team.” It’s true. I’m still not feeling very good. The test results from ten days ago revealed I have a Vitamin D deficiency so that could be some of it. The doctor said it could be because of not drinking milk, but also commented that most people who live in northern states have low Vitamin D during the winter months. I’m to take 4,000 mg of Vitamin D per day. I need to eat salmon and sardines more frequently too.
I”ll be getting on a probiotic. That should be doable. I need to eat even more fruits and vegetables and eat foods rich in Omega 3s. I’m on the road to wellness. I just don’t want to feel so totally wrecked anymore.
Two Angry Moms
I finally had a chance to see the video. Early last year, my husband and I tried to get the video through Netflix, but it’s not available to rent there. The only way to get it is to purchase it.
This Christmas, I ripped open a present and found the Two Angry Moms video. My husband bought it as a Christmas gift! Talk about the perfect gift for me!
The movie is good. There wasn’t a lot of new information for me. If I had watched it a year ago, then I think it would have been educational. I sat there nodding my head. Everything I learned last year either by eating the lunches, blogging, tweeting, researching and through the comments and emails from you wonderful people!
Getting a share
My husband and I have signed up for a share or a CSA (community supported agriculture) or whatever they are call since we are newbies. Last year when we first really became aware of their availability in our area, we tried to sign up and they were all gone. We were advised to start in January and we found one with a pick-up that isn’t too far away.
We’re doing a half-share from June to October (~$300), which means every other week we will pick up our share. Then we added on a half-winter share from October to December (~$50). It’s expensive, but we already spend money on good produce. We might as well try to get it locally. We have to pony up the money now, but we’re banking on spending less on groceries after June.
Since my husband is teaching himself how to cook and I’m cooking more, it seems like a worthwhile investment. Of course we’re going to have to learn how to be creative with whatever they give us. Don’t worry, I’ll blog it!
If you want to find out if there are CSAs in your area, check out Local Harvest’s CSA Finder.
Heartburn Book Club
Please check last week’s blog post to see if your name was chosen as a winner for Free For All giveaway. Waiting for your email! How’s the reading going? I’m moving slowly…