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Old 21st May 2020, 07:09
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My GP reckons that everyone who lives as far north as I do should take vitamin D through the winter, as a minimum. I take it all year now it’s a habit. This is after a blood test found severe deficiency in spite of a diet that includes plenty of fresh food cooked from scratch.
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Old 21st May 2020, 08:12
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Originally Posted by flyingfemme View Post
My GP reckons that everyone who lives as far north as I do...
Intriguing, ff. Without wishing to pry and from one who lives a little above 57N I wonder if you'd care to indicate your degrees of latitude. For comparison purposes only I assure you.
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Old 21st May 2020, 08:22
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Originally Posted by flyingfemme View Post
.................This is after a blood test found severe deficiency in spite of a diet that includes plenty of fresh food cooked from scratch.
There you go. How do we actually know our diet is sufficient and we are not deficient in something vital? Why leave it to chance?

I don't want to wait until I have cancer or something to realise that I had a dietary deficiency.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
There you go. How do we actually know our diet is sufficient and we are not deficient in something vital? Why leave it to chance?

I don't want to wait until I have cancer or something to realise that I had a dietary deficiency.
Don't know about you guys, but I've had an annual check up with my MD since forever, just like I service and check my cars, and part of the pow wow are urine and blood samples where the medicine man tick off for every test known to man, including I'm sure, pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
So far, nothing has been found, pheew!
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:27
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That makes sense, and can save lives and LOTS of money in expensive treatments further down the road should the unnoticed malady develop. I think that everyone should be encouraged to have a yearly MOT. It would cost a considerable amount for any health service, but the early treatment and/or divergence from developing illness would save SO much in time, effort and money, surely outstripping the initial cost of mass health screening.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:34
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Was told that a simple hard boiled chicken egg contains all the vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:37
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
That makes sense, and can save lives and LOTS of money in expensive treatments further down the road should the unnoticed malady develop. I think that everyone should be encouraged to have a yearly MOT. It would cost a considerable amount for any health service, but the early treatment and/or divergence from developing illness would save SO much in time, effort and money, surely outstripping the initial cost of mass health screening.
I had an annual medical for years, often used to take the best part of half a day for all the various parts of it. When getting dressed after the final examination once, I mentioned to the doc that I always felt a lot better having had my annual "MOT". Quick as a flash he looked up at me and said, very seriously, "I don't want to disillusion you, but you're every bit as likely to drop dead when you go out that door as you were when you walked in". The doc in question was a certain Surgeon Commander Rick Jolly, a chap well know for his peculiar sense of humour, as well as his endeavours at Ajax Bay during the Falklands conflict.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:50
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Originally Posted by cattletruck View Post
Was told that a simple hard boiled chicken egg contains all the vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs.
I thought that was marmalade.





Oh, wait, I was thinking of bears from Darkest Peru.
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Old 21st May 2020, 13:53
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Was told that a simple hard boiled chicken egg contains all the vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs.
I'd read the same thing about the humble potato (including the skin) many years ago. The way I see it, we (humans) have relatively simple needs nutritionally and if we consume a varied diet from the larger area in which we live, things should be fine, accepting special cases where there are issues. By consuming food from unnatural sources (flown/shipped thousands of miles), not in season to where you are, imbalances can occur. Almost as if it takes you out of the rhythm so to say.

People who have emigrated to places far from their genetic roots can have health problems due to eating food types and groups not intended for their genetic make-up, even if they prefer the 'new' diet. Human evolution takes longer than we have on the planet. It's said that the wheat allergies many have in Europe and thereafter in North America is because it only came from points east 2,000 years ago and 'we' haven't assimilated it fully yet!

Many of the South-Pacific islanders who started consuming USA staples after WW2 have developed massive health issues in their communities due to the consumption of food groups that genetically they are intolerant of, even though paradoxically they seem to love them
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Old 21st May 2020, 18:31
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Originally Posted by Chuck Glider View Post
Intriguing, ff. Without wishing to pry and from one who lives a little above 57N I wonder if you'd care to indicate your degrees of latitude. For comparison purposes only I assure you.
Home is the Isle of Man. Winters are pretty dark but happily not very cold.
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Old 21st May 2020, 20:31
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Do not eat eggs, any whichever or wherever these last 60 years; disgusting. Similarly the slimy avocado and cucumber.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:07
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Originally Posted by flyingfemme View Post
Home is the Isle of Man. Winters are pretty dark but happily not very cold.
That must be the 'three degrees of separation' I've read about.
I daresay my winters are no darker but are a little longer. Perhaps I should be taking vitamin D too.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 06:35
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Probably, Chuck. As we age our bodies are less able to produce vitamin D in sunlight. Unless you eat plenty of oily fish and/or fortified dairy products, a pill is the easiest fix.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 07:04
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Spoonful of cod liver oil/day in the winter months. Prefer that to synthetic vitamins.
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