A few months ago i posted because my vit D level was low and my neuro referred me to see an endocrinologist.
Well that appointment was this morning.
He basically wants me to continue taking 1000iu Vit d but he has ordered me another blood test just to see if that has worked to increase the level.
He says that taking the supplement is just as good as getting it from the sun.
He also recommends approx 15 minutes in the sun with out any barriers if possible.
He recommends that i lose some weight
which i was working on anyway and i have 15 kgs to go.
In regards to my children he recommends that i have their vit D levels checked...mmm can you imagine taking a 2 and 4 year old to have a blood test?
They can also be given supplements too which are specifically for children of course. He says that this MAY help to decrease the risk of them getting ms.
He believes that there is a definate link between ms and low vit d but he doesn't know if it's just that or if there is a missing link that just hasn't been discovered yet.
He told me heaps of things as the appointment went for ages and as i remember them i will post.
One thing that stands out is low fat diet for ms as he says that we are inflammatory people anyway and being overweight promotes inflammation, he also mentioned cytokines in this context.
He also thinks that as vit D is a fat soluble vit, if you are overweight you may need more to bring your levels up.
I know this is all over the place but so was the appointment...i brought my boys in with me so not too much time to concentrate