SO it’s already tomorrow…
If you remember that today is the day... was yesterday.
Your response was fabulous, so engaging and totally encouraging. Thank you for the comments, the emails and all in all many fabulous suggestions…
I think we are onto something and perhaps it’s a regular chat that we could have… Let me know if you would like to?
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I did start yesterday and managed to stay on track… it was the day to begin… and sometimes for me, the beginnings are the hardest.
I’ve been to the gym, resisted the wine and dismissed the pudding since we last spoke… so right now, this very minute… I am feeling virtuous.
One of my gorgeous readers emailed me with a brilliant thought… I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing this with you… but it still has me giggling…
I look at lost weight like a chicken in the meat department. Each one weighs 4-5 pounds right? So each time I lose 5 pounds, I tell myself I lost a whole hen!!
I will never visit the butcher or the supermarket and look at the chickens in the same way…
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Back to business…
I spoke with “bodydoctor”, David Marshall this morning about the “vitamin” issue.
I find the whole idea of what to take and when to take it very confusing… I read about a new vitamin or a new combination of them that is meant to be indispensable … I buy it, I take it for a moment and then I loose interest…
It’s a minefield, with so many conflicting reports, opinions and thoughts on what’s the best for our health.
I decided for today to focus on vitamin C… and this is what he said,
“Vitamin C has a number of beneficial effects in the body including the formation of collagen (healthy connective tissue, cartilage, tendons, wound healing etc); healthy immune function, manufacture of certain nerve-transmitting substances and hormones, energy production and the absorption and utilisation of other vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin C is also a very important antioxidant. Numerous conditions have been shown to benefit from vitamin C supplementation including, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, eczema ulcers and pre-eclampsia, to name but a few…
From an evolutionary point of view most of us are not receiving anything like the amount of vitamin C from our diets that we were designed to function on. “
I know… we all know this… Right?… But I forget and it’s not something we should forget…
How can we up our daily intake of “C”? More green… kale, broccoli, watercress and cabbage… More red… the miraculous red pepper, the spicy chilly, the luscious raspberry and the humble tomato…
We need to eat more of these, all day every day….
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How much “C” is enough?
According to David,
“While the RDA for vitamin C remains at 60mg, most studies suggest that supplementing at 500mg – 1g per day will be beneficial to health.
There are however, numerous cases where supplementing much higher levels has been proven to be effective, such as in the treatment of cataracts, diabetes, colds, cancer and Parkinson’s disease. If in doubt seek the advice of a qualified nutritionist…”
Do you have a vitamin routine that works for you? Are you a firm believer in supplements?
What about vitamin “C”? xv
More On The Subject
nature’s bounty pure vitamin C 500mg …
i’m taking one a day for starters
flavo -c forte by auriga
an ideal treatment for the skin… a couple of drops on the face, eye contours and neckline morning and evening
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i’ve loaded this on to my kindle… an easy way to to be reminded… at my fingertips… there can be no excuses