It’s that time of the year.
The suns gone, it’s frigid and icy.
It’s enough to give someone the wintertime blues.
In the field of medicine, they call this SAD. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Many will experience depression, social withdrawal, fatigue and hopelessness.
Luckily for you, I have a solution to share and an eye-opening experience.
Around a week ago, I started feeling somewhat down and fatigued.
An odd thing I noticed was that I could not stop eating cheese!
Seriously. I was eating 1000-1500 calories a day in cheddar cheese curds. (Around 2 or 3 bags of them!)
I’d go every night to Kroger and pick myself up a few bags.
I kept questioning myself. Why am I craving cheese?
The next morning, I went to my human anatomy class.
We took a look at the integumentary system. Basically your skin.
As the slides went on, my professor brought to our attention how vitamin D from sunlight is important.
Why is it important you ask?
Vitamin D helps aid in calcium and phosphorus absorption.
Calcium maintains healthy bones, muscle contractions and even neurological activity.
If you want to get nerdy with it, calcium supports:
- Neurotransmitter Synthesis & Release
- Neuronal Excitability
- You get the point!
The lightbulb in my head turned on.
Shortly after class, I’m at the vitamin shop buying some liquid vitamin D.
It’s important that you buy Vitamin D in Liquid Form.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin and has a higher bioavailability (more gets absorbed) when dissolved in fats.
The vitamin D I bought was suspended in MCTs or medium chain triglycerides.
When I got home, I dosed around 10,000IU (250mcg) of the vitamin D and ate another bag full of cheddar cheese curds.
Each consequent day, I would dose 5000IU to 10,000IU until I felt better or noticed a difference.
The effects were more gradual than immediate.
It wasn’t until the next morning that I felt slightly better.
Then the following day came around and I felt even better.
Each day thereafter, my depressive symptoms and fatigue were completely gone.
I was astounded with how well it worked.
I was also shocked to realize how important sunlight is to us.
This all goes back to why I preach that it is important to listen to your body.
Your body will tell you what you need or at least give you clues.
I have to give many thanks to professor Kauhn for bringing this to my attention!
He helped give me the clues to connect the dots.
Knowledge is power my friends!
Until Next Time,