Friday, May 14, 2010

My first friend is diagnosed.

Once I was diagnosed and began my treatment, I thought about a close friend who had suffered years of bone and muscle injuries and surgeries. I told her my story and asked her to have her vitamin D level checked. Some months later, she called with the news that she had a severe deficiency and her doctor started treating her with prescription doses of vitamin D.

She was also taking cholesterol lowering medication and almost a year later, called to tell me her cholesterol is now at normal levels. Her doctor has recommended that she discontinue the medication. I do not know if this is directly related to her increased vitamin D level but it sure is suspect.

After this news, there was no going back. I knew I had to spread the word. My life was changed as well as my friend. If there was a chance that someone else could find relief, then I had to tell anyone who would listen.

The implication that low vitamin D levels may be tied to diseases like cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, etc. allows for nothing less than my attempt to reach as many people as possible.

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