I just reposted “20 nutrition facts that should be common sense – but aren’t” on Facebook. One of my favorites is that eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. I have very good friends who are bright and educated, yet order an egg white omelet which is devoid of most of the nutrition that you get from eggs. And the brighter golden yellow the yolks are, the more nutrition they have – that color means the chickens are getting vitamin D from sunshine.
So… when my doctor told me I was low on vitamin D, she suggested I go on a supplement – but I am philosophically opposed to most all supplements and had read that vitamin D supplements can increase your chances of heart disease. So what’s a girl to do?
I got after eating more quality eggs with those bright golden yolks, more greens which have vitamin D, soaking up sunshine without sunglasses but with a hat on since your eyes absorb most of the vitamin D available through sunshine, and dialed up the primal diet I do my best to follow (that’s Paleo plus coconut oil, pastured butter and pastured yogurt and I also include root vegetables, including potatoes in moderation).
In three months, I got that vitamin D back up to the normal levels without the synthetic supplement made in the laboratory instead of in nature. And… Since I got the sugar back out of my diet following my primal routine, I have dropped 12 out of the 14 pounds I picked up last winter and got my glucose to drop into normal range again. That really had my attention!
For more common sense tips on using herbs and food as medicine, check out my Facebook post, sign up for my newsletter, maybe even treat yourself to a copy of my book. And when you’re in Steamboat, you will get more of these little tips just by coming to an Essentrics with Susan class! Currently teaching Mondays and Fridays at 10 AM, Sundance studio, and for this coming week, also Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM, Yoga Lila.