Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The proof is sometimes in the not taking

Been taking Vitamin D now for three or four years,  to even out that winter depression thing.  It's always seemed to work,  and  yet you do always wonder if its not just the Idea that works rather than the real deal,  humans being what they are, placebo-wise.  

Ive been slogging through March with, it seems, one foot in a snowbank and one foot in a lead shoe, at least mentally.  After five months of relentless and almost unremitting cold and snow,  there's a tendency to blame that, as overload.    But this month  it seems to have been weighing down a bit heavier.   I even considered doubling my regular dose of  D to counteract that.

Then this morning I looked at the bottle,  and it turns out I've been  inadvertently  taking half the regular dose, for about a month.  Last time I bought this stuff I just grabbed it without checking the dosage on the label..

Aha, she said. aha.

10 comments:

  1. So this was a blind test, then? I mean you didn't know you weren't getting the full dose, so this is a good test. As long as you don't mind not getting the effect either, of course..

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  2. totally blind. i was startled to look at the bottle and see half the dosage i expected. its a subtle difference, but real enough to think about. Lesson learned. check the dose on the bottle

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  3. Aha is right! I hate when that happens, but I also know that our winter has been one that has really overstayed it's welcome!

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  4. I've never been a fan of winter anyway, beyond the endurance level, (and spring is usually such a glorious reward...) but this stuff has been going on since November. I notice the globalwarming folks are remarkably silent at th is point...Im wondering how they are going to explain this one.
    We have a phrase for this, here in New England. We call it "winter". It gives us something to fuss about for four or five months, and something to exaggerate over for the next twenty years. =)

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  5. I keep the winter blues away with Vitamin T. The Jose Cuervo brand seems most effective...

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  6. Climate change has more to do with just what is happening in our own back yards. Sea levels are rising: low-level Manhattan and its subways flooded; Florida threatened, some islands about to be abandoned because of rising sea levels (ice caps/glaciers rapidly melting). In climate change, there are years with more tornadoes (we've seen that), years with more hurricanes, and nastier ones (we've seen that). Droughts out west, in our country's bread basket, prolonged droughts in Africa, where lack of water is causing political upheaval and warring, Paris air, once clean, is now so polluted drivers can drive cars only on alternate days,depending on their license plate numbers (odd or even). Beijing's air so polluted many people wear masks; there, asthma and other respiratory diseases on the rise.

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  7. exactly, Misty, and its not global warming, but the planet going through one of its cycles. We've had it easy for the past twenty years, and now its going back to longer winters, cooler summers.

    Climate change happens whether we pray to the gods or stop smoking or put diapers on cows. its arrogant to say we cause the vocanoes, or the hurricanes.

    If the Global Warmists had been around during the dinoaur eras there would have been hell to pay, for sure.

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  8. The planet is not just going through of its cycles. We are forcing this cycle. This "cycle" started with the industrial revolution. The ice caps melt, the sea levels rise, the droughts increase. And our increasing population numbers continue to pump the crap into the air, destroying the protective ozone layer.

    "Arrogant" to say we cause volcanoes and hurricanes? We do not have anything to do with volcanoes, but the warming oceans spawn increasingly vicious hurricanes. I suggest it's arrogant to DENY our role in all this.

    If we really want to be scientific about this, we ought to perhaps look at the average temperature of the global temperature over the last, say, thirty years.

    This winter is cold, with lots of precipitation. What, exactly was last winter's average temp, and the winter before that? We can't have one nasty winter and then broadly say we are now going to have a "cycle" of cold winters. And the same with summers. We may or may not have successive cold winters and warm summers. The nature of global warming is its chaotic randomness. Here in southern VT we hear that ticks are on the upswing because the summers are, in general, warming.

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  9. Nice to know it works. Been a long hard slog over there, hasn't it? Glorious Summer can come along any time soon for me :)

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  10. slog and shovel and wade, jo. my winter outfit in this house resembles a cross between a bag lady and a homeless person who wears all her clothes to save carrying them. its an art form, takes all winter to get it right...=)

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