Vitamin D, CBS and Pickle Mayonnaise

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Vitamin D and Sleep Dr. Seth Roberts (a PhD and biohacker who presented at AHS last year) has been blogging about my Vitamin D and sleep connection for several months now and has been trying it out for himself. Seth has been trying to improve his sleep for years and definitely thinks I’m on to something. You can read about his experiments here. He’s currently writing a publication on the subject, which I can’t wait to read. He’s also been referring to the topic during some of his talks. I know some of you have tried and have had success with changing the timing of your supplementation – we believe it’s more important than previously thought and can impact the outcome. Paleo on CBS Paleo’s been on the news again! Dr. Kim Mulvihill at CBS San Francisco recently came to PaleoFX and interviewed some of us. There’s tons of great information, including an interview with CJ Hunt about his new movie, In Search of The Perfect Human Diet. (Spoiler alert: it turns out the perfect human diet is Paleo.) Check out the videos on CBS, or click below. I just happen to be in this one. ;) Aired May 14, 2012: New Documentary … Continue reading

N=Primalgirl: Sleep Issues & Vitamin D

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First off, I’m moving this blog to www.primalgirl.com lickedy split. I can transfer all my email subscribers over but I can’t transfer everyone, so if you don’t receive a newsletter from me announcing my next post by next week, feel free to hop on over to www.primalgirl.com and re-subscribe. In fact, do it now. :) The site’ll be a little disorganized for a few weeks, but I should have it under control soon. Second, I discovered something cool I want to share with you. Obviously what works for me isn’t going to work for everyone but I think I made an important connection between Vitamin D and sleep quality that I’ve never heard mentioned before. Correct me if I’m wrong, I haven’t read everything out there. The major thing I took away from the Ancestral Health Symposium is that self-experimentation and the dissemination of said results is the absolute key to helping others find their Paleo solution. We have to experiment on ourselves to tweak what is optimal for us, and sometimes we just can’t think of what to tweak. For those of you that haven’t heard of it, these experiments are being referred to as N=1. You may remember … Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System – Vitamin D

So the last two weeks have been hellish. My entire family has been down for the count with a local, virulent virus. My husband got sent away on business so I was left to care for two 15-month old whining, tantrumy babies on my own. Week. From. Hell. I’ve been experimenting with Vitamin D lately. I had read an article on the antibiotic properties of Vitamin D so thought I would try it out. At the first sign of illness, I downed 12,000 units. The next day, 10,000 and another 10,000 the next. Nothing. Flat-on-my-ass sick. When my head cleared enough for me to get on the Internet, I read that article again and realized that I had goofed. I needed to take 25,000-50,000 units each day. Next time I get sick, I’ll try more cause it sure as hell didn’t work this time. Most of us are Vitamin D deficient, which is why we seem to catch every cold and flu going around. The darker your skin, the more Vitamin D you need. To figure out how much the average person needs, multiply 35 x your weight. That’s how many units you should take each day. For my 22 lb … Continue reading