Given how my family eats, you would think our blood work would be stellar, but that is hardly the case.
Take Colson’s Vitamin D level, for instance. Abysmal. This kid has hardly worn sunscreen in his life (he did wear some his first three years in Florida where he was born, but not much.) He has worn it once in five years in North Carolina. He is in the sun every day in the Spring, Summer and Fall, often for hours and especially when we go to the lake. He swims on the swim team. He is tan, tan, tan! He takes fermented cod liver oil, which is high in the natural and supposedly easy to absorb vitamin D. And his vitamin D level? 23. We are “supposed” to be above 30. My vitamin D level (and I am with Colson, out in the sun a lot and I take fermented CLO too) is 22. You can read more about my vitamin D deficiency here (I hope to get tested again soon): More on Vitamin D Deficiency.
My Dr. of Oriental Medicine says that we don’t absorb D for some reason, so we are on a special, emulsified blend of natural D - the brand is Apex Energetics Ultra-D Complex (K-35). We are taking three times the recommended adult dosage for a few weeks. After that we back off to the regular adult dosage. The regular dosage has 500% of the USDA recommended amount of vitamin D, so we are taking 1,500% the dosage. There is no messing around with D when it comes to my doc. It will be interesting to get Colson’s lab results when he tests again.
As an interesting aside, who know how much longer we will be able to get the healthy natural vitamin D we are taking: Betrayal of a Nation: Why U.S. health authorities are keeping you vitamin D deficient and who stands to gain.
Here is another shocker. Ryan’s cholesterol is out of whack. He is 267 total and his ratios are crazy:
Triglycerides are high( should be less than 150)
HDL is low (should be greater than 60)
LDL is high (should be less than 100)