Monday, November 2, 2009

The Vitamin D/Mercury Link

Why didn't somebody remind me I had a blog?

Anyway, now that the piggy flu is truly pandemic (almost half my son's school is out sick), I thought I should update on the Vitamin D issue.

So far BOTH of the Portlanders I know who've gone ahead and had their Vitamin D tested were VERY low, and were told to immediately start supplementing.  At least one of them had H1N1 (tested) and the other might have had it (untested).

In contrast, none of the people I've managed to nag into taking Vitamin D (such as Gigi) have come down with H1N1.  Now, I realize that my scientific method might be a tad less than rigorous, but I still think the results entitle me to click my tongue, wave my finger, and tell all of you TO TAKE YOUR GODDAMN VITAMIN D, MOTHERFUCKERS!

[Okay, in full disclosure, I should add that my four-year-old son does seem to have a cold despite taking daily Vitamin D drops.  It's mild, but there is some congestion and the occasional cough.  So Vitamin D may not actually END DISEASE AS WE KNOW IT, but it's still pretty freakin' awesome.]

As for the Vitamin D/Mercury link?  There isn't one.

My father did recently test very high for mercury, though, and is now "off the fish" for a few months.

Is mercury poisoning the new Vitamin D deficiency?

Probably not.


  1. My sporadic vitamin D usage just allowed me to complete 3 grant applications in 2 days. Coincidence? I think not.

    It did not, however, save me from a sinus migraine on Saturday that had me heaving my guts out all day. Hmmmm...

  2. I suspect "sporadic" is the problem. You should think about hooking up an IV drip or something...

    ...or maybe it's too much mercury?


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