You may recall that in my wrapup of the low-carb cruise, I mentioned Dr. Mary Vernon’s presentation about the effects of different breakfasts on kids: the kids who ate eggs maintained steady blood sugar for the next several hours, while the kids who ate instant oatmeal experienced a blood sugar spike, then a dip, then a return to normal blood sugar levels — but only because their bodies pumped out plenty of epinephrine, the “fight or flight” hormone.
I can rarely fall asleep before midnight, and it was probably 2:30 AM before my brain finally shut down last night, so I slept in this morning and missed the Great Easter Basket Hunt of 2010. But according to my wife, my daughters and my neice found their baskets, indulged in chocolate and jelly beans, then spent a good part of the morning snapping and occasionally screaming at each other. Glad I missed it.
We also got to witness the apparent wonders of vitamin D again this weekend. My four-year-old woke up crying last night with a runny nose, a cough, and an earache. Along with a small dose of children’s Tylenol for the pain, we gave her 20,000 IU of vitamin D. She has no symptoms whatsoever today … although we’ll see if the morning sugar-fest brings them back. We keep the girls on a good diet, but we don’t want to be food Nazis, so my wife elected not to take away the Easter candy.
It’s only anecdotal evidence, but this is the third or fourth time this year one of us has experienced symptoms of an infection, then quickly recovered after a punch-out dose of vitamin D. Sure beats relying on drugs.
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