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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Dec '13 02:16
    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-12-vitamin-d-impairs-immune-cell.html#nRlv

    I have a lady friend with MS and we are always on the lookout for help. She is my wife's bf from childhood, now living in central Ohio. Centerburg in fact
  2. 10 Dec '13 16:04 / 3 edits
    I am currently taking quite high dosage Vit D tablets (with calcium) and have done for years but only because I seem to be unusually prone to Vit D deficiency and I used to get pain in my bones when I didn't take extra amounts.
    Perhaps by doing this, I have been inadvertently protecting myself from such conditions such as senile dementia as I get older? I have heard evidence that dementia is also an autoimmune disease so maybe taking extra Dit D would also help to protect from that.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Dec '13 18:08
    Originally posted by humy
    I am currently taking quite high dosage Vit D tablets (with calcium) and have done for years but only because I seem to be unusually prone to Vit D deficiency and I used to get pain in my bones when I didn't take extra amounts.
    Perhaps by doing this, I have been inadvertently protecting myself from such conditions such as senile dementia as I get older? I have ...[text shortened]... is also an autoimmune disease so maybe taking extra Dit D would also help to protect from that.
    I'm thinking you have a long way to go to worry about those things, what are you, 25?
  4. 10 Dec '13 19:01 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I'm thinking you have a long way to go to worry about those things, what are you, 25?
    I am 49 although I actually look more like I am ~35-ish or even younger and many people have told me this -a characteristic that runs on my father side of the family which have a family history of longevity which I am extremely glad I appear to show signs of haven inherited! Unfortunately, almost the opposite is true for may mother's side with histories of early death from cancers and other horrible diseases so I keep hoping I haven't inherited too much from my mother's side!
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    10 Dec '13 19:30
    Originally posted by humy
    I am 49 although I actually look more like I am ~35-ish or even younger and many people have told me this -a characteristic that runs on my father side of the family which have a family history of longevity which I am extremely glad I appear to show signs of haven inherited! Unfortunately, almost the opposite is true for may mother's side with histories of earl ...[text shortened]... and other horrible diseases so I keep hoping I haven't inherited too much from my mother's side!
    Well I must say I have lived a full life and it is not over, still working full time in a scientific field, age 72, not taking any meds, blood pressure normal, tending to hypoglycemia, that's about it.