After work, I went to meet with a Natural Health Educator who was recommended to me. I had spoken with her on the phone previously and hoped that she could point out areas where I am deficient in vitamins and minerals in hopes that something will cure my tinnitus. I have to admit that I was disappointed by the appointment. Her methods of determining my deficiencies were not as scientific as I had hoped. I did however walk away with some useful knowledge about different vitamins, minerals, and their effect on the body. I learned that the ridges on my finger nails mean I am deficient in vitamins and minerals. While taking supplements of vitamins and minerals may be best by purchasing them separately, since not everyone needs the same amounts of every vitamin and mineral, I cannot afford to spend the $100+ that was quoted to me for a month or two supply of recommended products. What I am going to do for now is purchase a good multivitamin and actually take it every day. I am embarrassed to admit that I have not been very good about remembering to take a multivitamin daily, but I intend to change that starting right now.
I think that the combination of a daily vitamin, more yoga and relaxation meditation, and allowing myself to not stress over the little things (easier said than done, but I'll work on it) will go a long way. I would love to take all the supplements she recommended, but it does not financially work for me right now. And honestly, I want a more scientific determination of what I am missing. I plan to regularly take the vitamins for a month then go to my doctor for blood work to determine in what I am deficient.
Oh yes, on Tuesday my Operation Beautiful hoodie arrived (I had it shipped to Caitlin's since she ordered one as well), along with a beautiful handwritten thank you note! I love personal touches! I encourage you to check out other times and to support Katherine in her effort to raise money for her 3 Days 60 Miles adventure.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, earlier today I had my first guest post by my friend and co-worker, Caitlin. She and her boyfriend, Ryan, ran the Warrior Dash race in Georgia this past weekend. You can read her fun race recap and see awesome muddy pictures here.
This morning, Caitlin and I had an easy run, since her knee was really bothering her. I hope her knee feels better soon, because we have a 5k this weekend. 2.15 miles in 24:47.
Happy Hump Day!