About me

I have been writing poetry and stories since I was a child, and a love of reading was instilled in me from an early age. I am passionate about writing, and hope you enjoy the books I have written. Whilst most of you sleep soundly in your beds, like many Parkinson’s patients, insomnia dictates, so during those hours that sleep eludes me, the house is tranquil and quiet, an atmosphere perfect to immerse myself in writing. My life has been a series of strange events, which have without doubt contributed to my creativity. To publish anything is to bear one’s soul to the world. It is to stand naked and let everyone see who you really are. I have poured my heart and soul out on paper and I hope to share this journey, immersing you in a story, capturing your attention and firing the imagination. Through my writing and public speaking I hope to bring greater awareness to the general public about living with chronic disease.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiencies are common today. Years ago we thought nothing of spending time outdoors in the sun, allowing our bodies to naturally absorb vitamin D, but in recent years with concern about skin cancer, we are all too ready to slap on sunscreen before spending even short periods outside.  Although one should be vigilant not to burn and be aware of skin damage and changes, I think we've taken things too far and many of us are not receiving the correct amount of vitamin D from natural sunlight. I was shocked a while ago to find I had a serious deficiency and am now taking oral drops daily to replenish this deficit. If you are like me, spend most of the time at home inside away from the sun, a serious lack of Vitamin D can affect many areas of one’s well-being – something we should all be aware of. Our garden is like a sun-trap, so you know where I'll be sitting later today!

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