Friday, February 5, 2010

Vitamin D

Yesterday I took my twins in to the pediatrician because they've had bad colds for a while, and one sounded a bit croup-y. She told me she'd been reading about links between Vitamin D and autism, and she thinks I should give T 5000 IU a day for a couple of months of Vitamin D and see what happens. Wow. I'm still looking into this. She suggested I read this, and I'm working on it. I haven't read the whole thing yet. Already there are claims in here that I am skeptical about, but I am keeping an open mind. I have heard lots of other autism parents claim their kids were very Vitamin D deficient and had benefited from extra Vitamin D, so I'm going to take a look. Thought you might like to take a look at it too.


  1. it cant hurt
    i know my sons vitamins have alot of vitamin d
    and he is doing great right now
    i swear by kirkman labs super nu thera vitmains
    best of luck

  2. Thanks, Bee. I would be cautious with multi-vitamins. I don't really understand much about it, but my pediatrician said she really doesn't recommend taking the vitamins that way if you don't have a reason why you have to. Apparently, certain vitamins can block the absorptions of other vitamins. I can't recall for certain, but I think she said that Vitamin A may block Vitamin D absorption. At any rate, she specifically recommended that I make sure they take the Vitamin D separately, so until I know better myself, I've been following that advice.