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A noted epidemiologist believed that high outbreaks of flu in winter is due to plummeting levels of vitamin D due to less exposure to sunlight. In tropical climates, the pattern is flu outbreaks in the rainy season, again due to less exposure to sunlight and low vitamin D levels...

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My multivitamin has 400IU of D, enough to keep me from getting rickets but apparently not enough to keep me from getting the nasty cold I'm recovering from, if vitamin D works on colds as well as flu, which is just speculation on my part.

So why the cold? I pretty much take illness as a personal insult, and this is one of the worst ones I've had in years.

Some notes from the Sage, (I Ching, Wilhelm)
Modesty --> Obstruction
Modesty: References to cycles of nature, waxing and waning of the moon. "He who possesses something great must not make it too full. The way to expansion leads through contraction."
Obstruction: "An obstruction that lasts for a time is useful for self-development ... The superior man turns his attention to himself and molds his character... While the inferior man seeks to put the blame on other persons, bewailing his fate, the superior man seeks the error within himself ... the way of overcoming obstacles lies in turning inward and raising one's own being to a higher level..."

Currently reading: _The Science of the Craft_ by William H. Keith
Recently finished: _Very Bad Deaths_ by Spider Robinson


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