Sunday, April 5, 2009

My Grandfather, The Sage

This is one of the most important people in my life, my Grandfather Steve. He is 93 years old!
God bless him!
There is so much I could write about him; about the profound impact he has made on my life. But that is not what this post is about.
I think I mentioned before that my mother's parents raised my brother and I...
Well, about ten years ago, I decided to write them each a letter of gratitude. I mean, why wait, right? I wanted to make sure both of them knew how much they were adored.
One of the things I told my grandpa was how much I admired his respect for all living things. He has been a great role model for me; always taking excellent care of himself and his family.
He is and has always been progressive and open-minded, especially when it comes to
caring for one's health. He is a firm believer in alternative medicine and nutrition and has a library of books on the subject. So, today while we were visiting my grandparents, I sat among his books looking for information on how to deal with my latest flare-up of allergic asthma and other symptoms. After some research, note-taking and discussion with Grandpa, I went off to the local vitamin shop to stock-up on just a few key players.
Here is the "prescription" if anyone else is suffering and wants a more effective (in my opinion) cure or to supplement a (barely working) medical one:
AM: Take 500mg of Vitamin C
50 mg. Pantothenic Acid (also called B5)
In the afternoon take another 500 mg. Vitamin C...Yes, it seems like a lot, but the body gets rid of it, too...and besides Vit. C is a natural and powerful antihistamine.
PM: 500 mg. Vitamin C
50 mg Pantothenic Acid
1 teaspoon lemon and/or orange zest with 1 tsp. honey
Well, after two doses, I can definitely tell you I feel better. I know, it seems too "early" to feel results, but even the book (the title which I did not write down, sorrry) said that it is possible!
At least I'm feeling more hopeful that there is something that will possibly ease the discomfort.
Thanks, Grandpa...for opening the door, again.


Bobby said...
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Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Glad to hear it is already working! And what a lovely and touching tribute to your grandfather..And to sit down all of those years ago to write heartfelt letters telling them what they mean to you.. Well, like you said, Why wait??
That is one of the things that make you such a beautiful person - The deep caring love you have for your family. It is touching.

(I was signed into the computer under my husband's name!! Didn't see that until I went to publish the comment!! Ha ha ha!! That is why I had to delete that comment, although, I am sure you would have been able to put 2 and 2 together!! ha ha.. I could not leave it like that!!)