It is that time of year when I am dreading the cold, avoiding a cold and desperate to keep fit and energetic for work.
I take my daily dose of Thyroxine every morning before breakfast, which assists my Hypothyroidism, then I gulp a variety of supplements around lunchtime or in the evening.
Just a few...the usual suspects, Vitamin B6 and B12, Chromium, Viviscal, CQ10...
The recent addition and recommendation from a friend in the States, which apparently aids those with under active Thyroid or other Auto Immune Diseases, Maca Root. This 'Peruvian Ginseng' is proving popular in the USA, dare I say as a libido booster but will it help my daytime energy levels?
So far, no signs of that but it has only been a few weeks and I've already been hit with a cold and cough which I put down to a change in weather.
My immune system seems to be in a world of it's own. I am generally good health-wise, I have to be, but I still unfortunately collapse from time to time due to Thyroiditis, which is when my body attacks the Thyroxine replacement. No drama, I know the signs though I feel frustrated when these attacks steal my time.
Maca Root is best taken in powder form, or so the nutrionist says at the Nutri Centre and doesn't taste too bad when a level teaspoon is mixed with a half cup of water. If anything it is a little sweet, almost like watered down honey so I'm finding I am taking it regularly rather than avoiding it.
Hopefully, I can give you an update soon and tell you that I am bursting with energy and not even a snivel or sniff of a cold!