Went for our follow-up appointment on Tuesday. Dr. Young was happy with everything except our Vitamin D levels and inadequate protein intake. Our Vitamin D levels are at 45 and he'd like to see them closer to 100. He said the sooner the better. He also recommended a protein powder supplement (non-denatured, processed at low temp) to ensure we are getting our 1 gram per 2 pounds of bodyweight.
Told him we were taking about 4,000 IU's per day and he said to push that to 10,000. He offers 100,000 IU shots for $10 each which I thought was very reasonable when you look at the price of Vitamin D supplements. DH and I each took one of those and will probably do several more of those in the next couple of months to try and get our levels up as soon as possible.
We started taking 4000 IU's of Vitamin D per day about 2 months ago after going to a talk by Dr. Young. The improvement in my overall feeling of well-being, improved energy level, elevated mood, and lack of brain fog has been dramatic. I was really starting to get worried and wondered what was wrong with me. I was 50 years old feeling like 100.
You can hear an interview with Dr. Young at this website where he talks about going back to the basics of biochemistry and physiology to lay the proper foundation for good health at the cell membrane level instead of treating symptoms with more drugs. It's a refreshing approach. “This is nothing new,” Young said. “I just went back to what the old boys were doing at the big institutions and I looked at the Nobel Prizes.”
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A nice thing about his practice is they are well-structured for cash paying customers. Since he's a bit non-traditional, it's not unusual for charges to not be covered by insurance. The Vitamin D shot is a good example. They have a self-pay price for everything and I consider the prices to be reasonable. The new patient visit was an hour with DH and I for $125 a head or a total of $250. The follow-up visit was 30 minutes with DH and I for $70 a head or $140. Back in OH, I would be charged (and insurance would allow) $80 for a 5 minute follow-up appointment.