Before we even moved here, my husband and I had appointments with an endocrinologist . . . a doctor that specializes in the field of hormones, thyroid disease, adrenal disease, osteoporosis more. This isn't just any endocrinologist; I was thrilled to find Dr. Edwin Lee, of the Institute for Hormonal Balance, in Orlando. He takes health care to a whole new level by his careful attention to one's vitamin and mineral deficiencies and of course, hormonal imbalances.
I have known for some time that I was due for a check up. But I wasn't up for going to just any doctor. As one might assume, I have a rather natural approach to health. I don't view my body as pieces of a whole but rather a complete picture where all parts are affected when one part is down.
I was not disappointed with waiting on an appointment to see Dr. Lee! He is very personable, knowledgeable, and thorough. I have found the books he's written to be quite interesting and I've been learning a lot! Our bodies are amazing and so complex! He's done a complete health profile on both my husband and I. One of the findings his lab work has turned up on me is a deficiency in vitamin D. Good thing we now live in the Sunshine State, huh??!! I guess I'll need a little more of this:
Seriously, guys -- I took this picture while sitting on Cocoa Beach on a day when my phone's weather app said it was "partly cloudy". Do you see any "partly" in this picture?? It was a beautiful day, as almost every day we've been out to the beach has been. And now that I know that I'm officially deficient in the vitamin provided by good, old fashioned sunshine, I will have to get out there a little more often; just what the doctor ordered! Yep, he's a good doctor. :)