Frailty and vitamin C is part of the greater well-being for Christians series given at the Church of the Ascension, Hilton.
Can we prevent frailty? How is it defined; and is it already too late?
Never was prevention more important; far better than seeking a cure after granny is already frail.
Regaining your well-being, and preventing frailty syndrome are both ongoing spiritual battles. Neither will be easy.
I saw then in my dream that Christian went on his way, that is until he came to the bottom of the hill. There he found, beside the path, three-men fast asleep with chains attached to their heels. The name of one was Simple, another was Sloth and the third Presumption.
Understanding the role of vitamin-C in frailty really is simple; but if we are slothful in not making sure we have it daily, or presume that only others become frail, then we need to beware.
No more shall there be an old man who does not see out his days.
If any three of these are present it means you have frailty syndrome.
These are my wife's fingers. She has rheumatoid arthritis but because of our commitment to an anti-inflammatory diet, she has no pain. But I have to open tight bottles. She uses secateurs daily, for fun and to strengthen her hands.
If you are having inadequate supplies of any one of these four vitamins from your food then you are far more likely to become frail long before your time.
Vitamins were unknown in the 18th-century when British captain Anson circumnavigated the world. Out of 1900 sailors, 1400 died, mostly of scurvy. Scottish doctor James Lind proposed they start eating limes.
They didn't know it but a vitamin C deficiency was and still is the cause of scurvy. Dr Lind found there was a simple cure; limes. He should have been knighted.
What is collagen?
The required daily amount is about 90mg; but if deficient then 500 per day.
More than half is found the pulp; the rest in the juice. Enjoying whole foods is the secret to preventing frailty and a vitamin C deficiency; and a host of other conditions.
Frailty and vitamin-C is all about caring for the temple; we owe it to God and our families to eat properly.
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