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 better than seeking a cure after the event.
Regaining your well-being, and preventing frailty syndrome, is an ongoing spiritual battle. It won't 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.
Wonderful the matchless-grace of Jesus,
Chains have been torn asunder,
setting my spirit free,
Oh the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.
No more shall there be an old man who does not see out his days.
Any three of these present 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 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.
This is what a vitamin C deficiency causes. Dr Lind found there's a simple cure; limes.
What is collagen?
The required daily amount is about 90mg, but if deficient then 500mg per day.
More than half of these amounts is found the pulp, the rest in the juice. Enjoying whole foods is the secret to preventing frailty and vitamin C, and a host of other conditions.
Frailty and vitamin-C is all about caring for the temple; we owe it to God, our families and ourselves to eat properly.
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