Earl’s raspy breathing often preceded him on his visit to the doctor’s office. “Darth Vadar!” the receptionist would kiddingly say as he opened the office door. This, plus his shortness of breath, fatigue and depression sent him repeatedly to his family practitioner, cardiologist and pulmonary doctor.
When Earl came to see us at the Center for Integrative Health, he was ashen, gray and wheezing. After an extensive interview, we put him on a regimen for his symptoms. A week into his treatment he felt better but when his studies came back he was seen to have a severe Vitamin D deficiency and was immediately put on 5,000 IU daily of Vitamin D3.