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Your marathon experience

Hi Rangan, thank you so much for all the great work you are doing. Since I found your podcast (and your books - they've been a constant help in keeping myself inspired and accountable), I've been implementing many of your suggestions (and those of your inspiring guests). Recently, I was so impressed by you running the London Marathon that I put my name down for next year's ballot. Would you share your experience, please? In particular: How much of a runner were you before you got challenged to do a marathon? How did you train? Did you do all your training on your own or did you have somebody to do it with? How did your race day go? How did your body feel the day after? Any tips any marathon first-timer should heed? Thank you again. Looking forward to listening to the AMA episodes.

Vitamin D

What dose of vitamin D would you recommend to take? The dose discussed with Dr Roger Seheult far exceeded the dose the NHS recommend. I, like many others, take Calcichew -D3 daily which contains 400 iu already. Is it necessary to supplement this?

Transition into winter

Would love to hear some practical steps to take to transition into the colder and darker months. They are weaved through various bigger conversations but it’s hard for me to lift and shift them into actionable steps. Getting up in the morning when it’s dark is a particular challenge. I’m considering sad lamps but hard to know how to incorporate it into the routine. Thank you

Covid Vaccination

Hi Rangan I live in New Zealand and we are currently grappling with how best to manage an outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19. Our governments strategy is to get a minimum of 90% of the over 12s vaccinated before loosening restrictions (allowing restaurants open, sporting events etc) but a significant % of Kiwis are uncomfortable with the virus After listening to your discussion with Dr Seheult, I was left with question "does a vaccine add to the 'swiss cheese' model or ditract from it" My assumption is that the vaccine would be complimentary. That is, it would not unpick any of the gains made in regards to immunity via life style choices (diet, movement, hot&cold, healthy sleep) but instead give your system a head start in the event it needed to manage it Is this right? And by that I mean, would it be prudent to adopt vaccination as well as the habits recommended in the conversation with Dr Seheult rather than instead of (or vice-versa)?

Balancing hormones

How do you naturally balance hormones without going on the pill? I’ve struggled with this for years and it really makes life difficult. I’ve had bad reactions to various types of pill in the past so I won’t try any more. Once you say you won’t take the pill or get the coil, doctors have no time for you. I eat well, have a good sleep routine, get out for a walk every day but my hormones are totally out of whack. Periods are horrendous and even ovulation is rubbish. I get about 7 decent days a month. I would love to know if there’s a better way to support my menstrual cycle.