Turquiose-I always like reading your posts as your "philosophy" seems so similar to mine
. Re: the D3: good for you for taking this into your own hands. I started with 1000 of D3, but then a dietician friend told me that it was fine to take 3000/day for osteoporosis. I've been doing that for about 9 months; had blood levels checked last July and was slightly high so cut back to 2000 over the summer (even though I'm in the "Great White North" I'm still outside a lot) and am now back to 3000 for the winter months.
I have sleeping problems too, and have found a good herbal product by New Chapter called "Tranquilnite Plus". You can take 1-3 capsules per night. I've found it to be as effective as the prescribed sleeping pills I have, without the groggy feelings and terrible taste in the AM.