Thursday, November 24, 2011

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

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As we approach the winter solstice, the days continue to get shorter and shorter causing much less health promoting sunlight.  As a result, many people suffer from deficiencies in vitamin D.   Up to 32 percent of Americans are at risk according to the CDC.  This could explain why depression, joint aches, diabetes, osteoporosis and high susceptibility to colds and flu exist at this time of year. 

What can you do?

Supplement with at least 2,000IU of vitamin D3 daily.  Increases the quantity of vitamin D containing foods such as milk, and other dairy products, salmon and other fish. Breakfast cereals are often fortified with vitamin D.

Source:

Colin, Anderson, " "D" Scoop" Natural Health Magazine



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