“D” Public Service Announcement

Are you getting enough Vitamin D3? Have you checked your level? This is done with a simple blood test called 25(OH)D, however, this test is not part of routine exams so you specifically have to ask your doctor for it. Keep in mind that you want your level to be somewhere between 50 and 70, and that if you are at 30 or below, you are seriously deficient and should consider taking an extra high dose for a few weeks. I went through this myself and coach my clients on how to do it, as well.

For some of us, winter is around the corner and we want to be prepared in order to avoid toxic flu shots. But the truth is, no matter where we live, having sufficient stores of vitamin D is something we must always be in control of. Amongst other benefits, this important vitamin builds up our immune system and gives us an overall sense of well-being.

The research being done on vitamin D within the past 5 years is yielding more and more results with regard to its benefits. Unfortunately, more often than not, doctors are not up-to- date with the new information and continue to make recommendations as low as 400IU to 1000IU per day. Continue reading ““D” Public Service Announcement”

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