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Posted on 09-06-2013

Vitamin D controls the amount of calcium and phosphorus absorption in your body which keeps your body healthy.  Mineral absorption plays a very important role in bone health.  People with a decreased level of Vitamin D have a higher incidence of pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and colon and breast cancers.    

Over 40 % of the population is deficient in Vitamin D.  The best way to tell how much vitamin D you have is by measuring 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels on a blood test.

Spending time in the sun about 5-10 minutes a day is ideal for your body to synthesize D as well as keeping a healthy digestive tract.   In other words, a diet free of processed foods and rich in healthy oils, fats, wild caught meats and vegetables.   Salmon, tuna, mackerel, cheese, egg yolks, mushrooms and beef liver are all food rich in Vitamin D.   Vitamin D supplementation is also available but should be done at the discretion of a Health Care Practioner and after adequate testing has been performed.   If you have questions regarding your vitamin D level please call the office to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

Yours in Health- Dr.  Jennifer Welch, DC, DABCI

Diane said:

THank you Dr Welch. This was an informative article on Vit D & how important it is to your overall health!As one gets older it becomes even more vital in playing a role. Please keep the information coming!

2013-09-11 15:51:36

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