How can you detox and lower some of your risk for some serious illnesses?
By increasing your Vitamin D3!
I want to share some small things you can do to greatly improve your health and to further protect yourself from many illnesses. This ultimately important vitamin is one our body can actually manufacture from sunshine.
Our liver produces the form of vitamin D3 called Calcitriol which is the precursor to the active form of D3.
Does Vitamin D strengthen your immune system?
Yes! We can get Vitamin D by being out in nature with as much sunshine on our skin as possible as well as beneficial absorption through our eyes. We should get 20-60 minutes a day of sunshine if possible.
If you live in a cold environment it may not be an option so unless my clients are in the sunshine most of the day I recommend 5,000 I.U. supplementation daily from ages 12 and up. In my 10 years of experience, I have yet to have someone come in too high on a blood test as it is used efficiently and desperately in need. Living in Minnesota we get 3-4 months a year of “good” weather to expose our arms and legs so supplementation is a must.
An alternative may be a full-spectrum lamp on your chest. It is simply a GE Reveal 100 watt bulb that can be purchased at Walmart, shining on your bare chest (for the most skin exposure possible) for 15-30 minutes a day. It includes all of the spectrum light colors in the electromagnetic wavelength from ultra-violet to infrared. When done in the morning it can greatly improve SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder which I call the winter blues on steroids.
I don’t recommend seafood sources as they are highly contaminated by heavy metal toxicity however, Atlantic caught, boneless/skinless sardines can cover both your EPA/DHA Omega fish oil needs and Vitamin D3 by eating 3-4 cans a week. If they are in any oil, I suggest washing them to eliminate any leaching from the can. You can easily substitute them for tuna fish and add protein to your diet as well.
What does D3 fight?
- Osteoporosis (weak bones), bone fractures, and rickets (when demineralized bones that are soft).
- Diabetes! See my blog to understand how insulin resistance and your minerals regulate blood sugars
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cancer (breast, colon, prostate..)
- Respiratory Infections
- Immune system disorders (for example psoriasis) in the form of UV-B rays as well
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Mental issues such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s
- Viral infections (including Covid-19 and Influenza)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Low energy levels
- Poor sleep disturbance and quality
- Slow hair follicle creation, hair growth
- A compromised parathyroid gland may steal Calcium from the bone with Ca and D3 deficiency
- Possible vertigo or dizzy spinning inside of your head
- Brain fog
There are some medications that lower your Vitamin D3 levels such as laxatives, seizure control drugs, prescription weight loss drugs such as Orlistat, steroids (Prednisone), and the very common cholesterol-lowering drugs. Ask your doctor or find the insert to your medication for details.
Learn more about Vitamin D and your immune system HERE.
I hope this inspires you to hop on a supplement or enjoy daily sunshine!
For targeted supplementation specific to your body’s needs, contact me.
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