January 2009 - Vitamin D May Keep Colds & Flu Away!
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Do you want to have a healthier immune system? Did you know that simple Vitamin D may help keep colds flu away, and that common deficiencies may be at the cause of many common diseases? Ask yourself this? Do you get colds or flu in the summer? Hint: It has to do with the sun and vitamin D.
Learn the basics of how this new vital research that could be an important key to your well-being. I’m including a valuable article link below.
Here are just some highlights from the article. Feel free to read them in full, or watch the video by clicking on the link below.
According to Dr. Mercola…
- Sun exposure (without sunscreen) of about 10 to 15 minutes a day, with at least 40 percent of your skin exposed, is a general guide of how much you need. The problem is, most of us in the winter do not or cannot get enough sun exposure and this is the time of year when vitamin D levels drop very low. This is also the time of year when colds and flu are more common. We rarely hear of colds or flu during the summer.
- Did you know that in the summertime, when you put on your bathing suit and sunbathe for 30 minutes, your body produces about 20,000 IUs of vitamin D? According to Dr. Mercola’s research article Vita D3 is the safest human form of vitamin D and winter supplementation may include anywhere from 10,000 units of vitamin D a day and even up to 50,000 units a day for short periods. When you click on the link below you can watch the interview or pause it and scroll down and simply read the article.
- There are only 30,000 genes in your body and vitamin D has been shown to influence over 2,000 of them. That is one of the primary reasons it influences so many diseases, from cancer and autism to heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
- If you opt for oral supplementation you only want to supplement with natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), which is human vitamin D. Do NOT use the synthetic and highly inferior vitamin D2. There is also a simple blood test you can do to check on your actual levels of vitamin D.
Dr. Mercola 1 Hour Free Vita D Lecture Link
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