Nov 042017
 

Foods rich in vitamin D.

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Many, if not most of us, are aware that vitamin D is necessary for proper absorption of calcium. Recent studies, however, indicate that our needs for vitamin D may go far beyond what traditional thinking has allowed.

We derive Vitamin D from the foods we eat and from the sun. Unless we don’t. There are several large-scale trials that are currently in progress. They could provide evidence that vitamin D deficiencies are more prevalent than ever predicted.

There is also evidence that Vitamin D deficiencies can cause or magnify a broad and ugly panorama of diseases that were previously unsuspected.   It suggests that supplementation with Vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases that are associated with inflammation.

Surprisingly, in addition to those infirmities listed above, vitamin D deficiencies can be linked to diabetes, lupus, preterm birth, IBD hair loss and even depression. This article from HEALTH” describes a wide horizon of risk. It is astounding the number of potential effects that a deficiency in Vitamin D may cause.  Reducing exposure to the sun to reduce skin cancer risks and the modern diet make it almost impossible to assure enough Vitamin D is being absorbed to provide physical, mental and brain health, making the idea of supplementation advisable.

The quality of those supplements makes a huge difference, so before you choose, make sure you do your homework. Absorption is a key consideration. Use superior products. 

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Martha

Martha is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She and her husband, Kris, along with Rovey, the house dog, live in Phoenix, Arizona. They share their time between Phoenix and Sandia Park, New Mexico, where they have a small family home in the beautiful Sandia Mountains. Between their five grown children, two live in Las Vegas, two live in Arizona and one is currently traveling the U.S. Since Martha's teens, she has pursued an interest in health and wellness, leading her eventually to share what she learned with friends and family. Always writing and scribbling notes on napkins, little pieces of paper and receipts, even her hand, she began to compile her ideas into one area where she could organize them. She shares everything from ideas about products; therapies; exercise; green home living; gardening; physical, financial, emotional and mental, and natural and spiritual health, and so much more. She calls it helping people have a happy, healthy home. Having worked in the legal and real estate business for many years, Martha enjoys applying much of that experience to different aspects of healthy lifestyles and living well. In 2018, Martha celebrated her eleven-year anniversary for her website, www.RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com. As Martha's on-line shopping club - home business continues to grow, she also enjoys seeing her website, www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com website, gain popularity as a work from home mentoring website. Martha recently added helping people get into their next happy healthy home by either buying or selling their homes. You can see more on that at www.MarthaRobards.com Updated 3/18/19

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