11.22.2010

Is Vitamin D a Cure-All?

Lots and lots of research has come out on vitamin D lately and it seems like it might just be the new wonder drug. From building strong bones to preventing asthma to weight-loss to even strengthening the immune system (is it a coincidence that we get more colds and flus in the colder months when there is less sunshine and daylight for us to enjoy without being totally bundled up?), it has such an important role in over all health.

The only natural way to get vitamin D is from the sun, but many researchers believe that the recommended daily dosage is far too low and that many of us are vitamin D deficient. Whether its from the sun or in a supplement, how do you get your vitamin D? And how much do you try to get a day?


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