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Vitamin D, the Sunshine Vitamin

May 19, 2020

Lorieb (Lor-eee-bee)

Vitamin D is referred to as the sunshine vitamin because your body produces it naturally when your skin absorbs direct sunlight. Just 30 minutes per day of direct sunlight is enough to achieve this. Even through a window! I remember (30 years ago now) my pediatrician advising me to put my son’s crib (or napping area) in front of a window to catch the healthy rays of sunshine. This is especially important for babies born in the winter when getting them outside with their skin exposed is more difficult if not dangerous. Especially if you experience the frigid climates we do here in Canada.

Benefits

  • creates strong bones and teeth
  • prevents depression by regulating moods, and helps with anxiety
  • reduces the risk of heart disease, MS, and some forms of cancer
  • boosts immune function, prevents colds and influenza
  • boosts weight loss goals by suppressing appetite

Deficiency Symptoms

  • depression and/or anxiety…

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