Recently I found out that I was dealing with a Vitamin D deficiency. For many months I felt extreme fatigue and could barely make it through the day, my mind felt foggy and all my joints ached. I started to gain weight in the tummy area which had never happened before. I was eating well, so I couldnt figure out what was wrong. I tried sleeping more, exercising, eating differently, taking different vitamins nothing seemed to work. Finally I went to my Nurse Practitionor she decided to test me for a Vitamin D defiency. Bingo my level was dangerously low. I have started to take a perscription Vitamin D and my energy is returning. My body is starting to feel normal again. This problem is apparently at an epidemic level Dr. Oz discussed this with Opra and devoted an entire show to the subject.
It seems working inside alot and our fear being in the sun without sunscreen contributes to the problem. Many of us do not drink whole milk which is fortified with Vitamin D or eat food that contain Vitamin D. The result seems to create this problem.
Vitamin D is created when sunlight hits our body it works with a cholesterol and changes into D3. Some actually consider Vitamin D to be a hormone. Low blood levels of Vitamin D in turn begin to affect the function of calicum uptake. They also affect insulin and blood glucose levels, which in turn will begin to negatively impact the thyroid. I have learned the importance of getting enough Vitamin D. If you have symptoms like I did , and can’t figure out what is wrong, go get tested, don’t wait another minute.
One way to ensure you are getting your Vitamin D, is to make sure you spend 10 to 15 minutes in the sun, 3 to 5 times a week. Food sources of Vitamin D are canned pink salmon, sardines, and Vitamin D- fortified milk.
And for your mental health make sure you have good friends around for support like my dear friend Dr. Simeon Hein. There are alot of inspiring ideas on his website at www.newcrystalmind.com.
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