Get your vitamin D while supplies last!

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Summer in the Northwest is pretty short. A few sunny weeks go fast and then we have cloudy days most of the year. Therefore we should hurry and get our free vitamin D while it is available.

Despite the skin cancer scare, sun is still the best source of vitamin D. The other forms of it that are added to our foods or sold as supplements are not fully active. The vitamin D that we ingest has to be converted by the liver and then by kidneys. Not so with the sun source. Our skin easily converts the sun rays into vitamin D. Therefore, use every opportunity to show your skin to the sun. Being outside with moderation will not cause skin cancer, but it will plantifully supply you with such necessary vitamin.

Why do we need vitamin D:

  • Vitamin D is necessary for growth.

  • Vitamin D helps with development of bones and teeth in children.

  • It protects against muscle weakness.

  • It regulates heartbeat.

  • It is important for prevention and treatment of breast and colon cancer, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and hypocalcemia.

  • Vitamin D enhances immunity and is necessary for thyroid function.

  • It supports normal blood clotting.

The deficiency of vitamin D can cause:

  • Rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

  • Loss appetite

  • Burning sensation in the mouth and throat

  • Diarrhea

  • Insomnia

  • Visual problems

  • Weight loss.

(According to Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for Nutritional Healing a Practical A - Z Reference to Drug-free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements.)

By Olga Slobodyanik


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