February 1, 2012

Chase Away the Winter Blahs with Vitamin D!

Have those of you that live in the northern states noticed that you sometimes feel particularly sluggish during the winter? This could be caused by a deficiency in Vitamin D, which we normally get from the sun. It is estimated that 85% of the American public, and 95% of senior citizens, are Vitamin D deficient. 

Dr. Dan Kehres, nutritional expert, adds "It has been shown that many people with multiple sclerosis are deficient in Vitamin D. Consider having your vitamin D level monitored by a trained professional."

This doesn't mean you have to sit in your yard and freeze to get your daily dose! While it is important to spend time outdoors as much as possible, you can also get your recommended dose of Vitamin D from a supplement. 

Even if you live in a sunny environment, optimizing your Vitamin D levels is one of the most powerful things you can do naturally to protect your health and boost your immune system. Most people need between 2,000 IU to 10,000 IU of Vitamin D a day to achieve beneficial levels. However, the average American only gets approximately 300 IU a day from their diet -- which is why deficiency and disease linked to low Vitamin D levels is so prevalent. 

For more health tips like this one, visit www.drkehres.com
For more nutritional tips for those living with MS, read this article by Amigo owner Vicki Bridges.

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