Vitamin D is the sunniest healthy vitamin we La Grande folks need! It balances us humans. It keeps our immune systems up. It keeps the body’s equilibrium - down to our very cells - balanced. A goal of our La Grande chiropractic care is balance. So let’s look at Vitamin D – what takes place when we don’t have enough of it and how we can increase it in our systems.
First, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so a low-fat diet may lend itself to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D impacts the absorption and storage of calcium and stimulates phosphorous absorption. It also regulates how calcium binding proteins function in bone and kidneys which also depends on Vitamin K. (1) That’s a story for another week!
Second, Vitamin D3 deficiency is reported to lead to osteoporosis, cancer, immunological and infectious diseases. (2) Dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium is lower in breast cancer patients. (3) Vitamin D may not be advantageous in reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (4) as of today’s research, but patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo benefit from improved Vitamin D levels. Vertigo attacks did not recur after supplementation with Vitamin D. (5) So Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages you to talk with us about your Vitamin D level at your next La Grande chiropractic visit and possibly upping it.
So get out in the La Grande sun, enjoy a nice dinner of salmon, and consider taking an easy capsule of Vitamin D! It’s one of the best things for us to do for our bones, kidneys, mood, immune system and much more.
Contact Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC about your Vitamin D3 intake. We’re here for your La Grande spinal and nutritional health!
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