Beat the Winter Blues!
The Magic of Vitamin D3 can be extremely beneficial for those that suffer with depression, anxiety and insomnia.
There is nothing worse not being able to sleep. The roller coaster cycle of feeling “high” and “low” and numb gets old. The back and forth doctors appointments and bouncing ball of modifying your medication becomes exhausting, expensive and leaves you feeling hopeless at times.
If you have a loved one that suffers with the following symptoms and struggles or you suffer with battling insomnia and mood swings; you might want to test your vitamin D levels.
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO FEEL REFRESHED-REVITALIZED-HAPPY AND EMPOWERED WITH YOUR OWN HEALTH?
In today’s world we live in a “Symptom” and Decentralized Healing Approach. For example, take this pill for sleep. Take this pill for appetite. Take this pill for anxiety. All mood management pills. Lifestyle, stress management, positive thinking skills are essential for mood management.
It frustrates me how in our Western Medical approaches we neglect to look at our overall toxicity (internally and externally). Instead, we tax the body with MORE toxins and suppress nutrients, gut health and brain health. So frick’n frustrating and ignorant.
Many health experts consider the benefits of vitamin D to be one of the most important health discoveries in the last century. Typically, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Vitamin D is SUNSHINE.
Vitamin D is found in 2 forms. Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) is made by plants. You can find it in foods that have been fortified, such as juices, milk, or cereals (not really the best source). However, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), the most complete form of Vitamin D, is made when the skin is exposed to sun.
We’ve been somewhat “brain-washed” by the media to think that all sun exposure is bad. This is NOT TRUE! Getting 15 minutes of direct sunlight on unprotected skin is usually enough to get in your daily dose. Nature is your best bet for Vitamin D. Including foods in your diet that contain vitamin D, like fish (wild salmon is good), cod liver oil, milk, eggs, fresh fruits, and vegetables will also help. Unfortunately, most of us cannot get enough Vitamin D through food sources or sun exposure.
It is estimated that up to 2/3 of the population is Vitamin D deficient and needs to take a Vitamin D3 supplement. Keep in mind that it is a fat-soluble vitamin and should be taken with a meal for the best absorption possible.
VITAMIN D BENEFITS:
• Bone Health – Vitamin D aids in the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorous
• Increases bone density & helps decrease fractures
• Helps to prevent osteoporosis
• Enhances the immune system, lowering the incidence of colds or flu
• Lowers incidence of cancer & rheumatoid arthritis
• Controls hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Aids in heart/cardiovascular health, preventing premature death
• Reduces inflammation
• Prevention against diabetes, autoimmune diseases, & multiple sclerosis
• Eases muscle aches & fibromyalgia symptoms
Improves serotonin levels, thus aiding the control of depression
• Helps control appetite and even improves fat-loss efforts!!
As you can see, Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for good health & the list of benefits just keeps growing.
CHECK YOUR VITAMIN D LEVELS:
Have a blood test called 25 (OH). It is the only blood test out there that measures the amount of Vitamin D to determine if you are getting enough or not. This test is especially important if you have family history of cancer or autoimmune disease.
Please forward this on to those that could use peace, rest and a little sunshine in their lives. Western medicine will change if we stick together and look at the Whole Body – the Holistic approach. Want my tips on how to ease anxiety and depression? Leave a comment below and I will book a chat with you.