If your doctor has ever told you to make sure you spend a little bit of time outdoors each day, here’s (probably) one reason why: when exposed to sunshine, your skin gets busy producing vitamin D, a nutrient that’s essential for your body. Of course, making D might be hard for your skin to do if you’re naturally dark-skinned or you live in a place that doesn’t have many daylight hours, especially during the winter months. But, in warmer climates or summer months, the risk of sunburn outweighs the benefit of being outdoors without sunscreen. (SPF! SPF! There’s no time too random to shout it from the rooftops!) So, where does that leave you? You definitely don’t want to risk having a D deficiency—your body can’t absorb calcium to build strong bones without it, your immune system also uses it to fight off unfriendly bacteria and viruses and to kill off mutant cells before they become cancerous, and your muscles and nerves rely on it to do their jobs. With D so in demand and so few foods naturally containing it, you may want to stock up on fortified foods (milk, some OJs, and cereals) and support your body with a supplement, usually in the form of D3.
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Hi it has been almost a year since I have been diagnosed and I have thankfully been able to train and compete as a competitive swimmer since then. I am now starting college this fall and plan to swim for a D3 university. Has anyone found success as a student athlete with pots? Any tips? (I have more mild POTS diagnosis)
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I take vitamin D (D3 5000 + K) daily and am running out of my current metagenics bottle. I love it, but want to find a replacement brand that doesn’t require going through a doctor. Wanafam, what is your favorite high quality vitamin D/K supplement brand?
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The Paleo Solution Podcast: Beverly Myer - Health Recovery, Vitamins A-D-K, and Neurotransmitters
This week's podcast with certified clinical nutritionist Beverly Meyer covered a lot of ground, including the interplay of Vitamins A, D, and K in a host of health issues. We also talked about the forgotten neurotransmitter, GABA, and it's role in depression, gut health, and autoimmunity.
Healthy Lifestyle Show: Superfoods 5 - Vitamins D, E & K With Jay Author
In this episode we speak with Jay Author about his knowledge of superfoods and Vitamins D, E, and K. Jay Author is an entrepreneur, visionary, motivator, mentor, passionate about charities, and passionate about sharing healthy lifestyle tips through his books.
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Dr. Sanjiv Chopra - Coffee, Exercise, Vitamin D, Nuts & Meditation... The Big Five
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He's a best selling author and a sought after motivational speaker throughout the United States and abroad. Sanjiv has written a number of books including his joint memoir with his brother Deepak Chopra called Brotherhood and The Big Five which is the subject of today's interview.
The mindbodygreen Podcast: You're Probably Vitamin D Deficient & Why It Matters With Steven Gundry, M.D.
Want to live longer? Us too. Steven Gundry, M.D., is here to tell us how to do just that. As a heart surgeon and best-selling author, and author of the new book The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe …, Dr. Gundry is doing what it takes to live a long, healthy life. When he was on the mbg podcast last February, he talked about avoiding lectins, grains, and sugar—all tentpoles to his New York Times best-selling book The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy …. Now, he’s back with even more insight on bettering our health and debunking the many myths of longevity. At the core of our conversation is the microbiome. In his practice in California, Dr. Gundry has been seeing what he calls “superolds” or people living beyond 100 years old. He’s found the common denominator in these individuals is a diverse, healthy microbiome. “It’s actually the microbiome, and its interface with the wall of your gut that will determine what happens to you,” Dr. Gundry shared. While it may seem genetics determine our health and longevity, he pointed out that our genome only plays about 6 percent into what’s going to happen to us and about 94 percent is related to our lifestyle: the food we eat and the people we’re surrounded by. In simple terms, it means we can do something to change the trajectory of our health. On his list for how to live to 100 and beyond is getting enough Vitamin D. “People with the highest vitamin D levels have the longest telomeres,” he explained. These DNA-protein structures protect our chromosomes and the longest ones are the most telling of our longevity. Unfortunately, there’s a high chance you’re not getting enough as 80 percent of Southern Californians are Vitamin D deficient (that says a lot). Dr. Gundry pointed out that it can take 40,000 IU a day of Vitamin D to raise someone’s Vitamin D levels, which he says is vital to our health. This episode will leave you with more knowledge about what’s going on in your gut and inspire you to make changes that could add years on your life.
FoundMyFitness: The "Vitamin D Sweet Spot" and Its Relationship To Aging
Dr. Patrick talks about how vitamin D regulates the aging process. In this video you will learn important factors that affect vitamin production from your skin, what the optimal levels of serum vitamin D are, and how appropriate vitamin D levels ("the sweet spot") prevents telomeres from shortening.
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- Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Vitamin D. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Vitamin D.
- Mayo Clinic. Vitamin D. Mayo Clinic. Vitamin D.
- National Institutes of Health. Vitamin D fact sheet for consumers. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin D fact sheet for consumers.
- Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. The vitamin D deficiency pandemic: Approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. The vitamin D deficiency pandemic: Approaches for diagnosis, treatment and prevention.