“You’re Not Getting Enough Vitamin D”

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A few years ago, we had a particularly dark winter here in Portland and I found myself with some real blues.   I made an appointment to see my doctor who informed me that I was far from the only one.  She said, “I’m willing to bet you’re not getting enough Vitamin D.”  She went on to tell me that virtually everyone who doesn’t walk around in the sun naked most of the time, is probably also Vitamin D deficient.   She asked me if I’d like her to prescribe an antidepressant.  I told her I’d rather up my daily dosage of Vitamin D.  It worked….and it worked quickly.

In the video below, Michael Holick, MD, discusses vitamin D relating to bone and muscle health and the prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases.   Very interesting stuff.  Watch it.  It will compel you to get your D levels tested.  I assure you.

4 responses

  1. It is a very common problem here too, who would think that a country like Australia would have a massive problem with Vit D deficiency, for us it is because we all wear sunscreen when we go out. Strange.

  2. Yup. I suffer from anxiety and depression and am on an anti-depressant. Adding vitamin D as a supplement, though, *definitely* helps my mood overall. I swear by it!