Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vitamin D’s Importance for Overall Health

Thanks to guest blogger Mr. Westberg for sharing the following content about Vitamin D and about his own experience with nutrition and deficiencies.

Vitamin D’s Importance for Overall Health

I have always believed that passion and articulation are concepts inextricably connected to each other. If a person becomes passionate about any topic they tend to discover their voice. They want the world to understand what they now know to be true and constantly work on the delivery of that message. People with that passion feel the very fate of the world lies with them and their ability to convince others to heed their words.

When Sara first discovered her voice about Vitamin D Deficiency Syndrome she offered advice, direction and support to literally anyone who would listen. Sara began to quiz people about their health and any adverse symptoms they may be suffering from. If

Sara felt that any of those symptoms could be the result of a Vitamin D deficiency she would prompt them to see their doctor and be tested. She and I spent a great deal of time talking about the disorder and how it had negatively affected her health for years. Sara had assigned her continuing health problems to various causes to include a bout of Valley Fever years earlier. It never occurred to her that a vitamin deficiency could actually be the culprit behind these issues until it was incidentally diagnosed by her doctor.

During our conversations I saw several connections between Sara’s story and that of my own family. Several years ago my wife, Tamara, and I discovered the benefits of nutritional cleansing and replenishing. Impurities enter our bodies through the air we breathe; the water that we drink; and the food that we eat. Nutritional cleansing and replenishing suggests that we should cleanse these harmful impurities from our body and replace them with high-grade nutrition through both the food we eat as well as with quality supplements.

Since that initial revelation my wife and I have worked hard to become well versed in the functioning of the body and the nutrition necessary to make it perform optimally. We reject no information source and always do our own research to determine whether the source has value. Much of our research gets documented on our blog at Like Sara, my wife became an advocate for her own passion, nutritional cleansing and replenishing, and she is bent on spreading the “gospel” of this topic. Because of our common interest in nutrition I found great value in the things that Sara had to say about Vitamin D. I began to research the topic and found the following information.

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, with its main role to help the body absorb calcium. As a result it is believed by the medical community to be one of the most important vitamins needed by your body every day.

Vitamin D is considered by a contingent of the medical community to represent the single most cost-effective medical intervention in the United States (Dr. Greg Plotnikoff, Director of the Penny George Institute for Health and healing, Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis).

• We have seen a steady decline in Vitamin D exposure since the mid-1900’s as we spend less and less time exposed to natural sunlight. You can understand why this is an issue as our primary source of Vitamin D comes from exposure to the UVB rays of the Sun.

• There are some alternative sources of Vitamin D such as fortified milk and dairy products, as well as some fish. However, these sources have proved to be insufficient in our efforts to achieve the level of Vitamin D required for a healthy body.

My wife and I feel we have achieved our personal solution to this problem and to positive health through nutritional cleansing and replenishing. We use a meal replacement and cleansing program called Isagenix which we would be happy to discuss with you. The supplements associated with the program go a long way towards replacing the Vitamin D our current lifestyles deny us. Regardless, it is important that we as Americans pay attention to this growing problem. In the end moderate exposure to the sun’s rays is an important aspect to anyone’s solution.

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