The importance of Vitamin D.

Disclosure: always consult your doctor about your health, and before you take supplements. This is just what I do and what works for me.

With the Covid-19 pandemic, and everyone being indoors, we need to very carefully, get outside, and get some vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D wards off depression, and makes us happy. It also helps out immune systems, and various studies state that it can prevent flu.

However, we just can’t go out to a crowded park, or beach, and contribute to the pandemic. What we can do is go for walks in secluded places, go for walks early in the morning or at times when not many people are out. We can read in our back yards, or front yard. We can do some gardening. Use a little sun screen. Sunscreen can prevent skin cancer, and aging your skin. Get outdoors anywhere, where there is not a bunch of people.

Vitamin D is important. It acts different than other vitamins. It acts like a hormone and every cell in your body has a receptor for vitamin D.

Some signs of vitamin D deficiencies:

  • Depression (My doctor once tested my vitamin D levels for this) My result was normal though.
  • Hair loss
  • Pain. Muscle and bone pain. Back pain.
  • Getting sick often.
  • Fatigue

Foods that have vitamin D in them, (in case it is too difficult to get out without being able to social distance.

  • Salmon, Tuna, or fatty fish.
  • Orange juice
  • Egg yolks
  • Mushrooms
  • A supplement of cod liver oil
  • yogurt

After I am in the sun, I feel happy and energized!

Stay stay, happy and healthy!

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18 thoughts on “The importance of Vitamin D.”

  1. TheHiddenEdge

    Thank you Michelle. I too have found Vitamin D supplements a big benefit in the Winter months. I take cod liver oil all year round. Wish I’d known this years ago!

  2. Great post Michelle, its so important that people are aware. In London rickets has been on the rise because people have been keeping children out of the sun (skin cancer scare mongers) or covering them in sunblock. 😀

      1. Yay, I remember (well I don’t actually) about 50 years ago my sister was ill and our old GP said get out there in the sun, the best convalescence you’ll ever find 😀

  3. I don’t get enough outdoor exposure. I guess that’s because I have fair skin and live in a city that has an extremely high incidence of skin cancer. My doctor did recommend Vitamin D, I take it daily.

  4. Vitamin D has helped me a lot. I started taking supplements a few years ago and noticed I got colds and flus less often, and allergies were better.
    I’m glad you said that you should consult about taking supplements, but I have to say, while it’s good to get outside etc., I did much better after taking supplements, even though I live in NM (where we get plenty of sun) and am outside fairly often

  5. I completely agree. Vitamin D is very important. But at the same time it’s overdose is equally harmful. Consult your physician and have right dosage

  6. Everyone should take vitamin D really! Since we can never know just how much we are able to absorb through the sun.

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