Vitamin D to Live Well

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Vitamin D just might be the “Secret Sauce”!

If your levels of Vitamin D are low, you will be more susceptible to infection, disease and auto-immune problems.

With all that is going on in our world right now, your immune system needs to be at its strongest. 

Making sure you have adequate levels of Vitamin D is one of the easiest and most effective ways to “toughen up” your immune system this Fall.

Why We Are Deficient:

Most of the Vitamin D we get comes from being in the sun, but it’s really hard to get enough from the sun in our world today. 

With pollution, too much time indoors, covering up, and sunscreen, we are ALL not getting enough Vitamin D!  

This picture shows how long you need to be outside, midday, every day to get enough Vitamin D.

Learn more about the science behind this picture here.

For me, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, I need to spend at least 2 hours outside every day. 

That’s just not going to happen so I need to get it from somewhere else.

Common Sources of Vitamin D and Supplements

You can also get Vitamin D from foods like salmon, sardines, egg yolks and shrimp, but I don’t regularly eat any of those things so I supplement with Vitamin D.

It has a very short half life, so it’s a supplement you need to take every day, or every other day.

A common dosage is 1,000 IU per day, but depending on your current level, it may be beneficial to take 5,000-10,000 IU per day during a high illness season.

Some signs of Vitamin D deficiency look alot like being sick! 

If you are showing any of these things, time to get tested! 

  • Tiredness, aches and pains
  • Bone or muscle pain or weakness
  • Stress fractures

 

A test is a simple blood or finger prick test you can request from your doctor or Health-based dentist like Total Care Dental and Wellness.

Now go get some Vitamin D!

These short and sweet pieces of information are what Living Well with Dr. Michelle is all about. 

Let’s work together to LIVE WELL!

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Who Am I?

Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, DDS, TNC, CNAS is a practicing holistic dentist, Traditional Naturopathic doctor, author, blogger, and video creator on all topics related to Natural Health, Self-Reliance and Living Well.

She has a large garden and orchard, raises farm animals, grows and preserves her own food, makes dinner for up to nine people each night and runs a thriving health-based dental and wellness practice.

Dr. Jorgensen has a knack for taking information that seems out of place in today’s world, and making it work to improve lives. In addition, she has a large network of friends and associates that are “Living Well” that she can’t wait to introduce to the world.

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