This Could Be Making You Sickl!

The cold has already come and gone, but more is on the way. Most individuals when they get sick do not realize their Vitamin D level are low. If you went and had your Vitamin D levels checked I am sure they will be low!                                                                                          Click Bottle For Link!

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When Becky, the boys and I start feeling sick we load up on Vitamin D3. Instead of going straight to the Dr. to get antibiotics that only mask your sickness and lower your immune system. Everyone should invest in Vitamin D3 to create health and better their health because:
  • Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from natural sunlight.
  • The healing rays of natural sunlight cannot penetrate glass. 
  • It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from your diet. A person would have to drink ten tall glasses of vitamin D fortified milk each day just to get minimum levels of vitamin D in their diet.
  • The further you live from the equator, the longer exposure you need to the sun in order to generate vitamin D.
  • People with dark skin pigmentation may need 20-30 times as much exposure to sunlight as fair-skinned people to generate the same amount of vitamin D.
  • Sufficient levels of vitamin D are crucial for calcium absorption in our intestines. 
  • Chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight. 
  • It takes months of vitamin D supplementation and sunlight exposure to rebuild the body’s bones and nervous system.
  • Even weak sunscreens block your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%.
  • It is impossible to generate too much vitamin D in your body from sunlight exposure: your body will self regulate and only generate what it needs.
“Vitamin D levels in your blood fall to their lowest point during flu seasons. Unable to be protected by the body’s own antibiotics  that are released by vitamin D, a person with low vitamin D level is more vulnerable to contracting colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections.”

I bet you are thinking that is why you and your family get the “flu shot,” so you can prevent your family from getting the flu. Well, I am sorry to say this, but in Oct of 2008 an issue of the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine found that “vaccinating young children against the flu appeared to have no impact on flu-related hospitalizations or doctor visits during TWO recent flu season.” 

Here is another a great fact. After adjusting for potentially relevant variables, the researchers concluded that  “significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age, or setting.” There are other studies that found that it does not protect the elderly against developing pneumonia, and one of the more credible hypothesis that explains the nature of the flu is that influenza is a vitamin D deficiency disease. 
Here are some Vitamin D rich foods: 
  • Flesh of some fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel and fish liver oils are among the best sources.
  • You get a small amount in beef, liver, cheese, and egg yolks.

So the next way to get your adequate vitamin D is to take a supplement. 

The tablet form of Vitamin D3 we take and give our boys especially when they are dealing with a sickness is Shaklee’s Vita D3.

This product as 1,000 IU a tablet, this is 250% the Daily Value. When are boys are dealing with a cold, or sickness we load them up on not only this vitamin but also Vitamin C, and Garlic.


You can find adequate Intakes (AIs) for Vitamin D here: Tables taken from http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamind

As Dr. Mercola puts it, “vitamin D may very well be one of the most beneficial vitamins there is for disease prevention. Unfortunaltely it’s also one of the vitamins that a vast majority of people across the world are deficient in due to lack of regular exposure to sunshine.”

A report in the journal of Pediatric Research stated that infants and children appear more susceptible to viral rather than bacterial infections when deficient in vitamin D.

So, as we go into this season of colds, flu, and other types of sickness it is very important to make sure you are getting an adequate amount of Vitamin D. 


What other Vitamins are steps do you take to prevent sickness in your household? 

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