June 11, 2010


Sunrise by Moi

It takes only 3 times a week at five minutes on sunny days  or  15 minutes in one  cooler part of the day for your bare arms and legs to soak up the Sunshine Vitamin D .  But  to make sure that you are getting the recommended dosage of 1,000 IU's daily you may need to take a supplement and even though the RDA seems high, Vitamin D  is considered very safe .

There are more than 2,000 health -promoting genes in your body that Vitamin D activates and it plays an important role in fighting off breast, colon and other cancers.  According to Dr. Robert Hearney of Nebraska's Creighton University, Vitamin D cuts your overall risk of cancer by shutting down abnormal cells before they can become cancerous and lowers your risk by 77 %!

Vitamin D is essential for proper calcium absorption and cuts your risk of broken bones ond osteoporosis by 33 % when taken together.

High levels of this vitamin can cut your risk of having a heart attack by 50 % and breaks down artery-clogging triglycerides.

Feeling depressed or moody?  Vitamin D levels are 14% lower in  depressed people and giving them this supplements alleviates the symptoms by 26 % in just 4 weeks.

Research has proven that people who live in Northern climates with less sunshine, the top natural source of vitamin D, suffer more disease than those that live in sunnier areas.

Momma is always right.  Eat your veggies and take your vitamins!

Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved

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