Monday, January 25, 2016

It's Winter. Do You Have Enough Of The Sunshine Vitamin?

As we move deep into winter, it is important for you to be aware of how the changing seasons affect your health and your mood, and to take special care of yourself in order to stay healthy and balanced this season. 
Vitamin D, also termed "The sunshine vitamin" is an important winter nutrient. Everyone in the northern latitudes should  be taking a Vitamin D3 supplement combined with K2 due to the fact that we can't synthesize Vitamin D from the sun in the fall and winter months. We need the additional vitamin K2 to make sure that calcium gets placed in our bones and not in our arteries or joints. Without this vital combination, and just taking vitamin D without the K- we can unwillingly set ourselves up for cardiovascular disease or osteoarthritis.

There is a vast body of research that has found that many people are deficient in vitamin D. Therefore, it is recommended that individuals get their vitamin D status checked periodically. Optimal levels on Vitamin D blood tests are between 50 and 90 ng/m .

There is an online lab that does Vitamin D Lab Testing without a doctor's referral called Direct
Just Go to for your test. Click order tests. Search for Vitamin D, 5 Hydroxy. The cost is $59


Symptoms/Conditions Correlated with a Vitamin D Deficiency


  • winter depression

  • winter anxiety

  • general depression

  • general anxiety

  • liver disorder

  • severe tooth decay

  • osteoporosis

  • conjunctivitis

  • poor immunity

  • cancer

  • cardiovascular disease

  • rickets

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Alzheimer's disease

Vitamin D also exhibits a strong association with lowering breast cancer risk due to its ability to block damaging excess estrogen formation in the breasts. It also supports the full maturity of cells, keeping damaged cancer cells at bay. In addition, Vitamin D  activates the cancer attacking immune cells, called “T” cells.

Vitamin D may improve seasonal anxiety and depression that worsens in the winter months. Vitamin D may also support general depression and anxiety that remains all year. Raising levels of Vitamin D results in a “sunny” mood for those suffering from depression, anxiety, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), and PMS, It also naturally boosts your energy levels.

I am offering a winter special on Vitamin D3 with K2 from my dispensary called Healthwaves at . Just click the link to set up an account, I will then get an email from healthwaves, and you will be able to  receive 20% off of your Vitamin D/K purchase for the next month -through the end of February.

Be Well This Winter,