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Vitamin D Deficiency

This week is Women’s Health Week and It’s a great time to take a moment and focus on helping improve the state of your body and mind. Doing something as small as adding a Vitamin D supplement to your diet or getting out into some beautiful sunshine for at least 20 minutes a day can do wonders for both your body and mind. Vitamin D helps your hair shine, keeps your teeth strong, and does amazing things towards treating depression. But did you know what can happen if you aren’t getting enough of this very important but commonly overlooked vitamin? Click the link  to read about Vitamin D deficiency and find out if you could have it.

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Vitamin D

We really don’t have a ‘cold and flu season. We have a ‘low level of Vitamin D so poor immune function’ season.

Vitamin D could be called the mother hormone. It is essential, and very few foods in nature contain it. The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources, and small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks.

Our bodies will make it, if we expose enough skin to enough sunlight – without sunscreen – something many of us are unwilling or unable to do.

Since Vitamin D is fat soluble, anyone whose fat digestion is impaired [like someone whose gall bladder has been removed] will have trouble absorbing the oil form.

We stock Biotics Bio D-Mulsion Forte, an emulsified Vitamin D that has about 700 2000 IU drops per ounce, and costs $20.

To read more check out this article, published by which talks about the benefits and sources of Vitamin D and what Vitamin D deficiency looks like.

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Manicures, UV Lights, and Cancer…Oh My!

Summer is here! Which means that it is time for a fun summer manicure right? How about trying some of the Gel Nail Polish that lasts for two weeks? Sounds like a great idea until you start to really think about what might happen when you leave your skin under those ultraviolet lights used to cure the polish.

“Dermatologists say women should use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect themselves from the ultraviolet light used to cure gel nail polish.”

Check out the entire article Here