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The big news in the medical world today is that YOU need Vitamin D! Without enough, your risk of death rises 26 per cent!
Keep your hard-earned money in your wallet - DO NOT rush out to buy Vitamin D supplements. Simply get out in the sunshine for 15 minutes or so daily.
Want other sources of natural, affordable Vitamin D?
DARK GREEN VEGETABLES are brimming with Vitamin D (and iron, too!).
FISH from ALASKAN or NORWEGIAN waters (rather than fish from other waters, to minimize the chances of swallowing parasites or their eggs - they can survive the cooking process. READ MY BOOK to learn about how I rid myself of that yukky problem. sigh... it's one of the less glamorous parts of being a professional writer...)
and LIVER (I recommend meats from organically grown/fed animals for the same reason).
How good is Vitamin D for human bodies? It can PREVENT osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. Vitamin D even improves the health of people with diabetes.
Obese (severely overweight) people and anyone with hypertension (high blood pressure) needs Vitamin D, too. Why? Their bodies seem to destroy Vitamin D reserves, causing a nasty downward cascade reaction for increasingly poor health.
Dr. Michal Melamed, M.D., M.H.S at Johns Hopkins says that our levels of Vitamin D "fluctuate in direct proportion with daily physical activity."
What's he worried about? That you sit too long at your computer, hand-held game or TV or have someone else run your errands. What's the solution? Do things you enjoy and aim to increase your activities. Swim, walk (watch how well and how fast a pair of good sneakers trim your belly!), take the stairs (whoa - that will improve your cardiovascular health. Your heart, lungs and veins will thank you!).
Learn more about Vitamin D when you click on US News and World Report.
To your good health,
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