Natural Moms Podcast #131

drjoyalVitamin D is critical for health.

Vitamin D promotes your immune system, and your body needs vitamin D in ample quantities to provide  protection against microbial invaders like bacteria and viruses (including the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus).

Are you a good host (to disease), or a bad one?

Recent studies show that as many as 87% of adults are vitamin D deficient by late winter, and 61% remain deficient even during summer months.

My guest this week is Steven V. Joyal, MD, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at the Life Extension Foundation

Did you know these facts about Vitamin D?

  • It benefits cardiovascular function
  • Women with higher blood levels of Vitamin D have reduced breast cancer.
  • Vitamin D also helps prostate issues
  • Vitamin D is not a vitamin! (explained in the interview)
  • Current levels of supplementation frequently recommended (such as the RDA) are inadequate – listen to find out what is the proper dose.
  • 30 minutes of sun exposure at noon = 10,000 i.u. Vitamin D.
  • Learn about a safe and healthy level of sun exposure.

Carrie’s favorite source of Vitamin D:  Nordic Naturals – Lemon Flavored Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil

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2 Responses to Natural Moms Podcast #131

  1. Mindy says:

    We supplement and try to get our vit D for free from the sun. My kids get orange flavor cod liver oil. Very interesting information here.

  2. Ashley says:

    I was a little disappointed that Vitamin D supplementation wasn’t addressed specifically with babies. I have always felt that vitamins should be absorbed naturally and have decided against giving my son (now 11 months) Vitamin D much to the dismay of his pediatrician. I was really hoping to get more specific information to arm myself better with this decision, even if it changed my mind.

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