What’s with the vitamin D deficiency?

I finally feel a little better and I am able to write to you. I have sprained my ancle the day before New Year’s Eve and it turned out that I have torn legaments in my ancle as well. My doctor has asked my to stay in bed for some time and I am so happy that she did because the leg still hurts a lot. That is the reason I wasn’t writing because I wanted to cure my leg as soon as possible.
My leg is still not ok, but here I am giving you more tips to have a healthy life 🙂
Now, before we start with the actual post I have to say that I am not a doctor nor a dietician. Everything I post here are tips from my experience. Before you decide to use my ideas, please consult with your family doctor or your endocrinologist.
Okay, let us start with the actual theme of our post which is vitamin D deficiency. I know that a lot of people are talking about that recently and you may think that it is not such a big deal. However, I believe there is a reason why there are blood tests to check the vitamin D level.
Before I tell you what to do to have correct vitamin D level I will list a few symptoms that may direct you into taking the vitamin D level test.
1. Muscle weakness
2. Depression
3. Chronic health problems
4. Chronic tiredness
These are some of many symptoms of vit D deficiency. Also, when you suffer from any chronic illness (autoimmune or not) you may have problems with the correct levels of vitamin
If you still feel unsure, google the symptoms and there will be even more.
Now, what to do when you find out that you do not have the correct level of the vitamin. First of all, do not panic. I think that more that 50% of world’s population has this problem, especially during winter season.
Secondly, you need check your diet and make sure that at least some of the foods below are on your menu:
1. Salmon
2. Mackerel
3. Tuna
4. Raw Milk
5. Mushrooms
You always can expose 18% of your body to sun from 10a.m. to 3 p.m for 15 minutes. But, when you wear SPF this trick will not work, unfortunatelly.
Finally, what I do apart from food and taking blood tests every 6 months I take supplements of Vitamin D (the whole year) and Cod Liver Oil (from October to March) and I didn’t have a cold for few years now, even that I do have an autoimmune desease. However, the supplements were consulted with my endocrinologist. And I advise you the same!
Did it help? Was it useful? You know the drill, let me know in the comments section below 🙂

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