Published on October 20, 2015Are You Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin?
Often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D has made headlines in recent years for its possible health benefits. According to some reports, a deficiency of this vitamin is implicated in numerous serious health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s and more.
When your vitamin D level is optimized, you may be able to reduce your risk for certain conditions as well as:
- Improve immune function
- Build strong bones and teeth
- Absorb Calcium
How Do You Get Sufficient Vitamin D?
According to the Vitamin D Council, exposing your bare skin to sunlight and taking vitamin D supplements are the two primary ways to get the vitamin D your body needs.
Although it’s difficult to get the optimal amount of Vitamin D from your diet, this vitamin can be found in healthy foods such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, egg yolks, and cheese. Eating these and other healthy foods will also supply your body with other valuable vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health.
The Chiropractic Connection
Chiropractic care doesn’t treat Vitamin D deficiencies, but a person often can better receive Vitamin D by having a healthy nervous system. The nervous system is the master system of your body. This system controls every organ, muscle, and tissue, including your skin—the largest organ of your body!
With a healthy nervous system, your skin is better able to send sensory information to the brain to help the body know how to properly function. When your skin is able to do its job, your body is then able to properly access and use Vitamin D for your overall health.
Visit us today to discuss how you can receive the benefits of vitamin D and chiropractic care.