Listen to Your Eugene Chiropractor: Up Your Vitamin D!

Vitamin D is the sunniest healthy vitamin we Eugene folks need! It balances us humans. It keeps our immune systems up. It keeps the body’s equilibrium - down to our very cells - balanced. A mission of our Eugene chiropractic care is balance. So let’s look at Vitamin D – what arises when we don’t have enough of it and how we can increase it in our systems.

For starters, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so a low-fat diet may lend itself to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D impacts the absorption and storage of calcium and stimulates phosphorous absorption. It also determines how calcium binding proteins function in bone and kidneys which also depends on Vitamin K. (1) That’s a story for another week!

To follow that up, Vitamin D3 shortage is reported to lead to osteoporosis, cancer, immunological and infectious diseases(2) Dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium is lower in breast cancer patients(3) Vitamin D may not be beneficial in reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (4) as of today’s research, but folks with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo benefit from better Vitamin D levels. Vertigo attacks did not repeat after supplementation with Vitamin D. (5) So Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic encourages you to talk with us about your Vitamin D level at your next Eugene chiropractic visit and possibly upping it.

How?

  • Take sunny walks. Researchers still say the best way to get Vitamin D3 into your system is via the exposure to UVB radiation. They even say that there are certain hours of the day and particular angles of the Earth's crust  are best, but we can’t be choosy. (2) We live in Eugene, so get out and enjoy the UVB radiation our sun gives us here!
  • Eat Vitamin D3 rich food. Salmon, sardines, goat milk, green leafy vegetables, and eggs are good choices. (1)
  • Take Vitamin D3 Supplements. Check your brand with Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic so we can make sure it is best for you.

So get out in the Eugene sun, enjoy a nice dinner of salmon, and consider taking an easy capsule of Vitamin D! It’s one of the best things for us to do for our bones, kidneys, mood, immune system and much more.

Contact Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic about your Vitamin D3 intake. We’re here for your Eugene spinal and nutritional health!

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