This is the second in what we hope is going to be a long series of posts addressing our health and nutrition. So much attention is being focused on health care at the moment, when the focus should be on our health. Prevention as opposed to disease management. Getting and staying healthy should be the national focus. Our belief is that knowledge is empowering and that it is up to each one of us take charge of our health.
It is estimated that up to 85 percent of people have insufficient levels of vitamin D and are unaware of their deficient state. While conventional media and medicine promote sun avoidance, doing so can actually put your health in grave danger and cause vitamin D deficiency.
A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D plays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health. There are about 30,000 genes in your body, and vitamin D affects nearly 3,000 of them, as well as vitamin D receptors located throughout your body.