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Check Your Vitamin D

Check Your Vitamin D

Dr. Janet Brill

CHECK YOUR VITAMIN D

Low vitamin D circulating in the blood stream has been linked to the development of a host of chronic diseases. Your body can make vitamin D from sunlight, but most of us can’t get enough from that route, so you'll want to get most of your vitamin D from food and supplements. The best sources are fatty fish including salmon (wild), herring, mackerel, and sardines; milk (fat-free, 1% low-fat), soy milk, and fortified yogurt. Because few foods are rich in vitamin D, you may need to take a supplement) in order to take in 1000 IU of vitamin D3 daily. Ask your doctor to test your D level and if it’s low, discuss supplementing (just be sure you supplement with D3 and NOT D2).

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