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The Importance of Vitamin D


Having optimal levels of vitamin D plays a vital role in your overall health, as well as your quality of life. Being deficient in vitamin D has been shown to affect immunity, hormonal health, mental health, cardiovascular health, cancer, blood sugar levels and diabetes, sleep, bone health and osteoporosis, muscular health and overall energy. Vitamin D is actually considered a hormone due to its various functions, and is the only vitamin that can be produced by our bodies through exposure to UV rays from the sun! Common Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency: It is estimated that around 1 billion people worldwide are deficient in vitamin D.  The most common risk factors for a deficiency in vitamin D include inadequate

Are low levels of Vit D causing you weight loss resistance?


42% of Americans are Vitamin D deficient, creating an increased risk of impaired immunity, fatigue, depression, and muscle pain.  But not just that---did you know that low Vitamin D is also correlated to weight gain, increased fat storage, hunger cravings and high blood sugar? This is because Vitamin D influences the hormones insulin and leptin. Insulin signals your body when to store fat while leptin tells your body to burn fat.  Two studies, done in 1980 and 2019 found that low Vitamin D levels were connected to insulin and leptin resistance. When Vitamin D levels were low, insulin and leptin hormones would become less sensitive or functional, with weaker signals being sent from the brain telling the body to

Top 3 Ways to Boost Vitamin D Levels


Last week I explored the connection between Vitamin D levels and optimal health. What we know now is that when we boost our Vitamin D levels, we boost our immune system which makes it more powerful to fight off viruses, including viruses like Covid-19. However we also know that 50% of the population is vitamin D deficient. Here are the top 3 ways to boost Vitamin D levels: Boost Vitamin D by absorbing it through your skin: You can do this two ways, directly from the sun or through red light therapy. If you’re planning to get vitamin D from the sun, you should spend 10-30 minutes per day, several times a week out in the sun ideally during mid-day

Can Vitamin D Protect You From Covid-19?


Most of us grew up hearing, “go get some sun, it’s good for you!”, knowing that sunshine was one of the many ways we could get our daily dose of Vitamin D. Knowing that 50% of the population is deficient in this Vitamin, it has become an important topic today in preventing illness, viral infections and creating a robust immune system. According to a new study released July 15th, 2020, the "association between low levels of Vitamin D and increased risk of developing several immune-related diseases and disorders, including psoriasis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis, sepsis, respiratory infection, and COVID-19, has been observed”. The connection between Vitamin D levels and optimal health: When in active form

How to avoid the FLU


Does it seem like everyone around you is getting sick? Do you cringe when you hear people coughing and hacking and blowing their nose? What can you do to protect yourself from falling prey to the flu when people around you are sick? Is it even possible? First, you have more control over your immune system than you think. There are two things that must happen simultaneously for you to get the flu: You are exposed to a flu virus or bacteria You have a weakened immune system that struggles to fight off that virus/bacteria You’ve likely been told to put all your efforts into avoiding the exposure. But I’m here to tell you that avoiding exposure is nearly impossible. […]


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