|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
"Vitamin D" deficiency. Sunshine and Supplement -- what else?
We know it is kind of a hybrid vitamin, kind of a hormone steroid deal. We know they make supplements and sunshine is optimum. But what else can we do?
This info would be a helpful springboard for researching the topic:
http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0, … 38,00.html
We can eat natural foods high in vitamin D including fish oils, fatty fish, mushrooms, beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks.
Oftentimes it is one's medications that causes vitamin D deficiencies.
Unfortunately lots of medications create a sort of chain reaction with their various side effects. The person had no deficiency until they started taking a medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol....etc Now they need vitamins, Viagra, or whatever else.
One pill leads to needing to take another pill and so it goes....
However some people say: "Thank God there is a pill for that!"
There is a man on this site who gets lots of sun, but suffered or suffers from the deficiency. He would fall asleep in his garden from deficiency. I was on a prescription supplement of large dose for a while and know others who are in the same boat. The sunscreens we use sometimes prevent the sun from helping us. We must have vitamin D checkups often and work with our physicians. Eating foods with Vitamin D also helps..it is a real problem currently, and we must do everything possible to ensure our good health.
Both of those are sources for sure. I have a Vitamin D deficiency. That is discovered with my blood chem done for diabetes quarterly. They watch Vitamin D closely. They do that because of the causes. See below for a trustworthy and thorough link for information. Much of the science for Vitamin D has been in the recent 15 years. I have adjusted the dosage three times now up and down over about a 10 year span. Not sure why . . . but the test offers cause and how much to change the dosage.
Here is that awesome link for Vitamin D:
http://www.medicinenet.com/vitamin_d_de … rticle.htm
Hi Dear Eric,
Looks like you have plenty of great answers here already. I am mindful of Vitamin D deficiency due to having breast cancer (well, healed now) ...but I now know the disturbing statistic that almost 100% of all those who have breast cancer had or have a Vitamin D deficiency, so that tells me just how important it is to make sure we get enough of it. Yes, sunscreens are necessary but they do block a lot of the natural Vitamin D from the sun from absorbing into our bodies. All I know to do is take a good supplement and eat plenty of foods rich in Vitamin D and spend a certain amount of time outside in the sun.
God bless you.
by Beth Perry3 years ago
Why would a teacher contradict a physician's advice?Last year my child (16 years of age) was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. His physician instructed me to get him outside for at least twenty minutes a day for...
by Paula5 months ago
What is the best multi vitamin to take everyday?I am curious what people's thoughts are on good multi vitamins to take on a daily basis. I am for the least amount of color and chemicals, and want the most natural...
by VocalJaz4 years ago
I would like to know how many people take supplements and what kind? I take pharmaceutical grade supplements that Olympic athletes trust. Usana.
by Laura Schneider6 months ago
What causes the bumpy ridges in fingernails? Some of my nails have them and some don't.
by arizonataylor5 years ago
What is the single most important nutritional supplement?
by PhoenixV5 years ago
What Are The Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies?What Are The Most Common Vitamin Deficiencies?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.