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"Vitamin D" deficiency. Sunshine and Supplement -- what else?

  1. Ericdierker profile image57
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    "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?

  2. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    This info would be a helpful springboard for researching the topic:
    http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0, … 38,00.html

    1. Ericdierker profile image57
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you I found the site helpful and informative. That one makes me kind of wonder about eating "fortified" or organic and taking a supplement.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    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!" smile

    1. Ericdierker profile image57
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The great cycle of medicine. We will cure the side of effects of that one with this one and so on and so on. I think I shall endeavor to stay off of the treadmill. You added mushrooms - cool.

  4. brakel2 profile image83
    brakel2posted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Ericdierker profile image57
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Audrey,
      No doubt it should be checked routinely - I think the suggestion is every 6 months. Seems the sun is best but not for every one.

  5. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    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

    1. Ericdierker profile image57
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very good stuff Tim. The numbers reflected there take some further inquiry to really grasp. Seems like there is some consensus in the medical field but not much. The article clearly shows much work still needs to be done.

  6. Faith Reaper profile image88
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    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.