Dianna Martino - Holistic Naturopath & Coach

Holistic Newcastle Naturopath – Achieve Your Ultimate Health Potential

The Vitamin you need to help Prevent Cancer

You have heard about vitamin D for a few years now, maybe so much so that it has lost all meaning. It may be old news now, but it is still a present day issue. The purpose of this post is to inform you that vitamin D deficiency can lead to serious health concerns, and that you can potentially prevent disease by taking action as soon as you finish reading this post.

Low vitamin D levels have been associated with:

  •  A higher chance of pre-eclampsia risk and increased liklihood of needing a C-section in pregnancy.
  •  The infant may then inherit the deficiency which increases respiratory infection risk and reduced bone health.
  • Vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk for allergies.
  •  Children with vitamin D deficiency are more than twice as likely to have a peanut allergy than children with sufficient levels.
  • Pregnant women with higher vitamin D levels reduce asthma risk by 40% in thier children aged 3-5 years.
  • Increased risk of developing cancer.

Vitamin D helps your immune system, fertility, skeletal health and countless areas of health and wellbeing, and it is usually easy to correct a deficiency. Get your vitamin D level tested now, and if your level is below 75nmol/L, take your GP or naturopath’s advice and supplement accordingly. Sunshine helps too- 10 minutes per day depending on your skin colour, location on the earth and genetics (ability to convert sunshine to vitamin D).

Now it’s time for you to take a step toward better health!

ACTION: Book an appointment with your GP or naturopath to have your vitamin D levels tested.

 

Note: You need adequate levels of all vitamins and minerals for good health, today we are highlighting the importance of just one of these vitamins, of which many studies have been performed.