THE SCOOP ON VITAMIN D

Ok, sweet friends. Now that I am graduated from PA school I feel that it is time I start sharing with you some health facts on this little ol' blog of mine. I have been really wanting to dig in with healthy talk, but I felt like I wasn't able to back things up & now I feel way more comfortable. The kick is I want yall's help. I would love to know what kinds of questions you have no matter what its about. It can be from vitamins, medications, how often you should go to the doctor, what kinds of questions you should ask your doctor about a certain something, good foods to lower your cholesterol, when you should get a mammogram, when you should go the doctor for a sinus infection..etc! I think you got the point.. so ask away! You can either leave a comment below or shoot me an email at ashlyn@letitbebeautiful.com. I will put together posts to answer your questions so that you can have them as a quick reference. What do you guys think about that?

Now as for Vitamin D. This little ol' vitamin is pretty important & more than 2/3 of Americans are deficient & don't even know it. You can simply ask your Health Care Provider at your next visit to check your Vitamin D levels. Even before you are able to get your levels checked you can simply start making changes in your daily living, such as trying to get 10-15 minutes of healthy sunlight a day (don't forget to wear your sunscreen) and eating foods high in Vitamin D like salmon, tuna, rockfish, fortified milk, and yogurt. A bonus with all the fish is they are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, which protect the heart and may slow age-related memory problems.

Hope this was beneficial for you all! Now go get yourself some healthy sunshine! xo

credible sources • medscape  image