Vitamin D Deficiency - Find Out What You've Been Missing!
by Kerri Knox
diabetes and other 'diseases of civilization'.
This lack of sunlight exposure has contributed to very widespread Vitamin D
Deficiency across the western world. Now that researchers and doctors are learning
more and more about Vitamin D Deficiency, they have begun checking people's
Vitamin D Blood Levels.
Many of these researchers and doctors are shocked at what they have found. Dr.
Elise Schroeder, a Naturopathic Doctor in Portland, Oregon has found that 100% of
her clients are Vitamin D Deficient. In fact, her findings are no different than those of
most researchers who are finding that deficiency, even in people who are 'healthy',
is approximately 85% of the population!!
Turned around, this means that only 15% of the population does NOT have a severe
If you think that you aren't likely to be deficient, think again. Researchers found that
even people living in Hawaii who got significant sunlight exposure were Vitamin D
Deficient. And the vast majority of my clients are shocked to find out that they are
deficient and can't understand how they got that way.
Nearly every day, people tell me, "But I eat healthy, take a multivitamin supplement
and I go out in the sun, how did I get Vitamin D Deficient?"
But eating healthy has virtually NOTHING to do with it! You'd have to eat 6 to 10
ounces of fatty fish or 20 glasses of milk to meet your requirements. And
supplements usually have a tiny 400 - 800 IU's of Vitamin D in them- not NEARLY
enough to meet your daily requirements. And most people who are deficient and tell
me that they go out in the sun everyday are living north of 37 degrees latitude. If
you live this far North, you get ZERO Vitamin D from the sun from mid September to
April- even if it is sunny and warm!!!
So, if you rely on diet and sunlight to get your Vitamin D, I can guarantee that you
are deficient! Which puts you at higher risk for the 'Diseases of Civilization' that I
You can check your .
So, if you live North of 37 degrees latitude like I do (37.9 degrees here in San
Francisco) then it's nearly guaranteed that you are deficient. But you'll never know
until you . It's likely that you'll be shocked to find
out what you've been missing.
About The Author
Kerri Knox, RN is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With over
14 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly
grounded in Conventional Medicine and being well versed in Alternative Medicine. She
uses a scientifically based 'What Works Best' approach in order to help people
actually OVERCOME chronic health problems that have not been helped by any other
She has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, but works primarily by
telephone consultation so that she can help you wherever you happen to live in the
US. She can be reached through her website at
. "Stop managing your illness and start getting
Doctors and Dermatologists for the
past several decades have been
telling us that virtually any amount of
sunlight exposure is terrible for us and
that we are going to get skin cancer
with even a small amount of
Dermatologists tell us that we need
to wear sunblock and cover up our
skin at all costs, yet we are finding
that the lack of sunlight exposure is
probably contributing to the rise of
many chronic illnesses such as heart
disease, many different cancers,
musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia,
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