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One Health Benefit of Summertime

I’m sure you’ve noticed that it is getting A LOT hotter outside. In my area, it seems like a switch was flipped this past week, and now it feels like we are cruising right into summer.

Now, although I’m not a huge fan of the humidity of the Florida summer, I do love that the sunlight is strong enough to give me a nice boost of Vitamin D without having to be outside for very long.

Not everyone knows this but Vitamin D is naturally produced by the body as a result of sunlight hitting the skin. The reaction between the UV light and your body produces a “Vitamin” that in many ways acts as a hormone. It stimulates many important reactions to occur within your body, and without enough of it we can REALLY suffer.

Studies have shown that at least 64% (and possibly upwards of 80-90%) of people are deficient in Vitamin D. Many don’t even know it.

Signs of Vitamin D deficiency can include pain, cognitive challenges, low energy, and much more. I found a good article for you that is worth reading that goes into more detail about Vitamin D deficiency and what to do about it.

Check it out by clicking here- 8 Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Please pass this along to your friends and family. Many aren’t aware that Vitamin D deficiency is VERY common in severe COVID-19 patients, so keeping our levels high will be a very good thing to do for that reason as well.

God bless you!


P.S. Big shout out to all the moms!!!!

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