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    Nancy is a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner.

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November 23, 2008

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Dianne Wells

Hi Nancy,
Thanks so much for this very helpful article on calcium. My question is, what's the best way to get enough Vitamin D in the winter? I notice that none of the live superfoods I take have Vitamin D.

Nancy Desjardins

Hello Dianne, must read:The Vitamin D Cure
By James E. Dowd, M.D. and Diane Stafford
Published by Wiley, January, 2008

here's an article form Mercola.com
hope this will help.

As with most nutrients and compounds, it is always best to get them from their natural sources, and vitamin D is no exception. In fact, according to these new results, it may be one of the most potent examples of what can go wrong if you veer too far from nature.

I have always found it peculiar that the only vitamin that is not in breast milk is vitamin D. To me that is a giant clue that we were NOT designed to swallow vitamin D. Newborn infants, just like you, were designed to get this from exposing their skin to natural sunlight.

Folks, without question, the best way to get the right amount of vitamin D is to spend some time in the sun.

You always want to avoid getting burned, but generally speaking you can safely spend anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours in the sun every day with beneficial effects. If you have dark-colored skin or live far from the equator, you will need to spend more time in the sun than someone who is light-skinned living close to the equator.

Of course, it’s the middle of February, and for people living in many areas this means it’s cold and dreary. In other words, sun exposure simply isn’t an option.

But you do have options to get the vitamin D
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/02/12/why-vitamin-d-supplements-are-not-the-same-as-sunlight.aspx

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