Why Vitamin D is Better Than Vaccines

Fresh on the heels of new research showing that newborns born with high levels of vitamin D are protected from many respiratory diseases is this fantastic video showing us how vitamin D is more protective than vaccines.

Our modern sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, liberal sunscreen use and shunning of the sun leads to vitamin D deficiency which is likely the biggest risk factor for illness – hence why illness is higher in the wintertime when sun exposure is at its least.

Pregnant women should definitely be getting at least 4000 IU’s of Vitamin D, although most experts agree that 10,000 IU per day is what we should be shooting for.

What’s the best way to get this amount?  Ideally you should be getting 15-40 minutes of sun per day to get enough vitamin D.

Recommended time in the sun to produce about 10, 000 IU of vitamin D:

Light skin = 15-20 minutes daily
Medium Skin = 25-30 minutes daily
Dark Skin = 40-45 minutes daily

But what if it’s winter, or you live where the sun is not out that often?  Then, you need to make sure your diet is high in vitamin D and even consider taking cod liver oil supplements, preferably a fermented cod liver oil free of PBC’s and mercury, or organic.

Other naturally occurring sources of Vitamin D are brewer’s yeast, mushrooms, wheat bran, eggs, fish, and raw milk.  Pasteurized milk alters the levels of vitamin D, which is why they have to add synthetic vitamin D in the processed milk.  While these foods are great, it is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of vitamin D from supplementation or your diet alone – the sun is essential to build adequate vitamin D levels.

Most people think that Vitamin D3 is a great source of Vitamin D, but in fact, it is derived from sheep’s wool and isn’t all that assimilated once you take it.

To learn more about Vitamin D During Pregnancy, please visit Birthologie.com


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