Thursday, February 19, 2009

Vitamin D

Have you had your Vitamin D checked? It's not part of a standard annual exam but a good idea to ask your doctor to check at your next physical. With all the advice to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer, most use sunscreens and are staying out of the sun. Combined with the fact that many are lactose intolerant and don't drink milk fortified with Vitamin D likely the best source in our diet, many of us don't consume enough Vitamin D nor have enough sun exposure for our bodies to produce. Lack of sufficient Vitamin D can result in premature osteoporosis, a weakened immune system, stones, etc.

If you need a supplement consider taking D3 with Vitamin K to facilitate absorption.

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First trained as a food chemist and nutritionist, my career began enriching a Twinkie, comparing the nutrition of a Twinkie to an apple and studying the role of sugar in the diet. With an M.B.A. and years in food and pharma understanding consumers and manufacturers, I'm back to where I started - food should taste great and serve to keep us healthy. To do so, there needs to be consumer awareness. Consumers need to vote for what they want by buying what they really want. If they buy impulsively, that's what they will see more of. They need to practice balance and responsible choices. That's when change will come. Please engage me with your conversation so that I can help you make and stick to better food choices that you enjoy. You'll gain a deeper appreciation of food not only from farm to table but farm to health. My vision is to promote solutions for healthful food and food practices you can happily embody and embrace!