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Feb '09

Free Bone Medicine

I have been told time and again about the benefits of taking Vitamin D to keep our bones strong.  In the past few years I have taken a Vitamin D supplement daily and ate a cup of yogurt faithfully.  I would also nibble on 1 or 2 slices of cheese but somehow cut back on drinking fortified milk.  While sitting outside today in the beautiful sunshine (which I love) I browsed through my latest issues of magazines and my one copy of a health and fitness edition.  One of their featured articles was how Vitamin D can benefit our bodies by trying to keep our skin protected with sunscreen at all times  except for twice a week- when we should take advantage of direct sun for 10-15 or so minutes. Also eating fish (salmon) is extremely beneficial and yes drinking milk fortified with Vitamin D.  It goes on to say how our bodies react favorably to high levels of Vitamin D and how it can cut the risk of developing type a diabetes by one third.  Our bones thrive on Vitamin D as it can also minimize the pain from osteoarthritis.   I found this to be lucrative information and wanted to share it with you.  Somehow that lucky old sun has lots of benefits besides feeling and looking good.

1 comment to “Free Bone Medicine”

  1. Walk Says:

    My wife’s doctor just told her to increase her intake of Vit. D. I’ll pass on your suggestions. I am looking forward to spending some time in the sun. All week we had 70 deg weather and now today the high will be 50 with a 30 mph wind. So I guess I’ll go sit out in the sunroom and try to soak some sun in that way.