Encore Episode: Vitamin D and You

  • Topic Info:Vitamin D has hormone-like qualities and regulates the functions of over 200 genes. It is essential for growth and development. Over a billion people suffer from vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

    Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include fatigue, bone or joint pain, and breathing difficulty. The problem is that these symptoms are associated with other disorders, so it’s hard to pinpoint the lack of vitamin D as the culprit without a blood test. 

    The best way to get vitamin D is as naturally as possible. A combination of sunlight, supplements, and eating a variety of foods rich in vitamin D will help you get what you need.

    Listen as Dr. Nicole Avena joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss vitamin D deficiency.
  • Book Title: What to Eat When You're Pregnant
  • Host: Susanne Bennett, DC