Monday, February 16, 2009

Get Healthier Almost Instantly

It's as easy as opening the door and stepping outside, that is, if you live in California.

Just fifteen minutes of direct sunlight at least three times a week will help your body produce all the Vitamin D it needs. And we definitely need it, considering the fact that not one, not two, but five just-released studies found that Vitamin D has wide-ranging benefits , from keeping your bones and heart healthy to reducing the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer.

If you can't get consistent direct sunlight, consider taking a supplement. Experts agree that D3 is more easily absorbed by the body than regular Vitamin D. You can find D3 at any health store. I buy mine from Elliott's here in Sacramento. A 90 day supply is less than $10.00 You can also get a good dose of Vitamin D from salmon. Just be sure it's wild and not farmed (more on this topic in a future post).

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