We are approaching the bewitching flu season and i want to make sure that you’re doing everything possible that’s in your favor of being fortified to ward off an undesirable critter, the influenza virus. It can wreak havoc on a system already being challenged by other harmful forces, both external and internal, to the body. The flu is not a good thing.
Ample evidence indicates that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with increased risk of influenza and respiratory tract infection. Vitamin D deficiency is common in the winter.
It has been shown that an adequate vitamin D level, as occurs in the summer, acts in a protective manner with respect to influenza. So, don’t forget to continue on the good road to recovery. This is a good time to make a fall season resolution that goes something like, “I will take at least 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily without fail.”
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To Your Better Health,
Dr. Rudy Cartwright
MS Health Coach
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