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Why Your Vitamin D Levels May Be Low Even If You're Spending Time In The Sun

There is increasing awareness of vitamin D and its role in the development of strong bones. It’s also called the Sunshine Vitamin because vitamin D is produced by the body in response to the skin being exposed to sunlight. High Vitamin D levels have also been associated with the prevention of a lot of general health conditions like heart disease, asthma, pain, cancer, and dementia. It also has been shown to drastically reduce complications from all sorts of respiratory viruses including COVID-19. At Be Healthy Chiropractic Wellness Centre Vitamin D is regarded as one of the 4 essential nutrients that people require to optimize their results from chiropractic care because Vitamin D is an essential ingredient in many of the healing and immune-boosting pathways activated through chiropractic care.

Although becoming phobic about sun exposure is the most common cause of vitamin D deficiency, a significant number of people who get plenty of sun exposure have found themselves to be Vitamin D deficient. As you age your body’s capacity to make Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight decreases significantly. Most studies now show that over 90% of people have less than optimum Vitamin D levels.

The most common reason for this is a phobia of one thing in their diet…

The 2-Course

Be Healthy Chiropractic  3-Course “Sunshine Breakfast” will ensure healthy Vitamin D levels

It’s the phobia of fat in the diet that is the problem. 

Many people don’t eat enough healthy fat in their diet because they fear that all fat is bad for you. Damaged fats from highly refined and processed oils like in margarine, vegetable oil, and trans fats that are found in processed food and junk food are bad for you. Most other fats found in fish, nuts, olive oil, avocado, and butter are perfectly healthy and essential.

Why is healthy fat so important for vitamin D?

Healthy fat is important for not just vitamin D but also for vitamins A, E, and K  because they are all fat-soluble vitamins. This means that you need healthy fat to help digest and assimilate these vitamins. 

Fish like sardines, salmon, tuna, and mackerel are ideal sources of vitamin D because they contain high levels of vitamin D and also contain plenty of healthy fats.

Other foods like eggs and various types of mushrooms are great sources of vitamin D but it is also important that if you get Vitamin D from non-fish sources you need to ensure that you are getting plenty of additional fat in your diet. 

Every time you eat your vegetables you should have them with healthy fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil so you can benefit from absorbing all the fat-soluble vitamins (Vitamin A, D, E, and K) in your diet. I’m not a fan of foods like breakfast cereals that are fortified with vitamin D (or any vitamins for that matter) because they are poorly absorbed by the body in this form.

My way of ensuring high vitamin D levels is to have Be Healthy Chiropractic 3-Course “Sunshine Breakfast”…

1st Course: 10 minutes of early morning sun exposure on your eyes and skin with no hat, sunglasses or sunscreen on.

2nd Course: An omelette made from 2 organic free-range eggs, with smoked salmon, mushrooms, baby spinach, and egg and cracked pepper and topped with half an avocado

3rd Course : A Vitamin D3 + K2 mouth spray.  You should take 1000 IU of Vitamin D per day for every 20 kg you weigh. ( eg if you weigh 80kgs you should take  4000 IU of Vit D. Each spray = 1000 IU). This is so important that we have made a Vitamin D3 + K2 mouth spray available here at Be Healthy Chiropractic.

Supercharge Your Benefit of Vitamin D With Chiropractic Care

 If you are repairing a house having quality materials (ie essential nutrients like Vitamin D) is only one part, you need the material to be properly organized, laid out, and assembled properly and expertly. In your body, this organization of your healing is coordinated by your brain and nervous system. Poor spinal posture and flexibility can interfere with this process by interfering with the electrical signals (like poor WiFi can do). This is why regular chiropractic care is recommended for you to get the greatest health impact from having optimal Vitamin D levels.  Chiropractic care improves and maintains the posture and flexibility of your spine which results in clearer and more efficient flow of electrical signals between your brain and your body. This helps to improve your body’s internal communication and increases your ability to heal better and ensures that your healthy levels of Vitamin D are used to their best effect.

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