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Recent research has shown a connection between low levels of Vitamin D and COVID-19 severity.  This also helps to explain why African-Americans and the elderly have been hardest hit by the virus.  In this episode, we talk about:

—The big effect from Vitamin D on our hormones, kidney function, bowels, immune system, sleep, nervous system, and mood.

--Why you can't really get Vitamin D from a vegetarian diet. And why we were made to get our Vitamin D from sunshine.

--Why Flu season is during the time when we get the least amount of sunshine and Vitamin D.

--How skin color is designed to absorb Vitamin D. And why you need to have your Vitamin D checked more often if you have darker skin.

--How Cod Liver Oil became a staple because it helped with Vitamin D deficiency. And the story behind how milk became fortified with Vitamin D.

--How the majority of people are low on Vitamin D...BUT putting someone on Vitamin D without first checking can be toxic. And the other vitamins and minerals that need to be checked alongside Vitamin D, as they all work synergistically together.

--The link between upper-respiratory infections (cold, flu, and tuberculosis) and a Vitamin D deficiency. And how Vitamin D has been shown to help prevent Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Congestive Heart Failure.

--How low Vitamin D can cause you to put on weight because of its effect on the Thyroid.

--Why those on cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to have lower Vitamin D levels. And how improving your Vitamin D levels can lower your cholesterol.

--The issues of aging that are linked to a Vitamin D deficiency, including hearing loss, tinnitus, vision loss, and falls. And how low Vitamin D is linked to bowel issues such as Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Ulcerative Colitis.


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