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Winter Immunity for our families


WINTER IMMUNITY

“The role of vitamin D for immunity.”

Vitamin D is important in normal neuromuscular function and optimising bone health, but is also appears to have other roles within the body, such as enhancing immune function, and deficient levels may play a role in immune disease pathology, hormone imbalance, and is important for gamete (sperm and oocyte) health.

It is also imperative for normal functioning mood, lung health and is auto-immune protective.

A recent PUBMED article has suggested Vitamin D is 6 x more effective than the flu shot.

Dietary Sources

  • Egg yolks, full fat dairy products (butter and ghee), oily fish skins, mackerel, herring, kipper, tinned salmon and sardines and maitake mushrooms

Lifestyle & genetic factors

  • 20 mins of sunlight each day

  • 1/3 of your body needs to be exposed

  • between 10am-3pm

  • no sunscreen or sunglasses

Vitamin D can be absorbed through sun exposure, therefore is it advised to ensure you have sun exposure to your long bones 20-30 mins per day without the use of sunscreen or sun protection.