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Winter Immunity for our families


“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.

Unfortunately, the environment is often the primary cause of vitamin D deficiency.

Environmental causes may include:

  • Not getting enough direct sunlight

  • Chemicals found in plastics (i.e., BPA)

  • Glyphosate (Roundup)

  • Toxicity via exposure to polluted air or water

  • Latitude and altitude

  • Season

  • Time of day

Aside from the apparent cause of vitamin D deficiency, limited sunlight, toxic chemicals like BPA and glyphosate (roundup) specifically target vitamin D’s hormonal functions. As a result, vitamin D deficiency induced by these toxic chemicals can generate any of the harmful side effects listed above.

Pollution increases your risk of vitamin D deficiency because it blocks UV radiation. Toxic agents that pollute air or water can produce their own ozone layer and prevent UV rays from penetrating through to the Earth. Thus, the effect of little to no UV rays in the atmosphere is equivalent to not getting enough direct sunlight. This can lead to a low vitamin D level.


  • Include 1 cup bone broth in the diet per day

  • 30 minutes of sun exposure daily (unprotected)

  • increase organic green leafy vegetables

  • minimise toxins (glyphosate, EMF, BPA, parabens, SLS, preservatives)

  • REST, ensure adequate sleep


Emily Yates


ph: 0414 071 314


address: 3/191 Bronte Road, Queens Park NSW 2022


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