Encore Episode: Vitamin D and You

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Get your vitamin D from a variety of sources to support your overall health.
Air Date: 6/19/20
Duration: 33:36
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Nicole Avena, PhD
Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist, author, and expert in the fields of nutrition, diet, and addiction. She received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City.
  • Book Title: What to Eat When You're Pregnant
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/DrNicoleAvena
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrNicoleAvena
Encore Episode: Vitamin D and You
Vitamin D has hormone-like qualities and regulates the functions of over 200 genes. It is essential for growth and development. Over a billion people suffer from vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include fatigue, bone or joint pain, and breathing difficulty. The problem is that these symptoms are associated with other disorders, so it’s hard to pinpoint the lack of vitamin D as the culprit without a blood test. 

The best way to get vitamin D is as naturally as possible. A combination of sunlight, supplements, and eating a variety of foods rich in vitamin D will help you get what you need.

Listen as Dr. Nicole Avena joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss vitamin D deficiency.