VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND THE FOODS WE NEED TO REPAIR IT
Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem in the United States, but many Americans, are not aware that they may be lacking this important nutrient. Despite its name, vitamin D is not a regular vitamin. It's actually a steroid hormone that you get primarily from either sun exposure or supplementation. If you don’t get enough sun, suffer from milk allergies, or adhere to a strict vegan diet, you may be at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is produced by the body in response to skin being exposed to sunlight. Regular exposure to sunlight allows our skin cells to use ultraviolet-B rays to synthesize vitamin D, which has several benefits, including:
It helps the intestine absorb nutrients, including calcium and phosphorus. This ensures strong bones and a strong immune system.
Vitamin D prevents osteomalacia and rickets. Osteomalacia, which causes weakness of the muscular system and brittle bones, is most prevalent among adults with vitamin D deficiency. Rickets is a skeletal deformity mostly seen in children with vitamin D deficiency.
It also, provides calcium balance in the body that prevents osteoporosis or arthritis.
Besides absorbing rays of sun via our skin, there are a few food choices that can assist with our quest for vitamin D. They are:
BEWARE OF D-FICIENCY:
Many lifestyle and environmental factors can affect your ability to get sufficient amounts of this vitamin through the sun alone. These factors include:
Pastor Chef Carlton Whisonant had studied at a culinary school in the DC metro area where he mastered the art of food. During his time in school he landed prominent positions in seafood/hotel establishments. In 1991, he started his own catering business while still employed.
In 2011 Chef Carlton came down with an illness that stopped him from working in corporate America. With this illness he started taking his vast knowledge of foods and incorporating healing/healthy living. The Healing Chef teaches /trains people how to make great delicious meals that can heal your body at the same time. Since the start of this crusade, Chef Carlton’s body has been miraculously transformed. Not only has there been a transformation with his body, but countless numbers of other people have had transformations in their bodies also through his teaching.