Good Question: Can we get enough Vitamin D from the Minnesota sun?
While there’s national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
As the days are getting shorter we’re getting less sunlight. We hear a lot about Vitamin D and how it’s good for our skin, but there’s also plenty of myths out there about it. Dr. Jess Prischmann joined the WCCO This Morning show to address the truth about some misconceptions with Vitamin D.
Minnesota’s official influenza season started in October and will last through April. It’s the same for much of the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the months are reversed. Flu season down happens during their winter – from May through September.
Thinning hair, receding hairlines, and bald spots: they’re unwelcome signs of the inevitable for as many as 80 percent of all men.
One vitamin often mentioned as a way to help fight cancer is Vitamin D. We know sunshine is the key to D.
New guidelines have lowered the healthy level of Vitamin D needed in a person’s blood.
We know that Vitamin D in adults is important to avoid soft bones, weak muscles and even some forms of cancer. Now researchers are finding that a lack of Vitamin D in certain children could also lead to problems.
There are several studies out there that tell you what’s good for you and what’s bad. But what’s true and what’s a myth? We’ll try to simplify it all for you here.
Many Minnesotans are told to take Vitamin D in the winter when we don’t get as much sun. But is that enough?
Got milk? You may need a couple cups more than today’s food labels say to get enough vitamin D for strong bones. But don’t go overboard: Long-awaited new dietary guidelines say there’s no proof that megadoses prevent cancer or other ailments — sure to frustrate backers of the so-called sunshine vitamin.