Vitamin D is the cornerstone of good health, so it’s mind-boggling to me how often vitamin D levels are overlooked or given short shrift by primary-care physicians. Numerous studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and devastating health problems, many of which might be avoided if we paid more attention to filling the D-gap.
If your doc gives you the brush-off when you ask him or her to measure your vitamin D level, then you need to take charge. Educate yourself, get tested, and then work with your doc to develop a plan to get your D up to an optimal level. Your continued health may depend on it!
Here's what I wish everyone knew about vitamin D to maintain healthy levels: