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New York Times Article “What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D

I enjoyed seeing this article in the NY Times on the importance of adequate vitamin D. I am a proponent of checking these levels annually (at least) and working with your health care practitioner to improve your levels.

However, the information on food sources was a bit off and I want to clarify it as well as discuss some of the ways to improve vitamin D levels. While wild salmon and other “oily fish” are good food sources of vitamin D3 (the active form), the fortified foods mentioned (like most milk, juices etc) and mushrooms contain vitamin D2 which requires conversion in the body.  And what’s more, (more…)

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