IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research from Ohio University demonstrating data vitamin D3 is associated with changes to your cardiovascular health.
MAKING CHANGES: Keeping your vitamin D3 levels at optimal levels is important to your overall health.
FACT OR FICTION: Do you know these heart disease facts?
In The News
Researchers from Ohio University have found evidence that increasing your levels of vitamin D3 may help restore cardiovascular damage, hypertension, diabetes and atherosclerosis.
Taking a vitamin D3 supplement is possible (do NOT use vitamin D2 as it is associated with an increased risk of heart attack - the formulation is not appropriate for use) - sensible and safe sun exposure is the best way to get water soluble vitamin D3 produced by your body.
Daily Health Tip
If you can’t get sun exposure because of your climate, then taking a vitamin D3 supplement is acceptable - be sure to get a vitamin D3 level drawn every 6 months to ensure you are taking enough.
Supplementation: Take vitamin D3 with vitamin K2-MK7 form to prevent calcification of your arteries.
Sun: Get sun exposure over 40 percent of your body until your skin turns a very light pink once daily. This is usually not more than 20 minutes between 10am and 2pm when the sun is highest in the sky. You WANT the UVB rays that are greatest in those hours. UVA causes cellular damage and has the same power throughout the day and the year, while UVB is weakest when the sun is low in the sky.
I enjoy teaching my children the importance of balancing both sides. When I am able to teach them to be fair, I know I am effectively negotiating. The values they learn from those lessons are priceless. I feel like they are developing good negotiation skills.
When tough situations arise suddenly, I go into negotiation mode. I avoid getting flustered. I think quickly on my feet to find a way out. That often involves arriving at an acceptable bargaining position.
Fact or Fiction?
- 1.5 million people have heart attacks each year and 500,000 die.
- Sudden death is more common among women having heart attacks than men.
- Almost 14 million Americans have a history of angina or heart attack.
- Death from heart disease in women exceed the combined number of the next 16 causes.
- On average, women take 2 to 4 hours longer than men to seek medical care. This reduces the number of early treatment protocols that can be used to break up a clot.
- Costs related to heart attack are greater than 60 billion dollars each year.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team