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Vitamin D & Your Health

The cold months in the midwest may seem to go on forever with little sunlight and warmth. This can play a significant role in your mood and physical health as your body isn’t receiving enough Vitamin D from the sun. Because the sun rarely peaks out behind the clouds during the winter and spring, it’s essential to find alternative sources to consume Vitamin D.


However, before we dive into those alternative methods, we first need to cover the essential benefits Vitamin D can provide to your health and how chiropractic care can assist in that.


Why You Need Vitamin D and Where You Can Find It

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that your body needs and produces to help you obtain and absorb calcium and phosphorus, which are critical for building bones and overall health.


Not only is it a critical source for strengthening your bones, but it is also a key component in developing a strong immune system, limiting joint pain, supporting our heart, promoting cardiovascular health and weight loss.


The most significant source of Vitamin D is from the sun, but you can also find Vitamin D in salmon, tuna, mackerel, and egg yolks. Other foods like milk, cereal, and juice are fortified, meaning they only have the minimum amount of Vitamin D and aren’t necessarily healthy for you.


How Chiropractic Care Can Help

There’s no evidence to suggest that chiropractic care can increase your body’s production or consumption of Vitamin D. However, it can help your nervous system. Your nervous system controls all of your organs, muscles, and tissue. By routinely seeing a chiropractor, you can work towards obtaining a healthier nervous system.


There are even more benefits to Vitamin D. That’s why we put together a series of videos for you to watch that offer helpful information and practices that you can follow to assure you’re finding the right ways to absorb Vitamin D.


You can watch the video series by clicking here. Should you have any questions, give us a call or stop by during our office hours.



Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!


In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. After this experience, he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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