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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body. Vitamin D is produced when sunlight converts cholesterol on the skin into calciol (vitamin D3) which is then converted into calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) in the liver and lastly converted by the kidneys into the active form of vitamin D, called calcitriol (1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3). Dr. Michael Holick, MD, a pioneer in vitamin D research stated “The data shows that nearly every tissue and cell...

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

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Jane’s Blog A Healthy Body Wards Off Infections Better!

More than ever before it is important to help your body stay healthy. Preparing your body to fight infections can help you from becoming vulnerable to many types of pathogens including viruses. For an upper respiratory infection to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person may transmit it through touch, or by sneezing and coughing. A virus is a tiny invader that uses your cells to copy itself by reproducing itself inside the cells of living hosts. Viruses don’t have the machinery to make copies of themselves. Instead, they trick your cells into...

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