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Immunity: How Vitamin D and our Genes play a Crucial Role

Author: Amy Cottrell (DipCNM, mBANT, rCNHC, mANP)

After some (hopefully) sunny summer vacations and adventures that help us recharge our batteries, school starts, and work begins again. If we remember that our human batteries contain vital vitamins and minerals, for example, the so-called “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D, contributes to our health in many ways.

Vitamin D has been the buzzword for the past couple of years owing to its valuable links to our immune health. Did you know that vitamin D isn’t even a vitamin; it’s a hormone? Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to sunlight exposure and is also available in small amounts in some food we eat (e.g., oily fish and mushrooms). Read more

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