Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Here are some interesting reads regarding a possible correlation between food allergies and Vitamin D.

Vitamin D & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.aaaai.org/home.aspx


Vitamin D, The Gut & Food Allergies

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/health/default.htm

 


The study below discusses the possible effects of sun exposure in the early months of infancy.Β  It focuses on research reporting that there may be a risk factor for developing food allergies based on the month a person is born. Check out the abstract here.

Sun exposure inversely related to food sensitization during infancy.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/


Because of all of these articles directly or indirectly point to the importance of Vitamin D, I thought it would be best to end this post with links that can help increase this essential nutrient in our diets.

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/

Source: https://ods.od.nih.gov/


Eight Ways to Get More Vitamin D into Your Diet

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/

More conscious of the amount of Vitamin D is our diets, we smile on to enjoying the rest of the weekend…

Vitamin D& Food Allergies

7 thoughts on “Vitamin D & Food Allergies

  1. Whitney Parchman

    A few years ago I had some blood work done and discovered I was extremely deficient in Vitamin D. So much so that the doctor put me on 10,000 IU to be taken daily. In retrospect it makes sense because I live near Chicago – negligible sun in the winter, not much outdoor time. It’s cold! My point is, a Vitamin D deficiency is a big deal and many people don’t realize when they are deficient. Thanks for posting all those links! It’s amazing how one area that is lacking in our diet effects the rest of our well being.

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    1. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

      Wow! Thank you for sharing your experience. I agree that many people (including myself until recently ) don’t pay attention to Vitamin D in their diets. From all of the research and reading I was doing on this topic, it truly is incredible how valuable or rather essential it is for our bodies and overall health. Thank you again for sharing! I hope you are feeling much better these days πŸ˜„

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      1. Whitney Parchman

        Thank you, I am! I also found out I was hypoglycemic from the same blood work. I manage that by eating for my blood type (O+). You can Google “Blood Type Diet” to find out more. The trick is, you need to know your blood type. Most people have no idea what their’s is. I swear by it. When I follow the guidelines of the diet I feel like I am in optimal health. Everything improves: sleep, energy, mood – you name it! It might not be for everyone but it has definitely improved my quality of life.

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      2. smilingawayfoodallergies Post author

        Very interesting! My sister too found out she was hypoglycemic years ago but I am not sure that she follows the guidelines of the diet as she should. You are right – I have no idea what my blood type is. Definitely calling and asking my mom now. I will check this out. Thank you for the tips. πŸ˜„

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  2. jncthedc

    Vitamin D is an ESSENTIAL vitamin. Our diets usually have minimal amounts and our best source (the sun) is impeded as we shield our bodies with sun tan lotion. Since it is a fat soluble vitamin (will NOT be excreted by the body if taken in quantities that exceed safe limits,) a blood test should be used to get a baseline to determine if deficiencies exist.
    Great post with great sources of information.

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  3. Nikki Veliz

    Thanks for this post! We just had our ‘nature playgroup’ down at the bay this morning and it was good to see the little ones getting some vitamin D. I have shared some of this information with our little outdoor playgroup πŸ™‚
    Also, thank you for following my blog! That was a lovely surprise πŸ™‚ Hopefully you get a chance to try the free guided meditation too (I love anything that involves lying down so please enjoy!).

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