The Ignored Pandemic: Vitamin D Deficiency

Why do I consider vitamin D deficiency, “the ignored pandemic?” Find out in this video.

0:00 Why the ignored pandemic is vitamin D deficiency
0:32 The importance of vitamin D
0:56 Who’s most at risk for vitamin D deficiency?
1:30 How vitamin D affects the immune system
3:50 Causes of vitamin D deficiency

In this video, I want to talk to you about vitamin D deficiency—the ignored pandemic. There are over 1 billion people in the world who struggle with vitamin D deficiency or vitamin D insufficiency.

Vitamin D is vital to over 200 biochemical reactions. In fact, 5% of the genome is influenced by vitamin D.

China, India, South America, and the Middle East are at the highest risk of vitamin D deficiency. Pregnant or breastfeeding women are also at a high risk of vitamin D deficiency.

What happens when you are vitamin D deficient?
• T-helper cells have a difficult time working
• T-regulatory cells cannot function properly
• Iron is inhibited in many cells
• Immune cells themselves require vitamin D support
• Macrophages cannot function with vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for preventing and recovering from illness and disease. It plays a significant roll in cardiovascular health, blood pressure levels, diabetes prevention, and so much more.

If you have family members who have health problems, it’s important to get them on vitamin D—especially with COVID-19.

The best source of vitamin D is sunlight. Keep in mind that, as you get older, the body has a difficult time absorbing sunlight and creating vitamin D naturally. Clothing, living far from the equator, pollution, dark skin color, skin health, sunblock, bad genetics, infections, and malabsorption problems can all affect the amount of vitamin D you can absorb.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

Thanks for watching. I hoped this video helped explain why vitamin D deficiency is the most widespread pandemic of all.
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