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March 26, 2013

Vitamin D is the sunniest healthy vitamin we Augusta folks need! It balances us humans. It keeps our immune systems up. It keeps the body’s equilibrium - down to our very cells - balanced. A goal of our Augusta chiropractic care is balance. So let’s look at Vitamin D – what occurs when we don’t have enough of it and how we can increase it in our systems.

Picture of Vitamin D supplimentsFirst, vitamin D3 is a fat-soluble vitamin, so a low-fat diet may lend itself to Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D impacts the absorption and storage of calcium and stimulates phosphorous absorption. It also regulates how calcium binding proteins function in bone and kidneys which also depends on Vitamin K. (1) That’s a story for another week!

Second, Vitamin D3 deficiency is reported to lead to osteoporosis, cancer, immunological and infectious diseases(2) Dietary intake of Vitamin D and calcium is lower in breast cancer patients(3) Vitamin D may not be advantageous in reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (4) as of today’s research, but patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo benefit from improved Vitamin D levels. Vertigo attacks did not recur after supplementation with Vitamin D. (5) So Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic encourages you to talk with us about your Vitamin D level at your next Augusta chiropractic visit and possibly upping it.


  • Take sunny walks. Researchers still say the best way to get Vitamin D3 into your system is via the exposure to UVB radiation. They even say that there are certain hours of the day and particular angles of the Earth's crust  are best, but we can’t be choosy. (2) We live in Augusta, so get out and enjoy the UVB radiation our sun gives us here!
  • Eat Vitamin D3 rich food. Salmon, sardines, goat milk, green leafy vegetables, and eggs are good choices. (1)
  • Take Vitamin D3 Supplements. Check your brand with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic so we can make sure it is best for you.

So get out in the Augusta sun, enjoy a nice dinner of salmon, and consider taking an easy capsule of Vitamin D! It’s one of the best things for us to do for our bones, kidneys, mood, immune system and much more.

Contact Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic about your Vitamin D3 intake. We’re here for your Augusta spinal and nutritional health!