[Alert] THIS Nutrient Deficiency Is KILLING Seniors
I’ve seen some wacky ideas in my day about how to live a longer life.
Some claim you need to go on a liquid-only diet.
Some will tell you not to eat at all.
Still others promise you the Fountain of Youth, for three easy payments of $19.99.
I like to stick to what science tells me. And according to a recent study, there’s a vitamin that is ESSENTIAL to living a longer life.
In fact, NOT getting enough of this nutrient can lead to a 2-3-fold increased risk of death.
You may have figured out by now that I’m a big fan of the sun.
I could write a book about its health benefits (and maybe one day I will). But the summary is that getting plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day is one of the best things you can do for your health, hands down.
One BIG reason for its long list of health benefits is because it’s your body’s #1 source of vitamin D—and vitamin D is one nutrient you don’t want to be without.
There’s a long list of reasons why, but it all boils down to this: Not getting enough of it could kill you.
In a recent study, researchers collected data on over 78,000 seniors who had their vitamin D levels measured between 1991 and 2011
The results showed that people who had vitamin D levels of 10 nmol/L or less had a 2-3-fold increased risk of death.
And if you’re between 45 and 60 years old, you have the highest risk.
But it’s not all bad news… because people with the levels of 90 nmol/L or higher had a 30-40% reduced risk of dying from any cause.
Once again, the greatest benefits occurred in those between 45-60 years old.
When the researchers looked at specific causes of death, vitamin D deficiency was especially associated with an increased risk of death from diabetes.
This might sound like bad news for the nearly 50% of American adults who are deficient in vitamin D.
But I’d consider it a wake-up call instead.
It’s very easy to correct low levels of vitamin D by spending more time in the sun and eating more vitamin-D-rich foods like fatty fish, cheese, and liver.
What I WOULDN’T recommend doing is popping a vitamin D supplement and hoping for the best.
Because maintaining optimal levels is so important for your health (and your lifespan), I always recommend getting a blood test to check your levels.
After a few months of taking active steps to increase your levels, have a follow-up test done to see where you stand.
If nothing is getting your levels where they need to be, then I’d recommend adding a supplement.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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