The Silent Killer
You've probably heard about chronic inflammation, and how dangerous it is. Throughout the world, millions are suffering from diseases that are caused or made worse by chronic inflammation, such as atherosclerosis, asthma, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and diabetes, among many others.
Experts commonly list unhealthy diets, a lack of exercise, and too much stress as possible causes of chronic inflammation. But what if you eat well, exercise, avoid stress, and you are still not healthy? What if there is a missing key to reducing inflammation?
A Vitamin That Calms Inflammation
Scientists are slowly realizing that vitamin D is the crucial missing element in controlling many cases of chronic inflammation. Vitamin D, which is actually a hormone that is produced when we are exposed to sunlight, has a direct and calming impact on runaway inflammation. Not surprisingly, a deficiency in vitamin D has been strongly linked to greater risk of inflammatory diseases.
The trouble is, over 70% of the population is estimated to be deficient in vitamin D. To make the situation worse, many vitamin D supplements are unreliable, and the FDA's recommended daily intake is inadequate. The natural way to make vitamin D, by getting exposed to sunshine, is supposedly unhealthy for us. On top of all this, we are warned that too much vitamin D can actually be toxic.
So What Can You Do?
In The Anti-Inflammatory Vitamin, author Kathy Aquino discusses her own experience of reducing chronic inflammation with vitamin D. She explains everything you need to know about vitamin D in order to safely and effectively tackle chronic inflammation yourself:
- what are the optimal levels of vitamin D in order to reduce inflammation?
- how can you tell whether you have optimal vitamin D levels?
- which vitamin D supplements should you get?
- how should you get vitamin D from sunshine, and is it harmful?
- how can you avoid vitamin D toxicity while maintaining adequate vitamin D levels?