Vitamin D to Prevent the Flu and Colds
Vitamin D is so important to people, it was designed so people could get lots of it from sunlight, even if they do not eat any food. Originally all humans lived in Africa where the sunlight is very bright. Colds and the flu can be avoided if your immune system is strong enough.
In the late 1800s most children in North America and Europe had a terrible bone disease that is known as rickets. The medical doctors told people that their children need to be in the sunlight more. This helped a lot. In 1922 while looking for a cure for rickets, they discovered vitamin D. Rickets was due to a lack of vitamin D.
Children in Africa and South America did not have a problem with this since the sunlight is much brighter there since they are closer to the equator. Many people are still not getting enough vitamin D since they are living too far from the equator, are not outside enough or they are using sunscreen. Sunscreen blocks out 95% of the vitamin D producing UV-B light.
People do not take enough vitamin D from supplements to duplicate what they would get from the sunlight. The high numbers scare them. 40,000 IU of vitamin D is the same as 1 milligram (mg) of vitamin D!
The rate of cancer, autism and type 1 diabetes gets higher as people live further from the equator. Vitamin D helps the body to get rid of toxins that is associated with autism and cancer. Also Joe Prendergast M.D. says that enough vitamin D can increase immune system strength 3 to 5 times. He is an endocrinologist and vitamin D is a hormone. If your immune system is strong enough, you will not get colds orthe flu. I have not had the cold or flu in over 15 years. Click HERE to continue-