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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Podiatrist View on the Crisis

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Wouldn't you just love to be there? Where ever it is!! Of course, I have been stuck in the coldest summer in 40 years in San Francisco, California, which makes my day dreaming even worse. The image of the umbrellas on the beach highlights our need to protect our skin and avoid sun exposure. We lather up the Sunscreen as dutiful health conscious individuals but one of the side effects is a sudden crisis in Vitamin D Deficiency. What is the big deal? Vitamin D is essential to move calcium into your bones. As a podiatrist, I see too many patients low on Vitamin D and developing stress fractures and joint problems. So, find out your Vitamin D level (read the link below) at your next blood test.





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