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Vitamin D and Your Mental Health

I am not a medical doctor, but the truth is that when I treat anyone experiencing depression or anxiety, I do send him or her to his or her primary care physician to check on a few basic things.
I request some tests to check: thyroid, blood sugar (glucose),  and Vitamin D and a few other things.

If you live in the northwest, or if you eat a vegan diet, you should check your Vitamin D level.
Research has shown people living in the northwest are not getting enough sunlight on their skin and are often very low on Vitamin D.
Insufficient levels of Vitamin D can affect your mental health.
Will more Vitamin D cure your depression?
It could make a very big difference, but anyone experiencing depression will need a more comprehensive strategy.Vitamin D will absolutely need to be part of the strategy if your Vitamin D level is low.
I have seen low Vitamin D levels in several people coming to me to get relief from depression. Enough to make me check everyone.
You don’t need to be depressed to …