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Natures Drug: Sunshine

Dr. Rochelle Bien & Dr. Michael Goldstein

Vitamin D is a Fat Soluble vitamin that is essential for health. It keeps your bones strong, can improve your mental health and helps you sleep. According to the NIH almost 1 in 4 U.S. adults are considered low in Vitamin D. Over the past several years Vitamin D deficiency has become more common due to being inside more and not getting enough sunlight. To gain the benefit from the sun you must have your face, chest and arms in direct sunlight with no sunscreen for 20 minutes per day. Living in the north east makes this is very challenging.
Most patients with Vitamin D deficiency are asymptomatic, however if you’re exhausted, your bones hurt, you have muscle weakness and or mood changes, that’s an indication that something is abnormal in your body. Additional Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency include: fatigue, not sleeping well, bone pain, depression or feelings of sadness, hair loss, loss of appetite and pale skin.
Michelle L. came into our office complaining of exhaustion, muscle aches, depression and loss of appetite. Upon taking a history I was made aware that she hadn’t been feeling well for several months and she works remote spending most of her time inside.  Michelle was immediately sent for blood work. Blood work showed that her Vitamin D was 12. Normal is 30-100. Michelle was started on a high dose regimen of Vitamin D for 3 months and re-evaluated. She noticed significant changes in her symptoms very quickly and has returned to her normal self.
If you are suffering from these or similar symptoms don’t hesitate to contact THE HOLISTIC CENTER AT BRISTOL SQUARE (508)660-2722 and make your appointment with Dr. Goldstein or Dr. Bien today.
We are located at 1426 Main Street Ste 6, Walole,MA.
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