A European study of more than 3,000 women aged 45 to 68 found that many were deficient in vitamin D, with the average intake only 39% of the RDA.
Bottom line: Optimize vitamin D levels with a high-potency vitamin powder that contains at least 2,000 IU of vitamin D. And spend at least 10 to 15 minutes outdoors every day. Sunshine sparks the body's production of vitamin D.
Remember: Avoid sunburn, not sunshine!
"Compliance with current dietary recommendations and geographical variability of diet in women participating in 7 screening programs for breast cancer in Spain." Garcia-Arenzana, N, et al., Nutrición Hospitalaria, 2011 Jul-Aug;26(4):863-73.
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.