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Vitamin D Fights Depression

 Photo by Jennifer Hentz Moyer

Photo by Jennifer Hentz Moyer

Over the years, we have been told to beware of the sun but not getting enough can cause many ailments including depression.  Although the best source of vitamin D is the sun, it is not likely that a person can get enough sun to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D.  The best way to determine if your vitamin D levels are healthy, is to have your blood level checked.  Supplementing with vitamin D is often necessary.  The article below from NaturalNews.com talks more about the research and how it can help with depression.

http://www.naturalnews.com/034729_vitamin_D_deficiency_depression_children.html

Research shows that Vitamin D fights depression not only in adults but also in children.  As a part-time substitute teacher, I am learning that only elementary students get daily recess.  Maybe we should bring back time outside for all grades.