Spine Health: Vitamin D

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC

Las Vegas Informer

Utilize vitamin D to build a healthy spine. The health benefits of vitamin D are numerous. This article will concentrate on vitamin D’s positive effects on bone health.

Vitamin D is required for strong bones. The spinal column consists of bones called vertebra. Keep your vertebrae healthy and strong with the correct intake of vitamin D.

Maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis with proper absorption and intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D is nicknamed the sunshine vitamin because it is manufactured in the body in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that works with calcium to build and maintain a healthy skeleton.

Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D deficiency leads to insufficient dietary calcium absorption. The body removes calcium stores from the skeleton if absorption is low. Removal of calcium stores in the skeleton weakens bones and prevents formation of new bone growth. Vertebrae are weakened in this unhealthy process.

Bone loss cannot be found on x-ray until at least thirty percent of the bone strength is removed. At this point the bone is severely weakened. Symptoms, poor posture and limited motion in the spine are usually apparent at this point.

Osteoporosis and vertebral body compression fractures result from weakened vertebrae.

Prevent bone weakening and stay symptom free with the correct intake of vitamin D. Maintain strong bones, good posture and spinal motion by providing your body with healthy levels of vitamin D.

Absorption of vitamin D is rapid and prolific in the summer sun. Exposure to midday summer sun without sunscreen is not recommended. Obtain an effective dosage of vitamin D with ten to twenty minutes of non-peak sunlight 3 to 4 times a week. Wear a tank top and shorts for maximum skin exposure.

Obtain vitamin D through nutrition year round but especially during the winter. Ocean caught herring and salmon provide large quantities of vitamin D. Fortified milk, eggs and fortified juice are easily obtainable sources of vitamin D.

Reliable vitamin D level testing is available. If necessary supplement your diet with Cod Liver Oil, vitamin D and a multi-vitamin containing sufficient quantities of vitamin D, calcium and magnesium.

Attain healthy quantities of vitamin D through sun exposure and intelligent nutrition strategies. Utilize vitamin D in conjunction with exercise, proper ergonomics, Chiropractic care and proper self-treatment to build and maintain lifelong spine health.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is the owner and treating doctor at Championship Chiropractic. 2595 S. Cimarron Rd, Suite #100, Las Vegas, NV 89117.  His web address is www.ChampionshipChiropractic.com. He can be contacted at (702) 286-9040 and DrO@ChampionshipChiropractic.com.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello’s mission is to educate and inspire others to live healthier, fitter, more functional lives.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC writes a weekly health, fitness, exercise and nutrition column for The Las Vegas Informer. He is published in OnFitness magazine,Livestrong.comSpineUniverse.com and eHow.com.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC is an award-winning public speaker. He has spoken to numerous groups on health, fitness, exercise, ergonomics and nutrition.

Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC loves to exercise. Bike riding and kettlebell training are his current favorite types of exercises. He credits Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Sly Stallone as major influences during his teens and early twenties.

Before pursuing his career in Chiropractic, Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bremerton, SSN 698.

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