Vitamins K2 and D deficiencies are linked to the chronic diseases of osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and diabetes. K2 is considered as vital as Vitamin D for prevention of these diseases and for developing strong bones in children.
K2 is found in eggs, butter and cheeses from animals that are grass fed. For vegans the best source is natto, fermented soybeans, a staple in the Japanese diet. Look for labels on cheese and meats that say “grass fed”.
Vitamins D and K2 are a powerhouse of prevention cancer. Vitamin D is actually a prohormone. We make most of our vitamin D by the action of ultraviolet light (sunlight) on the vitamin D originator that is found in our skin. We only get very small amounts of vitamin D from our diet, although increasingly it is added to foods eaten by children, in an attempt to prevent rickets in the population. A major cause of deficiency is not getting enough sun. Exposing shoulders to the sun for 15 to 20 minutes a day raises blood serum levels into the preventative range while improving your mood and reducing inflammation.
Testing for Vitamin D
Testing for Vitamin D has become easily accessible. ZRT Labs offers a mail order test.
Once you learn your actual level of vitamin D and your target level apply self-care to reach your goal. Supplementation with liquid Vitamin D, sun exposure, and eliminating wheat from your diet, as recent on gluten and gliadin suggest, all help raise blood serum levels.
Interview with K2 Researcher Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue
Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, author of Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox is interviewed by Dr. Mercola.
Give yourself self-care time and attention!