This month we’ve been focusing on how a good supply of oxygen and a healthy process of getting oxygen to cells is imperative for health. This probably seems pretty obvious as we all know that going without oxygen for even the shortest periods of time can be deadly! But for many people, it isn’t always as simple as “breathe in, breathe out.”

Millions of Americans suffer with asthma and countless others struggle every year with seasonal allergies, both inhibiting healthy respiratory functions and potentially limiting oxygen intake. How can you gain the benefits of oxygen when it’s difficult to even breathe at times? Addressing the allergies and asthma are integral to supporting oxygenation, but many treatment options are unsafe or ineffective. What is a natural, safe, and effective way to reduce risk or severity of asthma and allergies?

Studies now link vitamin D insufficiency with higher risk of severe asthma attacks in patients suffering with asthma:

“Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health conditions, from depression to autoimmune disorders, to colds and flu, to cancer, and now asthma, and even cognitive function.

This is good news.

Asthma has increased by more than 300 percent over the last two decades,now affecting some 20 million Americans, and if vitamin D is even partially responsible for this meteoric rise in prevalence, then the answer is literally right outside your door.

Millions of people are needlessly exposing themselves to the dangers inherent with the standard drug treatments for asthma. Advair, for example, contains the long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) salmeterol, which can actually increase the severity of an asthma attack.

Researchers estimate that salmeterol may contribute to as many as 5,000 asthma-related deaths in the United States each year. Conventional asthma treatments can also increase your risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, just to name a few.

This is why it’s so important to start focusing our attention on simple, effective, and infinitely safer methods, such as increasing vitamin D levels, to combat the underlying cause of this growing health problem.”

(To read more on this topic from Dr. Mercola click here.)

With so many Americans not meeting even the lowest standards for healthy vitamin D levels, it isn’t shocking that incidences of asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, and a variety of other diseases is climbing at an alarming rate. The best way to increase vitamin D levels is always good old sunshine! Get outside and soak up some life-giving sunshine to help your body manufacture this vital nutrient! It’s more than likely that you may still need supplementation since it can be difficult to get enough sun exposure to maintain healthy levels. We recommend getting your levels tested and finding out where you are at so your doctor can set a accurate goal for supplementation. Ask about getting your levels tested; it’s easy and affordable. Supplementation is also safe, effective, and affordable and could reduce your risk for a host of illnesses. Maintain healthy vitamin D levels to help your body maintain respiratory health and Be Oxygenated!

 

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