Consumer Reports offers ways to reduce winter's health risks
Posted Dec 23 2009 12:00am
The Washington Post published an article by Consumer Reports on ways to stay healthy this winter----nothing earth shattering, but some good reminders nonetheless. One caveat---check with your doctor about the amount of Vitamin D3 you need to be taking daily----the 800-1000 IUs listed in the article are woefully inadequate for many people. I take 5000 IUs daily, and here in NC, I get more sun exposure year round than my friends up north (I grew up in the Syracuse/Oswego, NY area, and I am here to tell you that the sunshine up there from October to March is minimal).