In today’s Randy and Christa Show we discuss something that 70-80% of the population struggles with: Vitamin D deficiency.

Depletion in this essential fat-soluble vitamin can be a root cause of depression, anxiety, exhaustion, overwhelm, insomnia, or immune issues.

We focus on the link between low Vitamin D and depression with integrative psychiatrist,  Dr. Sara Van Anrooy, who runs the Center for Stress Medicine in Colorado.

When pateints come to Dr. Van Anrooy with anxiety and depression, she immediately tests their vitamin D levels, which often helps her avoid prescribing antidepressants and mood stabilizers.

Here’s what we talk about:

  • When your depression might be linked to low Vitamin D
  • How to test for low Vitamin D
  • The functional range of low Vitamin D (hint, it’s TWICE as high as the mainstream medical markers)
  • How to use a therapeutic dose depending on the time of year
  • The best way to use sunscreen to make sure you get your Vitamin D
  • Do fish oil and Vitamin D go together?
  • The amount of time it takes for vitamin stores to build
  • What to do if you don’t get results with supplementation
  • How to know if your low Vitamin D is genetic
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid of the sun

This show relevant for everyone and can be a true game-changer when it comes to managing your health.

Enjoy and thanks for being here. I love sharing this information with you. 🙂

Below are a few of our recommended Vitamin D supplements for quality:

Thorne's D/K2 Liquid

Pure Encapsulation's Vitamin D3

Pure Encapsulation's Calcium K/D

P.S. – Dr. Van Anrooy brings up a great point about Vitamin A toxicity.  I wanted to share with you my research on this that is in my new fertility book. It comes down to the asource of the Vitamin A and toxicity only seems a danger seems in synthetic Vitamin A.

“While some forms of synthetic Vitamin A found in supplements can be toxic at only moderately high doses, fat-soluble Vitamin A naturally found in foods like cod liver oil, liver, and the fat from grass-fed butter is considered safe at up to ten times the doses of Vitamin A found in synthetic supplements.

It’s important to note that the Vitamin D found in cod liver oil and grass fed animals protects against Vitamin A toxicity, allowing one to consume much higher amounts of Vitamin A before it becomes toxic.

We first learned about this from Weston A. Price, a dentist in the early twentieth century, widely celebrated for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health.

He noted specific traits in the diets of healthy tribal people in Africa and Asia. According to Dr. Price, they “contained at least ten times as much Vitamin A as the American diet of his day (1920s and 30s). His work revealed that Vitamin A is one of several fat-soluble activators present only in animal fats and necessary for the assimilation of minerals in the diet. He noted that the foods held sacred by the peoples he studied, such as spring butter, fish eggs, and shark liver, were exceptionally rich in Vitamin A.