Hey guys, Axe here. I want to talk aboutthe many benefits of vitamin D as well as vitamin D deficiency. So many people are strugglingwith vitamin D deficiency. In fact, according to a lot of medical studies today, they'reshowing that quite possibly the top deficiency we have in America is a vitamin D deficiency,and for a lot of us there are several reasons for that. But let me talk about the symptomsof vitamin D deficiency. I'm then going to get into what's causing vitamin D deficiency,then go over the best foods, supplements and things you can do to correct this type ofissue. But first and foremost, the big thing thatcan cause or the big symptoms you might have
with a vitamin D deficiency are immune issues.If you have a weakened immune system, that could be correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have candida or bacterial overgrowth, it can be caused from a vitamin D deficiency.If you struggle with let's say emotional ups and downs, like depression and anxiety, thatcan be a cause. Hormone imbalance, major cause of vitamin D deficiency. If you have troubleputting on muscle or losing weight, those are all correlated with a vitamin D deficiency.If you have weak bones or teeth, osteoporosis or osteopenia, those are warning signs youhave a vitamin D deficiency. So again, you can see there are a lot of things and I didn't even get into certain other
things like cancer and diabetes and heartdisease but those are all warning signs you could have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is responsible for really supportinga healthy immune response, digestive health, hormone balance, and here's a key thing toremember. Vitamin D is not just a vitamin. It's also a pro hormone. So it's responsiblefor so many hormone producing reactions within your body. You've got to have vitamin D. Now here are the biggest causes of vitaminD deficiency. Number one is not getting enough sunlight. The sun should be your number onesource of vitamin D. We live in a world today
where we live inside, especially if you'rein the northern states, whether it be in Canada or northern US or northern Europe. But ifyou are not getting outside enough and not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin,that will create a vitamin D deficiency. So starting off, the majority of people are vitaminD deficient because we don't get outside enough. And the other thing can be certain chemicals,especially things that are plastic in nature, those can block vitamin D absorption. So ifyou're drinking out of plastic bottles that have something called BPA, that's bisphenolA, that can cause vitamin D deficiency and really affect the way vitamin D is absorbedand utilized and created by your liver in
your body. The other thing is toxicity. If you're exposedto toxins on a regular basis, that affects the liver. Your liver is actually responsiblefor producing and creating vitamin D within your body. So again, toxicity another majorcause of vitamin D deficiency. So if you want to start to correct vitaminD deficiency and see improvements in your immune function, in your metabolism, in yourhormones and things like your thyroid and your adrenal glands and improving your overallmood and bone strength, you've got to get more vitamin D.
Again, your number one source by far is sunlight.I recommend getting outside 20 minutes to 30 minutes every single day. Even if it'scold outside, getting a little bit of sun on your face and hands, it's so importantfor getting Vitamin D. So again, number one is get sunlight 20 to 30 minutes a day. Now, apart from that, certain foods will containsmall amounts of vitamin D. Number one source will be wild caught salmon or fish, so againgetting wild caught fish on a regular basis. Also, raw fermented milk, like a goat's milkyogurt, may have small amounts of vitamin D, as will mushrooms and eggs. But again,you're going to get very small amount in diet.
What Are The Symptoms Of Severe Vaginal Yeast Infection
I've got a question here from somebody inAustralia, in Sydney, Australia. What are the symptoms of severe vaginal yeast infectioné The symptoms of severe vaginal yeast infectioncan be sometimes mistaken for bacterial vaginosis. Symptoms generally include itching and sometimessevere itching. Itching can be bad and really uncomfortable. I've had some patients thatcan't work anymore because of the itching. Itching, redness, discharge is quite common.Discharge can be clear, a white finished discharge up to a thick, almost like cottage cheesewhite discharge, but the two characteristic symptoms would be itching and discharge.
BV or bacterial vaginosis is that fishy odoror the foulsmelling vaginal area. Generally, there's not a really bad foul smell with avaginal yeast infection. It can be a musky sort of odor, but not generally a really fishystrong sort of smell. We get that more with bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis willalso have more of a whitish or a gray waterish discharge. Itching can be there, but nowherenear as intense as the vaginal yeast infection, which can be really bad. I've also found manywomen complain about a lot of pain after intercourse with a Candida yeast infection as well. Theyalso get them with bacterial vaginosis, but even more so with the vaginal infection. Thekey symptoms are those two things. Think about
the itching. Think about the discharge. Now some women with Candida yeast infectionsalso get pelvic pain to different degrees. Many of them can even have a lowgrade endometriosiswithout even knowing about it. I discovered years ago that many cases of severe endometriosisare, in fact, caused by a yeast infection. It makes sense because if you've got a vaginalinfection and you're going to treat it with applicators or creams from the andyou're going to take diflucan or fluconazole recurrently to cure this problem. You're notgoing to cure it with drugs. You're not going to cure it with creams. All you're doing isyou're driving it further up the vaginal area,
in through the cervix, into the endometrium,and then eventually you get endometriosis. So you get basically an inflammation in thewall of the womb. Yeast actually can get through there and start creating an immune reaction.Cysts will develop; small cysts develop around that area and that becomes endometriosis. Endometriosis has skyrocketed since tamponuse with many women. I've got a female friend who said that she found years ago amassive connection between endometriosis and chronic vaginal yeast infection, so you needto bear that in mind, too. You could have a lowgrade pelvic pain.
If in doubt, make sure that you get checkedout and have a swab and have that cultured for Candida to see whether you've got a bacterialproblem in the vaginal area or a yeast infection. Be sure to check out my other tutorials on howto get rid of a woman's yeast infection by doing the quot;kill and build phase.quot; This isa bulletproof way; 99 percent guaranteed to get rid of this vaginal infection. Thanks for tuning in.