What are Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
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.
How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue
Hey guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and Nutritionist. Today I'm going to talk about how to overcome adrenal fatigue.And so many people today struggle with adrenal insufficiency, major fatigue issues, and it'sdue to problems with the adrenal glands. And the adrenal glands are two sort of thumbsizedorgans that sit here in the back of your flank area, and there are so many people, I wouldsay about 80% of the population that at some point will struggle with adrenal fatigue atsome point in their life. And in this tutorial I'm going to go throughthe three steps you must follow if you want to heal adrenal fatigue for good. And reallyit starts with diet. Actually, before I get
into that though, let me talk about warningsigns you have adrenal fatigue. Number one, if you struggle with fatigue,even if you get enough sleep at night and the next day you wake up and you're stilltired, that is a major warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel like you canjust never catch up or you're always tired, that's a warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, youfeel anxiety, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigue. If you have troublefocusing or concentrating or poor memory, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigueor adrenal insufficiency.
Also, if you have a thyroid issue, prettymuch every person that has a thyroid condition, whether it's hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's orGraves' disease, any of those issues, that probably means you do have an adrenal issue. And some other warning signs could be thatyou are storing excess body fat. So if you have gone to the gym and you've worked outfor hours, and you're still not losing weight like you think you should. Or you can't seemto lose that last five pounds or break through that weight loss plateau, those are warningsigns that you have adrenal fatigue. And so step number one in healing adrenalfatigue is changing your diet. The top foods
you must get out of your diet to heal youradrenal glands is number one, caffeine. If you're consuming loads and loads of coffeeon a regular basis and large amounts of caffeine, that will definitely burn out your adrenalglands. The other thing is consuming too much sugar.Sugar will burn out your adrenal glands. Hydrogenated oils in foods that are just stimulants, likeI've already mentioned, foods that really imbalance blood sugar levels and will causespikes. But caffeine and sugar are the two biggies that you need to get out of your diet. Now, the next thing here are the foods thatreally support your adrenal glands. And foods
that are high in Vitamin B12 and magnesium,also foods that help stabilize blood sugar and energy levels. Coconut products, like coconut oil, coconutmilk, coconut meat, those are great for supporting your adrenal glands. Olives are great, olivesand olive oil. Raw dairy products and grassfed butter are fantastic, organic meats. Doingloads of vegetables, especially spinach, kale, and chard are great for the adrenal glands. Also, seaweed. Seaweed contains iodine alongwith other minerals that can support the adrenal glands as well. And so, again, adding someof those foods in your diet is a definite
must in changing your diet if you want toovercome adrenal fatigue. Now, the second thing you need to do to healadrenal fatigue is take supplements that support your adrenal glands, and there is a groupof herbs or roots called adaptogen or adaptogenic herbs which include a family of things, likeashwagandha, rhodiola, Holy Basil, licorice root and ginseng. But adaptogen herbs are titled adaptogensbecause they help your body adapt and deal with stress, and these have big benefits. The number one you want to take, the numberone adaptogen for specifically your adrenals