Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Your Doctor About Vitamin D

I get a lot of people these days asking me whether or not they should have their vitamin D levels checked, and for good reason: It’s difficult to know on your own if your levels have fallen too low. Several factors are at play: obesity, living in a northern latitude, certain medications, dark skin color, and the widespread use of sunscreen, which diminishes your body’s ability to produce vitamin D. Despite living in often sunny New Mexico, a blood test showed that even my levels were low.

If you’re wondering about your own vitamin D levels, watch my T Chats video, and check in with your primary care provider.

Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. is a leading medical expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, herbal medicine, women’s health, and natural medicine.