Vitamin D is generally derived from sun exposure, is greatest over Summer and plays a central role in inflammation.
Remember that our greatest dietary intake of Fructose is over Summer with fruit intake. That’s when we produce more inflammatory ‘bad’ cholesterol.
One of the roles of Vitamin D may be the suppression of the inflammatory reaction, before it overshoots the mark.
Uncontrolled, activated macrophages (white cells) can cause severe damage to tissue.
Vitamin D may the internal control mechanism that stops runaway inflammation.
Vitamin D deficient states allow the body to not control it’s own ‘cleaning and clearing’ mechanisms.
There is an increasing incidence of Vitamin D deficiency worldwide. This is worse as you move away from the Equator.
Most inflammatory diseases increase in the same distribution including Diabetes, Dementia, Autoimmune Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and some Cancers.
I think it is well worth testing for Vitamin D levels. Easily done by your doctor.
I had mine done a couple of years ago and found my levels low despite farming and gardening on the weekends – albeit with my hat on, long sleeve top and sunscreen. I have been on 2000 IU per day since.
I have just created a page on the No Fructose website and how it links back through the whole diet related inflammation issue.
Thanks to a few people for sending me on this path including Raymund Edwards. An ongoing learning experience.