D Deficiency

January 28, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Hi Ali…

Yes… I did see your post about being ‘down under’ and Dec being in the middle of your summer. BTW: I’ve been to Sydney…. loved the harbor!

I live in the US Southwest — lots of sunshine here almost year round — and I still measured as deficient in vitamin D. I’ve learned that because I have autoimmune issues (AI) my body uses / needs more vitamin D. That’s probably why I’m D deficient even though I’m exposed to plenty of sunshine.

I think there are many factors involved in contracting an autoimmune illness — ie; genetic predisposition for example. I just wonder if the D deficiency could be one of the ‘triggers’ that allows the AI to then present itself — ??? — dunno — I’m not a scientist or anything… just my thoughts.

Best wishes…