Dr Oz: Weatherman Sam Champion’s Health Scare
Dr. Oz says most Americans are not getting enough Vitamin D in their bodies, which is very important since it helps prevent diseases including cancer and depression. The number one source of Vitamin D is the sun, so Dr. Oz invited weatherman Sam Champion to talk about the impact of the sun on our lives and to also discuss his recent health scare for the very first time.
Dr Oz: Best Place to Live for Most Sun Exposure
Sam Champion used his weather knowledge to provide a Vitamin D forecast for the entire country, which is especially hard to come by in the winter months if you live anywhere above 34 degrees latitude. The most southern part of the country is lucky because are able to still get enough Vitamin D from the sun during the winter, but everyone else simply cannot due to the angle of the sun during the coldest season of the year. If you want to increase your exposure to sunshine you might want to consider moving somewhere between Los Angeles and Atlanta, according to Dr. Oz.
Dr Oz: Multivitamin with Vitamin D Recommendation
Dr. Oz says those who do not get enough Vitamin D are increasing their risk for certain health problems and they might not even know it. Some include depression, breast cancer, weak bones, colon cancer, fibroids, colds and flu, and obesity. The good news is that there is an easy way to get the Vitamin D you need even if you do not live in the southern area of the United States.
- Take a Multivitamin with Vitamin D
- Spend a few minutes every morning meditating because it helps to calm and center you before starting your day.
Dr Oz: What is a Good Vitamin D Level?
Dr. Oz says a Vitamin D deficiency is also linked to another health problem that he did not mention because he wanted to discuss it more in depth with Sam Champion. Sam was recently diagnosed with having hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol, both of which are directly connected to the kidneys, according to Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz explains that if you are not getting enough Vitamin D, your kidneys cannot work properly to send messages throughout the body, which causes your blood pressure to increase.
Dr. Oz says it is important to know your Vitamin D level, which should be at least 30, so talk to your doctor and see what test is available.