Guest blog post by Keith McCormick, DC
Vitamin D: It’s not just about Osteoporosis and Bone Health
There are numerous reasons why I chose the title, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, for my book. Not only should we look at the whole body when searching for causes of bone loss, but the fact that there are so many pieces of the “bone puzzle” that fit into other parts of the body, we really can’t separate skeletal physiology from the other organs and tissues during the diagnostic process.
Take vitamin D for instance. We all know that vitamin D is important for bones because it helps us absorb more calcium from the gut. But did you know that vitamin D is also important for the immune system to effectively ward off disease?