5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Immunity

8 February, 2016

4. Take your Vitamin D:

vitamine supplement

It appears that people with higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of upper respiratory infections. More research is still being done in this area but for now, there appears to be promise since vitamin D increases the production of proteins that act as natural antibiotics. I recommend clients take a vitamin D supplement, especially during winter months in Canada.  We also do not receive adequate amounts of vitamin D through our diets.  Speak with your dietitian if you’re uncertain about dosage of specific vitamins or mineral supplements.

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Andrea D'Ambrosio

Andrea D’Ambrosio

Registered Dietitian, RD at Dietetic Directions

Andrea is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Dietetic Directions, a nutritional counselling and education company. Andrea’s mission is to inspire clients through motivation and guidance to achieve life-long health behaviour changes. She has taken continuing education in the areas of Food Allergy and Food Hypersensitivity, Health Research Literacy, Motivational Interviewing & Coaching for Behaviour Change.

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