I think I’ve figured out why they call it Labor Day.
It’s not a celebration of labor. It’s because of all the labor YOU’RE about to do!
The other day I saw a list of “quick tips” to get your home ready for the fall, and there was nothing quick about it. There were 30 of ’em, from cleaning out the gutters… to raking the leaves… to fertilizing the lawn.
This is back-breaking stuff, as I’m sure you know, so take advantage of this holiday. Get outside, kick your feet up, light the grill, and knock back some cold ones while you still can.
My own list of “quick tips” for fall is super short: Watch your vitamin D!
I know you try hard to get all the nutrients you need each day. D’s a different beast — shorter days and longer nights means less sun. Your body makes less, so you probably need to up your supplement game.
And if you’re not taking one, it’s time to get started ASAP — because new research shows letting those D levels dip could pack DEADLY risks.
If you’ve got low D, you’re 12 TIMES more likely to suffer from heart failure!
That’s not even the worst part of this.
You could have those dangerously low levels yourself right now, and your own doc will tell you that you’ve got nothing to worry about.
As long as your D levels are above 20 ng/ml (50 nmol/l), he thinks you’re sitting pretty.
That’s what the mainstream considers the cutoff for a deficiency.
The new study finds you don’t have to fall anywhere near that cutoff to face heart failure.
If your levels are below 30 ng/ml (75 nmol/l) — what the mainstream considers perfectly normal — you’re at risk RIGHT NOW!
If heart failure isn’t enough of a reason to boost your D, I’ve got another — and this one is also directly related to life after Labor Day.
Boosting your D is BETTER than a flu shot!
These supplements are 800 percent more effective than the vaccine, according to one study. And, unlike the shot, vitamin D can also fight off that other source of autumn and winter misery: the common cold.
Most folks need a flat-out minimum of 2,000 IU per day, but how much YOU need will depend on what your levels are right now… and whatever other risks you might be facing.
Your doc can test your levels next time he reels you in to help figure out how much you need and the best way to get it.