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Wild salmon is high in Vitamin D3 at 450 IUs for a 3-ounce fillet.

ith the current abundance of daily vitamins, supplements and fortified foods, it doesn’t seem possible that Americans could be deficient in a critical nutrient. And yet, as Dr. Steve Stroud explained, if you check for vitamin D level with a blood test, “Almost every test we run comes out low.” Stroud is a naturopathic physician practicing in Wenatchee and Leavenworth, and regularly integrates diet and nutrition in his primary care treatments. He agreed to explain vitamin D’s importance. Vitamin D’s best known role is keeping our bones healthy by aiding in calcium absorption. Researchers have found vitamin D receptors on the heart, muscles, small intestine, endocrine glands and prostate. So vitamin D is important for other aspects of overall health. January / February 2016

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