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Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia and depression have one thing in common and it is vitamin D deficiency.

In a book authored by Dr. Michael F. Holick titled THE VITAMIN D SOLUTION: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem, he identifies the causes of vitamin D deficiency, outlines the reasons why it is vital for our health and offers a 3-step program to achieve optimal levels of vitamin D in our bodies.

Dr. Holick, an international expert has studied vitamin D for more than 30 years. From his research, we know every cell in the body carries a receptor for vitamin D and it is not just for the purpose of bone health only.

Increasing vitamin D levels can treat, prevent and reverse a significant number of daily health ailments such as high blood pressure and back pain, reduce symptoms of chronic problems like diabetes and arthritis, and prevent infectious disease like H1N1, and cancer.

Dr Holick also recognizes vitamin D as being able to improve infertility, weight control, memory and mood.

Also know as the Sunshine Vitamin, vitamin D is not actually a vitamin, but a hormone that is made in the skin, as a result of exposure to sunlight.

Milk and mushrooms can supply as the necessary vitamin D and Dr Holick advices people to take supplements in order to ensure optimal levels of the crucial vitamin in the body.

THE VITAMIN D SOLUTION provides latest research from all around the world, insightful historical background, a simple strategy for reconstructing and maintaining an optimal level of vitamin D that mixes a sensible amount of sun exposure, supplementation and foods loaded with vitamin D.