It is widely established that low vitamin D levels, which have reached truly epidemic proportions in modern populations, are associated with an increased risk for essentially every complex chronic disease known.
But what do we do with this information? If you’re 99% of folks, whether that’s doctors or functional medicine experts or the general public, then the answer is, “supplement! Of course!”
To be sure, vitamin D is very important for health. But what if this wasn’t the whole story? What if low vitamin D levels are really telling us more about overall sun exposure and that the bigger problem is that we spend 90% of our time inside on average?
In that case, you’re still welcome to use Vitamin D supplements but the solution here would be to prioritize spending more time outside.