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Teri Gruss, MS

It's Winter! Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D in Your GF Diet?

By January 22, 2013

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Vitamin D and WInterVitamin D is the sunshine vitamin. Depending on where you live, you may not be seeing much sunshine lately. Or it may be simply too cold to go outside! It's hard to maintain our vitamin D levels in the winter and even harder for those with celiac disease / gluten sensitivity.

Vitamin D is an incredibly important nutrient and one that people with celiac disease are at higher risk of developing deficiency. When I was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity I had my vitamin D levels assessed and found I had a severe deficiency of this vital nutrient. And I lived in the Sunshine State at the time. It was a good lesson to me to not underestimate how celiac disease or gluten sensitivity can affect our vitamin D levels, even when we do get appropriate exposure to sunshine.  Now I have my vitamin D levels assessed twice a year. It's that important.

Jane, our Guide to Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity has more info about vitamin D , why you should know your vitamin D levels and what to do if it tests show that you have a deficiency.

Do You Know Your Vitamin D Levels?

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