Vitamin D Deficiency & Dementia: Vital Information from Dr. DiGiallorenzo
Recent studies have confirmed that a lack of vitamin D is positively correlated with an increased risk of dementia, further supporting the theory that its benefits extend beyond the scope of skeletal and cardiovascular health. At LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA, Dr. David DiGiallorenzo and his team offer comprehensive nutritional therapy, helping patients with vitamin and nutrient deficiencies find balance in their diets and in their daily lives.
Impaired Cognitive Ability & Vitamin D Deficiency
A balanced diet that includes an abundant source of vitamin D has been proven to improve the mental condition of patients suffering from numerous brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. This debilitating, degenerative condition affects approximately 5.2 million American men and women, and there is no known cure. Taking proactive steps to prevent cognitive deterioration earlier in life is highly recommended; ensuring sufficient vitamin D consumption may aid in preserving the function of neuroreceptors in the brain.
Numerous surveys have shown that more than half of American men, women, and children suffer from some level of vitamin D deficiency. Some of the most effective ways to make sure you are getting enough of this vital nutrient include:
- Moderate exposure to sunlight
- Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, eel, and trout
- Fortified milk and orange juice
- Egg yolks, particularly from free range eggs
- Cod liver oil
- Mushrooms, like shiitake and Portobello
- Vitamin D supplements
- Certain whole grain cereals
Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to contribute to a variety of other serious health conditions as well, including rickets, osteomalacia, depression, cardiovascular disease, severe childhood asthma, and even some forms of cancer.
Total Body Wellness with Nutritional Therapy
Vitamin D, sometimes colloquially known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is an essential component of a healthy body and mind. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from nutrition imbalances or deficiencies, it’s time to get the help you need and deserve. Contact us at LANAP & Implant Center of Pennsylvania in Collegeville, PA and Williamsport, PA to schedule your nutritional therapy consultation with Dr. David DiGiallorenzo. With a combination of state-of-the-art technology, extensive expertise, and a genuinely caring approach, Dr. DiGiallorenzo and his team help families from across America enjoy improved dental and overall health.
From our two convenient locations in Williamsport and Collegeville, we proudly serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Lock Haven, Sunbury, Pottstown, Bloomberg, and beyond.