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It felt like NOBODY was talking about liver disease 50 years ago.  

Now, deaths from liver disease and liver cancer are going through the roof…  

Deaths from liver cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) are up 65 percent. And just since 1980, deaths from liver cancer have TRIPLED.  

EVERYTHING – from what we eat, to the drugs we take – is attacking our livers.  

But new research has revealed a way to slash your risk of both liver disease AND liver cancer… 

A new study out of Finland followed 854 people for 25 years.  

Researchers found that folks with low levels of vitamin D had a 67% higher risk of liver disease and a 91% higher risk of liver cancer. 

That means drastically reducing your risk of liver disease…  practically down NOTHING… is as simple as getting a little sunshine!   

It makes sense. Today’s skyrocketing rates of liver disease and liver cancer match up directly with our low D levels. An estimated 85% of Americans – nearly our entire population – are D-deficient.  

Here’s how you can make sure you’ve got enough D right away… 

easy ways to increase your vitamin D levels 

  1. Take it easy on the sunscreen.  

One of the biggest culprits behind D-deficiency is sunscreen.  

Every year we hear the same warnings and scare tactics when summer arrives: slather yourself with SPF 1000, cover head to toe with clothing, and hide under an umbrella.  

But summertime is the ONLY time most of us in North America can generate enough vitamin D from natural sunlight – the best, most natural way to get enough D. As long as you stay aware of any twinge of sunburn.  

Now, dermatologists will warn you: if you don’t wear sunscreen, you’ll get skin cancer. That’s a laugh. As sunscreen use has gone up with every decade, the skin cancer rate has gone up right along with it!  

I’m not saying sunscreen is the culprit. But it certainly isn’t the cure. And the sun isn’t Satan. 

Think about it. Our ancestors spent most of their time outside – WITHOUT sunscreen. If you’re worried about skin cancer, focus on eating foods that fight cancer like vegetables, nuts, beans, eggs, and fruits.  

  1. Take a vitamin D supplement. 

If getting out in the sun isn’t an option, you can supplement with 40,000 IU of Vitamin D daily.  

  1. Eat vitamin-D rich foods. 

Still another great option is to pile your plate with Vitamin D-rich foods like fatty fish (salmon and mackerel), oysters, beef liver, and mushrooms. 

Source: 

Higher Vitamin D levels associated with lower risks of liver cancer and death from chronic liver disease 

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