I don’t know who needs to hear this, but don’t skip out on that Vitamin D!
When I work with clients I do not only assess their mental health. I also assess what they are putting in their bodies, as there is a strong correlation between your mental health and physical health.
Vitamin D insufficiency is more prevalent among African Americans. Recent research states that 76% of African Americans may be vitamin D deficient. This is primarily due to the fact that pigmentation reduces Vitamin D production in the skin. The simple fix to this is to ensure that you add Vitamin D supplements to your diet regimen.
Benefits of Vitamin D:
-Reduces Cancer Risks
-Boosts Immune System
-Decreases Cardiovascular Disease
-Reduces Alzheimer’s Risk
-Supports Healthy Bones
-Protects against Diabetes
Los Angeles native, Stephanie Anyakwo received her undergraduate degree at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Psychology and African American Studies. She continued her education at Azusa Pacific University where she received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she studied Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014 and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2016.