A person asked, What happened to "an apple a day" as a result of reading our Dec 22 VitaminDWiki newsletter
Apple a day was great a century ago.
Now the poor apple from the grocery store has
- far more pesticides
many pesticides to reduce vitamin D in the body
- about 1/10 the Magnesium - Mg is the most important co-factor for vitamin D
A good level of Mg increases the availability of vitamin D by about 30%
His question referred to an apple a day keeps the doctor away
1866 Wales ''"A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread."
It evolved to “an apple a day, no doctor to pay
then an apple a days sends the doctor away,
and since 1922 an apple a day keeps the doctor away
By the way: a slice of apple pie used to have about 2,000 IU of vitamin D (due to the free-range-lard in the crust)
Many reasons why vitamin D deficiency has become epidemic has 18 recent reasons why an apple is no longer enough
and the following chart