Published on October 14, 2021

Making healthy choices can be a struggle for some. What inspires you might help motivate others – share your inspiration today!

Key Points

  • Share what inspires you to make healthy choices and how vitamin D and/or GrassrootsHealth has helped you be healthy, or, watch the video for examples of how you can find your own motivation!

Has making healthy choices on a regular basis become easy for you? Has it always been easy, or did something happen that motivated you to change?

For some people, making healthy choices is an ongoing struggle. We all have relatives or friends (or maybe it’s ourselves) who, no matter how much we share information or educate on healthy choices we “should” be making, we continue to make unhealthy choices. Perhaps we know what and how we want to change, but simply cannot motivate to pull the trigger or stick with it long enough to see the changes we want to see.

Sharing Your Story and Motivation Could Help Inspire Others

What inspires you to make your healthy choices? How have those choices affected your life? Do you have a success story to share, and how might it involve vitamin D or GrassrootsHealth? Answer the short survey down below and let us know if we could feature your story to share with others in an upcoming newsletter!

Haven’t Found What Works for You Yet? Watch This Video for Some Ideas

Do you know what choices to make, but need help getting started or sticking with a plan? In this video, Tips for Sticking to a Healthy Lifestyle, Ria Karan, a holistic nutritionist, shares her top tips to help people find their motivation and stick with it. She begins with some excellent examples of what motivates others to make, and keep making, healthy choices. Watch now to see if they can help you discover your own motivation.

Here is a quick summary of the 5 tips in this video

Tip #1. Find your motivating factors – “What’s motivating you?”

  • The most important tip – what TRULY motivates you – do a brainstorm to find some of your answers
  • Short-term motivators don’t often work long-term (such as weight loss)
  • Examples of good long-term motivators include to set a good example/become a role model for your children; avoiding lifestyles that caused a loved-one’s death (disease prevention); improving quality of life so you just feel better each day
  • Other reward-based examples include increasing energy, increasing strength, decreasing anxiety and improving mental well-being, and just feeling better

Tip #2. Find/make the time
Tip #3. Make cooking your own meals more enjoyable
Tip #4. Progress, not perfection -let go of the idea of perfection! Do what you can, and do your best.
Tip #5. Find a support buddy to help you stay accountable

What Inspires YOU To Be Healthy?

Share now by answering the questions in the survey!

Keeping Up with Your Vitamin D is an Essential Part of Staying Healthy

Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D levels and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Choose which to measure, such as your vitamin D, omega-3s, and essential minerals including magnesium and zinc, by creating your custom home test kit today. Take steps to improve the status of each of these measurements to benefit your overall health. You can also track your own intakes, symptoms and results to see what works best for YOU.

Enroll and test your levels today, learn what steps to take to improve your status of vitamin D (see below) and other nutrients and blood markers, and take action! By enrolling in the GrassrootsHealth projects, you are not only contributing valuable information to everyone, you are also gaining knowledge about how you could improve your own health through measuring and tracking your nutrient status, and educating yourself on how to improve it.

Help everyone Move Research into Practice with vitamin D and other nutrients! As a special birthday gift to everyone, in honor of the science, we have created a special scholarship fund for anyone to donate to that will go towards helping others participate. Your donation will allow anyone to get help with funding their participation when they need it.

Text-to-give: Text Daction to 44321 to add to our Scholarship Fund.

What Does it Take YOU to Get Your D to 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)?

Did you know your health could be greatly affected by making sure you have a vitamin D level of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)? Help us help you.

STEP 1 - Do you know what your vitamin D level is? If not, be sure to test today to find out.

STEP 2 – Determine your target level. Are you at your target level? Experts recommend a level of at least 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L).

STEP 3 – Need to boost your level? Use the D*calculator to see how much vitamin D it may take to reach your target. Opt for the Loading Dose for a quicker boost.

STEP 4 – Optimize how your body absorbs and utilizes vitamin D with co-nutrients and these simple steps.

STEP 5 – Re-Test! This is an important step to make sure you have reached your target level, and to ensure you are not taking too much! Re-testing after 3-4 months is recommended.

STEP 6 – Adjust, Repeat…

Give your immune system the nutrients it needs to support a healthy you and protect yourself from unnecessary diseases, especially COVID-19.


The first Randomized Controlled Trial on vitamin D and COVID-19 has shown a 96% lower risk of ICU admission for those receiving vitamin D (as 25(OH)D to quickly boost vitamin D blood levels) along with the standard treatment, compared to those receiving standard treatment alone.

These results support many previous observational studies showing a relationship between vitamin D levels and intake and COVID-19 severity.

Review the Latest Nutrient Research for COVID-19

GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute has launched the new Immune Boost project with the use of our myData-myAnswers nutrient health system that nearly 15,000 people are already using for their health. Specific markers that influence immune health are suggested for testing as part of this project including:

  • Vitamin D
  • Omega-3 Index
  • Essential elements magnesium, selenium, and zinc
  • hsCRP

Our goal is to demonstrate how one can use the Nutrient Research Model established by Dr. Robert Heaney to show the effect of vitamin D serum levels of at least 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) on risk reduction for all ethnicities in the population. Status and intake of other nutrients will also be analyzed for any type of relationship to immune status and symptom severity. Join the project today!

Please let us know if you're interested in helping sponsor this project.

CLICK HERE for updates and new information about the project.

Through GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute, you can also test your essential elements magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium, toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium, as well as your omega-3 levels, inflammation levels and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level. Find out your levels today! Log on to the test selection page (click the link below) to get your tests and see for yourself if your levels can be improved.

Make sure you track your results before and after, about every 6 months!

Click Here to Access the Test Page

How can I track my nutrient intake and levels over time?

To help you track your supplement use and nutrient levels, GrassrootsHealth has created the Personal Health Nutrient Decision System called

For each specific supplement, you can track what days you take it, how much, and many other details.  This will help you know your true supplemental intake and what patterns of use work for you to reach and maintain optimum nutrient levels. Check it out today!