Vitamin D – what is healthy? Not what your doctor is likely to tell you – unless your doctor is ahead of the curve. To prevent 75% of Breast and Colon Cancer University of California recommend >40ng/ml or 100nmol/L and 50 – 70 ng/ml is optimal (125 – 175 nmol/L) – look at the presentation for the scientific research behind this.
Just back from my docs. Showed her the research on All Asian Pregnant Women in the UK needing D3 supplementation. She said she knew about it. I asked if she supplemented her patients. “No”, she replied.
How silly is this? Very – I live in a borough where the largest section of the population, and her patients, are Asian. Also discovered the local hospital Newham General will not do 25 (OHD) serum tests. My Doc’s view: “They assume it isn’t needed”. The opposite is true.
If Newham supplemented – or encouraged self-supplementation – for all members of the Black and Asian communities with appropriate Vitamin D3 supplements (probably 2,00UI/day) the reduction of health costs and improvements in health outcomes would be immense.
50% or greater cut in cancer, diabetes, etc. Just for 14p a day. But no .. “they assume it isn’t needed” even though they know about the research that shows it is.
Newham also has the highest rate of Tuberculosis in the world, apparantly, beating third world countries hands down. I have not researched for links with TB and D3 but given the other proven anti-viral properties such as protecting people from Swine Flu I would be surprised if there is no positive correlation.
Ah … but then the docs wouldn’t get kickbacks from the Pharma industry with all their fantabulously expensive cures. … when all we need is a little sunlight or cheap pill.
Vitamin D3, Flu, Cancer, Colds, Asthma, Crohns, Heart Disease and Diabetes. Oh .. and Depression and Schizophrenia and Many More.
Yes it’s true Vitamin D3 taken in doses of 2 -4 thousand U.I / day for an adult will help in all the above. If you don’t live on a beach at the equator you can probably benefit from supplementing your diet with 2,000 U.I of cheap Vitamin D3 pills a day. (50 Ug) – A note – add Omega 3 supplement when taking D3 as the two work together.
In the summer we get more sun and more “Vitamin” D3 (actually it is a steroidal hormone). D3 turns genes on and off throughout the body in multiple systems. We suffer a chronic and endemic shortage in western societies as lifestyle has reduced sun exposure to a bare minimum. In the winter few get enough sun for the job of producing D3. Supplementing is essential for good health. Cancer rates are affected by up to 50% as D3 turns off the rogue genes – in fact the genes may never have been rogue – D3 shortage could be the trigger for most cancers.
Seasonal Affective Disorder or “S.A.D” is due to D3 shortage as winter sun does not provide enough UVb rays to produce healthy immune system responses and our mammalian bodies go into hibernation dragging our minds down.In depression generally there is a link to low D3 and this may be a cycle as depressed persons can stay inside avoiding company, movement and light. A D3 supplement may be more effective, is definitely less toxic and will act more reliably than Prozac or the other anti depression drugs pedalled to us.
T cell production is regulated by D3 as is all cell growth. In addition D3 is the essential precursor to antimicrobial peptides – natural antibiotics produced in the body which attack viruses, bacteria and fungal infections.
So the immune response is critically dependent on D3 curing and preventing influenza (flu – including “Swine Flu”) and colds. These are just as commonly in the environment in the summer yet we have the ability to resist – as our D3 levels are more natural (higher).So in winter especially take D3.
D3 is more important than calcium for women at risk of osteoporosis. As these women are also at an age when many cancers appear they could see the greatest benefits from D3 supplementation. But don’t be put off by that. Your kids need some too in all likelihood – and the standard medical test will not indicate weather that is true or not.
Ask your doctor first if you are worried but their science is wrong, based on measuring Vitamin D starved Northern populations. Canada recommends ALL it’s citizens to take Vitamin D3 supplement 1,000 U.I /day. After watching this you won’t question why:
You won’t get flu or “swine flu” if you take this in all likelihood. If you do up the dose to 5,000 U.I /day and it will kill it in 2 – 3 days maximum.
Some of this is now old news BUT NO ONE KNOWS IT ! Why do the British medical establishment stick at an RDA of 400 U.I when Canada is at 1,000 and researchers leading the field say 2 – 4,000 U.I.
I am telling everyone I know to take 2,000 U.I a day or more if they are large. For anyone pale skinned, depressed, diabetic, lethargic or allergic changed symptomology may be evident within a month to six weeks as the immune and other dependent systems re-regulate themselves – if not sooner.
EDIT: Old news
Revealed: the pill that prevents cancer (Independent 2005)