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Are you Vitamin D Deficient?
This week’s article is inspired by the substantial increase of patients I am seeing with low Vitamin D levels. Especially in patients who are fighting illnesses like cancer, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases like MS, or inflammatory bowel syndrome. Researchers have found that we can lower the number of cancer cases by 50 percent if Vitamin D levels were normal or even at therapeutic level.
At least 80% of the women I see in my office have a very low Vitamin D level. The normal range in a blood test should be 50-70 ng/ml. Anything less than 50 ng/ml is noted as deficient. The therapeutic range to help fight illness, like cancer, should be in 70-100 ng/ml. Low vitamin D has been linked to depression, breast cancer, Crohn’s Disease, immune disorders and even pain.
On your next doctor’s visit, ask him to check your Vitamin D levels to make sure your body is supported properly. It’s one of those vitamins we tend to overlook, yet it is so essential. You can cut your risk for heart attack and increase your chance of surviving a heart attack by 100% if your vitamin D levels are sufficient.
Statistics on Deficiency:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 32 percent of children and adults throughout the US were vitamin D deficient”- Mercola.com
“The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 50 percent of children aged one to five years old, and 70 percent of children between the ages of six to 11, are deficient or insufficient in vitamin D”- Mercola.com
“Researchers such as Dr. Michael Holick estimate that 50 percent of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency and insufficient.” -Mercola.com
- Find out your current levels of Vitamin D
- Spend more time outside! Vitamin D is increased naturally with sun exposure (just 10-20) minutes outside
- Add green leafy veggies, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and dairy products to your diet for a tasty and natural way to increase vitamin D
- Take a Vitamin D and K2 supplement to help increase your levels. (Ask your healthcare professional) Vitamin K2 helps with the absorption of Vitamin D to strengthen your bones and improve your heart health. Recommended dose is 1,500 IU-2,000 IU in adults, per day. Children: 600 IU-1,000 IU per day. Vitamin D supplements are available in a capsule and a liquid.
- Schedule a Vitamin D level one month after starting your supplements.
Vitamin D is an easy thing to adjust in order to help your body heal. Keep an eye on your levels and prevent many possible illnesses. To read more on the subject, you can check out leading researcher, Dr. Michael Holick, The Vitamin D Solution.
I hope this helps you stay on track and lowers your risk for any illness we have mentioned. Remember, you were Made to Heal! Give your body what it needs and it gives you back your health!
I love and appreciate you,
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