Health and longevity are more directly impacted by Vitamin D than many realize.
Though it has long been established that Vitamin D can be helpful in the reduction of inflammation and pain, it now appears that this might be only the tip of the iceberg with respect to Vitamin D.
Dr. Cedric F. Garland, a cancer prevention specialist, conducted a study and was able to estimate that 250,000 cases of colorectal cancer and 350,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented each year worldwide by increasing intake of vitamin D3.
“…for the first time, we are saying that 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancer could be prevented each year worldwide, including nearly 150,000 in the United States alone.”
~ Dr. Cedric Garland
What Happens When the Body Doesn’t Have Enough Vitamin D
by Jim Harris, Naturopath
The amount of new research on the benefits of Vitamin D makes it easy for me to say that everyone should be on a daily dose of Vitamin D. This research shows that low blood levels of Vitamin D can be associated with:
- migraine headaches
- gum disease
- heart disease
This list is just the beginning, because I can add:
- seasonal affective disorder
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Crohn’s disease
Can Vitamin D Save Your Life?
Vitamin D has been shown to:
- ▸ improve survival with lung cancer
- ▸ increase athletic performance
- ▸ increase cognitive performance in adults
Vitamin D should be part of any pain treatment protocol.
How is it that Vitamin D can have such far reaching effects? All of your body organs and cells have receptor sites for Vitamin D. This means that Vitamin D communicates throughout your body.
The vast majority of new clients in my practice have an over acidic body chemistry which is a breeding ground for disease/illness. Our body chemistry does not function properly even if we are only mildly acidic. Calcium is a major buffer in our body to reduce acidity and Vitamin D consumption causes increased calcium absorption to supply a reservoir of buffering agent for the acidic body. Better health comes with better body chemistry!Optimize your life! Our Longevity e-Newsletter is designed to provide you with the accountability you need to make improvements in how you manage your time, energy and nutrition. Every two weeks, subscribers receive a short, new strategy. And, it’s free. Sign-up at the bottom of this page.
My experience is that not all Vitamin D supplements are equal. I generally recommend to my clients a specific Vitamin D that has nano-sized particles in an oil emulsion which is absorbed directly into the lymph system. A safe dose is 2000IU for children and 4000IU for adults. You should evaluate your Vitamin D dosage with a yearly blood test for 25 (hydroxyl) Vitamin D. Your goal should be for a reading of at least 50 ng/ml.