Increasing the amount of vitamin D in the body can prevent or help treat a remarkable number of ailments, from obesity to arthritis, from high blood pressure to back pain, from diabetes to muscle cramps, from upper respiratory tract infections to infectious disease and fibromyalgia, to cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas, prostate and ovaries.
Michael F. Holick Ph.d.,MD
In 2007 Time magazine named Vitamin D one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year.
In 2010 The Institute of Medicine tripled the daily intake of Vitamin D. The American Academy of Pediatrics also determined kids need to increase intake.
"If Vitamin D were a drug, its benefits would make it the most popular EVER!"
Bill Sardi, Medical Writer and Author
If everyone everywhere became knowledgeable on vitamin D and optimized their blood level, the impact on public health would be extreme. Dr. Khalsa states that widespread vitamin D supplementation has the very real potential of putting a serious dent in the health crisis that costs over $2 trillion per year in the US along!
"In 2008 Edward Giovannuucci, MD, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health) published in the Archives of Internal Medicine a study which showed that people with Vitamin D levels less than 15 ng/ml were OVER 2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK when compared to those with Vitamin D levels above 30 ng/ml."
"Vitamin D deficiency is a world-wide epidemic, with over one billion people at risk for its associated diseases. A deficiency in vitamin D is the main reason we have skyrocketing incidence of Cancer, MS, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Depression, Season Affective Disorder, Autism, Hypertension and more. And what can healthy levels of vitamin D do for you? To start with, activated vitamin D can: halt tumor growth and reduce tumor size, improve heart health by regulating blood pressure, improve insulin production and regulate blood sugar levels, improve chances of survival from cancer related surgery, keep bones healthy by regulating calcium levels, improve mental health and provide protection from the common cold, viruses and much, much more."
In"POWER OF VITAMIN D" Dr. Zaidi clearly explains: The link between Vitamin D deficiency and cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, arthritis, lupus, MS, asthma, thyroid diseases, dental problems and depression.
"Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin. It is a Hormone. Its deficiency, therefore, is a true disease. Vitamin D, after its synthesis in the skin, enters the blood circulation and then exerts its effects on every organ system in the body. Deficiency of Hormone D, consequently affects every organ and is responsible for so many diseases."
James E. Dowd, MD
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