Subject: Secrets – More Secrets of Vitamin D3
I am including some additional information and research on Vitamin D3 to respond to the many that requested more after the last e-newsletter. Thank you to everyone for telling me about your unique experiences with increased Vitamin D3 and your moms and babies!
I am excited to report that the large amounts of Vitamin D3 I have been taking over the past ten days have decreased my pain levels from 100% down to 10%. My Mood and energy levels are vastly improved. Sleeping improved. Every day I am seeing other old conditions begin to clear up. All traces of depression have been eliminated. Every day I am waking up curious to see if anything else will change or improve. If you know of anyone experiencing chronic pain and/or depression or a serious health condition, please pass this article on to them, I am sure they will appreciate the opportunity to view this critically important health information.
Today I am taking up to 30,000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 daily and plan to work up to taking 50,000 IU’s daily. I am also including 100 Micrograms of Vitamin K2 on a weekly basis and have removed all calcium supplements from my program. Write in and tell me your story if you are also on the D3 program and are seeing some amazing results too, of course this should be in consultation with your personal physician. I love to hear of everyone’s stories! Based on the results so far, this is one health product I know I will keep up with for the rest of my life!! Best wishes, Gail
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Wellbeing & Healing
Vitamin D Boosts Immunity © by C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
By C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
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Norm Shealy, a neurosurgeon at Duke and the founder of both the American Holistic Medical Association and the Pain Rehabilitation Center at the Shealy Institute in Missouri; and his partner Caroline Myss, Ph.D., also an Intuitive Medical Diagnostic and author of numerous books, is one of the world’s leading experts in pain management. He was among the first physicians ever to specialize in the resolution of chronic pain.
Nov 8, 2009
Vitamin D has long been known to enhance immune function, even curing tuberculosis of the skin. In the past few years it has been shown to increase naturally body-produced antibiotics! It has now been repeatedly reported that taking 2000 units of D 3 per kg of body weight daily for 3 days, at the first sign of influenza, markedly reduces symptoms and speeds recovery. In Europe and in Australia there are reports of using a single dose of 600,000 units of D3 once a year to prevent flu—far more effective and safer than flu vaccines!
In the kidneys Vitamin D 3, the only physiologically useful form of D, is converted to Calcitriol, a significant anti-cancer hormone. This conversion may be responsible for the significant benefit of D 3 in preventing cancer of many organs. Vitamin D also is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification—that is it can significantly reduce the potential for atherosclerosis. As with D’s major effect upon bone metabolism, Vitamin K 2 is an essential co-factor.
According to the Vitamin D Council “Current research has implicated vitaminD deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, periodontal disease, and more.”
The January 2, 2009 issue of SCIENCE has an interesting article confirming to me what I have long believed about glioblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor—highly associated with cytomegalovirus. Since a majority of people are deficient in vitamin D, that may be a major precipitating reason for development of this malignancy!
One of the myths rampant in the medical profession is vitamin D toxicity. There are numerous papers demonstrating the safety of at least 10,000 units of D 3 daily and one published paper states that 50,000 unit daily is a safe level. One clinical report of D toxicity occurred in a man who had taken 156,000 to 2, 604,000 units of D for two years! He recovered uneventfully. In general the risk of large dosages of D is that of excess calcium, so that those taking more than 10,000 units of calcium daily should never take calcium supplements. Individuals with hyperparathyroidism or some granuolomatous diseases, which leads to excess calcium in the blood, should not take large dosages of D-for them probably 2,000 units of D 3 daily is the maximum to be used. Incidentally, vitamin A (as in cod liver oil) -NOT beta carotene-blocks vitamin D. On the other hand, I take 200,000 units of beta carotene and my vitamin D level (on 50,000 units daily) is quite high, but my calcium level is normal.
The bottom line is:
All individuals over the age of 12 should take a barebones minimum of 50,000 units of D 3 and 100 micrograms of K 2 once a month
Individuals who do not have elevated blood levels of calcium should consider taking 50,000 units of D 3 and 100 Micrograms of K 2 once a week
I will soon be reporting on a study of 50,000 units of D 3 and 100 micrograms of K 2 daily over a 6 month period
Meanwhile, if you have a feeling of “getting” the flu, take 2000 units of D 3 PER KG OF BODY WEIGHT, daily for 3 days.
Many recommend regular testing of your blood levels of D. The following is from the newsletter of Dr. Joe Prendergast who awakened me to the broader field of vitamin D a year ago:
D*action Vitamin D Testing
D*action: A Consortium of Scientists, Institutions and Individuals
Committed to Solving the Worldwide Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic.
Scientists are calling for a standard vitamin D intake of 2000 IU/day and the achievement of a serum level of 40-60 ng/ml. Scientists’ Call to Action.
GrassrootsHealth has launched a worldwide public health campaign to solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic in a year through a focus on testing and education with all individuals spreading the word.
Everyone is invited to join in this campaign! Join D*action and test two times per year during a 5 year program to demonstrate the public health impact of this nutrient.
$30 and a quick health survey allows everyone to get a vitamin D blood spot test kit to be used at home (except in the state of New York) have the results sent directly to them take action to adjust their own levels to get to the desired ranges with whatever help is needed from their healthcare practitioners.
With only 100 people joining up today, and getting 2 friends to join in 2 weeks (and those 2 friends getting 2 more), by week 42, there could be 400,000,000 people who are vitamin D ‘replete’! (more than the United States population).
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I have a big favor to ask of you now. I just received this email from the Kootenay Doula Group. There is a very sick little baby girl in Nelson. She is in need of breastmilk. What I would like to do is contact breastfeeding moms here and get a collection of breastmilk and bring it out. I was also hoping to get a collection going to buy a cooler, pay for the gas to get there and back and to help out the family. I know this family personally and I have just found out how much this is needed. I would very much appreciate it if you could pass this along to anyone who might be able to help out… Jacqueline
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