Secrets – Vitamin D and Breastmilk

Secrets – Vitamin D – The Cure For Many Diseases – Norman Shealy, M.D. PhD

Take a look at this new research on the importance of Vitamin D for increasing breastmilk production and improving general health. I have just started increasing my Vitamin D in order to increase my own health.  I have heard of some fabulous results from other people and am looking forward to some fabulous results for myself. You may consider asking your moms to look at increasing their Vitamin D levels when breastfeeding after you look at this important article. Best, Gail

“Dr. Joe Prendergast has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized. His secret – 50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily.
He further reports on the:

Reversal of advanced coronary disease
Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
Cure of multiple sclerosis
Cure of amotophic lateral sclerosis
Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
Improvement in allergies
Control of many cancers including prostrate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
Reversal of osteoporosis
Prevention of influenza
Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
Hyperthyroidism

Upon my return home, I searched the literature and found thousands of articles supporting in general every possibility Dr. Prendergast mentioned. Interestingly, I did not find a single article integrating all this remarkable potential benefit in virtually every disease. Indeed, I know of no supplement or treatment that is so successful in such a broad variety of diseases. One of Vitamin D’s greatest effects appears to be immune modulation. Indeed, even tuberculosis is strongly correlated with a deficiency of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption, which enhances milk production in pregnant women. Suckling of the breast induces prolactin and oxytocin production (even in non-pregnant women) the nurturing and trust hormones. Everything is related to everything!

The recommended daily intake of Vitamin D is only 400 units. When I was in medical school dosages above 1000 units were thought to be toxic-perhaps because most of the D then came fom cod liver oil and were associated with significant amounts of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is toxic at long term dosages above 10,000 Units, although beta carotene is safe at dosages up to hundreds of thousands of units. There are several articles which emphasize the safety of Vitamin D up to 10,000 units. And a single article suggests that 50,000 units will not induce toxicity. Among the most interesting articles are many that emphasize the remarkable decrease in Type 1 diabetes in children given 2000 units of Vitamin D throughout early childhood-up to a 80% decreased incidence. Dr. Prendergast recommends increasing to 50,000 units at puberty. There are also suggestions that gluten sensitivity may be increased because of inadequate Vitamin D. Since one-third of Americans have gluten sensitivity, a Vitamin D deficiency may be a contributor.

One article has stated that 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight on face and hands leads to the production of 400 units of Vitamin D. Total body exposure might then be approximately 8,000 units per hour. One could argue that our forebears living in the tropics, might have produced well over 50,000 units of Vitamin D daily!!

Dr. Prendergast warns that patients taking 50,000 units of Vitamin D3 should not take any calcium supplements! It is fine to have some milk products and the small dose of calcium in most multivitamins will not be a problem. Since most adults seem to have deposits of calcium outside bones, in arteries, around joints, etc, perhaps the Vitamin D assists in retrieving calcium from these undesirable deposits. The other exception to the 50,000 units of Vitamin D would be individuals with kidney failure, those on dialysis. Although there is great evidence that Vitamin D is needed and that a Vitamin D deficiency is related to kidney failure, the dose in these individuals should be monitored by blood levels.

In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually all adults should probably take 50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness. If you are concerned about that dosage, then take six 50,000 unit capsules each month. Children, pre-puberty should take 2,000 units of Vitamin D3.”

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MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT WEEKEND

Join us for learning and rejuvenation
Saturday, March 6th  on the 2nd Floor of the Central Library (616 Macleod Trail SE) in the John Dutton Theatre.
This is a free event for the public

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
The Art and Science of Birth Learn how to prepare for a positive birth experience with national bestselling author
Gail J. Dahl,  Author of “Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets”, Executive Director and Founder of The Canadian Childbirth Association. Uncovering the art and science of birth.
Also available for information before and after presentation:
The Canadian Childbirth Association
The Calgary Doula Association
The Shen Center
Hypnobirthing

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