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The vitamin D miracle: Is it for real?
Globe and Mail ^ | 3-30-09 | Martin Mittelstaedt

Posted on 12/06/2009 9:00:19 AM PST by STARWISE

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I'm a total believer in Vit D3, the MOST absorbable form .. available in all drugstores. Most are severely deficient. I have 2 friends who had to go on 50,000IU a week megadoses to recover from their severe Vit D deficiency.

It's made a huge difference for me and my 92 yr old Mom. The recommended dose for adults by those who know its benefits is 5,000IU a day, especially in the gloomy winter, sunless northern climes. I up my dose a bit, if I'm out sloshing in bitter cold weather and around sick folks, especially with the swine flu still around. More and more docs are getting the picture and testing for Vit D levels.

Vitamin D Council

Vitamin D News

Mayo Clinic and collaborators find vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients"

Vitamin D deficiency news items

1 posted on 12/06/2009 9:00:20 AM PST by STARWISE
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ROFLOL, if the majority of it was not hereditary!!!
2 posted on 12/06/2009 9:03:24 AM PST by org.whodat
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I’m currently on 50,000 units 3 days a week. My level was 9. The stuff can be very toxic at those levels. One more week and I’ll be retested to see how much I’ve recovered. My kidneys are going south and they are the greatest contributor to the problem.


3 posted on 12/06/2009 9:03:31 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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I take 4,000 IU of vitamin D daily.


4 posted on 12/06/2009 9:04:02 AM PST by blam
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I take 3,000 IU daily. What is the safest dosage for daily consumption?
5 posted on 12/06/2009 9:06:36 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~Please forgive any duplicates. Thought this
was important to get out to all ......... ;)

I can personally attest to the incredible benefits
of Vit D3.


6 posted on 12/06/2009 9:06:40 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: blam

There is now also a study showing that Niacin (B3) helps treat and prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.


7 posted on 12/06/2009 9:06:50 AM PST by TStro
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This sounds like a Sunday afternoon paid radio program.

“and Bob...what about earwax? Funny you should ask Dave, vitamin D has been shown to completely eliminate earwax in 87% of adults....

“You know my mother in law has a problem with in-grown toenails, underarm itch, and and thinning eyebrows... Then this product is for her Dave,. You might want to get her a whole case of vitamin D because there is hard data to show substantial reported relief in all of those areas and more!”


8 posted on 12/06/2009 9:07:03 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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I’ve heard varying figures myself. I don’t think there is a set amount that everyone has agreed upon.


9 posted on 12/06/2009 9:09:13 AM PST by beaversmom
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So:

GLOBAL WARMING WILL CURE CANCER???

LOL


10 posted on 12/06/2009 9:09:44 AM PST by Kansas58
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That doctor on Fox this morning says it’s good for elderly people to take Vitamin D for inbalance.....he takes 2000 ICU’s a day.


11 posted on 12/06/2009 9:10:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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The megadose is hurting your kidneys?
Did the doc directly link that thru tests?

Prayers that this chapter ends well for
you and leaves you in good health.


12 posted on 12/06/2009 9:10:32 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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Same here. I was very ill 2 years ago with all sorts of autoimmune disorders. Things started to turn around for me 2 weeks after an endocrinologist put me on Vitamin D.


13 posted on 12/06/2009 9:10:51 AM PST by StolarStorm
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let me get this straight

you cook in sun to get skin melanoma and keel over from it

but its a good thing because the globules of vitamin d will fight the same cancer

how about some common sense

i know its crazy


14 posted on 12/06/2009 9:11:07 AM PST by Flavius
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That’s why you take the vitamin form.


15 posted on 12/06/2009 9:12:29 AM PST by StolarStorm
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Today, with vitamin D so much in the news, it's hard to believe that it took decades for the Garlands' hypothesis to gain traction in the mainstream medical community.

Why is that so hard to believe? If the FDA can't regulate it and the drug companies can't make money off it, then it must not be real, right?

16 posted on 12/06/2009 9:12:54 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Flavius

Or how about just 12 oz of milk everday?


17 posted on 12/06/2009 9:13:33 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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The megadose is hurting your kidneys?

No. Flip it. My kidneys aren't synthesizing Vitamin D. I have chronic kidney disease and it isn't uncommon to have the deficiency, my MD tells me.

18 posted on 12/06/2009 9:14:19 AM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: Flavius

I think the amount of Vitamin D needed is provided well before you start to get sunburn.

I’m in southern Arizona, so I don’t worry about vitamin D supplements. Sunscreen is more useful...


19 posted on 12/06/2009 9:16:08 AM PST by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: Flavius

Over the years, the value and vital need
for sunlight has been marginalized. We
were told we had to stay out of the sun,
it was so dangerous, we’re all sheathed
in sunscreen, live and work indoors behind
tinted windows, drive cars with tinted windows
.. less and less sunlight hit naked skin, which
is how Vit D gets synthesized into our body.

Hence, the need for supplementation.

If you’re in the tropics and get 10-15 mins
a day of sunlight on un-suncreened skin,
you’re getting what you need.


20 posted on 12/06/2009 9:16:24 AM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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