Saturday, June 26, 2010

40% of the population is vit-D deficient

DRs/NURSES are telling my clients to eat more dairy

between the hormones,
processing, preservatives
and the effects dairy have on our digestive systems
i would chose the alternative

their concern :CALCIUM INTAKE
but a lot more than calcium goes into the process of utilizing this mineral

if you are low in calcium
if may be due to lack of absorption
caused by high sodium intake
sugar, which effects the calcium/phosphorus balance,
high phytic acid intake - bran (too much fiber)
& phosphoric acid - sodas depletes ca absorption

you can take a Vit D3 supp
this little vitamin also has MANY preventative properties
and is a contributing factor in retaining ca

Vitamin D3, (cholecalciferol), is necessary for retaining bone density
and for maintaining the body's immunity
Vitamin D3, like all variations in the vitamin D family, is actually a hormone,
produced naturally in the body. Although very few foods contain vitamin D3,
it is readily available through the absorption of the sun's rays.

Few foods offer adequate Vitamin D3 but fish,
cod liver oil and eggs provide small amounts of the hormone.
Fortunately, supplements offer an alternative way
to increase the body's Vitamin D3 levels.

Diseases and conditions proven to be associated vitamin-D deficiency:

IBS, & Crohns
Heart Disease,
Chronic Pain,

Cancer:prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer,

Depression and schizophrenia,


May exacerbate type-2 diabetes and impair insulin production in the pancreas.
Autoimmune Disorders
& MS

vitamin D is an especially important for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS).

The American Society of Anesthesiologists released a report in October of 2007 that stated approximately one in four patients who have chronic pain issues were also found to have low levels of Vitamin D.

According to the Vitamin D Council, if you are someone who completely avoids the sun you will need to take approximately 4,000 units of Vitamin D per day. You would have to drink 40 glasses of milk a day or take 10 multivitamins a day to get the required amount of Vitamin D.

Vitamin-D-deficiency statistics:

32% of doctors and medical school students are vitamin-D deficient.

40% of the U.S. population is vitamin-D deficient.

42% of African American women of childbearing age are vitamin-D deficient.

48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin-D deficient.

Up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin-D deficient.

76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin-D deficient, causing widespread vitamin-D deficiencies in their unborn children.

Up to 80% of nursing home patients are vitamin-D deficient.

instead of pumping my clients full of cheese and milk
i would rather take the proper steps
-a diet high in dairy can lead to many other problems

since VIT D is a regulating factor in calcium absorption,
AND your levels are not checked through a regular blood test
the next time you are at your DR
this could answer a lot of health questions

til then, go outside
get your 20 mins a day
wear sunscreen
be active


-change your life one day at a time