Friday, January 22, 2010

Good Information Sheet on Vitamin D

Here is a link to a very good article on Vitamin D in which it explains Vitamin D deficiency and associated symptoms and diseases. It explains the generally recommended levels and the optimal levels and what should be aimed for by individuals. It explains how to get our Vitamin D and why almost everyone should be taking Vitamin D supplements. The Doctor who authored the paper talks about the tests for Vitamin D and how often someone should be tested. He explains how much Vitamin D you should probably be taking depending on your test results and emphasizes that high doses should only be taken under Doctor supervision. He explains the the importance of taking Vitamin D3 and not just Vitamin D.

And ... did you know that Vitamin D is not actually a vitamin? I've read that before but I found the explanation in this article the easiest for me to understand.

I like that the Doctor writing this article has a keen interest in preventative medicine. How refreshing! My experience with traditional medical practitioners is that they're mostly interested in applying bandaids ... fixing health problems as they arise with few recommendations for preventing the same problems ... or worse ... from happening again. I've learned through my experience that there's a lot of preventative action we can take if we only know how. I've learned that falling into the "normal range" for test results does not necessarily mean that you're operating at "optimal" and there are things you can do to get to "optimal" if someone just tells you how. This is where my Naturopath has been so helpful and supportive.

Anyway ... off my soapbox. Here's the link to the article: Vitamin D: What You Need To Know by Dr. Frank Lipman.

Frank Lipman MD, is the founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC a center whose emphasis is on preventive health care and patient education. His personal blend of Western and Eastern Medicine combined with the many other complimentary modalities he has studied, has helped thousands of people recover their energy and zest for life. He is the author of the recent REVIVE: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again (2009) and Total Renewal; 7 key steps to Resilience, Vitality and Long-Term Health (2003).

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