Can vitamin D—the so-called sunshine vitamin—help protect you from colon cancer?
The results of a study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicated that higher vitamin D levels correlated with a 72 percent reduced risk for colon cancer!
Other findings indicate this vitamin could possibly even improve survival of those who have the disease. Studies also show vitamin D can be beneficial for breast and pancreatic cancer.
Help ward off arthritis, MS and diabetes with vitamin D
But that’s only the beginning of the incredible health benefits of vitamin D:
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium, which also aids in creating and maintaining strong bones. A study in Arthritis & Rheumatism revealed that women who took vitamin D had a 33 percent reduction in rheumatoid arthritis.
According to a report published in Neurology, 40 percent of those participants taking vitamin D were immune to multiple sclerosis compared to those not taking the vitamin.
A study reported in Epidemiology showed that men with higher vitamin D levels reduced their risk of diabetes by 72 percent over a period of 22 years.
Get your vitamin D from diet OR sunlight
Plus, the good news is… you can get high levels of vitamin D from fish, egg yolks, bone meal, organ meats and specific types of mushrooms, as well as high-quality supplements.
In addition to getting D from your diet, the oils of the skin produce vitamin D in the presence of sunlight.
So whether your vitamin D comes from soaking up a moderate amount of sunshine or ingesting the right foods, this vitamin provides the total protection your body needs to stay healthy.
Michael Cutler, M.D. is a board-certified family physician with 18 years experience specializing in chronic degenerative diseases, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
A graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif., he serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems.
Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and the Founder and Editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter—a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients and is Medical Advisor for True Health™—America's #1 source for doctor-formulated nutrients that heal.
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