Shh! Quiet please! The mainstream has a “groundbreaking” announcement to make.
According to researchers, we’re not getting enough vitamin D to effectively fight diseases like cancer.
Oh really? You don’t say! And tell me mainstream did you manage to come up with that one all on your own?
Yes, once again mainstream medicine is arriving super late to the party and announcing what most of us “off the beaten path” have been yelling from the rooftops for years. Honestly, if it weren’t so darn sad it would almost be funny.
Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer & other diseases
Researchers from the San Diego School of Medicine and the Creighton University School of Medicine conducted a study on the effects of vitamin D on fractures, breast cancer and several other major diseases.
Their findings… published in the Feb. 21 edition of the journal Anticancer Research… confirm that a much higher than recommended (by the mainstream at least) intake of vitamin D is needed to prevent or lower your risk of cancer and other diseases.
In fact, according to the researchers, the current daily recommended intake—which is set at 600 IU—is falling way short of the disease-fighting mark. It turns out that adults should be taking in 4,000-8,000 IU daily to slice their risks of breast cancer, colon cancer, Type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis in half.
Chances are you’re not getting enough vitamin D
According to most experts, the goal for disease prevention is to reach a blood-concentration level of 40 to 60 ng/ml of vitamin D. Unfortunately, if you don’t work outside for a living you’re probably not getting nearly enough vitamin D to get you there. In fact, only about 10 percent of the U.S. population is currently meeting this goal.
The easiest way to top up your levels of vitamin D naturally is to just spend some more time in the sun without sunscreen. According to HealthierTalk.com contributor Dr. Allan Spreen, after just 30 minutes in the sun your skin is capable of producing anywhere between 10,000 and 50,000 IU of naturally occurring vitamin D3.
To get more vitamin D in your diet, try a daily spoonful of cod-liver oil and eat more wild-caught salmon. Sardines, shrimp, egg yolks, and beef liver are other good choices.
You can also take a vitamin D supplement or a multivitamin with D included. But you’ll want to be sure to read the label so that you know you’re getting the right form…vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)… and not the ineffective synthetic version vitamin D2.
While I must admit that I’m not feeling blown away by the mainstream’s vitamin D announcement I am feeling awfully glad that its blinders have finally begun to lower on this one.
“Vitamin D Supplement Doses and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in the Range Associated with Cancer Prevention,” Anticancer Research, 31: 617-622 (2011)
“Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D,” U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, November 30, 2010
“Revised Analytical Note for NHANES 2000-2006 and NHANES III (1988-1994) 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Analysis (Revised November 2010),” National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, Advisory for Vitamin D Data
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