August 21, 2017; by Briana McDonald, Staff Writer Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) If you are a fellow American you are probably well aware of the fact that our health care system is failing. Emergency care doctors have done wonders in times of desperate measure but when it comes to treating and preventing disease, there hasn’t been made much progress made. “Healthcare” for most people means toxic symptom management with big Pharma leading the way instead of proper nutrition from our good ole’ Creator and the foods He provided us. If you are stuck in a cycle of eating anything, anytime you want and simply waiting for the consequences to set in, you aren’t alone, in fact over 200 million Americans live this way. However, what if I told you that implementing one important nutrient into your diet alone can help prevent a range of illnesses and cancers like breast and colon cancer or MS? It’s time we all woke up to the truth about vitamin d.
The Truth About Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which enables proper and solid bones growth and development. Vitamin D is a very critical piece of the human blueprint and the lack of this nutrient can cause an onset of serious health issues. Vitamin D is responsible for strengthening the immune system and it also reduces the odds for cancer. This overlooked nutrient is essential alongside other vitamins and minerals the body needs for health and longevity. Not only does vitamin D help to prevent diseases but it also neutralizes any symptoms as well. A lack of vitamin D will result in brittle bones, especially during the early developmental years. If this happens and is left untreated, other issues will soon follow like skeletal deformities and fragile bones with an increased risk of injuries and fractures. This essential nutrient is also responsible for preventing hypertension and type 1 and 2 diabetes as well as multiple sclerosis (MS.) 1.
“Vitamin D insufficiency affects almost 50% of the population worldwide. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency (VDD).[1–3] This pandemic of hypovitaminosis D can mainly be attributed to lifestyle and environmental factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin. Black people absorb more UVB in the melanin of their skin than do white people and, therefore, require more sun exposure to produce the same amount of vitamin D.
The high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency is a particularly important public health issue because hypovitaminosis D is an independent risk factor for total mortality in the general population. Emerging research supports the possible role of vitamin D against cancer, heart disease, fractures and falls, autoimmune diseases, influenza, type-2 diabetes, and depression. Many health care providers have increased their recommendations for vitamin D supplementation to at least 1000 IU. A meta-analysis published in 2007 showed that vitamin D supplementation was associated with significantly reduced mortality. In this review, we will focus on the biology of vitamin D and summarize the mechanisms that are presumed to underlie the relationship between vitamin D and its clinical implications”.
The U.S. Government’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) has gone out of it’s way to downplay the importance of this nutrient and to limit the threshold of vitamin D deficiency. The truth about Vitamin D is a great threat to the establishment. Vitamin D represents a greater threat to the medical establishment than any other nutrient. It is the safest and most affordable vitamin on the market and when getting adequate levels from the sun (about 20 minutes a day) isn’t enough, you MUST supplement. (2.) The good thing about supplementing with vitamin d is that your body recognizes it and uses it as needed even in supplement form. For those of us with gastrointestinal issues that may not be able to absorb vitamin D well, you can simply break open several capsules and blend with a hypo-allergenic, non toxic lotion and rub into the skin so that it can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency
- “Muscle Pain and Weakness: The range of pain and weakness in the muscles can vary in intensity- from very low to excruciating. When the vitamin D deficiency increases, the pain grows as well and will only get worse with time. Lack of vitamin D actually means slower muscle contraction and weaker muscle movement.
- Immune System Malfunction: When vitamin D levels go down, the immune system may face strong instability. The immune cells feed on this vitamin, so anything less than needed causes serious immunity imbalance.
- Elevated Blood Pressure: Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is very common when vitamin D lacks from the organism. Vitamin D has the role of regulating water retention and elevated blood pressure as a result of peptide, a hormone that increases the blood pressure.
- Depression or Mood Swings: Whenever you are feeling the blues, you might just need to increase your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is very closely related to the seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sadness during season change.
This leads to changing the vitamin D3 levels and thus proper supplements are required. In a study, involving individuals experiencing SAD, vitamin D3 supplements were offered as a treatment.
The changes in their mood from sad to happy and positive was more than obvious, and other symptoms such as food craving, lethargy, hypersomnia, and sleep disturbances were gone.
- Stomach or Gut Problems: People suffering from some gastrointestinal conditions, like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions, usually lack vitamin D and need proper supplement therapy.
The same condition occurs in people with excess body fat, since the fat diminishes the effects and amount of vitamin D in the organism.
- Cardiovascular Disorders: Vitamin D deficiency is often known to provoke certain heart diseases. According to medical experts, when vitamin D levels are low, the calcium levels in the arteries are higher and thus heart problems arise. The calcium creates clogs inside the arteries, which usually leads to a heart failure or a stroke.
Aside from the listed, other health conditions that may occur as a result of vitamin D insufficiency are: type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.
- Chronic Sweating: As strange as it may sound, excessive sweating usually indicates vitamin D loss. Even though it is not clear how these two are related, this condition is more than real and is especially valid if the sweating happens in the forehead area.”3.
How To Get More Vitamin D Naturally
- Sunshine– “Since human skin cells are able to manufacture vitamin D using certain wavelengths of ultraviolet B light, sunlight will always remain the greatest source of this essential vitamin. In fact, experts estimate that our bodies can create between 10,000 and 20,000 international units of vitamin D after only 30 minutes of full-body sunbathing, which greatly exceeds an adult’s recommended daily intake (RDI) of 600 international units.(4.)
- Cod Liver Oil– Cod liver oil, which is the essential oil extracted from the livers of Atlantic cod, is the world’s greatest dietary source of vitamin D. Just one tablespoon of this gold-colored oil, which is often consumed in capsule form to hide its unpleasant taste, supplies our bodies with 1,400 international units of vitamin D, or 233 percent of our RDI. This might help explain why so many studies have linked regular cod liver oil consumption to the treatment of osteoporosis, arthritis and other serious bone diseases.
- Mushrooms– mushrooms naturally produce vitamin D when they are exposed to sources of UV light — something that happens quite often, since mushrooms are usually exposed to the elements.Maitake mushrooms seem to be the king of vitamin D, with one average-sized mushroom containing around 131 percent of it. Morel, shiitake and chanterelle mushrooms are also excellent sources of vitamin D, providing us with almost a quarter of our RDI per mushroom.” (4.)