Information on Vitamin D


Marilyn Vine’s information on Vitamin D is a continuation of the information contained in Page 1.   Please take the time to check out the earlier information to understand the absolute importance of this vitamin to our health.



This link will take you to an article on “LIGHT – A Vital Nutrient by Lady Carla Davis, ND, MPH, Specializing in Nutrition and takes you through the journey of how important light and Vitamin D are for your wellbeing.


Cardiovascular Health

NaturalNews on 20 November 2015 produced an article with regards to cardiovascular health and this vitamin.  Click this link to read more.


Skin Cancers


Once again NaturalNews dated 12 August 2015 provides information on  Vitamin D and how it may help in reducing skin cancer and the article says, other cancers as well.   It reports that Australian research has shown that Vitamin B3 may also assist.    A good source of Vitamin D2, D3 and D4 is avocados.   Click this link to read the article.


Important information on Vitamin D received from NaturalNews on 18 November 2015 advise that “Most vitamin D on the market is synthetically produced, and is very hard for the body to fully metabolize”.  


Apart from making sure that I spend time in the sun I personally take two products containing Vitamin D, Encompass and Influence.   


Absolute importance of Vitamin D


NaturalHealth365 on 22 February 2015 brings more information on Vitamin D and on how low doses of this vitamin in your system cause higher mortality rates.  The article goes on to say:

 

“Last June, in the Journal of Public Health, after analyzing 32 vitamin D studies over a 40 year period of time, researchers suggested that risk of premature death from any cause was significantly higher when vitamin D levels fell below 30 mg/nl.

 

Now, another 13-year prospective study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms these findings. This study’s perspective highlighted premature death from cardiovascular disease, cancers, fracture and respiratory disease with chronically low vitamin D levels.”

Click this link to read the full article.


Included in this page is information provided by Phillip Day of Credence Publications with regards to Vitamin D and I presume when he refers to Government that he is referring to the United Kingdom Government as he advises that different countries have different Recommended Daily Amount (RDA).

  • Government RDA for Vitamin D – 200-400 IU/day
  • Needed just to maintain your levels – 4,000 IU/day
  • Latitude above/below which the body cannot make vitamin D levels during winter – 52nd Parallel
  • Mothers who took 4,000 IU during pregnancy had their risk of premature birt reduced by half.
  • Numerous studies show that optimising serum levels protects again 17 varieties of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, periodontal disease etc.


For more information on Credence Publication and Phillip Day click this link.



Vitamin D2, D3 and D4



GreenMedia on 7 August 2015 brings a great deal of information on Vitamin D and the humble mushroom with regards to its vitamin D content.   It is very interesting reading and I was delighted to learn that the Shitake Mushroom not only produce vitamin D2 but also produce vitamin D3 and vitamin D4.  WOW!    Click this link to read the article.

 

I recently started to make a Shitake and Chicken Mushroom soup and have this most days with a Cruskit spread with Avocado.

 

Chicken, Shiitake and Bok Choy Soup - 6 serves

  • 8 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms (about 10 large), stemmed, caps sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil*
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili oil*
  • 3 cups thinly sliced bok choy
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar*
  • 2 green onions, sliced

 

Preparation

Bring broth, mushrooms and ginger to boil in large pot. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and chili oil and simmer 2 minutes. Add bok choy and simmer until bok choy is tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice vinegar. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.  Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with green onions and serve

 

I put cut up chicken thighs into the broth and cook until the chicken is tender and then I follow the recipe.  I also add the spring onions to the soup as I freeze some of this away for future meals.   I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.


Mushrooms  Can they help in preventing breast cancer



Getting your Vitamin D levels tested


Dr Mercola on 7 July 2014 brings a YouTube discussing whether you should get your Vitamin D levels tested on a regular basis.   Personally I believe that this is a very good information on Vitamin D as so many diseases are related to low levels of this important vitamin.   Here is an excerpt of what Dr Mercola says in this article


Vitamin D has a number of potent anticancer effects, including the promotion of cancer cell death, known as apoptosis, and the inhibition of angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor)


A recent study links vitamin D optimization to improved cancer prognosis among those with a family history of cancer—regardless of the type of cancer involved—and a reduced risk of death from any cause



Vitamin D Supplementation


Is it good for you?   NaturalNews on 2 July 2014 provides information on Vitamin D on this very subject.   Advising how Vitamin D is obtained from the sun and where you live, how often you are out in the sun, your age, your colour, your weight all has a bearing on how much you might receive.  The article goes on further to advise you of the benefits of having your Vitamin D at the right level.   Please click this link to read the article and this link for information on Vitamin D supplement that I use. 


Cancer prevention levels


Dr Mercola on 13 April 2014 brings an interview with Dr Cedric Garland speaking about the required level to prevent breast cancer and also to help women survive breast cancer.   Please click into this link to read the article and then watch the YouTube.     This is just one of the products that I use that contains Vitamin D and Selenium to help boost my immune system.



Rickets


Please take the time to listen to this YouTube which was presented in an article by Dr Mercola dated 16 February 2014 with regards to rickets and parents being charged with abuse and jailed!



Mood Enhancing


Prevent Disease on 5 January 2015 advises that apart from all the other health benefits of Vitamin D that it also has an incredible effect on our mood and cognition especially in the winter months when you may not be getting as much sunshine as in the summer time.    Click this link to read the article and this link for information on Vitamin D supplement that I use.

 


Sunlight and Breast Cancer


GreenMedia on 1 January 2015 provides information on a new study published in the “The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology identifies an overlooked root cause of breast cancer (cancer stem cells), as well as a natural intervention that has yet to be incorporated into the conventional standard of cancer care.”   Here is an excerpt and it is suggested that you take the time to read the full article (download here)

 

Titled, "Vitamin D compounds reduce mammosphere formation and decrease expression of putative stem cell markers in breast cancer," the new study brings to the forefront the role of breast cancer stem cells (BSCs) in breast tumor formation and their progression towards malignancy and treatment resistance. For many decades it was assumed that cancer results from DNA-damaged cells succumbing to fundamentally chaotic processes, 'going rogue' and reproducing clonally (making identical copies of one another), without an acknowledgment of the different types of cells that comprise tumors. The most salient difference is between the cancer stem cells (sometimes referred to as 'mother' cells) which are capable of theoretically infinite self-renewal and produce all the differentiated 'daughter' cells in a tumor colony, which themselves are not capable of living indefinitely. It is actually the existence of the much smaller number of cancer stem cells which causes cancer recurrence, as they are not only resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiation, but their numbers can actually be increased (enriched) by these two 'therapies.' Therefore, any cancer therapy that ignores the cancer stem cell subpopulation in favor of killing the non-tumorigenic daughter cells in order to 'debulk' the tumor (i.e. shrink it), will not result in destroying the root of the cancer. To the contrary, it can generate the illusion of 'remission' while in fact making the remaining tumor colony far more malignant, setting up the conditions for aggressive recurrence years later.


Marilyn Vine always feels good when she can provide good information on Vitamin D that may help save a life.


Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s and Diabetes

NaturalNews on 22 September 2014 advise that 3 independent reviews demonstrating that by maintaining a Vitamin D level between 50 and 70 ng/mL can provide optimal protection against many chronic diseases.  To learn more about this click here.


Fallacy that sun exposure should be avoided


Dr Mercola on 21 July 2014 provides information on the dis-information put out with regards to sun exposure and your Vitamin D levels.   In this article he advises:


When UVB strikes the surface of your skin, your skin converts a cholesterol derivative into vitamin D3, which is critical for overall health and disease prevention


As a general rule of thumb, to optimize your vitamin D levels, you need to expose large portions of your skin to the sun – including your legs, back, arms, and chest, but avoid your face to reduce photoaging wrinkling


Please read the full article to really understand information on Vitamin D and its importance to your health.


Never to old to learn


Today Green Media taught me something with regards to mushrooms that I never knew but had unknowingly been doing.    With all the fresh produce that comes into my home I soak in a product to remove 98% of the herbicides and pesticides.   I have had some amazing experiences with soaking my mushrooms and have had to throw many of them out as they turned brown or had huge big black marks on them.   I now know that these marks are the toxic substances coming to the surface.    I am also now very selective in my purchasing of mushrooms.   I pick each mushroom individually and try and buy the whitest ones I can – ones without any slight brown blemish on them – and this is what generally turns black when I soak them.  To purchase OrganiCleanse click here and for more information on what my soaking has produced  - click here.



Now to the reason why I have written this in my information on Vitamin D page.


GreenMedia on 10 July 2014 advise us “Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and that you can naturally multiply their levels by exposing them to sunlight?”


One of the steps I take after soaking my mushrooms is to place them on a table in our conservatory to dry in the sunlight!    Click this link to read the Green Media article.


Information on Vitamin D with regards Cognitive Function


NaturalNews on 22 April 2014 provides information on how this important vitamin may assist in staving off cognitive decline in older adults according to a study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.   Click this link to read the full article.  


Bone fractures and low Vitamin D levels


NaturalNews brings information on vitamin d dated 17 April 2014 that science proves that low levels of Vitamin D lead to bone fractures.   The article goes on to say:


A new study out of Scandinavia has affirmed the importance of maintaining high vitamin D levels for healthy bones. Researchers from Sweden, after observing more than 1,000 elderly women over a 10-year evaluation period, learned that those who maintained consistent blood levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) above 50 nanomoles per liter (nmol/l) had nearly half the risk of suffering a bone fracture or osteoporosis compared to those with less than 50 nmol/l of 25OHD.”



I use a product daily that helps to maintain my Vitamin D levels plus Selenium on a daily basis


Deficiency of D and deficiency of Cholesterol


Dr Mercola on 7 April 2014 provides information on compelling research suggesting that vitamin D deficiency, combined with cholesterol deficiency, may be at the heart of the cardiovascular disease phenomenon


Information on Vitamin D Studies  
Could a deficiency be linked to breast cancer?


Dr Mercola on 2 January 2014 provides information on Vitamin D studies that show that:

 

vitamin D has tremendous protective effects against a variety of different cancers, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, breast, prostate, and skin cancers.”    Please click on the link to read the article which contains a great deal more information on the benefits of vitamin d with your health.     Click this link for more informationClick this link to find information on Influence that will provide your daily requirement of Vitamin D.



Are you getting enough?


Chris Woollams from CANCERactive.com has written an article dated     on “Are you getting enough” and advised that there is a large body of research evidence showing that:


  • “Vitamin D is an important factor in cancer prevention.
  • Vitamin D activates the immune system to work against rogue cells.
  • Vitamin D has the ability to normalize and correct cancer cells.
  • So it boosts the immune system, prevents, cancer, AND (according to several research studies) may even help beat it.”


Information on Vitamin D requests that you click this link to read the full article.   


More effective than flu vaccine


Prevent Disease brings us information dated 22 October 2013 advising that Vitamin D is proven more effective than both anti viral drugs and vaccines at preventing the flu.


This makes absolute sense to me, Marilyn Vine, as I continually say on my vaccination pages:


Why would anyone over-ride their natural immune system with a vaccine that contains so many dreadful ingredients?


Why would you not boost the health of your immune system by making sure that your body has the right nutrients so that it can defend itself against any onslaught that may come your way?


Click this link and learn about a product that contains your daily requirements of Vitamin D plus other beneficial ingredients.  


For the past 6,000 years this fabulous vitamin was used for

  • 6,000 years ago health practitioners reported the benefits of the sun for heart health.
  • Back then the sun treated epilepsy, paralysis, asthma, jaundice, bladder and colon cancers and obesity.
  • 1700s used for scurvy and rickets.
  • 100s treated bacterial infections including anthrax, cholera and dysentery
  • 1903 and 1905 Nobel Prize given to sunlight therapists Finsen and Koch for TB
  • Dr Auguste Rollier used sunlight therapy in Switzerland for 40 years to treat TB and obtained success for 1,746 out of 2,167 patients.
  • 1900s Florence Nightingale redesigned hospitals to let in more sunlight
  • Dr oskar Bernhard used sun therapy during WW1 to treat wounds and prevent tetanus and gangrene.
  • 1900s diseases of the skin, nervous system, musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, respiration, ear, nose and throat.


Whatever happened to our common sense


Click on the link and learn more about the article


It may hold the key to aggressive breast cancer prevention and treatment


24 July 2013 NaturalNews brings an article advising that:


Scientists know that women who are born with BRCA1 gene mutation are at increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers within their lifetime and the tumors that arise are frequently the triple-negative type. Genetic expression has been identified as the primary pathway that allows tumor cells to grow unchecked. The study team identified how vitamin D plays a role in turning off this pathway, providing a safe and effective strategy to fight these types of tumors.” 


What does overweight have to do with a deficiency?


Information on Vitamin D brings an article from NaturalNews dated July 2013 on Overweight and Out of Shape and a deficiency in this vitamin.


Read the article and see what they have to say about physical fitness etc.  This is such an important vitamin for your health and so many people are being found to be deficient. 


Yet more information extolling the benefits


Information on Vitamin D brings an article from Dr Mercola dated 1 July 2013 telling us that sensible sun exposure increases nitric oxide production in your body which in turn lowers blood pressure and benefits your cardiovascular system and appears essential in preventing 16 different types of cancer including melanoma and other health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular, dementia, fractures and infections.   Please read what he has to say


What part does this vitamin play in depression?


NaturalNews on 26 April 2013 advises of a study undertaken in Amsterdam, Netherlands which investigated mental health and its association with the D Vitamin.


What role does this vitamin play in slowing degenerative process?


Information on Vitamin D provides an article from NaturalNews dated 14 March 2013 on Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a health condition affecting the blood circulation surrounding the spine and brain. It is caused by a blockage in the primary internal jugular or other major veins and is believed to play a role in the cause of Multiple Sclerosis.


Read how The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry with Practical Neurology explain how vitamin D supplementation may help.


To help with digestive balance you might like to check out the Balance D which is a combined probiotic, prebiotic and contains the D vitamin.  Click the second link for this information. 


No sunlight and disease increases more than 1,000% with lack of this vitamin


On 26 January 2013 Prevent Disease provides more information with regards to this essential vitamin.  The article goes on to say:


Although D can be obtained from limited dietary sources and directly from exposure to the sun during the spring and summer months, the combination of poor dietary intake and sun avoidance has created D deficiency or insufficiency in large proportions of many populations worldwide. It is known that D has a wide range of physiological effects and that correlations exist between insufficient amounts of vitamin D and an increased incidence of a number of cancers. These correlations are particularly strong for cancers of the digestive tract, including colon cancer, and certain forms of leukemia.


Click the link to read the full information in this article.


Multiple sclerosis  
Reverse using Paleolithic diet and increasing D Vitamin


Information on vitamin D provides an article from NaturalNews dated 5 January 2013 on research showing that multiple sclerosis can be reversed by adopting a Paleolithic diet.   I already knew that if people were drinking diet coke, etc which contained aspartame that it could being on the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and that if they removed aspartame from their diet that the symptoms would disappear.  


Deficiencies and low birth weight babies


Prevent Disease brings an article dated 3 January 2013 of the strong correlations between this important vitamin and the reduced incidence of disease in adults.     Apparently there are also significant links between birth weight and the role in adult health. 


I trust that you have found the information on vitamin D to be of assistance to you in managing your health.  Don't forget to check out Influence which will give you your daily requirement of vitamin D plus Selenium.

 

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