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Posy By: Marijah McCain - (My Naturopath Instructor)
The "Food and Nutrition Board" committee that compiled the report
basically came to the conclusion that current recommended daily intake
(RDI) levels for vitamin D (which are typically no more than 400
international units (IU) of the vitamin a day) are good enough. The
committee also had the audacity to suggest that the only benefit to
be derived from vitamin D is to maintain healthy bones when consumed
along with calcium.
This Vitamin D article talking about how Vitamin D can reduce the
risk of some cancers was released in the UK on Dec 28th, the same
day that the US released an article cautioning Americans against
taking too much Vitamin D. Now proper doseage in an natural
supplement is important, but I think it is rather telling, that the
US makes a specific point to counter this article that comes out by
publishing a scare news release on Vitamin D. This article did not
make US press, but just in case it did, they want to be sure everyone
would just ignore it. After I posted the link to the article I find
out that the whole article is no longer available unless you pay for
a subscription. I have e-mailed them requesting to buy the rights to
print this in my snail mail newsletter this Spring. The article has
such profound implications, that is really makes me mad that this
information is not easy to get and is always so hard to find. The
other thing that is important to understand is that Vitamin D is
very inexpensive and to help prevent 50% of cancers with a daily
dose of a supplement that only costs pennies does not fit into the
current cancer treatment scenario in the US. With that said, please
take time to read this article that I have copied for educational and
fair use and make a personal copy.
A daily dose of vitamin D could cut the risk of cancers of the
breast, colon and ovary by up to a half, a 40-year review of research
has found.
A growing body of evidence in recent years has shown that lack of
vitamin D may have lethal effects. Heart disease, lung disease,
cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, schizophrenia and multiple
sclerosis are among the conditions in which it is believed to play a
vital role. The vitamin is also essential for bone health and protects
against rickets in children and osteoporosis in the elderly.
Vitamin D is made by the action of sunlight on the skin, which
accounts for 90 per cent of the body's supply. But the increasing use
of sunscreens and the reduced time spent outdoors, especially by
children, has contributed to what many scientists believe is an
increasing problem of vitamin D deficiency.
The researchers say their finding could explain why black Americans
die sooner from cancer than whites, even after allowing for
differences in income and access to care. Professor Garland said: "A
preponderance of evidence from the best observational studies... has
led to the conclusion that public health action is needed. Primary
prevention of these cancers has been largely neglected, but we now
have proof that the incidence of colon, breast and ovarian cancer can
be reduced dramatically by increasing the public's intake of
vitamin D." Obtaining the necessary level of vitamin D from diet
alone would be difficult and sun exposure carries a risk of
triggering skin cancer. "The easiest and most reliable way of getting
the appropriate amount is from food and a daily supplement," they
say. The UK Food Standards Agency said that taking Vitamin D
supplements of up to 1,000 IU was " unlikely to cause harm".
Vitamin D helps in the areas of Heart Disease (especially in African Americans), Lung Diseases, Cancers, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Schizophrenia, Multiple sclerosis.
This is a lot of information and very extensive. If you would like to read more, hit the link and read my blog on wordpress.
Posted By: anita moore
Thursday, December 2nd 2010 at 7:52AM
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