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February 6, 2010 / dgiessman

Take Your Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer

Take Your Vitamin D to Prevent Cancer

Especially during the fall and winter months when sunlight exposure is limited.

Vitamin D is produced in your body when sunlight directly hits your skin.  Over the past 10 years experts have been telling us to stay out of the sun.  Now it appears that low Vitamin D levels are epidemic and many of you are risking a whole array of illnesses as a result.  Sunscreens also reduce the bodies ability to produce vitamin D by about 90%.  My recommendation is short periods (30 minutes at a time) with as much skin exposed to the sun each day, avoiding the burn is the best way to prevent skin damage.

Thirty years of research has shown that low vitamin D is linked to “both skeletal and nonskeletal conditions, including several types of cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, upper respiratory tract infections, all-cause mortality, and many others.” Several studies, both observational and randomized controlled trials, “have demonstrated that adequate levels of vitamin D can decrease the risk and improve survival rates for several types of cancers including breast, rectum, ovary, prostate, stomach, bladder, esophagus, kidney, lung, pancreas, uterus, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.”

A simple blood test can determine your need for vitamin D but there is now ample evidence to suggest that 2000 IU/d of vitamin D3 is a healthy maintainence dose while up to 10,000 IU/d may be required to bring your levels back to a healthy range.  I have vitamin D drops for my kids at 1000 IU per drop so they just put a couple drops in their morning juice and it’s done.

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Dale Giessman, DC
350 John Muir Pkwy., Suite 265
Brentwood, CA 94513

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