Somehow we never think about Vitamin D in terms of how low it can go in just about everyone – in other words a Vitamin D deficiency. Very few people have what would be considered therapeutic levels of the vitamin. Consider some of these numbers.
-40% of the U.S. population is Vitamin D deficient.
-42% of African American women of childbearing age are deficient in Vitamin D.
-48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are Vitamin D deficient.
-32% of doctors and med school students are Vitamin D deficient.
-Up to 60% of all hospital patients are Vitamin D deficient.
-76% of pregnant mothers are severely Vitamin D deficient, causing widespread Vitamin D deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient.
-Up to 80% of nursing home patients are Vitamin D deficient.
It’s not only the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, but it’s also the most common medical condition, affecting at least one billion people. Three out of every four Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. The numbers are staggering.
SUPER VITAMIN TO THE RESCUE
Not that Vitamin D is a cure-all, but it is proving to be a help-all in illnesses and ailments throughout the bodies of people of all ages, gender and nationalities. There are no promises, but then very few drugs and treatments can make promises, either. We’re all different and our bodies are complex individual machines. Vitamin D has a wide range of hormonal (endocrine/autocrine) affect on organs and cells throughout the body. Over two hundred human genes are directly regulated by Vitamin D. Researchers are discovering that D also promotes normal cell growth and differentiation throughout the body, working as a key factor in maintaining hormonal balance and a healthy immune system.
Just a few more of the ABC’s of D.
SHITAKE MUSHROOMS ANYONE?
Whatever you thought, forget. When they say eat a diet rich in Vitamin D, it isn’t going to do the trick. The largest source of Vitamin D is our own skin. When Ultraviolet-B (UVB) light hits your skin, it turns a cholesterol-related compound into a preliminary form of the vitamin, which — several metabolic steps later — is rendered into Vitamin D. You can actually store Vitamin D in body fat as Vitamin D is soluble in fat. It can then be released during winter if the skin is not exposed to sun. but food? Vitamin D occurs naturally in just a few foods.
So if you happen to be lacking Vitamin D, here are the top foods which have it:
- Eel – (you could probably Google a few yummy recipes)
- Shitake Mushrooms
- Mackerel –
- Egg Yolk (and everyone said yolk was so bad for you)
Ironically, milk doesn’t naturally contain Vitamin D, but it’s fortified with it. So are many juices and breakfast cereals. But if they claim to be “Vitamin D fortified”, read the label. You might not be getting what you think you are.
SERIOUSLY, IT WORKS. OFTEN WONDERS.
While it may seem incredible of the multiple ways Vitamin D can be beneficial to our overall health, more and more studies are showing more and more ways it may help. Research is rampant.
-A new study found that high Vitamin D levels are associated with higher gray matter levels in the brain among patients with multiple sclerosis
-In a groundbreaking study, research suggests that low Vitamin D status causes increased blood pressure.
-Low Vitamin D levels can be classified as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
-A large study found that stroke patients with high Vitamin D levels experienced improved outcomes compared to patients with low Vitamin D levels.
-Recent research finds high Vitamin D status linked to longer survival among colorectal cancer patients
-Another meta-analysis showed healthy Vitamin D status may reduce the risk of bladder cancer
–One study even found that countries with low UVB had six times higher incidence of pancreatic cancer compared to countries with high UVB.
-Vitamin D deficiencies are becoming a world-wide pandemic. Time you started focusing more on this sometimes miracle vitamin.
IT’S AMAZING THE THINGS WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT OUR OWN BODIES. THE WAY VITAMIN D IS HELPING IN SO MANY WAYS, IS JUST A SAMPLE OF THE BENEFIT OF HAVING ALL OUR HORMONES IN BALANCE. WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ALL THE STUDIES BEING DONE, DR. STEPHEN A. GOLDSTEIN, M.D, F.A.C.S. AT DENVER HORMONE HEALTH HAS SPENT YEARS STUDYING HOW HORMONE IMBALANCES CAN EASILY THROW OFF HOW OUR INTERNAL ORGANS AND SYSTEMS WORK. HE KEEPS UP ON THE LATEST OF IT ALL. ALL AROUND THE WORLD. AND YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIS EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE. With simple tests he can pinpoint your specific hormonal imbalances then tailor a unique solution for your issues. Your goal? To feel your best. His goal? To get you there.
So make an appointment now.
You’ll feel good just making the call.