Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Anti-Cancer Treatments: Getting Adequate Vitamin D in the Winter

I think that the best source of vitamin D is the sun because you cannot overdose on vitamin D that comes from the sun. In the winter months, I use a tanning bed once a week to keep my vitamin D levels at about 50 ng/mL's.

How much vitamin D do we need in the winter?
"I take 5,000 units a day in the winter but I know what my vitamin D level is because I get it checked several times a year. If I had cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers disease, multiple sclerosis, or a hundred other common diseases, I might take more than 5,000 units a day—but I would check my calcium and vitamin D levels even more often. I would also follow my doctor's advice about standard medical treatment.

Keep in mind that if you use a sunlamp or a tanning parlor once a week during the winter, you don't have to worry about blood tests because your body will maintain adequate vitamin D blood levels. Just don't get burned.

Also, remember to take calcium tablets if you don't get adequate amounts of calcium in your diet—and most people don't. Trader Joe's sells a good Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc combination product for next to nothing."

John Jabob Cannell, MD
Executive Director
The Vitamin D Council

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And I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the eyewear . . . .

Years of research now suggest that vitamin D may actively protect against several forms of cancer by inhibiting cancer cell growth, causing apoptosis, and even by inducing cellular re-differentiation-the conversion of cancers cells back to normal cells.


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Paul Behnke said...

Cute pic of the eyewear.

Dana Herbert said...

Pretty wild looking sunglasses, no?

Anonymous said...

That is one sexy pic.

Dana Herbert said...