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The Essential Vitamin D

BY LUKE COUTINHO

Today, it is well established that besides playing a crucial role in the establishment and maintenance of the calcium in the body, vitamin D also acts as an effective regulator of cell growth and differentiation that is specific to cancer.

Vitamin D deficiency is something that can lead to a variety of diseases, and should not be taken lightly.  Check your levels regularly and instead of just looking at supplements and ways to increase your D3 levels, be conscious of what depletes D3 levels from the body.

Aerated drinks

Smoking

Too much tea and coffee

Laxatives, diuretics, cholesterol medication

Stress

Junk food

Lack of exercise

Lack of calcium

Clinical studies now show that vitamin D deficiency is associated with four of the most common cancers:

Breast

Prostate

Colon

Skin

 

Diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with insulin deficiency and insulin resistance. It was shown in 2005 that vitamin D deficiency is likely the major factor for the development of diabetes in children.

Heart disease and Vitamin D

As in diabetes, insulin resistance is one of the major factors in heart disease.

Skin

The health news of the century: Dermatologists have made mega-dollars for years with graphic scares about skin cancer caused by sunshine. Of course, they don’t know about colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and 25 other internal cancers caused by sunlight deprivation.

Think what enormous damage and death the sunscreen purveyors and users have caused.

Over Age 50?

Scientific evidence proves that vitamin D improves neuromuscular performance in older people. It improves everything including better body balance, fewer hip fractures and even hair growth. It makes natural antibiotics that humans rely on to fight infection.

There is a very positive connection between multiple sclerosis and vitamin D.

Check your levels every 6 months and fix it, if the levels are low. Vitamin D is found in mushrooms, brussel sprouts, sprouted mung, as vegetarian natural sources, over and above fish, egg yolk, low fat dairy and chicken.

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