Are you vitamin D deficient? Most people, living in the “modern” (indoor) world are deficient in this “sunshine” vitamin – which is actually an essential hormone for every facet of your life. In fact, a low vitamin D level in your blood is directly connected to a higher incidence of cancer, osteoporosis, depression, arthritis and just about every other degenerative disease.
If your doctor doesn’t believe, or understand, the value of vitamin D – find another healthcare provider. Healthcare costs are skyrocketing and conventional medicine only “treats” disease while ignoring natural solutions. Forget what you’ve heard from the lamesteam media, vitamin D can help reverse disease (naturally) without drugs or surgery.
The top 10 most prescribed drugs cause toxicity and (more) pain
According to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a pharmaceutical market intelligence firm, here is a list of the 10 most-prescribed drugs in the United States:
1. Hydrocodone (combined with acetaminophen) — 131.2 million prescriptions
2. Generic Zocor (simvastatin), a cholesterol-lowering statin drug — 94.1 million prescriptions
3. Lisinopril (brand names include Prinivil and Zestril), a blood pressure drug — 87.4 million prescriptions
4. Generic Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium), synthetic thyroid hormone — 70.5 million prescriptions
5. Generic Norvasc (amlodipine besylate), an angina/blood pressure drug — 57.2 million prescriptions
6. Generic Prilosec (omeprazole), an antacid drug — 53.4 million prescriptions (does not include over-the-counter sales)
7. Azithromycin (brand names include Z-Pak and Zithromax), an antibiotic — 52.6 million prescriptions
8. Amoxicillin (various brand names), an antibiotic — 52.3 million prescriptions
9. Generic Glucophage (metformin), a diabetes drug — 48.3 million prescriptions
10. Hydrochlorothiazide (various brand names), a water pill used to lower blood pressure — 47.8 million prescriptions.
But, here’s the problem, not one of these drugs – listed above – address the underlying nutrient deficiencies that cause inflammation (pain); depression or any other health-related dis-ease. Contrary to popular belief, most conventionally-trained physicians have a very limited education about health.
They’ve been taught how to write prescriptions; perform surgical procedures and make referrals – when necessary. But, remember, this has nothing to do with health – only “disease management”.
Vitamin D can prevent serious health problems and here’s the scientific evidence to prove it
According to Harvard School of Public Health, several studies link low vitamin D levels with an increased risk of fractures in older adults. In fact, “researchers found that high intakes of vitamin D supplements – of about 800 IU per day – reduced hip and non-spine fractures by 20 percent, while lower intakes (400 IU or less) failed to offer any fracture prevention benefit.”
The Health Professional Follow-Up Study checked the vitamin D blood levels in nearly 50,000 men who were healthy, and then followed them for 10 years. They found that men who were deficient in vitamin D were twice as likely to have a heart attack as men who had adequate levels of vitamin D. Most natural health experts agree that a healthy blood level for vitamin D is around 50 – 60ng/ml – some suggest even higher levels for therapeutic reasons.
There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of well-done, scientific papers about how vitamin D virtually eliminates the risks for disease. But, William Grant, Ph.D., a top vitamin D researcher, sums it up best when he said, “vitamin D intake or production at the rate of 2000 – 4000 IU/day, leading to serum calcidiol levels of greater than 40ng/mL (100nmol/L) can significantly reduce the burden of both chronic and infectious diseases. Those with darker skin should take higher vitamin D supplementation.”