“If I had to give you a single secret ingredient that could apply to the prevention–and treatment, in many cases–of heart disease, common cancers, stroke, infectious diseases from influenza to tuberculosis, type 1 and 2 diabetes, dementia, depression, insomnia, muscle weakness, joint pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and hypertension, it would be this: Vitamin D.” Dr. Michael Holick
Vitamin D is as crucial to your healthy and long life as are air and water. Vitamin D is an absolutely amazing hormone that has the potential to tremendously improve the quality of your life. This is especially true if you are pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, and you are a parent and have children that you want to always be super healthy and live a long life. For example, Vitamin D has been known to significantly help with autism and ADHD by either aleviating symptoms or totally eradicating them.
If you live in Vancouver, Canada, you know that we get lots and lots of rain here. In addition, Vancouver being located at a latitude that is above 35 degrees (more specifically N 49º 16′ 36”), when we do get the sun any other time of the year, including the Summer, the UVB rays that reach us are not strong enough to elicit the major production of Vitamin D in our skin that we need for the efficient absorption of calcium, not to mention other new found protective qualities of this hormone.
According to Stephanie Law, a contributor for the Vancouver Sun who wrote the recent article “Pregnant women in Vancouver may not be getting enough VitaminD,” there was a recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health that “found that 65 percent of the women that participated in the study had vitamin D levels lower than recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society for pregnant or breastfeeding women.”
Furthermore, according to Timothy Green, the University of British Columbia researcher who led the research “Most pregnant women aren’t making the conscious decision to take vitamin D and are just taking a multivitamin…I’d argue that vitamin D should be increased in these supplements to 1000IU, so we can make sure the women get enough.”
Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a hormone. A hormone that has been undervalued and yet, it is THE substance that everyone has been looking for all along. It is right in front of everyone’s noses but it goes seriously unnoticed. Unnoticed to the point where, lack of it, not only causes many ailments but it significantly aggravates many others.
One of the reasons it is undervalued is because, nowadays, most people cover themselves in sunscreen before getting out the door. The sun has been touted by the dermatological community as the biggest enemy there is to fight and never stop fighting.
We need to consider what is behind our belief that being in the sun without sunscreen will cause melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer. For one, according to Dr. Michael Holick, Ph.D. M.D., the authority in Vitamin D, the guy that does amazing Vitamin D research, has won many awards and discovered the active form of Vitamin D,
“…there is essentially no substantiated scientific evidence to suggest that moderate sun exposure significantly increases risks of benign skin cancers…or melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. In fact, if you were to develop melanoma, you would be more likely to survive it if you had adequate sun exposure as a child and young adult.”
Just because some groups in the scientific community say that you shouldn’t be out in the sun without sunscreen because it causes skin cancer, does not mean that they are right.
Each and everyone of us should stand up for our own health and decide, based on ALL of the information available, not just the information some people decide to reveal to us, what is best for our health.
But here is an interesting fact: even if you do go out in the sun without sunscreen everyday, you might still not be getting enough Vitamin D. This is because there are several aspects involved in contributing to whether or not your skin will produce enough Vitamin D when exposed to the sun. For a more thorough discussion check out “Sun Exposure is Not Enough for the ‘New’ Vitamin D3′
Vitamin D is one very special substance that must be at the top of everyone’s ‘need to learn more about’ list.
If you want all of the benefits below and more, invest your time in learning more about Vitamin D:
- To live a very long life
- Help the cells inside your body stay supple and young
- Lose weight
- Treat arthritis
- Treat high blood pressure
- Treat back pain
- Improve fertility
- Safeguard pregnancy
- Reduce inflammation inside of your body
- Protection against infectious diseases such as the flu and tuberculosis
- Prevention of strokes and dementia
- To boost memory
- Alleviate or prevent autism in your child
- Alleviate or prevent ADHD in your child
- Protect yourself from at least 13 types of cancer
- Prevent and alleviate multiple sclerosis
- Bone health
- Prevention of upper-respiratory-tract infections, asthma, and wheezing disorders
- Prevention of depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia
- Prevention of PMS (premenstrual tension) and sleeping disorders
How many of you are aware of the benefits of Vitamin D? Do you think you get enough by just eating Vitamin D rich foods?
Do you believe that it can significantly improve the quality of your life?
Where to buy Vitamin D supplements in Vancouver?
Real Canadian Superstore
Shoppers Drug Mart
To learn more about Vitamin D, check out the articles below:
Your child’s milk: the calcium is not working
Vitamin D3 is Remarkable: Welcome the Hormone
The Path of Vitamin D3 Inside Your Body
Sun Exposure is Not Enough for The New Vitamin D3
How to protect your children from flus and colds the natural way
How vitamin D3 can protect your family from colds and flus
Don’t rely on the sun to get the vitamin D3 necessary to keep you healthy