Vitamin D – Surprising truths and myths revealed

by Jonathan Landsman, Natural News:

According to the CDC, breast cancer – the most common cause of cancer in women – claimed over 41,000 lives in 2014 alone. Yet integrative healthcare providers, like Dr. Daniel Cobb, say that the toll from this horrible disease could be sharply reduced by simply understanding the value of nutritional supplementation – especially the use of vitamin D.

In fact, Dr. Cobb notes that many experts estimate that breast cancer cases would be reduced by 100,000 cases per year – and possibly eliminated entirely – by just maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D in the body. (but, there are many misunderstanding that MUST be cleared up)

Discover the tremendous healing potential of vitamin D. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Daniel Cobb, Doctor of Oriental Medicine and an authority on integrative healing protocols, reveal the often-misunderstood truth about vitamin D production by addressing many of the most common myths of this vitamin. Don’t miss this informative show about how you can greatly reduce the risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.

To hear this FREE show – visit NaturalHealth365 and enter your email address for show details.

Emerging research reveals the amazing therapeutic powers of vitamin D

Known as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D is actually a fat-soluble hormone that plays a vital role in immune system health. In addition to maintaining bones and teeth, vitamin D also helps to protect against many debilitating diseases, including cancer, heart disease and neurodegenerative conditions.

Unfortunately, vitamin D deficiencies are widespread in the United States – and cause increased susceptibility to many diseases. For instance, recent studies have shown that people with deficient levels of vitamin D have a 122 percent higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Other conditions associated with poor vitamin D status include multiple sclerosis, depression and respiratory infections.

In addition to bolstering the immune system, vitamin D also helps the body detoxify carcinogenic heavy metals – which contributes to its anticancer properties.

The body creates vitamin D in response to sunshine, and natural health experts recommend exposure to direct sunlight for at least 20 minutes, several times a week. Although vitamin D is available in certain foods, supplementation is usually required in order to achieve optimal levels in the blood.

For maximum benefit, natural health experts advise supplementing with vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, which is the form naturally created in the body. Using vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol – the version of vitamin D produced by plants – doesn’t provide the same benefits.

Join us – on the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – for a closer look at one of the most important vitamins available for optimal health.

To hear this FREE show – visit NaturalHealth365 and enter your email address for show details.

Physical, geographic and lifestyle factors all affect the individual need for vitamin D

The National Institutes of Health recommend that adults take 600 IU a day of vitamin D – an amount recently raised from 400 IU in response to studies showing vitamin D’s therapeutic benefits.

According to Dr. Cobb, the recommended daily amount is “almost never enough” – especially for the purposes of cancer prevention. And, naturopathic physicians tend to agree, with many prescribing supplementary dosages in the area of 8,000 IU a day – well over ten times the NIH recommendations.

No doubt, there is real confusion about how much vitamin D is really needed to stay healthy.

For example, the Vitamin D Council recommends that adults take 5,000 IU of the vitamin a day – while the Institutes of Medicine state that 4,000 IU is the “tolerable safe upper limit.”

With the bewildering variations in suggested dosages, how much is the right amount?

The answer, says Dr. Cobb, is highly individual – as ideal dosages vary with body weight, color of skin, time spent in the sun, amount of skin exposed to sun, sunscreen use or lack of it, and the altitude and latitude of where you live.

The best way to determine the proper dosage of vitamin D for you, says Dr. Cobb, is through blood tests, which can reveal your vitamin D status. Dr. Cobb reports that he personally takes 4,000 IUs per day in the winter months, and reduces to 1,000 IUs daily in the summer.

To learn more about optimizing your health with one of the most powerful vitamins on the planet – join us for a great show!

This week’s guest: Daniel Cobb, D.O.M., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, author and health educator

Discover the biggest myths and misunderstanding about vitamin D – Sun. Aug. 20

Dr. Daniel Cobb, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, graduated acupuncture school in 2002, and specializes in the treatment of chronic health conditions and degenerative diseases using nutrition and detoxification protocols. For over 20 years, he has developed nutritional protocols for AIDs, cancer patients and osteoporosis patients.

The author of “Reversing Heart Disease for $90 a Month,” Dr. Cobb currently practices at the Integrative Holistic Healing Center in New Mexico and teaches anatomy and physiology at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe. He dates his interest in alternative medicine to his own recovery from chronic fatigue and pesticide poisoning in 1993, and reports he is influenced and inspired by the work of Linus Pauling and Mathias Raft, M.D.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com