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So confusing- where to start

Discussion in 'Genetic Testing and SNPs' started by Karen O'Shea, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Karen O'Shea

    Karen O'Shea

    I think my doctor runs on her own normal levels even at 13.4 ng/ml she wouldn't supplement me. I immediately bought high dose D3 5000IU which I have taken on and off since then. I haven't taken it for a few days and the muscle aches are going, so I must be sensitive to it. Will have to rely on the sun, hopefully!

    I've had my amalgams out it was no problem the dentist was amazing.
    Now waiting to see a doctor who specialises in people with hashi's and problems like mine.
  2. Bluebell

    Bluebell Senior Member

    You must do what you feel is best.

    I wish you good health and good luck!

    From what I've read, from mainstream, legitimate medical sources, there is no question that Vitamin D insufficiency can be detrimental to the health. I will close by quoting a few of them:

    Vitamin D Deficiency: A Worldwide Problem with Health Consequences
    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2008 Apr;87(4):1080S-6S.
    "Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic. ....Vitamin D deficiency causes rickets in children and will precipitate and exacerbate osteopenia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased risk of common cancers, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, and infectious diseases. A circulating level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of >75 nmol/L, or 30 ng/mL, is required to maximize vitamin D's beneficial effects for health."

    from WebMD:
    "Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin D deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin D can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, Cognitive impairment in older adults, Severe asthma in children, Cancer.
    Research suggests that vitamin D could play a role in the prevention and treatment of a number of different conditions, including type1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and multiple sclerosis."

    Here is an exhaustive list by the Mayo Clinic showing evidence of some of the effects of low Vitamin D:

    From Dr. Marcelle Pick at Women to Women, an influential medical practice in Maine:
    "I just returned from a conference where everyone was discussing vitamin D. It’s been a hot topic in both conventional and alternative medicine lately because vitamin D deficiency is widespread and seems to be related to so many health concerns: osteoporosis, depression, heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes, parathyroid problems, immune function — even weight loss.
    Many of today’s conventional clinicians received little to no training in medical school for this problem."
    "If you think you may be suffering from vitamin D deficiency, get a blood test and ask for the results. I like to see an optimal value of 50–70 ng/mL.
    A conventional doctor might think anywhere from 20–50 ng/mL is normal, but that recommendation will soon change as the newest research becomes incorporated into the standard of conventional care."

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