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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Shocking Vitamin D deficiency statistics

  • 32% of doctors and med school students are vitamin D deficient. 40% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient.
  • 42% of African American women of childbearing age are deficient in vitamin D.
  • 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) are vitamin D deficient.
  • Up to 60% of all hospital patients are vitamin D deficient.
  • 76% of pregnant mothers are severely vitamin D deficient, causing widespread vitamin D deficiencies in their unborn children, which predisposes them to type 1 diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia later in life. 81% of the children born to these mothers were deficient.
  • Up to 80% of nursing home patients are vitamin D deficient.
I have been going on about this business for years and it is pleasing to see that others are catching on - at last!

So, what does this mean?
Well, when you get your own vitamin D results back from a blood test, the odds are that the Dr interpreting them will be unaware of its significance for your health. So, next time you go to the Dr ask for a blood test for your Vitamin D levels [25 OH(D) levels]. If the results are less than 50, you have some work to do because 120+ is optimum and so far nobody I have had do the test has come anywhere near that! I am very happy to help you with interpreting your vitamin D results and with helping you devise a plan to safely boost those levels if needed.


Wayne said...

I think you've discussed before about the problem with rampant paranoia about exposure to the sun becuase of skin cancer, on the whole its gong to be a loosing battle with kids growing up with all the associated health problems of vitamin d deficiency. never mind that the incidence of skin cancer has increased with direct proportion of the increased use of sunscreen! benzophenone is a chemical in widespread use in sunscreens, its a potent industrial catalyst and quite poisonous and linked with cancer. people who work outdoors have less risk of cancer than people who work indoors. so lets wrap our kids up in cotton wool dont let them play spontaneously and prevent them from developing the strength and physical coordination to help them avoid injury and keep them indoors and deny them of crucial sunlight that is vital to their corect physical development. dont let them take any risks at all let them grow up afraid to push their boundaries and become all they can be heaven forbid if they should shock horror become Internationally competitive athletes. they should aspire to be office workers, where they can avoid all interaction with the real world outside and all its nasty nsasty dangers that might stimulate their hormonal system that would give them courage and physical self confidence from taking on such risks. to avoid the risk of falling over put them in wheelchairs in advance. put your mind at rest shame on them for taking risks that can make you actually worry, we cant have that can we! lets make sure they loose what courage and confidence they do have in their physical abilities to avoid stressing you out in the future, shame on them for causing you stress. IN no time at all you will have sorted out all that spontaneity and made sure it doesnt rear its head again then you won't have to worry any more.

Wayne said...

Gary's articles are pointing that one of our biggest enemies to good health is political correctness, its a form of fascism and conformity practiced by dictatorships around teh world since time immemorial, Keep our society free from illogical ill thought out official practices, and protest against it, at your local level, at your schools whereever you see it if people accept this type of decision making then we are every bit as guilty as the people who make the rules and enforce them, freedom isn't guaranteed, it has to be maintained sometimes through hard work and a bit of sacrifie unfortunately sometimes through a lot of sacrifice. as recent as the sixties people running in the streets would be laughed at and ridiculed for being odd, and heaven forbid for women to undertake heavy exercise, can you imagine that being the case today? now its a normal site. if you dont want us to go back to the backward mentality of the past then keep aliert about what is going on around you and do something where you see stupid rules being put in place and nip it on the but before it becomes accepted. Because they way things re going you will have no sporting heroes to cheer for in the future because they wont be produced in the politically correct west anymore. the words fashion and fascism sound eerily similar, if you dont knwo what fascism is then you should go to the local RSA and you will receive an education that may startle you if you arnet aware of history.