5 Powerful Benefits of Vitamin D

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Zy Marquiez
April 14, 2016

The video below Dr. Mercola outlines some benefits of Vitamin D.  The best part about it is that if you get vitamin D for free from getting sunlight.  The idea is to make sure to get enough of it for it to make a difference.

There are literally countless ways that Vitamin D can help, from its anti-cancerous effects, to aiding immunity, fighting infections, heart disease, DNA repair and much much more.

In a quick anecdote, thanks to a friend it became known to me [many years ago] that Vitamin D deficiency actually can be a cause for depression.  My friend took a vacation to her home country, and low and behold, figured out that after being out in the sun for an extensive period of time [which she hadn’t been doing at her regular home] she was able to get rid of her depression.

This is not to say that this is the only way depression can manifest.  Far from it.  There are many ways depression can manifest, such as B-12 deficiency [beginning to see the pattern?].

In any case, as has been shown by Dr. Brogan, in her new groundbreaking book, A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression & How Women Can Heal Their Bodies, depression is not a disease, but a symptom of maladies plaguing the human body. 

Dr. Brogan cites dozens of studies to buttress her theory in her traditional ironclad fashion, from outlining the duplicitous “depression-is-a-chemical-imbalance” meme that’s never been proven to exist, to many of the common ways people can get depression symptoms, some of which include poor choices in life style and food choices.

The video below about Vitamin D is only 45 seconds long, but its worth watching.

And if you want more extensive information on Vitamin D, please watch the second video.

Remember, always do your research.

Popular Diabetes Drug Found to up B12 Deficiency, Anemia Risk

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Julie Fidler
March 13, 2016

A popular diabetes drug has been shown in a new study to increase the risk for vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia when taken over several years.

Metformin (generic name: glucophage) is a drug prescribed to people with Type 2 diabetes to help control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood by reducing how much glucose is absorbed from food and produced by the liver. The medication also increases the body’s response to insulin.

Senior study author Dr. Jill P. Crandall of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City told Reuters in an email:

“Metformin is the most commonly used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, so many millions of people are taking it, usually for a prolonged period (many years).”

Crandall added that some people also take the drug to prevent diabetes, and to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), one of the most common causes of female infertility.

For the study, Crandall and her team looked at data from the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study, which followed individuals at high risk for Type 2 diabetes for more than a decade.

At the start of the study, more than 3,000 participants age 25 years and older had high blood sugar. They were randomly assigned to receive either 850 milligrams of metformin twice daily, placebo medication, or an intensive lifestyle program not including medication. Only those taking metformin were included in the new analysis, and about 50 participants were excluded who had undergone weight-loss surgery, which would affect their diabetes outcomes.

Researchers took blood samples from the participants at the 5- and 13-year follow-ups. These samples helped the team conclude that at year 5, average B12 levels were lower in the metformin group than the placebo group, and B12 deficiency was more common, affecting about 4% of participants on metformin, compared to 2% of those not taking the drug.

Approximately 20% of metformin users and 10% of non-users had borderline low B12 levels.

Average B12 levels were higher at the 13-year-point than at 5 years, but B12 deficiency was also found to be more common in both the metformin and the placebo groups.

At 5 years, more of the metformin patients had anemia than the placebo group, as well.

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New Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency with Breast Cancer Cell Growth

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Source: NaturalSociety.com
Christina Sarich
March 9, 2016

It is estimated that as much as 35% of all cancers have a foundation in lacking nutrition. When lifestyle factors such as smoking and exercise are included, the associated risk becomes much stronger and may be as high as 85%. This makes the latest study, published in the journal Endocrinology, all the more interesting. The study’s authors show a direct correlation between vitamin D deficiency and the spreading of breast cancer cells.

The study, titled “Tumor Autonomous Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency Promote Breast Cancer Mestastasis,” indicates that not only are many breast cancer patients found frequently to have a preexisting deficiency in vitamin D levels (low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D), but a number of epidemiological studies have found an inverse link between breast cancer risk and vitamin D status. This again outlines the vitamin d-cancer relationship.

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