Sunday, February 14, 2010

A new treatment approach for Crohn's Disease - Vitamin D to the rescue...

For over 5 years I have been blogging on the virtues of optimizing vitamin D levels. Our fear of the sun and our location on this planet all affect our stores of this amazing vitamin.
5 years ago, 400 mgs of vitamin D was considered optimal. Anything much higher was considered toxic.

Today, the top researchers around the world are recommending 5,000 IU's daily for adults and 2, 000 to 3,000 IU's for kids.
We know so much more now on just how important this vitamin/hormone really is. It affects thousands of genes and every aspect of health. Doctors are now recommending that peoples blood be tested and therapeutic levels of 50,000 IU's, for a short period of time, are being used by medical professionals to quickly fix low levels when they are found.

MS, TB, heart disease, cancer, type 1 and 2 diabetes, immuno deficiencies, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and now even Crohn's disease, are being implicated.

I have placed the latest study on Crohn's at the top of today's blog. Pass this on to anyone you know who may find this information useful.

Remember, it's never too late to become younger...


Crohn's Disease Responds to Vitamin D Supplements...
Good news for Crohn’s disease sufferers: a new study has found that vitamin D is effective against symptoms of this inflammatory bowel disease. This discovery by researchers at McGill University in Montreal is especially exciting because it involves a non-drug treatment for this condition and is one that can be used by most patients and individuals at risk for the disease.

Sweet Potatoes: Improve Your Health with this Autumn Super Food...
One of the most nutritious and beneficial foods that you can add to your diet is also one of the most famous of all the Fall comfort foods - sweet potatoes. Not only is this beautiful bright orange vegetable a comfort food staple, but it is also one of the most healthy of the so-called Super foods. One little known fact about sweet potatoes is that they are on the list of beneficial foods for a diabetic diet. They are naturally sweet to the taste buds, but when consumed, sweet potatoes release their natural sugar in the form of glucose into the body at a much slower rate. This process places sweet potatoes on the list of low glycemic index consumables

Vitamin C Provides Powerful Health Benefits...
Vitamin C has always been claimed as an essential nutrient for overall health and well being. Humans are not able to produce this vitamin themselves and it is therefore recommended that we take a supplement, or eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily, to ensure the correct dosage. Recent research conducted by the Linus Pauling Institute has discovered breakthrough evidence that Vitamin C has a positive effect in the prevention of heart disease and cancer.

Diets High In Sodium And Artificially Sweetened Soda Linked To Kidney Function Decline...
Individuals who consume a diet high in sodium or artificially sweetened drinks are more likely to experience a decline in kidney function, according to two papers being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's annual meeting in San Diego, California.

Low Vitamin D Levels Explains Most End-Stage Renal Disease Risk In African-Americans...
Low levels of vitamin D may account for nearly 60 percent of the elevated risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in African Americans, according to a report in the December Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "Our study adds to previous evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to the progression of kidney disease and the need for dialysis," comments Michal L. Melamed, MD, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). "It also explains a fair amount of the increased risk of ESRD in African Americans." Vitamin D is obtained from sun exposure, food, and food supplements.

Resveratrol could prove HRT alternative, study...
Treatment based on resveratrol could be a safer alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in postmenopausal women and could help prevent breast cancer, according to a new study. The findings of a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry indicate that resveratrol is the most likely candidate of the phytoestrogens to offer safer HRT and chemoprevention of breast cancer due to its estrogenic activity and high antitumor activity.

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