Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients at all. It is in fact a natural 'wonder drug' for our health, from head to toe, from supporting memory just as fighting cancer. Vice-versa, a deficiency of this vitamin is the door to a land of almost unlimited health problems – and even premature death. Learn more, why and how you should escape this vicious cycle…
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Gloria Swanson from Boca Raton, FL, asks:
Friends of mine advised me to get enough vitamin D for my bones. As I am taking a multivitamin every day, I believe to be on the very safe side anyhow?
Vitamin D is definitely one of the most important nutrients at all. It is in fact a natural 'wonder drug' for our health, from head to toe, as scientifically validated, inter alia, at Harvard University. According to recent studies at the University of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital in the UK, it can even enhance survival of colon cancer patients, and it can support breast cancer survival, according to scientific findings at Roswell Park Center Institute in Buffalo, New York. Based on vitamin D's anti-cancerous active metabolite compound calcitriol.
Vice-versa, a deficiency of this vitamin opens the door to a land of almost unlimited health problems and even premature death.
However, the majority of our population a) are deficient of vitamin D, and b) don't know about best sources of this vitamin. More than that: according to a recent study of the World Cancer Research Fund half of the population in the industrialized world is not aware about the (vital) link between healthy diet and disease at all. That’s why so many try to put the lid on this issue by swallowing a daily multivitamin.
Unfortunately yet, you can’t replace a healthy diet with a supplemental ‘multi’ for 2 basic reasons: first, 'multis' in most cases are not organic and whole but industrially produced extracts. Second, most of the 30-plus substances in your ‘multi’ bottle are short of what your body actually needs to thrive – and survive. Yes, a vicious cycle.
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Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD