Theres sound evidence that one of the most powerful cancer fighter ever discovered can be obtained by simply taking a pill. This fighter is naturally occurring vitamin D in high amounts.
If you have low vitamin D levels in your blood, you have a significantly increase in overall risk of developing a cancer, according to a new study published inCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.1
A study in the journalAnticancer Researchstates very clearly that the more vitamin D you have in your body, the lower your chances are of dying from15 kinds of cancer.2
Another study in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that vitamin D can lower the chance youll get cancer by 77 percent.3
TheEuropean Journal of Cancerevaluated cancer rates all over the world. Their study came to the conclusion that vitamin D production in the skin decreases the likelihood youll get many cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colorectal, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, lung, breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.4
The Canadian Cancer Society has stated that a simple supplement of 1,000 international units of vitamin D per day can reduce the risk of various cancers by as much as 60 per cent.
Many studies have looked at blood levels of vitamin D and the correlation with cancer. As blood levels rise, cancer risks decrease. Now it is recommended to reach a blood level of greater than 50 ng/ml is good, but 65-80 ng/ml may be even better to help prevent cancer risk.
Thus, Vitamin D may be the best current hope for preventing cancer. Its easy to get Vitamin D. You can go outside minimally clothed for hours every day and this will boost your levels. However, most people dont or cant do this, plus they are concerned about potential skin cancers from too much sun exposure.
The easiest way to get Vitamin D therefore is to just take a pill. You want to take enough to put you in that high blood level range so it may be necessary to take 5,000 or even 10,000 units daily. The best way to know is to have your physician do blood levels on you and titrate your dose.
In addition to fighting cancers, Vitamin D has many other health preserving actions:
It helps preserve your bones and decrease the risk of you developing osteoporosis.5,6
It can preserve your brain7 and decrease your risk of developing dementia. 8
It can strengthen your defenses and boost your immune system.9
It can prevent muscle weakness
It may dramatically lower your risk of developing heart disease
It helps regulate blood sugar and reduce the risk of diabetes
It fights arthritis, pain and inflammation
It can help prevent Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease. Depression, cognitive decline and multiple sclerosis.10
You may ask if vitamin D can improve your health so much, why havent you heard more about this stunningly important news from your health care providers?
The truth is, modern medicine seems to be more concerned with treating your after you have a medical problem rather than preventing a problem. The FDA is more intent on prosecuting doctors that stray from drug treatments than disseminating the truth about natural cures, even when a simple and sometimes free substance like vitamin D has been shown it could reduce national cancer rates by 75 percent.
This is a shame, but physicians who practice preventive medicine are doing their best to spread the word. There are many other ways to decrease your risk of developing medical problems. Dr. Robert True is one of the many board certified anti-aging physicians who have created systems to help preserve your health while improving your quality of life as you get older. If you would like to learn more, call 817-399-8783 to make an appointment to get evaluated and get started.
1.Ordez-Mena J, Schttker B, Haug U, Mller H, Khrle J, Schomburg L, Holleczek B, Brenner H. “Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and cancer risk in older adults: results from a large german prospective cohort study.”Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.2013 May;22(5):905-16.
2. Grant, W.B. et al, The association of solar ultraviolet B (UVB) with reducing risk of cancer: multifactorial ecologic analysis of geographic variation in age-adjusted cancer mortality rates,Anticancer Research2006; 26:2687-2700
3. Lappe, J.M., et al, Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial,Am. J. Clin. Nutr.June 2007;85(6):1586-91
4. Tuohimaa, P., et al, Does solar exposure, as indicated by the non-melanoma skin cancers, protect from solid cancers: vitamin D as a possible explanation,Eur. J. CancerJuly 2007;43(11):1701-12
5. BischoffFerrari HA, Willett WC et al. Fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: a metaanalysis
of randomized controlled trials. JAMA. 2005;293(18):225764.
6. Robert P Heaney, Comment on the 10M recommendations released Nov 30, 2010 for adult bone health,
low Vitamin D and generous on calicium. GrassRoots Health.net
7. Penna G, et.al. Expression of the inhibitory receptor ILT3 on dendritic cells is dispensable for induction of CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells by 1,25dihydroxyvitamin D3. Blood 2005; 106:34907
8. Dickens AP, Lang IA, Langa KM, Kos K, Llewellyn DJ. CNS Drugs. 2011 Aug ;25(8):62939.
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10. Kesby JP, Eyles DW, Burne TH, McGrath JJ. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2011 Jun 1.