Seniors, Don’t Break Your Bones!
April 24, 2009 by Bob Livingston
You know the story. Old folks fall, break a bone, get pneumonia and then often die. But it shouldn’t be!
Researchers have demonstrated that if seniors take their calcium and magnesium plus daily doses of at least 1,000 units of vitamin D3, they can escape the above sequence. Give yourself three months to build up.
Please don’t worry about vitamin D3 overload. Many people in the know take 5,000 units daily. Health Canada recommends to Canadians an upper limit of 2,000 IUs of D3 daily.
Want to know the biochemistry of vitamin D3? Science teaches that only plants process photosynthesis, but people do, too. People manufacture nutrition (D3) from the sun. Of course, seniors mostly use D3 supplements to get the sun benefit.
But bone health is not nearly all. The risk of dying with cancer is far, far less with high doses of vitamin D3 daily. Studies have linked a shortage of D3 with such serious chronic ailments as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, influenza, Alzheimers and schizophrenia.
Unknown to doctors, vitamin D3 is introducing a golden age in medicine—and natural medicine at that. But please don’t wait for your doctor—as he will be the last to know. By that time, you could be long gone.
Vitamin D3 is directly related to public health. Geography can damn millions to terminal illness. In northern latitudes there is less sunshine to make D3. But northern people can take D3 supplements.
Older ages absorb less, so they take more. Also, overweight people require more, as do all dark-skinned people. Vitamin D3 acts as a hormone in the body’s cells and packs a huge biological punch.
The Canadian Cancer Society became the first major organization in the world to embrace the idea of large-scale population-wide vitamin D3 supplementation to combat cancer.
One study, in the journal Circulation, found that those with low vitamin D3 had a 62 percent increased risk of heart failure. And adequate levels of D3 lowers the risk for colorectal cancer by 72 percent.
When the Canadian Cancer Society asked the American Cancer Society to join them in recommending more vitamin D3, it refused.
My prediction: The U.S. pharmaceuticals are hard at work to develop a vitamin D analog (drug). And when they do, the government will greatly restrict the potency of natural Vitamin D—or outlaw it altogether—with the ruse that vitamin D is a hormone, not a food.
The research is moving fast and the efficacy of vitamin D3 is overpowering. The U.S. medical establishment won’t allow it.