Now I know that sounds like a sarcastic title but really?? Those of us in the holistic, natural health care field have known this for years. This is not a new concept or a “medical discovery.” This concept is natural health care 101. The issue hear is that medicine is realizing that consumers are seeking out alternatives to a failing “outside-in” approach to health and wellness. Now millions of dollars are being dumped into researching if vitamins can be used to “treat”disease. Wrong paradigm folks! “Inside-out” is how your body heals and stays healthy. Give the body what it needs, you avoid cancer, heart disease and most chronic illness. Sound familiar? As wellness chiropractors we have been saying this all along. Look at some old blogs, go to our website, subscribe to our newsletter or any natural wellness newsletter. We knew this and now medicine is playing catch up. That being said I would like to share some information I recently compiled about the health benefits of vitamin D. This complete article can be seen in the latest issue of Eco-local. You can pick it up at your local cafe or business. Stay Well!
…Let’s start with some science. The latest research out of the UC San Diego School of Medicine says:
Some 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancers could be prevented each year if vitamin D levels among populations worldwide were increased, according to previous research by Dr. Garland and colleagues. And that’s just counting the death toll for two types of cancer.
Optimizing your vitamin D levels could help you to prevent at least 16 different types of cancer including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers.
A large-scale, randomized, placebo-controlled study on vitamin D and cancer showed that vitamin D can cut overall cancer risk by as much as 60 percent! This was such groundbreaking news that the Canadian Cancer Society has actually begun endorsing the vitamin as a cancer-prevention therapy.
Light-skinned women who had high amounts of long-term sun exposure had half the risk of developing advanced breast cancer (cancer that spreads beyond your breast) as women with lower amounts of regular sun exposure, according to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
A study by Dr. William Grant, Ph.D., internationally recognized research scientist and vitamin D expert, found that about 30 percent of cancer deaths — which amounts to 2 million worldwide and 200,000 in the United States — could be prevented each year with higher levels of vitamin D.
Even more exciting evidence shows that the type of cancer is not that important because vitamin D plays a key role in the development of ALL types of cancer. Once again this is proof that having the right nutrients in your body at all times allows your body to function properly and avoid MOST diseases that exist today…