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Vitamin D and Mental Health

By Therese J. Borchard
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Vitamin D and Mental HealthIt was with interest that I read Dr. Soram Khalsa’s post on The Huffington Post about the Vitamin D epidemic in this country today. The medical doctor writes this:

As a board certified internist, I have …

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Vitamin D and Mental Health

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  1. Hi Therese,
    Thank you for a very interesting and informative article;
    I wanted to validate and also add:
    Dietary counseling is particularly important in communities whose members are at risk of vitamin D deficiency.
    Thanks again
    Regards
    GaryGraye.com

  2. The Case Against Ergocalciferol as a Vitamin Supplement. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/84/4/694
    explains why the form most often prescribed by doctors is not necessarily the best.
    The Vitamin D council has links to cheap sources of the more effective form D3 Cholecalciferol.
    While there is not a lot about the connection with mental health, GRASSROOTSHEALTH http://www.grassrootshealth.net/
    have an excellent series of video presentations by the worlds leading Vitamin D scientists about cancer/diabetes/heart disease prevention/ about what constitutes a vitamin D deficiency and much else. So please pay them a visit.
    I’d also like to point out they are the cheapest source of 25(OH)D testing. They will mail out a test kit with special spring loaded lancets. You supply 2 drops of blood and post it back and then a few days later you get the results. Only costs $40 so it’s relatively cheap and easy to make sure your levels stay above 55ng the level associated with least chronic disease incidence.
    http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6065

  3. Vitamin D is a supplement already commonly found in milk, at least in the United States.

    “vitamin D does, indeed, play a role in mental illness based on these reasons from the Vitamin D Council’s website”

    Well, they would say so, would they not?

    I wonder if this is just another example of searching for the magic bullet…?

  4. Oh well, that all fits. My vitamin D level was something like 14? So, what is my mental and physical health like? Mental, yes, I am ‘mental’ for sure, especially I get agitated. i got BC (inflammatory breast cancer) two years ago. i have hypertension, and type 1 diabetes, and osteonecrosis, and you name it.

    The little weekly pills did not work well for me, so my doctor told me to switch to 2000 mg of the ‘over the counter’ vit. D

    Thanks for the article!

  5. Unfortunately you are decieved by the interpretive science surrounding vitamin D.
    New DEFINITIVE science discovered through biomedical engineering[Univerity of Melbourne] has discovered that low 25-D is a result of inflammation which is causing your dysfuntion.The body does this to ramp up the immune system so it can kill the intracelluar microbiota[l-form bacteria] which is at the source of the problem.
    When you raise 25-D artificially you reduce the immune response and feel better….but the microbiota recently discovered to persist inside the human cells[even T cells]grow and reproduce even faster. See http://www.bacteriality.com

  6. I believe vitamin D is best got from the sun, as that is how we get it naturally. There is some debate now as to whether sunblocks actually promote skin cancer, by dosing us through our skin with dicey and/or untested chemicals while blocking D absorption. I read recently that the skin takes 48 hours to process vitamin D, and that this is lost – literally washed away – if one washes the skin using soap before the process is complete. (The author suggested not soaping areas like arms and legs – not going shower-free). It makes me wonder about our ancestors who not only spent much more time in the sun, but bathed infrequently.

  7. Ryan, my sister and brother in law live in Holland and he is a doctor. They there firmly believe that Vit. D is best absorbed through the area of the wrists and ankles. So, lets say you put an infant in the sun it is desirable to roll up their sleeves. I don’t know if that is true but he seems to be a very good doctor. And since Vit. D is not in breast milk, they do pay special attention.

  8. If you are interested in vitamin D you should take a look at http://www.vitaminD3world.com The Canadian Cancer Society now recommends that everyone take vitamin D to prevent cancer. The site has good summaries of the data and offers a new preparation of vitamin D in a micro-pill formulation. The pills have been formulated with cellulose which absorbs water very quickly. This ensures that the pill breaks up very quickly to provide for maximum absorption. The micro pill is tiny and tasteless. Many vitamin D pills on the market have very poor dissolution properties resulting in poor absorption.
    The site also offers to supply customers with a free supply of 400IU for their children and it also has a good newsletter.

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