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All About Power of Vitamin D New Scientific Research Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Kidney Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... Diseases, Dental Problems and Depression.
You'll be shocked when you read what you can do to improve your health and what Big Pharma doesn't want you to know about the most affordable treatment around -Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, yet most people are low in this vital vitamin - despite the vitamins they take, the foods they eat, the milk they drink or the sun exposure they receive.
In Power of Vitamin D you will learn:
• Why we are facing a true Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency.
• The crucial role Vitamin D can play in the Prevention as well as Treatment of various Cancers.
• How Vitamin D can help Prevent Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and Kidney Disease.
• How Vitamin D can Prevent as well as Treat Muscle Aches, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Bone Pains and Osteoporosis.
• The vital role of Vitamin D in the normal functioning of the Immune System.
• How Vitamin D can Prevent as well as Treat the Common Cold, Tuberculosis, Asthma, Thyroid Diseases, M.S., Lupus and Arthritis.
• The essential role of Vitamin D during Pregnancy for Mothers and Babies.
• Doctors frequently miss the Diagnosis of Vitamin D deficiency because they often order the wrong test.
• The right test to Diagnose Vitamin D deficiency.
• The best way to Prevent and Treat Vitamin D deficiency.
• Vitamin D Toxicity and how to Prevent it.
• Not just theoretical knowledge, but detailed, practical information from actual Case Studies.
Vitamin D is not a vitamin but a Hormone.
Power of Vitamin D New Scientific Research Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Kidney Disease, Fibromyalgia, ... Diseases, Dental Problems and Depression. Details:
- Amazon Sales Rank: #7718 in eBooks
- Published on: 2010-01-22
- Released on: 2010-01-22
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful.
This book could be life changing or even life saving
By PT Cruiser
I've been reading about Vitamin D for the last several years, ever since that big study came out showing it to be helpful in the prevention of cancer, heart disease and several other conditions. The problem was trying to find good, solid information when much of what we read on the internet is from media sources which are often inaccurate or they all seem to have different ideas on how much is necessary or how much could be toxic. This book is written by Sarfraz Aaidi, MD, FACP, FACE who is an endocrinologist and leading expert on Vitamin D. He's an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicinte at UCLA as well as the Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in southern California. So we're talking about an expert here. He takes the whole subject of Vitamin D and puts in into one easy to read book in simple layman's terms and it's so interesting that you'll probably read it in a few hours. The information could change your life or relieve many chronic symptoms that you probably never thought were related to a vitamin D deficiency.
Did you think that because you may live in a sunny climate or that because you take a daily multi-vitamin that shows 400 IU's of Vitamin D as the "recommended daily requirement" that you are getting enough of the Vitamin? Or that because you drink Vitamin D fortified milk that you are getting enough? Did you know that you'd have to drink more than 20 glasses of milk a day to actually get the amount you need? Dr. Sarfraz tells us that almost all of his patients test low for Vitamin D, even those living in sunny California. The reasons? Sunscreens, fear of being out in the sun, air pollution, spending the sunniest part of the day indoors at work as well as several other factors.
He also lists several chronic conditions that you probably never guessed could be eliminated or at least reduced by an adequate amount of Vitamin D. How much to take? That depends on a lot of factors which he talks about in his book. There are several common medications that can deplete Vitamin D in the body and people absorb it at different rates. Dr. Sarfraz tests his patients at 3 month intervals and he tells you which simple blood test you need to accurately show your current levels. (Not all tests are equal.) He then gives suggested starting dosage levels, depending on what level you currently test at. He also talks about toxicity from Vitamin D (very rare) and how to avoid it.
I've been reading every article I could get my hands on about Vitamin D for years, and there were still so many things covered in this book that I didn't know about. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in and easy (and inexpensive) way to improve their health. It's a book that I'll be ordering for a few friends, especially those who are cancer survivors. Two thumbs up for this excellent book!
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful.
The Best Book on Vitamin D
By david smith
I am a health care professional and very much interested in vitamin D. After reading 7 books on vitamin D, I find "Power of Vitamin D" to be the best book on this topic. While each book has helpful information on Vitamin D, "Power of Vitamin D" stands tall in the crowd for the following reasons:It is the most precise book. It contains all what you need to know about vitamin D; it contains the most practical information that you can implement right away. Instead of the usual boring style of medical books, this book is "alive." I felt like sitting face to face with Dr. Zaidi, and learning about vitamin D. Dr. Zaidi is a renowned endocrinologist, an assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA and Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in southern California. Did you know vitamin D really is not a vitamin but a hormone? And Endocrinologists are the hormone specialists.
In "Power of Vitamin D", Dr. Zaidi explains in a clear, easy to understand language, what is vitamin D, why most people are low in vitamin D despite going outdoors, drinking milk and eating fish, what are the diseases that are linked to vitamin D deficiency, what is the right blood test and what is the wrong blood test to diagnose vitamin D deficiency, pitfalls in the interpretation of the test. Why is it important to pay attention to the units? On page 130,Dr. Zaidi points out the importance of paying attention to the units of vitamin D test which most physicians don't. " Your laboratory reports your 25 (OH) vitamin D to be 40 nmol/L. Your physician simply looks at the number 40 and tells your vitamin D is good. In his mind, it is more than 30, so you are fine. In fact, your vitamin D is low because in reality, a level of 40 nmol/L is equal to 16 ng/ml. He totally forgot to look closely at the units." It is this kind of practical information that is lacking in other books on vitamin D. In some books such as "Vitamin D Cure", author often cites vitamin D level without even mentioning the units. To me it was quite distressing for the obvious reasons.
Another outstanding feature of this book is Dr. Zaidi's practical approach in dealing with vitamin D deficiency, without drastically changing your lifestyle or spending a fortune. In contrast, Dr. Holick, author of "Vitamin D Solution" would like you to be out in the sun a lot or advise you to buy an expensive UV lamp. He also tells you not to worry about skin cancer, in contrast to the recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatologists. Well, if you have any concerns about skin cancer, or wrinkling of the skin, you will have hard time to follow Holick's advice. Dr. Dowd, author of "Vitamin D Cure" would like you to change your diet completely. Quite frankly, I find this approach flawed as it is a medical fact that foods contain very small amounts of vitamin D and cannot take care of your vitamin D needs.
In contrast, Dr. Zaidi's strategy to treat Vitamin D deficiency is scientific, practical and inexpensive. I have implemented this approach in my patients and results are amazing. In "Power of Vitamin D", Dr. Zaidi explains this approach in a simple, practical and easy to follow manner. For example, How much vitamin D to take? On page 143, Dr. Zaidi gives you a table that describes how much vitamin D to take based upon your vitamin D level. No other book gives you such a clear answer.
Another outstanding feature of this book: Dr. Zaidi has dedicated a full chapter on Vitamin D toxicity that we all fear so much. It is very reassuring to know that " following his strategy, he has not encountered a single case of vitamin D toxicty in the last ten years of treating thousands of patients with vitamin D deficiency."
Last but not the least: Dr. Zaidi has included actual Case Studies from his practice to illustrate his points. It makes this book so much fun to read. After reading these actual cases it is pretty obvious that Dr. Zaidi is passionate about vitamin D and his patients are lucky to benefit from his care. Thru "Power of Vitamin D" you too can benefit from his profound yet practical knowledge about Vitamin D.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful.
Loaded with essential information
By Rich Blumenthal
Did you know that if you take a multivitamin containing 100% of the recommended daily level of vitamin D, drink milk, eat fish twice a week, and get a little midday sun, you are almost certain to be deficient in vitamin D? Did you know that many doctors desiring to monitor their patients' vitamin D levels, order the wrong blood test? Did you know that the reference range shown on the test results is wrong? (That is, even if it says you have enough, you are probably deficient.) Did you know that government guidelines on how much vitamin D you need are understated by a huge factor? Did you know that vitamin D has been found in medical studies to help significantly in the prevention and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and all autoimmune diseases?
Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi is an endocrinologist who has been evaluating and correcting patient's vitamin D deficiencies for ten years and has uncovered misconceptions, misinformation, and medical oversights that are shocking. In testing thousands of patients, Dr. Zaidi found only ONE person, a fair-skinned lifeguard, who had optimal vitamin D without taking megadose supplements. Similarly, he never encountered anyone whose vitamin D blood level was dangerously high. What this means is a major public health crisis comes inadvertently from doctors who warn you about overdosing, but in doing, so they actually cause you to be deficient which puts you at FAR GREATER RISK than an overdose.
The book contains interesting case studies. Read about Anna on page 55 who suffered MS which was partially caused by a vitamin D deficiency that no doctor thought to check for 13 years. When Dr. Zaidi reversed the deficiency the patient's condition improved.
Do you know how easy it is to correct a vitamin D deficiency that you probably have? Listen up; this is complicated. Step one is pick up a copy of Power of Vitamin D and read it carefully to get a solid background on the subject. Then go to your doctor and ask for a 25(OH)D blood test, also known as 25-hydroxy vitamin D. (Don't let your doctor talk you into a 1,25(OH)2D blood test. It's the wrong one as explained on page 127 and 128.) Get the results. If it's under 50 ng/mL or 125 nmol/L (and it's highly likely that it is), go to the chart on page 143 to determine your daily dose of vitamin D. Once you know the daily dose, go to a health food store and tell the clerk you'd like to take that dose of vitamin D3. It will probably set you back 10 to 20 cents a day. Take the vitamin D every day with food. In three months go back for another blood test. Keep increasing the dosage until you're over 50 ng/mL but under 100 ng/mL.
How hard was that? If everyone in the US followed these safe, simple steps, the number of deaths due to chronic degenerative disease would drop sharply. The CDC tells us about 1.5 million Americans die each year of chronic disease. The actual number saved if everyone optimized their vitamin D is not knowable exactly but it is certainly in the hundreds of thousands EACH YEAR. The great part is you get to choose which group to be in: Currently you are probably in the larger group that is deficient in vitamin D and twice as likely to die prematurely of horrible degenerative diseases. Or you could join the smaller group with optimized vitamin D; hundreds of medical studies clearly show this group to be largely protected from those diseases. Obviously, there is no silver bullet that can protect you 100% and no one is claiming vitamin D has that power. But if you want to stack the deck in your favor, this is an extremely easy, safe, low-cost approach that requires no major effort or lifestyle change. But you need to know what you're doing and that's where this book comes in.
Power of Vitamin D is a fantastic introduction to this sometimes confusing subject. It is relatively short, very easy to read, fairly comprehensive, and offers clear explanations. Here are some things I like about the book: a list of diseases on the front cover that medical studies have definitively linked to vitamin D deficiency; absolutely clear statements in several places advising what your blood level should be for optimal health; an explanation of the two types of "units" that blood test use, and how to interpret and convert between the two; instructions as to which blood test to get and why; a clear description what it takes to overdose (instead of a bland warning not to take too much); it mentions serious flaws with government guidelines on vitamin D that have been loudly criticized by many longtime vitamin D researchers; and it includes interesting case studies involving real patients.
Because Dr. Zaidi covered these points in such a clear, concise, and convincing manner, I am happy to give Power of Vitamin D the highest rating of 5 stars. Whether you are just beginning the journey or have already read many articles, this book has lots to offer on every page. But don't forget, you're not "done" when you finish reading the book. It only can help you if you follow the steps outlined three paragraphs ago and stated in far greater detail in Chapter 23. If you are part of the 97% that haven't yet optimized your vitamin D level, implementing the suggestions in this book may well change your life for the better.
Note to medical professionals: If you happen to be a medical professional, I GUARANTEE your patients will be far better off if you arm yourself with this knowledge and follow through with further study. And I wouldn't be surprised if your practice flourishes once your patients understand you are protecting them against future serious illness.
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