a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages our La Grande chiropractic patients to know
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is sure that positive health benefits
will result from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
is associated with low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic
arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are too.
(1, 2, 3) Vitamin D plays a key role in calcium
homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular
and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-related
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Checking the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status too. La Grande
chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC benefits La Grande chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is shown to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers suggest
that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just
depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit
disorder, and autism. (1) Providing a daily same
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC acknowledges how
these benefits are worth the work our La Grande
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed that taking
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by those with levels of more than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The rise was seen
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study women followed the directions for the 3 months of the
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worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
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