a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it
affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a varied range of diseases. Improving
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Apple Country Chiropractic encourages our Williamson chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Apple Country Chiropractic is sure that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic,
colorectal, kidney, breast
is related to 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 participates importantly 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. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the success of the treatment. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Williamson
chiropractic care at Apple Country Chiropractic benefits Williamson chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers propose
that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just
depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit
disorder, and autism. (1) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Apple Country Chiropractic sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Williamson
chiropractic patients would take on to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed 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 greater than 20
ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was witnessed
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It is hard
to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106
study participants followed the directions for the 3 months of the
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Schedule your Williamson chiropractic appointment now
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Apple Country Chiropractic looks forward to your visit!