Health News (Week 39 – 2014)
By Robert Redfern
Anne and I have been taking care of business in the USA and having a little vacation time touring the Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks. (I have got my laptop but not very much internet in case you wondered why I have not replied to any questions). These are some of the wonders of the world and if at all possible add them to your to do list, if you have missed them, as we highly recommend them.
The desert sunshine has been glorious and just before we arrived a rainstorm came through and the desert bloomed almost instantly before our eyes. Seeing all this sunshine reminded me of one of my pet disagreement with experts. Experts seem to make out the sun is our enemy and to be avoided as much as possible. My advice on the sun is to get out in it at every opportunity with as few clothes as possible and to slowly build up to a point where you can be in it for a few hours. Very few sunscreens are healthy and are to be avoided if possible.
A few hours in the sun can deliver 10,000iu of Vitamin D3 and up to 30,000iu depending on how long and how few clothes. Even with taking in the sunshine as much as possible, I take around 10,000iu of Vitamin D3 in my supplements every day and more in the winter.
Whether you are in the South and covering up from the sun or in the North with winter approaching, I believe Vitamin D3 supplementation is essential.
Just look at a fraction of what the studies say:
Calcium intake associated with decreased arterial stiffness only in those with higher vitamin D intake
September 21, 2014
New study finds an association between calcium intake and decreased arterial stiffness in individuals with higher, but not lower, vitamin D intake.
New pilot study provides a more complete picture of vitamin D’s role in asthma in later life
September 19, 2014
In an interesting new trial, researchers explored the effects of vitamin D supplementation on elderly patients with asthma.
Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk of Diabetes-Associated Eye Disease
September 10th, 2014
New research published in Diabetes Medicine has found that vitamin D deficiency may double the risk of diabetic retinopathy.
New research indicates Vitamin D may help slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease
August 26th, 2014
Researchers out of Argentina have found that patients treated with vitamin D experienced a slower progression to more severe stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin D deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances during fertility therapy
July 24th, 2014
Researchers recently found that low vitamin D levels may reduce pregnancy chances in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization.
New study finds low vitamin D levels may relate to deep vein thrombosis
July 2nd, 2014
A recent study published in International Journal of General Medicine found that low vitamin D levels are associated with idiopathic deep vein thrombosis.
New study finds high rates of vitamin D deficiency in kidney transplant patients
May 6th, 2014
Researchers have recently found that vitamin D deficiency is common in kidney transplant patients in Southern California.
New study shows low vitamin D levels may relate to more severe coronary artery disease
March 28th, 2014
New study shows low vitamin D levels may relate to more severe coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease occurs when there is a build-up of plaque in the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
I have included Vitamin D3 in many of my formulations in small doses and in larger doses in supplements that are used in more critical conditions.
We are back in Mallorca this weekend for a quick rest and then I’m flying over to London in the UK for a trade show, where I’ll be meeting natural health practitioners who use my formulations with their patients. I get a lot of good feedback and it is a learning process for me too.