Low Vitamin D May Cause Wintertime Blues

Why do I get tired during the wintertime months?

During the wintertime our levels of vitamin d drop significantly (more than 50 percent in the northern areas) because we do not get enough sun exposure and even if we do, the sun is not as strong in the winter, even in the South, and vitamin d levels can fall.

We recommend that you get your vitamin d levels checked because low levels can contribute to your fatigue. Vitamin D is also critical for every cell in your body, bone health and calcium absorption.  If your levels are below 50 ng/dl (nanograms per deciliter) you must supplement.  Bob recommends 5,000 to 10,000 IU of vitamin d3 per day which is a safe and effective dose for most people.

It is best to keep your vitamin d levels between 70 and 100 ng/dl.   To do this, Bob has a supplement designed to help.  Bob’s Best Vitamin D3 or Call 888-654-7776

Sorting fact from fiction on vitamin D

by William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

The clock is running out on 2011, but it looks like there’s still time to squeeze in one last phony vitamin panic.

In this one, researchers claim high levels of vitamin D will boost your risk of serious heart problems — despite what their own study REALLY found: that LOW levels of the sunshine vitamin will up your odds of heart failure, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and diabetes.

Of course, they didn’t want to talk about any of that.

Instead, the presentation at a recent American Heart Association meeting focused on the most freakish conclusion of the entire study: Patients with the highest blood levels of vitamin D — 100 ng/ml or higher — had a bump in the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Why is it freakish? Because I’ve been called an extremist for recommending blood levels of HALF that — 50 ng/ml — and even people who live in the tropics and get constant sun exposure all day long generally hover at around 60 ng/ml.

In other words, these just aren’t optimal or even realistic levels of vitamin D3 — and I’d bet that very few of the 132,000 participants in the new study actually fell into this category.

We don’t know for sure, because the researchers didn’t actually break it down for us.

We also don’t know how many patients fell into the next-highest category, between 80 and 100 ng/ml, but I’d bet this was the next-smallest group — yet these patients actually had the LOWEST A-fib risk of anyone in the study.

That means we’re supposed to believe that 100 ng/ml will prevent the condition — but 101 ng/ml will cause it.

PUH-leaze!

Ignore the panic and take your vitamin D3. Not only are “high” levels safe, but studies have repeatedly found that the sunshine vitamin will boost everything from your cardiovascular health to your immune system.

Winter is here, the sun is low — and you need your D now more than ever.

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Just another example of the main stream supporting what Bob Barefoot has been teaching for over 30 years.

Just take your Vitamin D each and every day.

 

Returning to “The Calcium Factor”

In my book entitled “The Calcium Factor,” I present viewpoints and statistics that may not be wholeheartedly embraced by conventional medicine. My clear focus in this book was to highlight the underestimated importance of calcium for health.

No healer would doubt the essential nature of calcium, which is the most abundant mineral in the human body, for health, especially related to its role in signaling biochemical processes in cells, controlling muscle contractions, initiating DNA synthesis, and building bones. However, the general level of calcium intake in the Western diet is much lower in many people than is required for optimal health.

Furthermore, there are many other ancillary actions of calcium, such as critical control of the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the body fluids. This is demonstrated by the fact that body fluids become more acidic with aging when calcium is lacking, in the diet. This results in the expulsion of oxygen which can lead to numerous diseases, such as cancer, according to two time Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg.

I have referred to calcium as the “King of the Bioelements,” where deficiency of this element is invariably associated with a whole host of diseases. Calcium, however, does not act alone in the body. It has to be present in abundance with other minerals and cofactors (especially magnesium and vitamin D), in order that it can play its pivotal role in health. The secrets of coral calcium for health become unwrapped as we begin to explore the role of coral minerals in supporting the chemistry of life.

More to come in my next post…

Author, Chemist, Lecturer

Bob Barefoot

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Coral Calcium – Lifestyle and Minerals

Implicit in the desire for eternal youth is our wish to avoid poor health which seems to emerge with advancing age. Of all interventions that have been tried for enhancing well-being and long-life, few have worked. I believe that the issues are tied up in our lifestyle. The biblical patriarchs, who definitely had a different lifestyle, lived to be over 900 years old. Today, a healthy lifestyle is a key factor in extended life that must have a quality free from disease. Beyond the important, health sermons on cigarette smoking, stress, drug abuse etc., nutritional factors figure most strongly as determinants of health and well-being. The avoidance of all adverse lifestyle is advisable, but the domain of lifestyle most amenable to correction is “sound and appropriate nutrition.”

It is easy for a chemist (like myself) to see the body as a universe of interacting chemicals. Whilst this perception provides an incomplete picture of life, it is a good start to understanding the importance of minerals as a vital component of a diet for health, as each mineral must serve at least one specific biological function. With the exception of aluminum and silicon, the human body is made up of the same minerals, including gold, in differing amounts as the Earth. Mineral balance (especially calcium) in the body is an absolute prerequisite for health and longevity, but I trust this important advice will not be taken in isolation of instructions on a healthy lifestyle.

I recommend Coral Calcium and Vitamin D3 as a way to supply your body with the essential minerals and nutrients that we need for optimal health and longevity.

Bobs Best Coral Calcium 2000 and Bobs Best Vitamin D3 are the perfect solution. Just take one of each with every meal.  You will experience a great benefit.

Bob Barefoot

Why is vitamin D important for children? A few of the many reasons…

1) NHANES 2001-2004 found over 70% of US children and adolescents were vitamin D deficient or insufficient (serum levels < 29 ng/mL).  This was six years ago – incidence has been steadily increasing.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19661054

2) Childhood obesity affects 17% (12.5 million) of America’s children, placing them at risk of significant adverse health outcomes.  Obese children with atherosclerosis-promoting risk factors are showing signs of advanced “vascular age.”  Low vitamin D levels are associated with obesity.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20381783

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19920030

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18230896

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18191047

3) Inadequate vitamin D nutrition during perinatal development may threaten a child’s long-term health outcome well into adult years, as a risk-modifying factor for many chronic diseases including osteomalacia, rickets, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, heart disease, type 1 diabetes, and cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20974417

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20646224

Get your supply! Bob’s Best Vitamin D is the right choice for you!

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