How much vitamin D

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi


The amount of vitamin D required to achieve an optimal level of vitamin D varies widely from person to person. One-size-fits-all does not work when it comes to vitamin D.

In my book, “Power of Vitamin D”, I describe in detail my strategy to optimize vitamin D level that has proven to be effective as well as safe in thousands of my patients.

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Hormone D Deficiency-HDD

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi


Vitamin D is not a vitamin, but a hormone, a fact physicians have known for about 30 years. However, we continue to call it vitamin D. Perhaps it is the biggest misnomer in recent medical history. It’s time to recognize this extremely important medical condition. Therefore, I call it exactly what it is: Hormone D Deficiency or HDD.

How common is HDD? According to conservative estimates, more than 150 million Americans have HDD. Worldwide, billions suffer from it: it is the true pandemic of our times.

Scientific evidence clearly links HDD to a wide range of serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, osteoporosis, asthma, M.S., lupus, arthritis, hyperparathyroidism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, susceptibility to infections, depression and memory loss.

Fortunately treatment of this mother of all diseases is very effective, extremely safe and dirt cheap. Please consult my book, “Power of Vitamin D” to optimize your hormone D level without risking toxicity.

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Low vitamin D in sunny places

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi


Vitamin D deficiency (or more accurately Hormone D deficiency ) is prevalent even among people living in sunny climates.

Studies from sunny places such as India, Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zeeland show high prevalence of Hormone D deficiency. Why? Because people do not (and usually cannot) spend enough time in the sun, for one reason or another.

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But isn’t vitamin D toxic?

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

 

It is true that vitamin D taken in large quantities can be toxic.

Fear of vitamin D toxicity is one of the main reasons why most physicians as well as individuals do not take the right quantities of vitamin D.

In “Power of Vitamin D” I discuss in detail how you can achieve the optimal level of vitamin D without the risk of toxicity

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But I drink lots of milk!

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

 

Milk naturally does not contain any vitamin D. It is added to milk. A cup of milk ( 8 oz or 240 ml) contains 100 I.U. of vitamin D. Most people need at least 2,000 I.U. of vitamin D per day. Many need even larger amounts such as 5000 I.U. or even 10,000 I.U. per day. Obviously, you would have to drink a lot of milk, 20-100 cups per day, to get enough vitamin D from milk. It is not only impractical, but also inadvisable, because you would end up consuming large quantities of calcium, sugar and fat present in the milk.

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But I take a multivitamin

September 19th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

 

People who take multivitamins are under the misconception that their vitamin D level is good because the label on the multivitamin bottle says that it contains vitamin D in a dose that meets 100% of the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance). This daily dose of vitamin D is 400 I.U. for people < 70 and 600 I.U. for people >70 years of age and is recommended by the Institute of Medicine, a government agency that believes this daily dose should provide adequate vitamin D level for people living in the U.S.  This recommendation is what multivitamin manufacturer follow.

I put this hypothesis of a daily dose of 400-600 I.U. of vitamin D to the  test and started checking vitamin D level in my patients. I was shocked at my findings: Vitamin D level turned out to be low in more than 90% of my patients while they were taking daily multivitamins. Other researcher’s findings are in line with my clinical findings. Now most experts in the field of vitamin D believe the currently recommended daily dose of 400-600 I.U. of vitamin D is inadequate for the vast majority of people living in the U.S. and around the world.

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Low Vitamin D in Kids

September 18th, 2010 by DoctorZaidi

 

Vitamin D deficiency (actually Hormone D Deficiency or HDD ) is rampant among children in the U.S. as well as all over the world. The main reasons for this epidemic of HDD are:

  • Modern lifestyle
  • Myths about vitamin D
  • Flawed recommendations about vitamin D
  • Fear of vitamin D toxicity
  • Sun phobia
  • Sun screens
  • Obesity
  • Fat malabsorption syndromes
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Certain drugs

 

Hormone D Deficiency ( HDD ) during childhood can lead to frequent colds, asthma, Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, poor dental health, rickets, decreased muscle strength, decreased bone strength and future risk for osteoporosis.

Please refer to my book, “Power of Vitamin D” to learn how to take care of the vitamin D needs of your child without  fear of toxicity.

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