According to Natural News, there is evidence that stress, fatigue and depression are connected to low serum levels of vitamin D, in addition to known immunity, illness and disease issues.
The more up-to-date integrative or holistic MDs and naturopaths recognize that 25-hydroxy-vitamin D or 25(OH)D3 test serum levels should be in the range of 50 to 80 ng/ml (nanograms per milliliter) for optimum health.
The 25(OH)D3 test is the only test that will accurately assess your vitamin D levels. Yet, sometimes doctors order the 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D test. Often, people whose vitamin D serum levels are actually low will read high on that test and be led to believe that all is well and be misdiagnosed.
Mainstream medicine pegs normal levels at under 50 ng/ml down to 30 ng/ml and even lower. According to Dr. Frank Lipman, those readings are sufficient “to prevent rickets or osteomalacia (soft bones), but not for optimal health.” Dr. Lipman is the founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in NYC.
He lists fatigue, restless sleep and poor concentration among other symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Over 80% of his clients are vitamin D deficient, which correlates with the general population epidemic.
Dr. Anna Dorothea Hoeck, MD, from Cologne, Germany, has treated fatigue with vitamin D therapy, using the 25(OH)D3 test first, then boosting those readings accordingly.
She has discovered with actual clinical treatments that those with lower levels of chronic fatigue recovered quickly, while more severe cases required adding minerals with the vitamin, especially calcium and magnesium.
Both doctors urge inexpensive and accessible vitamin D3 cholicalciferol (not pharmaceutical D2) supplementation. Some who are exposed to sunlight get low readings. Dr. Lipman presents some D3 dosage guidelines in his article.
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However, for every physical problem that we face, there are several natural and healthy options that we can avail of to take proper care of ourselves. Some of these include:
Brewer’s yeast (lots of vitamin B) and nutritional yeast are both great substitutes for that salty kick you’re looking for in your food.
Xylitol and stevia are great natural substitutes for sugar. Spry gum and Pur gum do not contain synthetic sweeteners and still taste great! Organic mints like “Newman’s Own” are a smart choice.
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What we need to remember is that Western medicine (Big Pharma) likes us to be nervous, anxious, imbalanced and chronically sick. That’s how they keep their “clients for life.”
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