a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14 in every 100 people around the world 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 assortment of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Spengel Chiropractic encourages our McHenry chiropractic patients to check
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Spengel Chiropractic is confident that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is correlated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
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-connected
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) Spengel Chiropractic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status as well. McHenry
chiropractic care at Spengel Chiropractic benefits McHenry chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is shown 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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight eases
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Spengel Chiropractic sees how
these benefits are worth the work our McHenry
chiropractic patients would accept to raise
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 witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was witnessed
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side observation in this study: It is difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study women did what they were to do for the three months of the
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to contribute locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Spengel Chiropractic looks forward to seeing you!