Extend Your Life Now -- Part 1
Writing at PJ Media, Patrick Cox explains a major shift in thinking which has occurred in the past few years concerning the importance of Vitamin D, driven primarily by the work of Dr. Michael Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at the Boston University School of Medicine:
Optimal vitamin D serum blood levels, attained through sunlight or supplementation, dramatically reduce the risk of many diseases other than bone maladies. Many of the most serious are ameliorated by an astonishing 50 to 85 percent. These diseases include cancers, from breast and colon to deadly melanoma skin cancers.
The big killers and most expensive diseases respond similarly to adequate D. I’m talking about hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. So do type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes (to a lesser extent), rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia, autoimmune diseases, and apparently even viral diseases such as H1N1 and AIDS.
Cross-posted from The Speculist.