Hey! Was just thinking of you..
THANK YOU for being such a positive role model and action-taker to those around you.
There aren’t many other people that those around you can look up to, so having you as an example is huge for them.
I’m feeling pretty healthy today. Part of the reason has to do with a couple recently published studies I came across.
What’s crazy about it is they explain an enormously overlooked relationship between one particular vitamin and diseases such as cancer.
This post could potentially save your life!
Slightly off topic,
A couple of wknds ago, I hiked several miles into the wilderness.
It was incred.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget the importance of getting away from the weekly grind.
Not only to breathe in the fresh air, clear your head, get some exercise, test yourself, get out of your comfort zone, but
..build MOMENTUM in your life,
and also to get a couple great pics for your Instagram and Facebook!
Eaglesmere Lake Trail, in Eagles Nest Wilderness, CO
What a way to end the wknd and start a new wk!?
There’s this magical feel about getting out of your comfort zone, doing something physically exhausting, and in a place that inspires.
Often, your most profound thoughts will come to you when you’re mind is clear or during times of exertion –when your body is in motion.
That’s when your subconscious takes over and you have those ah-hah moments.
I <3 the subconscious.
While hiking, I was able to share with some friends the book I wrote, Forever 29: Fast Diet Secrets.
I wrote the book because, health wise, I never want to limit who I can be, what I can accomplish, nor be at the mercy of my genetics.
What’s cool is there’s a way to naturally fend off undesirable symptoms of aging and even age-related disease.
But more importantly, you have the potential to do and be so much more by taking advantage of your DNA’s potential…
..but only if you take immediate ACTION on what you learn, and then repeat that action.
For instance, these two studies I recently read about that make it officially official, again.
Vitamin D SUBSTANTIALLY lowers risk of cancer, and not by just a little, by A TON.
(if you take action)
Since you have my book, you already know this…
however, scientists just completed two 30-year controlled studies, complete with double placebos and control groups, yadda yadda yadda…
The results are now in!
One of the doctors that began this study, Dr. Frank Garland, was quoted as saying,
“I observed that cancer was mainly due to a deficiency of vitamin D, the same way that scurvy was due to a deficiency of vitamin C.”
The results of these two tests show, that…
..you can directly influence and lower your risk of cancer by a huge percentage, based on how much vitamin D is circulating in your body.
For instance, if you went to your Dr. and had him/her administer a vitamin D test called 25(OH)D, and it showed that you had a vitamin D level of 60 ng/ml…
..then that means.
you’d have an 83% lower risk of cancer, compared to the average individual who has a vitamin D level of 20 ng/ml or less.
After reading through the studies, I was able to create Chart A (below) for you.
Based on Chart A, you would be able to directly influence your risk of cancer by manipulating your vitamin D level (which is measured in ng/ml).
From these newly published studies, you can see that risk of cancer is directly correlated with the amount of vitamin D found in the blood.
For instance, if you had a measurement of 60 ng/ml of vitamin D, you’d be lowering your risk of cancer by 83%, compared with the average individual who has a vitamin D level of 20 ng/ml.
This would account for the fact that so many people are being diagnosed with cancer.
So, you might be asking, “How much vitamin D would I need to take each day in order to increase my blood levels to 60 ng/ml?”
To find that answer, you’ll need to look at Chart B.
According to Chart B, you could raise your blood levels of vitamin D to 60 ng/ml by supplementing with around 7,000 IU of vitamin D.
I actually recently had my vitamin D levels checked.
My vitamin D level was 75 ng/mL.
And, for the last 12 yrs, I’ve been taking between 7,000 IU and 20,000 IU daily, depending on if it’s currently a warm or cold month.
Even though the best source of vitamin D is via sunlight, the average person simply doesn’t get enough.
But you could, however, use the sun as your primary source.
For reference, the average light-skinned person will absorb about 5,000 IU about every half hour when outside in their swimsuit during the summer months, and that’s without sunscreen.
Due to darker skin pigmentation, the darker your skin, the more sun exposure you’ll need if you’re planning to get all of your vitamin D needs directly from sunlight.
Since most people spend most of their time indoors, and/or wearing sunscreen, it’s best to take a supplement, especially during the winter months.
What’s scary is that,
National Health surveys in 2005 and 2006 estimated that the average adult male and female only consume about 144 and 288 IU of vitamin D from both food and supplements.
Actually, more than 65% of Americans don’t get enough.
Mindful of information overload, I should mention one other thing, you know, for safety reasons.
There is a hypothetical upper limit for vitamin D that could potentially cause health problems.
It is not recommended to have a blood level of vitamin D > than 100 ng/ml.
This could potentially lead to vitamin D toxicity and even more important, calcification of your organs and arteries.
High doses of vitamin D should also be taken with about 400mg of magnesium citrate or magnesium malate.
magnesium oxide, because
your body doesn’t absorb that form)
WHY should you take magnesium? Aside from magnesium’s ability to prevent heart disease..
..we’ll discuss its other benefits in another issue of Nutrition Advice Weekly. 🙂
Have fun conquering your day! Talk soon. –Tim