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The Vitamin D Cure, Revised Paperback – CLV, May 1, 2012
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"The Vitamin D Cure is a revolutionary way to think about health and disease. It offers hope for millions of people who suffer from pain, low energy, obesity, or depression."—Daniel Amen, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Use Your Brain to Change Your Age
"By following the individualized program outlined in The Vitamin D Cure, the risk for numerous chronic diseases can be greatly reduced."—Loren Cordain, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Paleo Diet, The Paleo Diet Cookbook, and The Paleo Answer
Vitamin D is a truly miraculous natural substance—clinically proven to heal pain, prevent disease, and improve your mood. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to a wide variety of health problems. Increasing the amount of vitamin D in your body can help heal a remarkable number of diseases and ailments, including arthritis, high blood pressure, back and muscle pain, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. A dose of daily sunshine doesn't give you enough to get better. How can you increase your vitamin D levels safely and efficiently?
Leading researcher and rheumatologist Dr. James Dowd shows you how to incorporate more vitamin D into your daily life. The Vitamin D Cure, Revised Edition offers a simple and practical five???-step program that can prevent or alleviate many health troubles in just a few weeks. Incorporating the latest diet, supplement, and lifestyle advice and including all-new recipes and meal plans, Dr. Dowd's revolutionary program helps you harness the power of the sunshine vitamin to transform your life. Whether you struggle with arthritis or chronic pain from an old injury or simply want to lose weight and get back to your best self, The Vitamin D Cure, Revised Edition can be your key to a healthier, happier, more vibrant you.
About the Author
JAMES E. DOWD, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University and the founder and director of both the Arthritis Institute of Michigan and the Michigan Arthritis Research Center. DIANE STAFFORD has published more than twelve books, including Migraines For Dummies and No More Panic Attacks.
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My first adult experience of cold and dark weather was a combined adult and pediatric residency program at the State University of New York in Buffalo. As a third year resident I contracted viral meningitis and was hospitalized for a week in the late spring. Looking back I think perhaps this may have been vitamin D deficiency related. I recovered from this to become chief resident in internal medicine at Erie County Medical Center in my final year in Buffalo.
I was determined to return to the sunny south after four years in Buffalo. I accepted a fellowship in combined adult and pediatric rheumatology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. There I received a Physician Scientist Development Award from the American College of Rheumatology to do research on superantigens. Bench research however did not satisfy me as much as patient care.
As love would have it I followed a woman to Michigan and began my private practice. It was in Michigan that I stumbled over several patients with severe vitamin D deficiency and began linking their symptoms to my own. Fatigue, joint pain, muscle cramps, poor sleep, neck pain, and weight gain all developed about three to five years after I had moved from Texas to Michigan. Perhaps 80 percent of my patients reported these same symptoms. Could vitamin D deficiency be that common? What other symptoms or diseases was it linked to?
I furiously read the scientific literature on vitamin D, diet, and exercise. I began to understand how vitamin D, our diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices affected biochemistry, physiology, development of disease, and even expression of our genome, which fascinated me beyond anything I had learned in previous medical training.
The Vitamin D Cure is the practical manifestation of my newly discovered passion for medicine. It looks at our health through the lens of vitamin D deficiency. It answers basic questions about how and why we became deficient. What symptoms and diseases is it tied to? And, most importantly what choices we can make to change the course of our health. The stories in the book are actual patients from my busy practice.
Your story is just as powerful, and your can offer it through a review here on Amazon or share it with us at www.thevitamindcure.com where you will also find a monthly blog with updated news, recipes, and other success stories. I hope The Vitamin D Cure changes your life as much as it has changed mine.
Top Customer Reviews
On the cover, the book promises to help you lose weight, feel great, stay younger longer, reduce pain and prevent disease--a tall order for a vitamin D supplement. But this excellent book provides an approach to health that emphasizes the need for proper nutrients, proper diet and regular exercise. The authors show that adjusting your diet, making sure you are getting the proper amounts of vitamins and adding some exercise to your routine really can make you feel better and decrease your chances of contracting many debilitating diseases from arthritis to cancer to depression.
The Vitamin D Cure is elegant in its simplicity, but not necessarily easy. Dr. Dowd describes how he happened upon the importance of vitamin D to good health almost by accident when he moved from Texas, where there's lots of sunshine, to Michigan, where there's not as much. After successfully raising his own vitamin D level, he began to routinely test patients in his practice at the Arthritis Institute of Michigan for vitamin D levels and found many of them had very low levels. He has scientifically gathered data on many patients and found that they felt better with vitamin D supplements and diet changes.
As most of us probably realize, diet has a significant effect on our health. The authors prescribe a diet that is a 3:1 ratio of fresh produce to lean meat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So, we need magnesium to generate vitamin D. That's something new for me. The source for magnesium is from green veges. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Albert W.
Bought this book after finding out my vitamin D3 levels were low. Following my doctor's order and reading this book helped a lot and have felt so much better!Published 4 months ago by Paula
Too complicated of a program. Highly technical and calculating. Not sure I would be able to follow this.Published 10 months ago by pljarizona
This book is an absolute necessity for anyone with vitamin D deficiencyPublished 11 months ago by cheryl
Health concerns are answered in this book, especially if you live up north or don't get outside.Published 13 months ago by veggie lover
Everyone should read this book. It is phenomenal. It is helping me with my vitamin d deficiency. Lots and lots of great information. Read morePublished 14 months ago by india1