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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1 edition (May 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439229465
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439229460
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Eric Madrid completed his undergraduate work at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he earned his BS degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. In 2002, he graduated from The Ohio State University School of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine (MD) degree. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and practices at Rancho Family Medical Group & Rancho Wellness Center, Temecula, Calif. Dr. Madrid and his wife, Whanda, have been married since 1998 and have 3 children. Dr. Madrid served 2 years as Chair Person for his local Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. He believes prevention is the best way to eliminate cancer and other diseases. Lifestyle and nutrition play a huge role in accomplishing this. Dr. Madrid also conducts product research and development for eHealthSupplies.com, an internet health portal and also volunteers with Haiti Endowment Fund (haitiendowmentfund.org)

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The book is very easy to read as well and understand.
Emanuel J. Lauria Jr.
And the information he brings makes evident the vital importance of vitamin D in maintaining health.
C. Fleming-Wood
Dr. Madrid's advice agrees with the best-known vitamin D experts.
Rich Blumenthal

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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Rich Blumenthal on October 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
Everyone knows that preventing a disease is infinitely better than waiting for its onset and then treating it. With that in mind, we should all be focused on the notion of optimal health. If you were lucky enough to live in Temecula, CA and have Eric Madrid, MD as your family physician, you would already be guided toward that rare state of health. Fortunately, the rest of us can read "Vitamin D Prescription: The Healing Power of the Sun & How It Can Save Your Life."

Looking at a half dozen books on vitamin D, there are three things that stand out most clearly about this one. The first is that most books and articles make bland warnings about being careful not to overdose or be deficient. Without knowing the numbers you have no way to determine what is too much or too little. This is poor journalism. In stark contrast, Eric Madrid provides dozens of thumbnail conclusions of medical studies that state health benefits of specific vitamin D levels based on standard blood tests.

For example, please read this excerpt from page 96: "In 2008 Edward Giovannuucci, MD, ScD (Harvard School of Public Health) published in the Archives of Internal Medicine a study which showed that people with vitamin D levels less than 15 ng/ml (37 nmol/l) were over 2 times more likely to have a heart attack when compared to those with vitamin D levels above 30 ng/ml (75 nmol/l)." When you realize that most people have a blood level between 10 and 20 ng/ml, this is shocking in its simplicity and ramifications. If you are anywhere near the norm, the message is clear: You need more vitamin D. However, without clearly stated blood levels, the information is close to useless.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D&D TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 17, 2010
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[2012 WARNING: Until 2012, none of the books on the benefits of Vitamin D3 warned about the need to also take vitamin K2! I have to wonder how all these self-claimed vitamin D3 experts, who also claimed so many successes, were ignorant that vitamin A (it seems most of us are deficient in this vitamin too), vitamin D3 and vitamin K (in the form of K2) must come together in balanced proportions. If you take calcium and vitamin D but are deficient in vitamin K, you may be increasing the risk of a heart attack.

Vitamin K is essential not only for preventing potentially deadly blood clots but also for bone building (including delaying tooth decay) and maintenance. Perhaps most important - K has powerful anti-cancer effects. It is known to be helpful for cardiovascular disease, varicose veins, brain health problems, including dementia and even prevents infectious diseases such as pneumonia. Some claim that most people need daily vitamin D3 of at least 2000 IU with 3000 IU of vitamin A and 100mcg of vitamin K2. The synergy between them is vital as there is evidence that the safety of high dose vitamin D is dependent on vitamin K, and that vitamin D toxicity (although very rare with the D3 form) is actually caused by vitamin K2 deficiency.]

Of the 8 books on vitamin D I have read so far, this one has perhaps the best combination of practical advice and thorough detail (although several of the other books are good too) but it turns out this book too is lacking in advice for those with long-standing health problems (see end).
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Melissa A. Clare on July 14, 2009
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For me, approaching any medical information book is intimidating. But in an attempt to revamp my health and lifestyle, this book was a great beginning to the awareness that all of us should learn to grasp.

It was a quick to-the-point read that didn't leave me overwhelmed with information; but with the ability to comprehend and apply. Dr. Madrid kept it interesting by sharing many different real-life stories and situations that we can all relate to. I know I have a lot of family members that have had skin health issues and who were afraid of the sun. Dr. Madrid challenged conventional wisdom that the sun is the enemy. Our avoidance of the sun may actually be causing more harm than good.

I now know my options to prevent and protect my health--an option my parent's generation never really had available.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By D. Leander on August 1, 2009
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"Spending time in the sun is not good for me"
"I'm lactose intolerant so I avoid milk products"
"I feel 30 years older than I am"
"I just don't feel like I used to"

In "Vitamin D Prescription", Dr. Madrid provides the research behind why Vitamin D is so necessary for good health-- and why many of us are currently not getting enough of it.

I am lucky to have been a patient of Dr. Madrid as he was putting together the evidence for this book. After being tested to find out my Vitamin D level was 8ng/ml, he put me on a good course of Vitamin D supplement. I can say that my symptoms have improved immeasurably, but more importantly, I feel more protected against the myriad of diseases that Vitamin D deficiency can cause.

I believe that you will find that this book is easily readable and full of practical advice. As well, the solution to getting back on track with your Vitamin D is simple and inexpensive.

Share it with your friends! Everyone needs to know this information!
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