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Power of Vitamin D: A Vitamin D Book That Contains The Most Scientific, Useful And Practical Information About Vitamin D - Hormone D by [Zaidi MD, Sarfraz]
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For years, Evelyn suffered from body aches and pains as well as lack of energy. She consulted several physicians. One specialist gave her the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Another physician told her she had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Someone else told her, "It's all in your head."  She was told to just live with it.

This advice didn't satisfy Evelyn. "There has to be a better answer," she said to one of her coworkers, who happened to be my patient and had been on the same dreadful road herself until she consulted me. She told Evelyn that her body aches, pains and chronic fatigue had vanished after she finally got the right diagnosis and treatment. Evelyn immediately made an appointment to see me.

"You're my last hope, Doc," Evelyn said during her visit. I could sense utter frustration in her voice. I tested her vitamin D level which turned out to be very low. With proper treatment of vitamin D deficiency, Evelyn was relieved of her symptoms in just three months.

I see patients like Evelyn every day in my practice. What amazes me is that physicians run numerous expensive and complicated tests, but don't think to order the one simple test that could clinch the diagnosis. Sad!
Here's the plain truth. Most physicians don't have adequate knowledge about vitamin D deficiency and its serious consequences. What little they do know about vitamin D deficiency is based on outdated and inaccurate data.
My own journey to "enlightenment about vitamin D" started about ten years ago. I vividly remember the day at a medical conference in the Boston area when an old professor gave an amazing talk about vitamin D deficiency. Not only are humans affected, he brilliantly explained, but even animals can develop vitamin D deficiency and its awful complications. For example, in nature, iguanas spend most of the day sun bathing. In captivity however, they can develop severe deficiency of vitamin D and consequently, their back bones melt away.

This lecture definitely left a mark on me. Like most other doctors, I was taught that vitamin D deficiency occurs primarily in older folks, people living in cold, northern areas and patients on kidney dialysis. However, the professor made it very clear that it is quite prevalent in young active people, as well.

On my flight home, I kept thinking about it. I wondered, "What about people living in warm, sunny places like my hometown in southern California? Are they low in vitamin D?"  I was taught that people living in sunny places like California and Florida don't develop vitamin D deficiency. Like a true scientist, I wanted to figure it out myself.

I decided to start checking vitamin D levels in my patients. Was I in for a big surprise! Almost 90% of my patients were low in vitamin D. Most of my patients are active people. They are often involved in all sorts of outdoor activities over the weekends. They are proactive in taking care of their health. They take multivitamins, calcium and vitamin D.  They are not elderly shut-ins or kidney dialysis patients. And they live in weather charmed, sunny Southern California.

I started to give my vitamin D deficient patients a dose of vitamin D higher than the recommended dose, while closely monitoring them for vitamin D toxicity. I checked their vitamin D level periodically and adjusted the dose of vitamin D accordingly. I was surprised to find that most people required about five to ten times the recommended dose to achieve a good level of vitamin D.

With proper replacement of vitamin D, I started seeing some amazing results in my patients. Body aches and pains simply disappeared. People who were tired all the time and didn't want to do much made a U-turn. Now they had plenty of energy to participate in their favorite activities. Women with osteoporosis did very well. Their bone density got better and fractures were rare. Diabetics achieved excellent control of their blood sugars. Diabetics are at particularly high risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer, but in my patients, these medical catastrophes were rare occurrences. Patients with thyroid disease felt much better.

I'm not attributing all these great results simply to vitamin D replacement because I have developed my own effective strategies in treating diabetes and thyroid diseases.  However, proper vitamin D replacement has been a significant factor in achieving these great results.

In the last few years, many researchers have done excellent work in the field of vitamin D and their findings are in line with my own clinical experience. The relationship of vitamin D deficiency to bone pains, osteoporosis, immune disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression and cancer is well established now. There is also strong evidence to support that vitamin D deficiency may play a significant role in the development of diabetes.

Over the last ten years, my patients have benefited from my strategy of diagnosing and treating vitamin D deficiency. It's time to spread this important knowledge. That's why I decided to write this book.

From the Back Cover

Recent ground breaking research clearly demonstrate a wide range of incredible health benefits Vitamin D may provide, yet most people continue to be low in Vitamin D - despite the vitamins they take, the foods they eat, the milk they drink or the sun exposure they get.

In "Power of Vitamin D" you will learn:

Why we are facing a true Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency.

The crucial role Vitamin D may play in the Prevention as well as Treatment of various Cancers.

How Vitamin D may help Prevent Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertension and Kidney Disease.

How Vitamin D may Prevent as well as Treat Muscle Aches, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Bone Pains and Osteoporosis.

The vital role of Vitamin D in the normal functioning of the Immune System.

How Vitamin D may Prevent as well as Treat the Common Cold, Tuberculosis, Asthma, Thyroid Diseases, M.S., Lupus and Arthritis.

The essential role of Vitamin D during Pregnancy for Mothers and Babies.

Doctors frequently miss the Diagnosis of Vitamin D deficiency because they often order the wrong test.

The right test to Diagnose Vitamin D deficiency.

The best way to Prevent and Treat Vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D Toxicity and how to Prevent it.

Not just theoretical knowledge, but detailed, practical information from actual Case Studies.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1520 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sarfraz Zaidi, MD; 3 edition (March 26, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 26, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0037QH0C0
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By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWER on June 6, 2010
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I've been reading about Vitamin D for the last several years, ever since that big study came out showing it to be helpful in the prevention of cancer, heart disease and several other conditions. The problem was trying to find good, solid information when much of what we read on the internet is from media sources which are often inaccurate or they all seem to have different ideas on how much is necessary or how much could be toxic. This book is written by Sarfraz Aaidi, MD, FACP, FACE who is an endocrinologist and leading expert on Vitamin D. He's an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicinte at UCLA as well as the Director of the Jamila Diabetes and Endocrine Medical Center in southern California. So we're talking about an expert here. He takes the whole subject of Vitamin D and puts in into one easy to read book in simple layman's terms and it's so interesting that you'll probably read it in a few hours. The information could change your life or relieve many chronic symptoms that you probably never thought were related to a vitamin D deficiency.

Did you think that because you may live in a sunny climate or that because you take a daily multi-vitamin that shows 400 IU's of Vitamin D as the "recommended daily requirement" that you are getting enough of the Vitamin? Or that because you drink Vitamin D fortified milk that you are getting enough? Did you know that you'd have to drink more than 20 glasses of milk a day to actually get the amount you need? Dr. Sarfraz tells us that almost all of his patients test low for Vitamin D, even those living in sunny California. The reasons? Sunscreens, fear of being out in the sun, air pollution, spending the sunniest part of the day indoors at work as well as several other factors.
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Did you know that if you take a multivitamin containing 100% of the recommended daily level of vitamin D, drink milk, eat fish twice a week, and get a little midday sun, you are almost certain to be deficient in vitamin D? Did you know that many doctors desiring to monitor their patients' vitamin D levels, order the wrong blood test? Did you know that the reference range shown on the test results is wrong? (That is, even if it says you have enough, you are probably deficient.) Did you know that government guidelines on how much vitamin D you need are understated by a huge factor? Did you know that vitamin D has been found in medical studies to help significantly in the prevention and treatment of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and all autoimmune diseases?

Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi is an endocrinologist who has been evaluating and correcting patient's vitamin D deficiencies for ten years and has uncovered misconceptions, misinformation, and medical oversights that are shocking. In testing thousands of patients, Dr. Zaidi found only ONE person, a fair-skinned lifeguard, who had optimal vitamin D without taking megadose supplements. Similarly, he never encountered anyone whose vitamin D blood level was dangerously high. What this means is a major public health crisis comes inadvertently from doctors who warn you about overdosing, but in doing, so they actually cause you to be deficient which puts you at FAR GREATER RISK than an overdose.

The book contains interesting case studies. Read about Anna on page 55 who suffered MS which was partially caused by a vitamin D deficiency that no doctor thought to check for 13 years. When Dr. Zaidi reversed the deficiency the patient's condition improved.
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Do I have your attention now? GOOD! Read on . . .

This is a book I believe everyone should read. Even if you are one of the few with good vitamin D levels, you likely have friends or relatives who are low. This is a book with very detailed info on Vitamin D and all I can say is "WOW!"

At 161 pages, it is a relatively small book, but it is packed with information on D, its possible effects on many health conditions, explanations of how the body works in regard to D and certain conditions, and case studies from the Doctor's patient files. This wonderful 2010 book is by Sarfraz Zaidi, MD, an Endocrinologist who has monitored Vitamin D and its effects in his patients for the last 10 years in California, where D therapy has made a tremendous difference. Vitamin D is actually a hormone, and he explains why it is one and how it works in the body. This book was written to get this info out to the public because there is a lot of mis-information "out there" about D, as well as a lack of information. (Many of you also know that Western medicine seems to distance itself from herbs and vitamins while pushing pharmaceuticals, many with side effects.)

Note-I am NOT a doctor. And I am not saying anything against doctors. What I am saying is that there may be alternatives that your doctor is not knowledgeable about because he is wedded to pharmaceutical care. The more knowledgeable YOU are, the better you can discuss your condition with him/her and possible options.

From what I've read, the statistics are showing that about 85% of us are probably D deficient, even if we take multivitamins, spend time in the sun, and eat D-fortified foods.
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