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Vitamin D Prescription: The Healing Power of the Sun & How It Can Save Your Life Paperback – May 11, 2009
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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.Read more ›
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.
"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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Supplementation is secondary to UVB exposure, the primary way humans avoided autoimmune disease for millennia. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jeffy Lin
This book was really great...It aided me through my experience with my Vitamin D deficiency...I have now brought my level up to a more acceptable level...Published on May 5, 2014 by Judie White
Research is very thorough. I would have liked to see more effects of sunlight besides vitamin D though, such as nitrous oxide, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor, serotonin,... Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Dan
Great information about the benefits of vitamin D. My and I had our vitamin D levels checked and we were both low. Read morePublished on November 21, 2013 by pegiot
Dr Madrid presents statistics and case studies to back his findings in an easy to read, engaging format. Rarely does a book of this type hold my interest to the end. Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by LisaAnn S Cope
Easy reading, and powerful information. I have increased my daily dosage based on Dr Madrid's recommended daily dosage and feel great.Published on December 13, 2009 by Jane M. Clare