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The Vitamin D Revolution: How the Power of This Amazing Vitamin Can Change Your Life Paperback – January 3, 2009
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Board certified in internal medicine, Soram Khalsa, M.D., is a clinical professor of medicine and past Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He is also a member of the Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council for the State of California and serves as Medical Director for the East-West Medical Research Institute. In 2007, Dr. Khalsa was chosen by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors” in America and serves in this capacity as a consultant for integrative medicine.
Dr. Khalsa is a founding member of the American Holistic Medical Association, a founding member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and was also a member of the Outside Scientific Advisory Board for the NIH-sponsored Center on Botanical Studies at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In his private medical practice, he integrates phytotherapeutics, homeopathy, acupuncture, and environmental medicine with traditional internal medicine.
Dr. Khalsa is also an associate physician in the Division of Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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On March 3,2012 I experienced excruciating pain and an ugly rash around the upper part of my body. This condition necessitated a quick trip to a hospital emergency room one evening. The condition was diagnosed as "typical T-4 Shingles," Herpes Zoster, that often occurs as an aftermath of a long-forgotten childhood bout with Chicken Pox!
In that ER, I received prescriptions for an anti-bacterial cleanser for treating the rash, and a strong pain medication, as well as advice that maybe an anti-histamine would be helpful in coping with the painful rash. The pain medication had horrible side effects, and barely diminished the pain of the rash. The anti-histamine just made me sleepy, and did little else. I was reminded of something my mother once said after a long time of coping with various medical treatments:
She said: "Now I understand why doctors call it 'practicing' medicine, because they just keep on practicing, never really getting it just right."
At the end of three months my symptoms had improved only slightly. The rash was healed, but there remained deep pain where the rash had appeared, and there was deep scarring from that rash. I was told by my doctor that I could not receive a vaccination against a future onset of Shingles as long as I experienced any symptoms of this attack. I also learned from my internet search that the pain could last the rest of my lifetime, because I am elderly. Very discouraging.
This information and continued pain caused me to explore the internet for more information. I found information about how to strentthen one's basic immune system, including data on which supplements to include to accomplish this. That is how I found this book, "The Vitamin D Revolution." This information has been most valuable to me in overcoming the Shingles symptoms, and seems to have brought significant improvement in my arthritic feet as well! I now have very little pain. I am so grateful for the information in this book.
This book is well-written, easy to read, and worth the reading time, especially if one needs treatment that is more than just a prescription to alleviate symptoms. The information in this book can actually bring about cures of many of our common ailments. Trust me. I am living proof that it is true, based on good science and great results.
One of the best things about this book is that it was offered as a free download for my Kindle. Thanks, Amazon.
Age 83, Retired High School Teacher
On the other hand, my personal experience with my doctors has made me more than curious about this vitamin. One doctor told me that I was vitamin D deficient. The next doctor told me I was too high in this vitamin, that it was toxic. This book proves that it is nearly impossible to have toxic amounts of D. That our bodies use this vitamin completely. And it seems that I have all the symptoms of adult rickets. Those are the symptoms of fibromyalgia, at least my experience of it. And I am now taking the amount of vitamin D that the first doctor advised me to take. I will follow through and get tested soon. And I will continue to research this and other methods to find my health again.
I would love to hear from others who have read this book or followed the higher vitamin D intake and find out how well it works for them. I do think people who are having health issues and those who would want to keep themselves healthy would find this book informational, at least.
Nature calls for vitamin D to be synthesized from the sun. Having adequate levels of vitamin D can run many metabolic pathways throughout the body, targeting DNA, cells, tissues, and organs. Research claims that it prevents 19 different types of cancers. Dr. Spram Khalas, M.D., has impressed me on what he knows on vitamin D. Research on this powerful vitamin is still relatively young, but I hope prospective studies will shed more light on this important steroid hormone. When it comes to more discoveries about the effects of vitamin D, science is heading in the right direction. The next step is convince medical doctors to make checking Vitamin D blood levels in every patient mandatory, to recommend adequate sun exposure, and have medical schools incorporate the importance of Vitamin D into their curriculum.
After doing my own independent research on vitamin D, in addition to reading "Vitamin D Revolution" and "Power of Vitamin D" by two knowledgeable doctors, I have come to believe that vitamin D can save lives, improve general wellness, and become an alternative method to pharmaceutical drugs in helping patients recover from bone disease and health problems.