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The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem Hardcover – April 1, 2010
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“Dr. Michael Holick has been a hero of mine for many years. How thrilling to have his ground-breaking research on vitamin D in one easily accessible book. This information can save your life. Really."—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Dr. Holick shows us why if you do one thing for your health beside eating well and exercising it MUST be getting more vitamin D through sun or supplements. Vitamin D deficiency affecting 200 million Americans is not just important for building strong bones but is absolutely needed to prevent and treat our chronic disease epidemic including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, obesity, and autoimmune disease. The Vitamin D Solution, written by the world’s leading authority on vitamin D will surprise and delight you.”—Mark Hyman, MD, leading authority on nutrition and health and four time New York Times best-selling author including The UltraMind Solution and winner of the Linus Pauling Award.
“Dr. Michael Holick's The Vitamin D Solution is an essential guide for women and men of all ages. As the leading vitamin D researcher in the country, Dr. Holick provides clear, practical, and scientifically based advice to help you improve your vitamin D nutrition and overall health.”—Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University and the author of the bestselling "Strong Women" book series
“I'm very pleased with the information presented in Dr. Holick's The Vitamin D Solution…[he] provides an understandable, well-written, and highly informative presentation about this unique vitamin, its history, its very important functions, problems with deficiency, and the steps to rebuild Vitamin D levels.”—Diane Kress, R.D. CDE, author of The Metabolism Miracle
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Holick has dosage advice for pregnant mothers, children, and adults. He talks about how much he advises his patients to take when they are very low, and how much to take when they have got their levels up to healthy levels. He even says how much he personally takes.
Dr. Holick discusses the different ways Vitamin D can be absorbed -- sun, supplements, food, and Vitamin D lamps.
He also explains how common health problems (obesity); skin color (dark); location (north); season (winter); age (elderly); gut health (poor); drugs (prednisone); and rare diseases interfere with Vitamin D absorption. It is surprising to read he recommends obese people take 2-3 times the Vitamin D of non-obese people. Does the Government do that? No. Why? He does the research and it doesn't.
Holick believes the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin D is far too low; it's based on poor outdated research from 50 years ago. Government employees and average doctors are extremely ignorant about Vitamin D, unfortunately. Fortunately, however, they do blood tests for their patients, and then they're converted.
You may not know that the effectiveness of the sun for Vitamin D depends on where it hits your body and how much of your skin is exposed to the sun. Your face is the least effective part at absorbing the sun for Vitamin D; so all those walks in the spring, fall, or winter you might take aren't as valuable as you might think. (I'm thinking of getting a new Vitamin D lamp that Holick has tested.Read more ›
Michael Holick, the world's leading expert on vitamin D, is your guide on this journey of discovery. His pioneering efforts in that field go back to his days as a graduate student when he synthesized the active form of vitamin D, finding it to have extraordinarily powerful therapeutic effects. His contributions as both a scientist and practitioner have made profound advances in every aspect of vitamin D research. Dr. Holick has been a tireless researcher, advocate, author, educator, and legendary lecturer for over 30 years. He stands as the most prolific author of articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals including the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.
I have a few predictions. The latter 2/3 of the 20th century will become known as the dark ages, when they demonized the sun, a situation that led to untold suffering and literally millions of largely preventable deaths. Dr. Holick will emerge as a central figure ushering in a new age where sunlight and vitamin D (along with other well-known lifestyle changes) eradicate millions of needless cases of chronic disease.Read more ›
Although it's referred to as a "vitamin," the reality is Vitamin D isn't a vitamin at all. It's actually a hormone that directly impacts so many areas of the body that it just makes sense to get your D3 levels up. Upwards of 200 million Americans are walking around with a severe Vitamin D deficiency and don't even know it.Read more ›
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A fantastic book for all! Charts showing how much safe sun each person can expose themselves to based upon melanin in skin, latitude, time of year and day. Read morePublished 7 days ago by nonsuperfluous
A must read for anyone who is interested in bettering their overall health!Published 3 months ago by allyrose
Excellent information about Vitamin D and it's impact on a lot more in our bodies/lives than I had previously known. i'm never without Vitamin D now. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sunnypatch
Life and health is based on moderation about everything. Excellent book. Clear all doubts about vitamin D . Must read.Published 6 months ago by IGOR BRAUNE
This is a must read fir anyone looking for information about Vitamin D.Published 6 months ago by Carol M. Ziegler
My admiration goes out to Dr. Holick for introducing us to such a wonder-hormone. It was easy to read and understand, and I look forward to an update, as there seem to be... Read morePublished 7 months ago by PollyWD
Very informative, albiet a little long-winded for the purpose of inculcating the necessity of moderate sun exposure. Read morePublished 8 months ago by VeggieLover