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Vitamin D halts autoimmune disease

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by: PF Louis
Tags: vitamin D, autoimmune disease, nutrition health

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(NaturalNews) Autoimmune diseases are created by the immune system's overworking where it's not needed. So the host, one's body organs, blood or nervous system are attacked by the immune system instead of foreign invaders.

In other words, white T-cells begin attacking healthy cells to create several potential autoimmune disorders and diseases. Most health experts have come to agree that inflammation, often caused by inappropriate immune activity, is the source of almost all autoimmune diseases.

Early symptoms and the specific diseases they lead to are listed here (http://www.evenbetterhealth.com).

Avoiding vaccinations, detoxing heavy metals and avoiding other chemical toxins are all friends of a healthy immune system that does what it's supposed to do instead of attacking one's own body's healthy cells.

A contemporary of Louis Pasteur, whose twisted plagiarism of Antoine DeChamp's earlier work created the misguided germ theory of all disease, was directly challenged by Claude Bernard who proclaimed, "The [inner] terrain is all; the germ is nothing." But Big Pharma salivated over creating harmful medications to kill germs instead. [1]

How vitamin D adds to the inner terrain's immune strength

Research concluded in 2013 at Heidelberg University in Germany was published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The study was initiated after several international studies had noticed associations of increased mortality from different diseases with low vitamin D blood levels.

Using the 25(OH)D test as their standard, the research team determined that almost 40% of the world has low vitamin D levels. [3] [3a]

But the standard used was typically too low compared to what experts on this side of the pond have come to realize. The standard they used was 50 mol/l (moles per liter). In America, the measurement of ng/ml (nanograms to milliliters) is used.

They conversion of mol/l to ng/ml is created by dividing mol/l by 2.5. So dividing the 50 by 2.5 comes to 20 ng/ml. That was considered the line below which vitamin D is too low by the German researchers. That's pathetically low.

Even much of mainstream American medicine considers below 30 ng/ml or 75 mol/l too low, while the more progressive Vitamin D Foundation and others recommend a 50 to 80 ng/ml serum level range for optimum health protection. [4]

The 40% figure for world-wide vitamin D deficiency is probably much higher using a more realistic standard of 50 ng/ml or 125 mol/l. Less sunshine exposure with increasing environmental and food toxins should motivate many to take 5,000 or more IU of inexpensive cholecalciferol vitamin D3 supplements daily.

The body shuts off vitamin D production from sunlight if it gets too high. As people age, the capacity for converting UVB ray sunlight diminishes and supplementing becomes necessary.

The potential for vitamin D toxicity from supplementing comes at around 100 ng/ml serum level with the 25(OH)D test, which can be done every six months if you're concerned.

Sources for this article include:

[1] http://www.mnwelldir.org

[2] http://www.vitasearch.com


[3] http://preventdisease.com

[3a] http://journals.cambridge.org

[4] http://www.drlisawatson.com

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