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Vitamin D

Well, for those that peak in here, you must have thought I’d forgotten all about this blog.   Well I haven’t forgotten, I just haven’t had time.   How does one not have time to write in their blog?  Well, I always like to research stuff to ensure that I’ve got the best information possible and that it’s accurate and I haven’t had time.  

Some who follow are personal friends and know that I’m expecting number two in our lives, in September.   I imagine the blog will fall off again then but we’ll just keep plunking away until then.   I also passed my childbirth certification exam by 96.5% ~ I even surprised myself.    We went on a mini vacation to Kelowna to see some family and now we’re back into the grind of yard work and life.

I’ve been receiving wonderful emails from Gail Dahl, who I’ve posted from before on the importance of Vitamin D.   I thought I’d share some of the information with you from her.   I think taking a vitd supplement daily is a wonderful idea.  I do and have found my energy level has increased significantly.   I was told in the winter that I had low vitd…. well of course, there is less sunshine in the winter and we all know vitd is the sunshine pill.   I guess though, that mine was lower than the average and a vitd supplement was suggested.  Wow – huge difference, I recommend anyone take it!

Here is some info that Gail has passed on.   See previous posts for a link to her site!

  • Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption, which enhances milk production in pregnant women. Suckling of the breast induces prolactin and oxytocin production (even in non-pregnant women) the nurturing and trust hormones. Everything is related to everything!
  • One article has stated that 15 minutes of exposure to sunlight on face and hands leads to the production of 400 units of Vitamin D. Total body exposure might then be approximately 8,000 units per hour. One could argue that our forebears living in the tropics, might have produced well over 50,000 units of Vitamin D daily!!
  • It is recommended you take 1000mu/day (remember to discuss this with your doctor first!)

Dr. Joe Prendergast has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized. His secret – 50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. 

He further reports on the:

  • Reversal of advanced coronary disease
  • Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
  • Cure of multiple sclerosis
  • Cure of amotophic lateral sclerosis
  • Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Improvement in allergies
  • Control of many cancers including prostrate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
  • Reversal of osteoporosis
  • Prevention of influenza
  • Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism


  • In the kidneys Vitamin D 3, the only physiologically useful form of D, is converted to Calcitriol, a significant anti-cancer hormone. This conversion may be responsible for the significant benefit of D 3 in preventing cancer of many organs. Vitamin D also is a potent inhibitor of vascular calcification—that is it can significantly reduce the potential for atherosclerosis. As with D’s major effect upon bone metabolism, Vitamin K 2 is an essential co-factor.

I hope this will encourage you to discuss Vit D with your physician.   I’m reading another great artical on vitd and pregnancy and once I’ve finished reading it I will post it.

~ Meagan


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