a world-wide epidemic: low vitamin D levels. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One study reports that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Improving
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is followed.
Spinal Care Clinic encourages our Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patients to check
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Spinal Care Clinic is sure that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is correlated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
is related to low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic
arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional
vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are as well.
(1, 2, 3) Vitamin D plays a key role in calcium
homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular
and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-related
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Spinal Care Clinic
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also identified
as being affected by vitamin D status too. Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic care at Spinal Care Clinic benefits Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers propose
that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just
depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit
disorder, and autism. (1) Giving a daily equal
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Spinal Care Clinic sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Burlington and Hamilton
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
poor vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women showed that consuming
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by those with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels increase. The elevation was witnessed
as early as the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side finding in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants followed the directions for the three months of the
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Schedule your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment now
to make an impact locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Spinal Care Clinic looks forward to your visit!