a world-wide epidemic: vitamin D deficiency. 14 in every 100 people around the world has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is connected
to a wide assortment of diseases. Bettering
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages our Toronto chiropractic patients to know
and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels.
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is sure that positive health benefits
will follow from this effort.
DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A widespread vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like lung, pancreatic,
colorectal, kidney, breast
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 too.
(1, 2, 3) Vitamin D participates importantly in calcium
homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular
and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-connected
to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) It responds well to vitamin
D3 supplementation. Testing
for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test
as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Toronto
chiropractic care at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre benefits Toronto chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is documented to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers suggest
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 level
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 lessens
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre sees how
these benefits are worth the work our Toronto
chiropractic patients would accept to raise
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed that taking
calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of
vitamin D by patients with levels of greater than 20
ng/L. Both witnessed their vitamin D levels raise. The rise was witnessed
in the first month
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. A thought-provoking side observation in this study: It’s difficult
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants did what they were to do for the three months of the
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Schedule your Toronto chiropractic appointment now
to make an impact locally to decreasing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre looks forward to seeing you!