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Can I take too much Vitamin D ?

What happens if I take too much Vitamin D ? The European Food Safety Authority has stated that it is safe for anyone aged 11 or older to take 4,000IU (100micrograms) each day They also state that a No Observed … Continue reading

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Back Pain

If you have back pain have you tried boosting your Vitamin D ? A woman who had had back pain for over 20 years found that the pain went away after 2 weeks of high dose Vitamin D. Similarly, there … Continue reading

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Depressed and SAD ?

January, February and March are the worst months in the UK for Depression The stores of Vitamin D that we had built up from the previous summer are at their lowest The “half-life” of Vitamin D in the body is … Continue reading

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Does Vitamin D protect against Melanoma ?

In his book Athlete’s Edge, Dr John Cannell of www.vitamindcouncil.org  describes how his daughter has fair skin and used to burn easily.  He suggested that she took 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 a day for a month before she went into the sun, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D or Tamoxifen to prevent Breast Cancer ?

This is a slightly edited version of a personal message to me from Professor Cedric Garland about the NICE & NHS decision to offer Tamoxifen or Raloxifene to UK women who may have a higher than average risk of Breast … Continue reading

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How much Vitamin D ?

There are 4 parts to this: What do I need ? What do I have already ? How do I add to what I have already ? What can I eat or take ? What do I need ? The … Continue reading

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Vitamin D reduces complications in pregnancy

If a woman starts pregnancy with a lack of Vitamin D and continues to be deficient throughout pregnancy she is at an increased risk of complications. A lack of Vitamin D has been linked to an increased risk of pre-eclampsia, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D for babies

The Vitamin D Association has identified a serious error in the NHS guidelines on vitamin D supplementation of breastfed infants in the UK QUOTE: The UK guidelines do not recommend vitamin D supplementation of breastfed infants during the first five … Continue reading

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Vitamin D in pregnancy

Advice sent out February 2, 2012 from the UK Chief Medical Officer to all Health Professionals reminds them that pregnant women should take a supplement of Vitamin D3 each day ( 10 micrograms = 400 IU ) There are strong arguments … Continue reading

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Vitamin D “deficiency” in the UK

On Friday February 10, 2012 I went to a quarterly meeting of the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition ( http://www.SACN.gov.uk ) I was 1 of about 5 members of the public who sat in on their “private meeting, held … Continue reading

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