Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Important Health News: Definitive Proof That Multiple Sclerosis Is Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency

Ever so often some important health news does come forward that cannot be overlooked.  For this article, I came across something that is so important, and again shows the wonders of Vitamin D, and re-emphasizes the importance of taking this as a daily supplement.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a horrific disease that in spite of modern science and medicine has no cure.  But there is new evidence, that comes courtesy of the website: Natural News, at www.naturalnews.com, that shows definitive proof that MS is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D in the body!  I have that entire article right here for my own readers to view:

Conventional medicine finally admits MS caused by vitamin D deficiency

Friday, April 29, 2011 by: M.K. Tyler

(NaturalNews) Is it true that those who suffer from Multiple sclerosis (MS) just need a little sun? Researchers at the University of Oxford seem to think so. In 2006, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested higher levels of vitamin D might decrease overall risk of developing MS. Now researchers at the University of Oxford are backing that study with further evidence while also suggesting a link between lack of sunlight and how the body responds when faced with an infection. The research concludes that MS is caused by several factors working in combination but clearly correlates to a lack of vitamin D.

Is it really as simple as soaking up some rays?

While the phenomenon of vitamin D deficiency is seen all over the world, countries in the northern hemisphere have been linked to significantly higher rates of MS. Scotland, for example, has one of the largest populations of MS sufferers, while the disease is "virtually unknown" in Africa. Even in sunny areas of the globe, it's not uncommon for people to become vitamin D deficient during the winter, as the sun's rays aren't often high enough to penetrate atmospheric layers.

The research put forth by the University of Oxford suggests that, while those who already have MS may not benefit exponentially simply by increasing levels of vitamin D, getting more sun could be an effective preventative measure against developing the disease and managing symptoms.

More importantly, MS sufferers may be able to boost immunity to other conditions with an increase in vitamin D. A recent study by Anticancer Research affirms that typical adults need much more than the daily dosage recommended by the U.S. Government. According to that research, 4,000-8,000 IUs of vitamin D every day could not only help prevent MS but also several types of cancer and Type 1 diabetes.

The health care industry, of course, won't promote a natural and safe preventative measure for degenerative diseases. Instead, people are warned about the dangers of UV exposure and the risks of vitamin toxicity. With vitamin D deficiency afflicting 90% of the U.S. population, however, it may be time to get a tan. Here are some interesting facts about the relationship between vitamin D and health:

1. It's free. Five to thirty minutes of sunlight a couple of times a week is usually sufficient for helping the body create enough vitamin D
2. Getting enough vitamin D from food is virtually impossible
3. Sunscreens may block the body's ability to generate vitamin D
4. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium in the body
5. Those who live further from the equator generally require longer periods of sun exposure to generate enough vitamin D
6. A lack of vitamin D can affect bone strength. One theory suggests that women who are deficient in vitamin D can suffer from contracting pelvises, which can result in the death of babies during labor
7. Vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed quickly. It takes months for the body to increase and regulate vitamin D levels. This is why short periods of sun exposure are not only safe but also necessary for the synthesis of this important substance

For those with MS, increased sun exposure may be an easy and safe preventative measure against further cognitive and physical degeneration. As a direct threat to the medical establishment, however, it remains to be seen whether further government warnings and regulations about vitamin D will eventually ban people from sun bathing.

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NTS Notes:  I have long been a proponent of the necessity of taking Vitamin D as a daily supplement.  I have put up articles before that show that a daily intake of at least 5000 IU of Vitamin D is required for maintaining proper health.

There is still no evidence that taking a 5000 IU daily supplement of Vitamin D does any harm to the human body.    Now with this new evidence that taking Vitamin D helps to prevent MS, there should absolutely be no reason for not adding this important substance to your daily regimen.

As more important articles come forward about the wonders of Vitamin D, I will be including them here in this blog.  To your better health, readers!

More to come


1 comment:

jim233 said...

Good stuff on vitamin D NTS!
Here's something staying off the MSM radar for now: