Find a Doctor
Knowledge is Power!
Order Your Copy Today!
Doctored is a great film that inspires patients and empowers the public to seek non medical solutions. Doctored reveals unseen tactics of deception & criminality in a broken health care system. View the ongoing heroism that is giving access to smarter, preventative care emphasizing the benefits of chiropractic care.
Click here for more information.
The Many Benefits of Vitamin D
Vitamin D is responsible for many functions in the body including calcium absorption, insulin secretion, hormone production and blood pressure regulation. The body can make Vitamin D when exposed to sunlight- it is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. Unfortunately, especially in colder climates, many people can’t or don’t get enough sun exposure to manufacture this important vitamin.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the risk of children suffering from the flu can be reduced by 50 percent with the intake of Vitamin D. In a clinical trial, only one in ten children ages 6 to 15 years, taking the a Vitamin D came down with the flu, compared with one in five given a placebo tablet.
A study conducted by doctors and scientists from the University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan found that Vitamin D was even more effective than influenza vaccines in preventing the flu. They found that anti-viral drugs like Zanamivir and Oseltamivir reduced the risk of the flu infection by only 8 percent, compared with a 50 percent reduction with daily intakes of Vitamin D.
Dr. John Cannell MD, suggests a high dose of Vitamin D be consumed for 3 days at the first sign of a cold or the flu.
Other health benefits of Vitamin D include:
- Prevention of bone fractures
- Reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and other illness.
- Activates the immune system, enabling the body to produce several proteins which trigger cell activity to help disable viruses
- Treats a host of other seasonal infections, including meningitis, septicemia and pneumonia.
Vitamin D deficiency is common during the winter months, especially for those of us here in Minnesota.
There are few natural sources of Vitamin D in daily diets so we are encouraging all patients to get their blood tested for Vitamin D and supplement if necessary. It is a relatively inexpensive way to improve your health and prevent the flu. Check with your chiropractor or other qualified health care practitioner to see what is best for you.
To find an MCA member Doctor of Chiropractic in your area, click here.