Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14%
of the world population has poor
vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it
affects 1 billion people worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked
to a varied range of diseases. Raising
vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken.
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider encourages our Ottawa chiropractic patients to know
and improve as necessary their vitamin D levels.
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is confident that positive health benefits
will ensure from this effort.
DISEASES LINKED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS
A rampant vitamin D deficiency is associated
with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic
is associated with 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) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider
notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be influenced by vitamin D status as well. Ottawa
chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider benefits Ottawa chiropractic
patients with these conditions.
BENEFITS OF IMPROVING VITAMIN D LEVELS
Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D
is shown 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 same
dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients for 3
weeks straight alleviates
symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider sees how
these benefits are worth the effort our Ottawa
chiropractic patients would accept to elevate
low vitamin D levels.
HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS
A study of healthy young women revealed 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 saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was seen
within the first 30 days
of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An
interesting side finding in this study: It’s hard
to get people to do what is recommended! Only 67 of the 106
study participants took the recommended
supplements for the three months of the
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Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment today
to contribute locally to reducing the
worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit!
The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider looks forward to your visit!