"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Monday, November 9, 2009

Doctors start to include vitamin D in fight against cancer

There is much debate about using Vitamin D as a tool in cancer prevention---this article from the Globe and Mail is just one of many that have crossed my desk the last couple weeks. The usual caution to check with your doctor about the amount of Vitamin D you need to be taking---the recommendations vary wildly (although I must say that the 1000 IU's listed in this article seem low, especially since the study was done in Canada, which is far enough north of the equator that it is widely thought that Vitamin D levels are almost always insufficient because of the lack of sunshine in the winter months). Be sure to check with your doctor before adding any vitamin to your regime (I personally just downed 5000 IU's of Vitamin D3 about five minutes ago with my protein shake).

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