The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems

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"This information can save your life. Really." -Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Wisdom of Menopause

Many Americans have succumbed to the scare tactics of the dermatological community, and avoid sunlight for fear of skin cancer and premature aging. Therefore, most of us suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which causes daily aches, pains, and fatigue, worsens serious illnesses, and diminishes the quality of everyday life. Drawing on decades of ...

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Overview

"This information can save your life. Really." -Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Wisdom of Menopause

Many Americans have succumbed to the scare tactics of the dermatological community, and avoid sunlight for fear of skin cancer and premature aging. Therefore, most of us suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which causes daily aches, pains, and fatigue, worsens serious illnesses, and diminishes the quality of everyday life. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Michael f. Holick reveals a well-kept secret: our bodies need a sensible amount of unprotected sun exposure. The most comprehensive rescriptive book on the market, The Vitamin D Solution offers readers an easy and inexpensive plan to reversing the effects of vitamin D deficiency-and enjoying a substantially healthier life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780452296886
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 176,831
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael F. Holick, ph.d., M.D., is the director of the General Clinical Research Unit and professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center. He has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and Scientific American. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Dr. Andrew Weil xiii

Introduction: From NASA to the National Zoo xvii

Part I The Light of Your Life and the Health Hormone

Chapter 1 What Is Vitamin D?: Is it a hormone or a vitamin? 3

Chapter 2 Fish, Phytoplankton, Dinosaurs, Lizards, and You: The evolution of vitamin D and the science of sunlight 25

Chapter 3 Hard Bodies: The magic of D on muscle and bone health 56

Chapter 4 Adventures in Globe-Trotting: Do common killers like cancer and heart disease share common geography? 74

Chapter 5 Finding Immunity: Can vitamin D be the body's secret weapon against germs and autoimmune disease? 99

Chapter 6 Mind Matters and Mixed Emotions: The facts of light on mood, mental states, and sense of well-being 116

Chapter 7 Are You Deficient?: A quick self-test to determine your level of deficiency 144

Part II Three Steps to Rebuilding Your Vitamin D Levels

Chapter 8 Step 1: Let the Sunshine In: Practicing sensible sun exposure for optimal health 157

Chapter 9 Step 2: Bone Up on Calcium: The dynamic duo of calcium and vitamin D can sustain your life 197

Chapter 10 Step 3: Supplement Safely: How to supplement as a backup plan 212

Chapter 11 Special Treatment: Other causes of vitamin D deficiency 229

Chapter 12 Dethroning the Cover-Up: Another giant leap for medicine and mankind 242

Chapter 13 Q & A: Odds and ends and a few more reminders in the classic FAQ style 249

Resource Guide 269

Selected Bibliography 273

Index 293

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