Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Cod Liver Oil
- Cough, Psoriasis
- D3 and Cod Liver Oil
- D3 Overdose Detox Remedies
- Dr. Cannell's Vitamin D Newsletter
- General Feedback
- Leg Pain
- Multiple Cures
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Reader Feedback
- Red Algae
- Sleep Problems
- Ted's Feedback
- Vitamin D Deficiencies
- Vitamin D Side Effects
- Vitamin D Testing at Home
- Vitamin D-3
- Vitamin D-3 and Olive Oil
- Vitamin D3 and Calcium
[YEA] 05/16/2009: Pam from Santa Fe, New Mexico: "Rosacea and Vitamin D
Have had mild rosacea for a year with broken capillaries on checks. Condition worsened considerably this past winter with pustules within red swellings appearing on face and neck in new places almost daily. I wondered why my skin was calm, with no redness, when I got up in the morning. I read a blog about Vit. D helping rosacea. Hmmm, I took my 1000 IU of Vit. D at night; perhaps that was why my skin was calm in the a.m., I reasoned. I started taking 1000 IU Vit. D when I got up in the morning as well as before bed. I noticed significant positive results immediately. My skin is almost entirely cleared up in one week, even the broken capillaries and redness in the cheeks has subsided. But the best thing is that the oozing pores and pustules have almost completely ceased. I still have maybe one pustule appearing per day, but it's isolated, and not like before where a 1/4" round area of my skin became very red with numerous oozing pores and one pustule within that area that took several days to calm down. I can't believe how easy this was. I'd read that rosacea is worsened by sunlight, so during this past winter I wouldn't go outside without sunscreen and a hat. My rosacea got much worse during this time period. I think I just got low in Vit. D. I'm 58 so that lower ability to absorb Vit. D may be part of it, too."
12/18/2013: Mt from Ottawa, Ontario: "It looks as a vitamin D deficiency can mess up your sleep. Bad sleep is preventing the body from self healing. The link below may give you more details. If interested you may also watch one of the videos. http://drgominak.com/vitamin-d-3/
I feel as people in developed country are missing a lot the sun benefits. Most of the time you are inside and the windows have UV blockers and when you go out you put sunscreen. Also winter is sometimes too long. I am not sure that D3 intake will fix the missing vitamin D in the body(without messing up something else) but it is the option we have now -at least for the long winter season."
06/15/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "I received a lot of complaints that my vitamin D of 20,000 I.U. was too much, that I should recommend only 200 or 400 I.U. of vitamin D maximum to maintain the body's immune system.
Apparently those who complained had participated in a study and were told not to take over the 400 I.U. as it is unsafe. For one thing, our body can easily produce 10,000 I.U. on a sunny day, so it would seem strange that we are taking far below what our own body is producing."Replies
[YEA] 11/04/2009: TERRY from SALEM, OR, USA replies: "TED IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH VITAMIN D. I HAD MY LEVELS CHECKED THIS SUMMER AND THEY WERE DISMAL. I STARTED TAKING D3 ORALLY AT DOSES OF 10,000-20,000 UNITS DAILY. I WANTED TO GET MY LEVEL UP TO THE OPTIMUM RANGE OF 50-65 BEFORE FLU SEASON STRUCK. I DID NOT QUITE MAKE IT. I TESTED AT 47 WITH MY CALCIUM LEVEL AT NORMAL RANGE.
PEOPLE SHOULD GET THEIR D LEVEL CHECKED EVERY SEPT AND APRIL AND THEN DOSE ACCORDINGLY. 5000UNITS IS A SAFE MAINTENANCE DOSE FOR ADULTS. THERE IS ALOT OF EXCITING STUDIES GOING ON WITH VITAMIN D AND OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. DR JOSEPH MERCOLA HAS MANY GOOD NEWSLETTERS ONLINE ON THE TOPIC."
01/12/2010: Leigh from Ny, Ny replies: "Ted is right I test 4, should be 50 at least! My dr. gave me 50,000 Units Vit D (generic version of Drisdol). I will be taking it weekly for three months so it is about 7,000 Units per day. But there are some people who get prescribed to take it more often.
Ted am wondering with CODEX ALIMENTARIUS how long these drugs will still work?
If humanity still being weeded down, the generic versions given to most poor/disabled on medicaid/medicare, wonder if they may hurt us down the road?
Ted also you give a wealth of info but sometimes too a little too much. It be helpful if you can focus just on core treatment remedies (esp those we can find in health food store, actually online probably better because can get liquid/powdered versions not with fillers that make less effective, but then worry if it is irradiated in mail?) needed to treat because it get confusing to buy and take so many home remedies out-of-pocket.
Boy sometimes seems like we humans are screwed, maybe those who get eat healthy meals and have basic healthy supplements will maybe survive whatevers to come, but I guess it being done over time. It is amazing to see how unhealthy so many getting and it almost being seen as normal.
And on this site I read countless supplements we should be taking, is their a core anywhere? Like we all know we could all use 500-1000mg Vitamin C (the alkaline Sodium Ascorbate version)as well as most deficient in Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin D (I forgot what version and how much recommended) but what else? So many mentioned here and there, it hard know what buy when on budget? Thank you!"
[YEA] 01/11/2007: Lisa from Michigan: "What does cod liver oil have to do with cholesterol? When you get exposure to sunshine (which excludes most people in N. America) on a daily basis, your body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D. This is one reason you body makes an excess. Of course, if you do not get any sun exposure, you don't use up the extra cholesterol, nor do you produce much vitamin D. Most of the diseases that they warn you about resulting from high cholesterol, are really vitamin D deficiencies. Try having your vitamin D levels checked. You may be surprised. Also, low HDL is worse than "high" cholesterol levels, as evident in many heart conditions. A current study shows that the one thing people who live very long lives (over 100 yrs.) had in common was very high HDL levels. If you can't get any sun exposure, at least you can take cod liver oil (some brands taste OK) but you will still have high cholesterol levels. Niacin will raise your HDL level. FYI. Details: (On the importance of vitamin d levels) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43711-2004May20.html http://www.mercola.com/2002/feb/23/vitamin_d_deficiency.htm"Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Lisa: Egg yolk liquid, WITHOUT the white eggs, will have high HDL, but low LDL and it also has biotin and MSM, which helps the glowing skin and hair growth. So if you want to raise HDL, a partially cooked eggs where yolk is liquid and without the whites are preferable. Cod liver oil has some vitamin D, but at the dose were are taking today it is a lot lower than what our grandparents used to take, which was one or two tablespoon. Now we take them in capsules, and quite often it is about at least 1/8 the amount.
People with suicidal tendencies or other behavioral problems such as violent criminals were found to have very low HDL. A simple egg yolk remedy may help depression, and other behavioral problems in children, or possibly your spouse! Perhaps eating an egg yolk for an hour or two before arguing will at least cool down some the fuse from the delay and the yolk!
One easy way to increase the natural vitamin D is to do what the fishes aquarium have been doing for ages: installing black light which have small amounts of UV.
In fact if vaseline were exposed within inches of blacklight bulbs or UV, for several hours, a vaseline will have a healing properties which is not related to vitamin D, but a yet to be identified petrolatum that makes it beneficial to the body. "
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/16/2010: Briona from Santa Monica, Ca: "A few months ago, I was feeling a bit down and slightly depressed, perhaps due to the lack of sunshine during our rainy winter, and decided to take Vitamin D. I am pretty picky when it comes to my health so I selected a reputable brand of D3 (cholecalciferol) and started taking 6000 IU a day. First, my energy level increased and my mood brightened up but after hardly a week, I started feeling very tired, and not well. My legs felt very heavy, like if I had poor blood circulation; going up the stairs became challenging and my muscles were shivering - or felt like it. One night, I woke up, my body in spasm. This is when I stopped taking D3. All symptoms disappeared within 24-48 hours."Replies
04/16/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "Hello Briona, I am sorry to hear of your problem,,,I am taking 5,000-6,000 unit of D3 my self for about 6 weeks, and now for the last week I have been having some unusual sideeffects, at least they are unusal for me at 63 years old,,I have been more sexually aroused than when I was 40 years old, It causes me to have problems going to sleep and I do not dare go out for a drink I am afraid I will forget I am a christian lady,,,I feel like a she cat in heat,,,so I have stopped taking for two days and see if that helps,,,but other wise I feel good, more energy,, less appetite, I have lost 6 pounds and enjoy my house work and am in a happy mood, have stoped taking depression medication,,, now if I can get a hold of my sex drive and feel like I will not molest the men around me I will be ok...Merryanne in Central FL"
EC: Merryanne, what brand of D3 are you taking? Also, what is the D3 made from... can you please list all ingredients (including fillers) on your bottle? Thanks so much!
04/17/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "Hi to EC from Merryanne, here is the following information on my D3:
Brand: Spring valley (from wal Mart)
20000 IU each
ingred: soybean oil, gelatin, glycerin, water, corn oil, carmel (artificial color), cod liver oil, Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)"
EC: Thanks very much. Same ingredients as the D3 sold at Costco!
04/19/2010: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa replies: "The 20,000 iu of D 3 has to be a mistake. Folks normally take 1,000 iu and a 5,000 iu dose during flu season, etc."
EC: Yes, thanks for catching it. Must be a typo. D3 is often sold in 2,000 iu/capsules unless you get a prescription from a doc's office for 50,000 iu (taken once a week for 1-2 months).
04/20/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Just to tell you that yesterday I took one dose of vitamine D3 prescribed by my skin doctor as I was a bit high on vitamin A and a bit too low on D3. The dose, which is taken once every three or every six months was 100.000 U.I. On the box it is written Uvedose and Cholecalciferol."
02/14/2013: Spunkymunky from Jabba Wankaleela, Shoobiedoobiedahdahdee replies: "The reason you were experiencing that is because a) You were taking D2 or b) You're not taking magnesium with it. Look up magnesium, vitamin D. Vitamin D creates a magnesium deficiency FAST, if you don't have enough magnesium as it is you'll get immediate side effects. It's not the D itself, it's the lack of magnesium. Also, if you don't take magnesium, Vitamin D won't absorb because it needs magnesium to do so. Magnesium chloride, "magnesium oil " is the best."
03/15/2010: Deirdre from Earth Clinic: "Would love to know if anyone has tried this company for an at-home blood spot test for vitamin d levels? My husband's friend (a chiropractor) just emailed him this link. Costs $75 per test. This test is not available for residents of New York, unfortunately. And if you live in California, you will need to have a prescription from a health care provider before you can order the test.
Please send us your feedback if you've used this (or any other online company) to test your vitamin d levels. Thanks!"Replies
06/09/2010: Lori from Dayton, Oh replies: "I have used the ZRT tests for vitamin D, although I guess the price has gone up. It's a simple blood test - easy to administer. A few drops of blood and send it off. It took about 2 weeks for the results. I still have 2 unused tests. I take a daily supplement of D3 (and a high quality cod liver oil for vitamin A with NO problems maintaining a desirable level of D3 - I think it's a ratio issue)but I'll be vacationing at the beach this summer. I know my levels with supplementation; now I'm interested to see how they change with sun exposure exclusively.
One more thing, a discussion about vitamin D3 and calcium is not complete without discussion of vitamin K2 which dictates calcium deposition."
10/09/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia : "Here is a wonderful youtube video by Dr John Cannell on the importance of vitamin D and getting the sun to on your skin "without sunblock". Sunblock has some terrible chemicals which enter your skin easily transdermally to the rest of your body.
He also mentions that wearing sunglasses is blocking the sun from your eyes and is not heathy either.
Anyone who is sick or not feeling well (or wants to stay healthy) should spend time out in the sun with skin exposed on a regular basis.
03/04/2012: Steve from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Hopefully it will be ok to post this video:
The video is by a neurologist who really has no interest in health food or vitamins but found that by getting her patients on high levels of D3 many of them had almost miraculous recoveries from fibro, sleep disorders, migraines, sleep apnea and many more issues. Watch all five parts if you can.
08/22/2011: Didimo from Venice, Italy: "Hi,
I have 1 gr. of vitamin D3 and I want to make the integrator mixed it with olive oil. How many oil have to be used to obteine the right dosage? Thank you!"
08/29/2011: Didimo from Venezia, Italia replies: "New add: in a book of Dr. Clark she write to use 8 cups of olive oil and 1 gram of D3, ten drops a day for 2 weeks. Can Ted say if it is safe and how many drops to use? Thank you."
04/14/2010: Joe from Wellington, Fl: "Vit D3 and Calcium
I remember reading about something Ted said where Vit D can easily become calcified under certain conditions. Would you know what situation he is referring to ? Thank You: Joe"Replies
04/15/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Joe...It is possible that Vit D could cause a rise in blood calcium levels when taken in a high or excess dosage. To ensure that this does not happen, simultaneously taking magnesium and borax supplementation would certainly help to regulate the calcium/sodium/potassium balance within the blood/tissues, and thereby help to maintain the body in a more beneficial alkaline state (since excess calcium in the tissues causes acidosis)."
04/16/2010: Joe from Wellington, Fl replies: "Bill for general alkalizing would baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, and lemon be one of the better combos. My father is diabetic (type 2) insulin shots and his kidneys are not up to par. Would this help or act negatively on them? Any suggestion to support kidney function ? Thanks Again Joe"
04/16/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Joe...The kidneys are used to balance the electrolytes -- or minerals -- within the body. So although taking sodium and potassium bicarbonate with lemon is one of the best remedies for acidosis and will balance many body parameters, this will completely depend on the ability of the kidney to do its job properly. Therefore, I would not attempt this remedy if your father has problems with his kidneys without medical advice from a doctor.
Having said that, there is some recent research that suggests that taking just Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) with water can be beneficial to people with kidney disease. See these links:
Dr Mark Sircus -- Kidney Disease"