Avoid the flu without vaccine:
The truth about vitamins and our immune system

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Read time: 4 minutes. Sunlight exposure is part of a better approach to preventing Swine Flu versus dangerous vaccines.  How so?  Sun exposure is the best, fastest way you can get enough vitamin D into your body to allow your immune system to fight disease.  What about milk?  Unfortunately, milk consumption’s association with Vitamin D is a popular myth even among doctors.  Combined with the fact that most vitamins we take orally rarely get absorbed by our bodies and… well… we have a lot of sick people despite our trying to do the right thing.  Today I’m asking you to consider “more education and less medication” as a “to-do” item.   You DO care enough about your family’s health to learn a couple of  surprising facts — and put them to use — right?  Your family deserves a life of excellent health.  Yes or yes?!

Today’s rising cost of health care and the limited time doctors are giving us means we must take care of our own health.   You DO have to work at your health.  But I, and the GreenCravers community, are here to help.   In the next few minutes you’ll learn the surprising truths about milk, Vitamn D and multi-vitamin safety… and absorption in kid’s bodies.

Doctors, milk and the truth about Vitamin D

Again, you cannot get Vitamin D from everyday foods you eat.  You cannot get enough of it from milk either (unless you’re drinking 30 glasses per DAY).  Surprised?  Most are — including many doctors.  To fight disease do you need Vitamin D?  Yes.

NOTE: If you missed my earlier tips on how to prevent Swine Flu infection TODAY please check them out here.  A few of you wrote me asking, “Ok, crazy sunlight-Vitamin D lady — what about my doctor’s advice?”  To be direct: I publish educational information for your consideration.  You should always take your doctor’s advice under consideration.  Although I’m a serious researcher, nothing I publish is to be considered medical advice.  It’s for you to consider in your decision-making.

Ok — when you visit the pediatrician he/she is likely asking, “does she/he drink her/his milk?”   Mine doctor is!  But here are the facts about milk and Vitamin D.  They’ll probably surprise you.  They surprised me AND my child’s doctor!  First…

To obtain the amount of Vitamin D that is necessary from milk a child would need to consume 10 glasses per DAY.

Yes, you read it right — 10 glasses a DAY.  With a multi-vitamin more than 5 tablets would be necessary.  Neither is advisable nor realistic.

Most doctors (yes, mine too!) are failing to tell us the simple truths about Vitamin D, milk consumption and reducing risk of flu viruses, common colds, etc.  It’s not intentional, it’s educational.  Most docs aren’t educated in nutrition and natural approaches to prevention.  Nutrition isn’t their specialty nor considered a “real” (legitimate) means to treat or prevent disease.  But this is a hot growth-area that we’ll talk about in weeks ahead.

“Part of the problem, I believe, is that people just take vitamin D for granted.  And in fact I’ve talked to many  dermatologists who blithely will say on TV that you just drink another glass of milk… or you get vitamin D from your diet.  And unfortunately it’s incorrect.  They really are ignorant that very few foods naturally contain vitamin D.”

Dr. Michael Holick

And there’s “hard data” suggesting that Vitamin D can successfully take-on (and defeat!) Swine Flu (H1N1 virus).  For those who doubt me, read what The Vitamin Council is publishing.

Most multi-vitamins aren’t designed to be absorbed

A number of you wrote to me asking about vitamins for kids — and multi-vitamin use to get some of that valuable Vitamin D.  Here’s the skinny:

Generally, kids should not be taking vitamins in order to obtain the necessary amount of Vitamin D — unless a test has been performed and there in a serious health issue that your doctor is addressing.  Without a vitamin D test we cannot know the child’s specific needs (vitamin requirements).  Overdose of Vitamin D is not good either.

Even if you were to use pills or chewable (oral) vitamins you’ll run into the absorption issue.  Marketers of most vitamins manufacture poor quality products when it comes to getting the vitamins into your bloodstream.  I’ve done the research.  They don’t care about your body’s ability to absorb what they’re selling.  Myths about taking them — and getting “so much” that you “pee away what you don’t need” are totally untrue.  The truth is we’re not peeing away what we’re not using — in most cases we’re not getting the vitamins at all! (peeing them ALL away)

Add to this that most vitamins are synthetics and you’ve got more down-sides to effectiveness of vitamins.  All synthetics contain toxins — molecular forms that are not biologically helpful.

No, this isn’t about vilifying big business or being against capitalism — I LOVE making money, personally.  This is about our health.  Right?  Yes or yes?!

Again…

WE produce Vitamin D.  It’s impossible to ‘get’ Vitamin D in any other way — including eating things.

Less medication, more education

As parents we all want the best for our children.  But often we’re not informed enough to make the best decisions.  That’s why I’m here — and others in the community.  Today, I’m asking all of you who are parents, grandparents and caregivers to learn a little bit about vitamins and how our bodies use them.

Prevention is mostly about paying attention.  That’s what I’m seeing. Vitamin D could possibly stop breast cancer and colon cancer, prevent type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis — and certainly reduces the incidence of infectious diseases.

Vitamin D’s influence on key biological functions vital to one’s health and well-being mandates that vitamin D no longer be ignored by the health care industry nor by individuals striving to achieve and maintain a greater state of health. Because of today’s rising cost of health care and the limited time doctors have allotted for office visits due to increasing demands from HMO’s, it is imperative we take care of our own health.

The Vitamin D Council

Now you know the truth.  You can protect your family naturally, affordably by adding sunlight, natural remedies (like olive leaf extract) and Superfoods (that they’ll crave!) into their daily eating routine.  Follow my lead.  Tell your friends.  STOP FEARING the Swine Flu and encourage others to stop the relatively irrelevant, distracting chatter about a dangerous vaccine.

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  1. Diliana Panova, MD
    October 4th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Great article Diana! It is so important that you are reviewing the topic for vitamin D which is so important but frequently is ignored.

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  3. Bernardine Wu
    November 3rd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Great, quick read and interesting, too!






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