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Vitamin D Bedazzles

From eNewsletter 12/7/2020

DID YOU KNOW that a favorable lifestyle was associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, even among women at high genetic risk for the disease in a study of more than 90,000 women, according to researchers in JAMA Network Open? The findings suggest that, regardless of genetic risk, women may be able to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by getting adequate levels of exercise; maintaining a healthy weight; and limiting or eliminating use of alcohol, oral contraceptives, and hormone replacement therapy. COVID-19 CONDITION MONOGRAPH UPDATE Steve just updated for the third time the most recent data for treating COVID-19 conventionally and through integrative means. The 253 reference monograph is free at this COVID-19 Condition Monograph link. VIRUS PREVENTION Continue with extra immune support until at least summer of 2021. SARS-CoV-2 knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. Besides, SARS-CoV-2 is not the only virus we fight. There is influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Prevent and Fight Coronavirus 2.0 is our must-read protocol. XYMOGEN PRENATAL ESSENTIALS DISCONTINUED For those of you taking Xymogen's prenatal, you can contact us directly to get individualized advice about the best replacement for you. Or, the following is our recommended replacement protocol: Replacement For Most Prenatal, Pregnant, and Nursing Women

  • One packet Metagenics FemPrenatal packet daily - 4 white pills and 2 green (two whites before breakfast and dinner; one green with breakfast and dinner)

  • One softgel Carlson Super Omega-3 Gems fish oil - 1 softgel with a meal

Replacement for High Risk Individuals Only

  • One packet Metagenics PlusOne - choline at breakfast; choline, multi, fish oil at lunch; multi, l-carnitine, fish oil at dinner

  • One tablet Metagenics Mag Glycinate before breakfast; one before dinner

  • One tablet Metagenics Bone Builder; one before dinner

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie


Steve and Bonnie: Aside from copious data linking optimal vitamin D levels with prevention of, and/or less severity of, COVID-19, vitamin D has shown it is critical for many other reasons. The following were published in November and December.

  • Researchers in Molecular and Cellular Biology just discovered a new purpose for vitamin D in the digestive system. While once thought to only help calcium absorption in the proximal intestine, researchers found that it also plays an inextricable role in aiding the absorption of other nutrients like manganese in the distal colon. This is crucial information for those who have had bowel resections in the distal area.

  • A new study in JAMA Network Open states that supplementation with vitamin D3 reduced the incidence of advanced (metastatic or fatal) cancer among adults diagnosed with cancer, with the strongest risk reduction seen in individuals with normal weight. As we know, those who are overweight or obese need larger amounts of vitamin D3, which the researchers did not take into account.

  • According to a study from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, vitamin D3 supplementation leading to optimal 25(OH)D blood levels of athletes can significantly reduce muscle cell damage induced by vigorous exercise.

  • A study in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found a significant association with optimal vitamin D levels and lower risk of type 1 diabetes incidence.

  • Depressive symptoms were significantly increased in older adults who were deficient in vitamin D (less than 30 mg/mL), according to a study in Nutrition Journal.

Of course you monitor your vitamin D3 levels and take vitamin D3 in some capacity. But if there's someone you know who could benefit from the aforementioned, please pass it along.


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