Eradicate Breast Cancer With Vitamin D?

I will be writing a more in depth article summarizing a lot of the exciting research and findings regarding the protective health benefits of ingesting higher levels of Vitamin D-3. 
 
In the meantime, I strongly suggest that all of my readers consume at least 5000IU of Vitamin D-3 per day.  Puritan’s Pride sells a tiny softgel that is very easy to swallow that contains this dose.
 
When visiting your physician, ask to have your D-3 levels checked. Optimal levels are around 50-60 nanograms/milliter  or 125 nanomoles/liter.  There isa significantly decreased risk of diabetes, multiple slcerosis, cold/flu, heart disease, osteoporosis, hypertension and now most all cancers when taking this level of vitamin D. Also it decreases risk of early death by 26% and optimizes immune function.  This and curcumin are truly wonder drugs! 

Regarding Vitamin D,  please read the following article below.   

Be well,

Curt Hendrix
 

Eradicate Breast Cancer With Vitamin D?

Canada NewsWire
11-05-09
TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2009 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) —

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Breast cancer risk ‘virtually eradicated’ by elevated vitamin D levels,
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Breast cancer is a disease so directly related to vitamin D deficiency that a woman’s risk of contracting the disease can be ‘virtually eradicated’ by elevating her vitamin D status to what vitamin D scientists consider to be natural blood levels.
That’s the message vitamin D pioneer Dr. Cedric Garland delivered in Toronto Tuesday as part of the University of Toronto School of Medicine’s “Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency” conference – the largest gathering of vitamin D researchers in North America this year. More than 170 researchers, public health officials and health practitioners gathered at the UT Faculty club for the landmark event.
Garland’s presentation headlined a conference that reviewed many aspects of the emerging vitamin D research field – a booming discipline that has seen more than 3,000 academic papers this calendar year alone, conference organizers said. That makes vitamin D by far the most prolific topic in medicine this year, with work connecting it with risk reduction in two dozen forms of cancer, heart disease, multiple scleroses and many other disorders.
Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at University of Toronto, and Director of the Bone and Mineral Laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital, organized the event in conjunction with Grassroots Health – an international vitamin D advocacy group founded by breast cancer survivor Carole Baggerly.
Baggerly implored the research group to take action and encourage Canadians to learn more about vitamin D and to raise their vitamin D levels.
An estimated 22,700 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, according to the Canadian Cancer Society’s latest figures.
As much as 97 percent of Canadians are vitamin D deficient at some point in the year, according to University of Calgary research – largely due to Canada’s northerly latitudes and weak sun exposure. Sunshine is by far the most abundant source of vitamin D – called ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ – with salmon and fortified milk being other sources. Vitamin D supplementation helps raise levels for many as well.
Grassroots Health’s “D-action” panel – 30 of the world’s leading researchers on vitamin D and many other vitamin D supporters – recommend 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily and vitamin D blood levels of 100-150 nanomoles-per-liter as measured by a vitamin D blood test.
Vieth pointed out that natural vitamin D levels of mammals who live outdoors in sunny climates is higher than that – up to 200 nanomoles-per liter. And Garland, whose presentation was entitled “Breast Cancer as a Vitamin D Deficiency Disease” presented data showing that raising one’s vitamin D status near those levels decreased breast cancer risk more than 77 percent.
‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ was once thought of only for bone health, helping the body process calcium. But more recent work has shown that all cells in the body have “vitamin D receptors” which help control normal cell growth. Additionally, Garland presented new evidence that low vitamin D status compromises the integrity of calcium-based cellular bonding within tissues, which when eroded allow rogue cancer cells to spread more readily.
Grassroots Health is trying to raise vitamin D awareness among Canadians. Despite epidemic-level vitamin D deficiency in Canada, fewer than nine per cent of Canadians have ever had their vitamin D levels checked by a professional and most who have do not know their vitamin D blood level.

 
 

“Migraine Prevention Therapy is Grossly Underused”

Dr. Stephen Silberstein is one of the most published migraine neurologists in the country. I follow much of his research and articles.  His comments in the article to follow are honest and very important for chronic migraine sufferers to understand.  All of my readers should pay attention to the points he makes. 
Chronic migraines sufferers “over medicate” with either prescription pain relieving medications or over the counter medications containing an OTC pain killer with added caffeine. Over-use of the medications cause additional “rebound” headaches and actually worsen migraine frequency.  Many sufferers will use the medication to eliminate or reduce the pain of a current migraine only to have another occur in the next day or two. 
 
Dr. Silberstein then goes on to say that migraine prevention products are grossly under-used.
 
The most popular of the prescription migraine prevention medicines is associated with significant side effects such as temporary memory dysfunction and slurring of speech which cause many people to discontinue its use.   Fortunately there is an alternative.  The clinically proven all natural ingredients in MigreLief are very effective for migraine relief and prevention, with no such side-effects.   

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NEW YORK, United Press International via COMTEX) — A migraine expert said Thursday therapy to prevent migraines can be more effective than attempting to treat the pain.

NEW YORK, United Press International via COMTEX) — A migraine expert said Thursday therapy to prevent migraines can be more effective than attempting to treat the pain.

Dr. Stephen Silberstein, director of the Jefferson Headache Center and professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, made the statement during an American Medical Association briefing in New York.

Silberstein said migraine treatment has come a long way during the past five years, with a key treatment factor being the development of triptans — drugs capable of combining with neuronal receptors in the brain to initiate drug actions.

Said Silberstein: “One of the greatest bugaboos we see every day in headache centers is patients with chronic daily or near-daily headache, who are overusing medication. It is our most common problem.

“These patients have often not responded to treatment and in an attempt to treat themselves, actually make the problem worse. This is not addiction or an attempt to get ‘high’; rather, it is motivated by the patient’s desire to relieve pain and dysfunction.”

He added, “Migraine preventive therapy is grossly underused.”

About 25 to 30 million Americans experience migraine headaches and many more are undiagnosed.