Dementia in the news. Check out my Brain and Cognition page for loads of tips and resources: http://ow.ly/rH8bP
I have been advising Paradise Herbs yeast free Beta Glucans for those of you who can’t take normal beta glucans because of a yeast sensitivity. The beta glucans are recommended in a few of the plans especially the candida plan in the low SIgA protocol. It has been a bind to get hold of in the UK as ND couldn’t get it.
If you have no idea what YHB is, it’s our new ‘hard to get stuff’ supplier. Read more here.Well done them.
Do we need to worry about Vitamin D toxicity? Not according to this Q&A I just read unless you are one of a very small subset of people who have hypersensitivity to Vitamin D and related conditions (listed below). Makes interesting reading and some of the response comes from one of the leading Vitamin D researchers in the world, so thought you might like it…
Q: Is vitamin D toxic?
A: Not if we take the same amount nature intended when we go out in the sun. Vieth demonstrated that we make about 10,000iu when we go out in the sun uncovered for 20 minutes.
In 1999, Vieth indirectly asked the medical community to produce any evidence 10,000 units of vitamin D a day was toxic, saying “Throughout my preparation of this review, I was amazed at the lack of evidence supporting statements about the toxicity of moderate doses of vitamin D.” He added: “If there is published evidence of toxicity in adults from an intake of 250 ug (10,000 IU) per
day, and that is verified by the 25(OH)D concentration, I have yet to find it.”
All ingested items have a dose related toxicity risk. This is a well understood correlation in medicine. The human intake of vitamin D3 required to achieve the equivalent toxic level to kill rats equates to a 110-pound adult taking 176,000,000 IU or 440,000 of the 400 unit cholecalciferol (D3) drops at once.
Reinhold Vieth is recognised as one of the leading researchers in the world on Vitamin D and reports human toxicity probably begins to occur after chronic daily consumption (over several years) of approximately 40,000 IU/day (100 of the 400 IU drops per day).
Heavy sun exposure when combined with excessive supplement use is a theoretical risk for vitamin D toxicity, but if such a case has been reported, I am not aware of it.
It is true that a few people may have problems with high calcium due to undiagnosed vitamin D hypersensitivity syndromes such as primary hyperparathyroidism, granulomatous disease, or occult cancers, but a blood calcium level, PTH, 25(OH)D, and calcitriol level should help clarify the cause of the hypersensitivity.
Vieth R. Vitamin D supplementation, 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, and safety. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69:842–56. View Full Paper
To ensure optimal Vitamin D, the advice is:
Take 5,000iu per day for three months, then obtain a 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. Adjust your dosage so that blood levels are between 50–80 ng/mL (or 125–200 nM/L) year-round.
Yep, that’s been my advice too for the last few years.
Source: NutriLink Clinical Education Mucosal Immune Support
Cinnamon Rolls: delicious GF, DF treat with icing. Yum. http://ow.ly/rtgDG
Very sweetly, a couple of you have asked if I can put a Donate button on somewhere so you can pay me for help I have given and not charged for. That is SO nice and much appreciated.
So, I have put one in the left hand column on the purehealthclinic site.
What sweeties I have in our Purehealth family, thank you :). I will be grinning all day.
Hazelnut Fudge: Yummy Christmas treat for anyone on GF DF diets: http://ow.ly/rtfVU
New gel could relieve agony of arthritis without side effects. Another eg of using nutrients we’ve said all along! http://ow.ly/rqWDa
Some of the ranges I recommend can be a pain to get hold of. No longer. After J tipped me off (thank you), I have listed YHB as a new UK supplier in the Supplement Suppliers section and, of course, organised a 10% discount for you on all purchases. They do the Twinlabs, Natural Factors, AOR, Kirkman Labs and Paradise Herbs stuff which ND couldn’t get so will be a good alternative supplier for you. Yay!
Here’s the blurb for you …
Your Health Basket: 01245 905505
This company does quite a few of the ranges we have so far found more difficult to get in the UK like Kirkman’s, Paradise Herbs and Twinlabs so well done to them!
They also do a lot of the other ranges we like such as AOR, Higher Nature, Nutricology (the other name for Allergy Research Group), Thorne, Jarrow etc.
Delivery is usually next day if placed before 4pm. Order online or by phone.
If they don’t have something from those suppliers that you need, simply use the Live Chat, call or email them to ask.
If you use YHB, you can get a special 10% discount from me as a present.
Just give them my code Rose12209 or just my name Micki Rose if you have forgotten it and it will trigger the discount on all purchases for you.
Thank you to YHB for being so quick, efficient and helpful at finding specific products I want to recommend for you and providing an easy way for you to get them.
Genova lab Christmas times: all samples must be received by the morning of Thursday 19th December 2013. Lab closed 25.12.13 -2.1.14.
Call for ALL women to be given Vitamin D to cut breast cancer http://ow.ly/rmcmY