In 2016, only in the US there will be new 1, 5 million cancer cases. We still may wonder how and why modern medicine still doesn’t have a cure for this terrible disease. So, it’s on us to read more, to protect and prevent ourselves from this deadly disease.
According to latest research almost 70 % of children in America and 75 % adults have vitamin D deficiency. This is alarming, considering the fact that the vitamin D prevents diseases, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Most people don’t even know that they have vitamin D deficiency. Through the blood test, we can precisely determine levels of vitamin D.
Also, there is a list of symptoms and signs of this deficiency. Some of them are:
- Aching bones
- Depression – Serotonin “the hormone of happiness” determine the mood. Levels of serotonin depend on sun exposure. Studies show that those with lower vitamin D levels have higher risk of depression (almost 11 times more).
- Severe asthma, mostly in children
- Muscle weakness
- Cognitive impairment, mainly in older adults
- Excessive sweating – if you are sweating, but you don’t have high temperature or physical activity, then you have vitamin D deficiency.
- Chronic pain
Even it is not scientifically proved, several studies linked deficient of vitamin D to cancer. In 2007, Joan Lappe and Robert Heaney made a study with a group of women in menopause. They were given vitamin D. In 4 years, 77 % of them had a fewer chances of developing cancer.
In the Dr. Cedric Garland’s study, vitamin D is linked to certain cancers, like breast cancer. Dr. Garland suggests that the risk of breast cancer can be reduced by half if there is enough vitamin D in our body.
Also, many functions in our body depend on vitamin D. For example, absorption of calcium, function of the autoimmune system, cardiovascular system all of them depend on vitamin D.
Foods rich in vitamin D include milk, yogurt, mushrooms, fatty fish, tuna, orange juice, etc. Spending time in the sun is also important. If you decide to take oral supplements make sure to be in the vitamin D3 form.