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What We Have Learned About Vitamin D Dosing – Thank You Dr. Dan Murphy!

August 31, 2011

What We Have Learned About Vitamin D Dosing?

Integrative Medicine
Vol. 9, No. 1, Feb/Mar 2010
Joseph Pizzorno, ND, Editor in Chief
BACKGROUND FROM DAN MURPHY
The world standard uses nmol/l, while US standard uses mg/dl.
For vitamin D, to convert mg/dl to nmol/l, divide the mg/dl by 2.5.
For vitamin D, to convert nmol/l to mg/dl, just multiply by 2.5.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE:
1) “Over the past several years, the surprising prevalence of vitamin D
deficiency has become broadly recognized.”
2) Vitamin D deficiency is linked to:
Osteoporosis
Cardiovascular disease
Cancer
Autoimmune diseases
Multiple sclerosis
Pain
Loss of Cognitive function
Decreased strength
Increased rate of all-cause mortality
3) “Deficiency of vitamin D is now recognized as a pandemic, with more than
half of the world’s population at risk.”
4) Approximately 50% of the healthy North American population and more than
80% of those with chronic diseases are vitamin D deficient.
5) 80% of healthy Caucasian infants are vitamin D deficient. [And the rate of
vitamin D deficiency tends to be greater in African American and Hispanic children].
6) Those with vitamin D deficiency experience 39% higher annual healthcare
costs than those with normal levels of vitamin D.
7) Suggested levels of vitamin D as measured by 25(OH)D3 is:
Caucasians 125 – 175 nmol/l = 50 – 70 mg/dl
Hispanics 100 – 150 nmol/l = 40 – 60 mg/dl
African Americans 80 – 120 nmol/l = 32- 48 mg/dl
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8) The minimum blood levels of vitamin D [25(OH)D3] is 80 nmol/l (32 mg/dl).
9) Prolonged intake of 10,000 IU of supplemental vitamin D3 “is likely to pose no
risk of adverse effects in almost all individuals.”
10) The maximum safe levels for vitamin 25(OH)D3 in the blood is 275 nmol/l
(100 mg/dl).
11) Sarcoidosis patients (and other granulomatous diseases) should not
supplement with vitamin D because it increases granuloma production increasing
the risk of hypercalcemia.
12) A loading dose of supplemental vitamin D3 of 10,000 IU/day for 3 months
and maintenance dose of 5,000 IU/day “is not enough for most people in northern
climes.”
13) The loading dose of supplemental vitamin D3 should be about 20,000 IU/day
for 3 – 6 months with a maintenance dose of 5,000 IU/day. Those taking this
amount of supplemental vitamin D3 should periodically have their serum 25(OH)D3
levels measured.
COMMENTS FROM DAN MURPHY
The lab we use to test blood vitamin D3 [25(OH)D3] uses a finger prick analysis:
ZRT Laboratory
8605 SW Creekside Pl
Beaverton, OR 97008
866-600-1636
http://www.zrtlab.com
Vitamin D Testing Finger prick
The vitamin D3 my family takes is Complete Hi D3, from Nutri-West (5,000 IU):
800-443-3333
The primary researcher on this product was Don Bellgrau, PhD. Dr. Bellgrau is a
tenured Professor of Immunology and Medicine at the University of Colorado,
Denver, where he is a Program Leader in Immunology and Immunotherapy at the
Cancer Center on vitamin D3 supplementation. Dr. Bellgrau has conducted
experiments with nutrients/vitamin D and immune cells. He has published in over
100 peer-reviewed articles, including the Journal of Neurooncology, Nature, Clinical
Immunology, Cancer Research, Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, and Cell
Transplantation.

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Did the Spanish Flu of 1918 Save Chiropractic? Read On!

August 31, 2011

Did the Spanish Flu of 1918 Save Chiropractic? Read on!

September 13, 2010 by drnoahdekoyer

Every once in a while there is a perceived public health threat that is used not to empower people but to cause a tremendous amount of fear and control.  The most recent example of this is the Swine Flu.  It has now transcended into 2010, with the powers that be deciding  to combine the swine flu vaccine and the “normal” flu vaccine into one shot. The last bout of the Swine Flu happened in this country in 1976 and after the mass hysteria many people died and hundreds were permanently damaged and paralyzed from the very vaccine that was created to protect people.  It appears that we have not learned anything from the past and seem to be heading down the same road. This year, 2010,  Australia has banned the flu vaccine for children under 5 because of narcolepsy and fevers and Finland is about to do the same.   Please understand, I am not anti-medical establishment.  I am for empowering people to make sound choices based on fact and truth not conjecture and fear. Stand up and be the chess player not the chess piece.

Lets take a brief look at the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918.  This pandemic claimed somewhere between 20-100 million lives, a huge mind blowing number. An interesting little known fact is that this pandemic may have saved Chiropractic as a profession and in fact saved several thousand American Lives.

Statistics show that in Iowa 1 out of 15 people under traditional medical care lost their lives, while the rate of lost lives of those under Chiropractic care and other manual therapies was 1 out of every 789 people.  Please read that again.

Here is more stats; “In Davenport Iowa 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths.  In the same city, 150 Chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases with only one death.

“National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886.”

I follow the information provided by Dr. Joe Mercola on nearly all health issues and topics.  To summarize his thoughts on how to protect yourself from the winter flu or swine flu for that matter is as follows;

1. Avoid Sugar   2. Get Enought Rest.   3.  Eat Garlic regularly and frequently

4. Exercise   5. Reduce your stress levels   6.  Wash your hands regularly

7. Maximize your Vit. D Levels

Read more at – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/10/29/flu-shot-part-three.aspx

Along with Dr. Joe Mercola’s recommendations I want to add subluxation based – wellness – Chiropractic.

By reading the information provided regarding the outstanding results Chiropractors had with helping and keeping people alive during the Spanish Flu Outbreak of 1918 you get a sense of how powerful what we do truly is.

How is it that for one person a Chiropractic adjustment could mean mo more back pain, another no more headaches, another better more restful sleep, and yet another a more comfortable easy pregnancy?

The answer is that Chiropractic maximizes the way your body functions by maximizing the function of your nervous system.  Your nervous system controls and coordinates all systems of your body.  Chiropractic is the only profession that specializes in maintaining the integrity of your spine and nervous system.  A Chiropractic adjustment for a new born, toddler, young athlete, mature adult, and/or senior is the single most important health gift you can give. Please pass this information on.

Peace, Love, and Chiropractic;

Dr. Noah

Any questions please contact me at 201-437-0033.

Much of the information in this blog is from, The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, by Walter R. Rhodes DC

How I helped Hayden’s Body Naturally Heal his Ear Infection!

August 15, 2011

Here is the strategy I used to help Hayden’s Body Naturally Heal his ear infection. I can only assume he got this infection from water from our pool!

1. I checked and adjusted his subluxations in his neck and checked the rest of his spine twice a day for three days.

2. He got two sprays of colloidal sliver twice a day for three days and one spray in his ear twice a day for three days.

3. 10,000 ius of Vit. D3 for three days in a row for a total of 30,000 ius

No antibiotics! No Medical Doctor Visit! Minimal pain and discomfort for Hayden!

Honor the innate healing capabilities of the body and you will be rewarded!

Chiropractic has a long history of this!  Remove the obstruction to healing – support the body and “miracles” happen.

Dr. Noah

Low vitamin D impairs strength recovery after knee surgery

August 8, 2011

Low vitamin D impairs strength recovery after knee surgery
August 1, 2011

This weekend, scientists from an American medical institution published a study that has practical implications for patients undergoing ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) surgery.

The study, by a group in Utah, may have answered in part the long sought question of why some patients do well after knee surgery (quickly regain strength in their quadriceps) and some do not. Dr. Tyler Barker, of the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Murray, Utah, and his colleagues at the University of Utah (where I did a surgical internship back in 1976) discovered that vitamin D levels are associated with muscle strength recovery after knee surgery (anterior cruciate repair). Those with levels above 30 ng/ml recovered much better than those with levels below 30 ng/ml.

Tyler Barker, Thomas B. Martins, Harry R. Hill, Carl R. Kjeldsberg, Roy H. Trawick, Lindell K. Weaver, and Maret G. Traber Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. published 29 July 2011, 10.1177/2156587211413768

I found it somewhat disappointing that the authors refused to say that vitamin D deficiency should be treated before knee surgery. All they would say was that Americans should fund more studies before any action is taken. Of course this is neither practical or ethical, as physicians are (and always have been) obligated to act on what is known now — not on what may or may not be discovered in the future. Randomized trials of vitamin D supplemention need to be undertaken to discover what the optimum vitamin D level for knee surgery is. But such trials will take years, while orthopedists need to act, or not, now.

-John J. Cannell, M.D.

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August 8, 2011

Bayonne Women Offers Mobile Spa Treatments!

When tragedy struck Janet Rotella’s life 15 years ago, the door to a unique opportunity opened, and the creation of SPArties began.

Rotella, owner and founder of SPArties Mobile Spa, which was officially established in 2001, developed a service that brings the spa experience into the home.

“I was always into spas or at-home spa type things,” Rotella said in a recent interview. “My dad used to buy me gift certificates to spas and from there, my idea of starting SPArties grew bigger and bigger, taking on a world of its own.”

SPArties Mobile Spa, which participates in frequent charity work for Dina Manzo of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of NJ” Project Ladybug and Bayonne’s Windmill Alliance, completely transforms any location into a day spa. In addition to delivering spa services, SPArties provides everything needed, including decor, linens, lighting, and sound.

Rotella, a Bayonne resident who is a licensed professional and has studied Cosmetology, Esthetics and Massage Therapy, said the menu and policies work like catering, “but instead we serve spa services, such as massages, facials, hand and feet treatments, makeup applications, and more.”

So where did the name SPArties come from?

Rotella said she was inspired by her mother’s Greek background. Her mother died in 1996, she said, at a time when Rotella had some devastating personal problems. “SPArties is named after the Spartan warriors,” Rotella said. After her mother’s death Rotella began researching the Spartans, whom she admired because they “overcame their adversities and prevailed, remaining fierce.”

Owner: Janet Rotella

How did the owner get her start? It started as a creative outlet. “I always loved spas, but the idea came to me when I began transforming and decorating my home to keep my mind at ease, and the spa idea grew along with it.”

How long has she been in business?
SPArties was established in 2001, serving all of New Jersey, Staten Island, N.Y., NYC metro and surrounding areas, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Palm Beach County, Florida.

What will you find during your experience? Rotella said SPArties, which has been featured on VH1’s “Love and HipHop” and Bravo’s “Pregnant in Heels”, is a day spa delivery for individuals and groups, private residential celebrations, corporate/promotional events, Bachelorettes/Bridal & Baby Showers/ and fund-raisers, offering massages, facials, hand and feet treatments, makeup applications, and more.

What are the price points? SPArties Shots are $8 each, where technicians circulate around the venue or setup a “spa bar” for the guests to enjoy their choice of a mini-hand, foot, or neck-shoulder massage, using a “shot” of any aromatherapy lotion they like. Services start at $100 per hour and clients can inquire about the full spa menu. Travel fees apply for all events outside of N.J. and anything beyond 25 miles of Bayonne.

What makes the place unique?
Rotella prides herself on her business’ services and respect for the customer. “We always make sure our spa attendees feel comfortable and relaxed during their mobile spa experience.”

Who does the shop cater to?
Everyone, both male and female.