Both Easy and Beneficial to Raise Vitamin D Levels04/03/2018Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide epidemic.. 14% of the world population has poor vitamin D levels. (1) One published report states that it affects 1 billion of us worldwide. (2) Low vitamin D status is linked to a varied assortment of diseases. Bettering vitamin D levels is beneficial and easy…if vitamin D supplementation is taken. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc encourages our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients to know and work to raise as necessary their vitamin D levels. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is sure that positive health benefits will follow from this effort. DISEASES RELATED TO LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS A widespread vitamin D deficiency is associated with many diseases. The incidence of cancers like breast, colorectal, kidney, lung, and pancreatic is related to low vitamin D levels. Diabetes, rickets, rheumatic arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer diseases, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, and fractures in adults are too. (1, 2, 3) Vitamin D plays a key role in calcium homeostasis, skeletal metabolism, and the function of immune, cardiovascular and reproductive systems. (2) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also research-connected to vitamin D status and bone mineral density. (3) Vitamin D3 supplementation is effective in its care. Testing for the occurrence of osteopenia/osteoporosis in these patients is the test as to the effectiveness of the treatment. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc notes that this is interesting as these two conditions are also known to be affected by vitamin D status too. Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc benefits Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with these conditions. BENEFITS OF RAISING VITAMIN D LEVELS Supplementing those who take antidepressants with vitamin D is documented to improve the antidepressive effect. Researchers propose that vitamin D may be beneficial for other such conditions beyond just depression like schizophrenia, cognitive disturbances, attention deficit disorder, and autism. (1) Giving a daily same dose of vitamin D (1000 units/kg I.P.) to post-surgical back patients on day one through day 21 lessens symptoms of neuropathic pain. (5) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc sees how these benefits are worth the work our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients would accept to raise poor vitamin D levels. HOW TO RAISE VITAMIN D LEVELS A study of healthy young women showed that consuming calcium plus vitamin D (1500 IU) by those with less than 20ng/L or 800 IU of vitamin D by those with levels of greater than 20 ng/L. Both saw their vitamin D levels raise. The elevation was witnessed in the first month of the study for those taking calcium plus vitamin D. An interesting side finding in this study: It is difficult to get people to do what is suggested! Only 67 of the 106 study participants took the recommended supplements for the three months of the study! (6) CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST about how nutrition enhanced the chiropractic treatment plan alongside Cox Technic spinal manipulation helps a chiropractic patient's health status. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today to make an impact locally to decreasing the worldwide epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. Your health status will benefit! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc looks forward to your visit! « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."