Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers, cites research on the need for vitamin D and calcium supplementation.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers, cites research on the need for vitamin D and calcium supplementation.

More and more research is proving the importance of vitamin d and calcium in maintaining good health.  The following demonstrates that in increasing one’s blood levels of these nutrients through supplementation is a wise choice.

In a Canadian study, calcium and vitamin d can have an enhanced  positive effect on weight loss and its effects on cholesterol levels.  A 15 week study showed an increase in HDL Cholesterol(the good one) and a lowered amount of LDL cholesterol(the undesirable one) in the women studied who took 1200 mg. of calcium and 400 i. u. of vitamin D  vs. the women who had lower levels of vitamin D and calcium in their blood streams.

In a follow up womens health study, premenaupausal women who took more vitamin D and calcium had a reduced risk of breast cancer.

Creighton University showed that women who were given 1100 I.U. of vitamin D  and 1400 to 1500 mg. of calcium had a 60% lower overall risk of cancer than the placebo group.

Higher than RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) amounts of vitamin D are being studied as a way to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer and the results are looking very postive.

Deficiencies of Vitamin D and Calcium may be contributing to the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes.  A Tufts University review shows that supplementing with vitamin d and calcium may help to control blood sugar levels which could help to control the development of type 2 diabetes.

Vitamin D deficiencies have also been associated with cardiovascular disease.  This was reported by researchers at Harvard Medical School in Circulation, a publication of the American Heart Association.  Participants in the study with low vitamin D levels showed a higher rate of incidences of cardiovascular events in the 5 year follow up period.  This higher rate associated with vitamin D deficiency was very evident in those with high blood pressure.

In the Creighton University study, it was also found that very active women who took increased levels of vitamin D and calcium over a period of 8 weeks showed a decreased number of stress fractures over the next TWO YEARS than those who were given a placebo.  This is of particular interest to young athletes and it is important to note that the effects of 8 weeks of supplementation were evident for 2 years.

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Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace, of Dallas Health Helpers, recommends more vitamin D.

Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source Tim Wallace, of Dallas Health Helpers, recommends more vitamin D.

Previously considered a nutrient of minimal importance, vitamin D has recently been the subject of much research and investigation.  Most of us think of vitamin D as that “thing that milk is fortified with” to increase sales.  The fact is that vitamin D is important for the assimilation of calcium into the body.

New research has revealed that vitamin D, actually a hormone, is an important factor in many other functions of the body.  Of great interest is its effects on the respiratory system.  One study showed that children who had high blood levels of vitamin D were 33% less likely to experience a cold or upper respiratory infection.

Other beneficial implications for high blood levels of vitamin D include the risk reduction for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.  The vitamin D seems to inhibit prostate growth in BPH patients.

In cancer, Vitamin D tends to inhibit inappropriate division of cells and metastasis, regulate proteins that effect tumor growth and reduce blood vessel formation around tumors.  Bladder, brain, breast and colon and rectal cancers are showing evidence that vitamin D is beneficial in those cases.

Vitamin D has also been shown to help the body maintain adequate insulin levels.  Suggestions are that supplementation can increase insulin levels in those with type 2 diabetes.  Prolonged use of supplementation may help reduce blood sugar levels.

The list goes on and on and is still growing.  Keep watching the news, papers and magazines.  You will see more and more about the benefits of Vitamin D.

While the recommended daily intake in the United States is 400 i.u. of vitamin D, research indicates that more is more effective.  One supplement company feels so strongly about the importance of Vitamin D that they have increased the amounts in their multivitamin to 1000 to 1200 i.u.

The bottom line is that Vitamin D is becoming a household word and will soon have the respect that vitamin C enjoys.  So consider spending a little time in the sun each day without sunscreen and using a high quality natural Vitamin supplement with lots of vitamin D.

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Dallas Alternative Nutritional Supplement Source, Tim Wallace of Dallas Health Helpers is located in Uptown Dallas, but our effects are far reaching.  We have been in the health field for over 26 years.  We offer nutrition counseling, massage therapy and licensed professional psychotherapy counseling.

Dallas Massage Therapist says there is a simple way to get people to wave to you.

Dallas Massage Therapist says there is a simple way to get people to wave to you.

I often take walks in the morning.   Sometimes I do it in the evening.  I may be praying or thinking about something in particular or I may be just looking around.  Sometimes I play little games.

One game I really like to play is to see how many people I can get to wave to me.  Remember this is in the morning and usually anyone who is driving at that time of day is going to work or taking the kids to school or both.  They may or may not have had their caffeine fix.  They may not have done their meditation or stretching exercises yet.  All they know is that they are en route to something they “gotta” do.

So I wave.  At first it was just a raised hand, with the palm facing out and a blank look on my face.  I wasn’t getting many howdy-do signals back.  Then I decided to add a smile to the mix.  Not much of a change in numbers.  I guess they weren’t looking at my face.  Perhaps the caffeine had not kicked in yet.

I thought I’d ramp things up a bit.  The next car that came by got a raised hand, a smile and. . . . .   ..  … a side to side movement of the hand.  That’s right a real, bona fide  wave.  I was amazed at the increase in numbers of responses I got just by moving the raised hand from side to side.  What was up with that?

I can only surmise that the recipient of the actual, full-blown wave felt like I was really putting an effort out there to be friendly.  I always get many more acknowledgements when I actually wave than when I simple give the ‘s’up (what’s up?) signal.  It has been said that people are like human lie detectors; they can see through us like Saran Wrap.  I think that is true.  When we are truly trying to be sincere, people know it and respond to it appropriately.

So make sure all your encounters are sincere.  Even those made only in passing.  You will benefit from them more than you could ever imagine.

Dallas Health Helpers offers solutions to individuals who want to take preventative action to avoid health concerns in the future and have a more energetic, productive life now.  We are a springboard for building a foundation of good health that will propel one into a future of vitality.

Dallas Health Helpers has been involved in natural approaches to health for 26 years.  We are located in Uptown Dallas, but our influence is nation wide.