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Are You Taking Too Much Calcium, A or D? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
"How too much can hurt: “More and more studies are showing increased risks for heart attack and stroke among men and women taking calcium 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams (mg) per day which was previously recommended,” says Dr. Young.

Researchers believe that without adequate vitamin D to help absorb it, the extra calcium settles in the arteries instead of the bones. There, it helps form plaques that threaten the heart and brain. Excess calcium can also cause muscle pain, mood disorders, abdominal pain and kidney stones."

Vitamin D:
"How too much can hurt: Vitamin D blood levels exceeding 100 ng/mL can be dangerous. The extra vitamin D triggers extra calcium absorption. This can cause muscle pain, mood disorders, abdominal pain and kidney stones. It may also increase risk for heart attack and stroke."

Vitamin A:
"How too much can hurt: Fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A can lead to toxicity because the body stores any excess in fat and does not excrete it. Two signs of vitamin A toxicity are headache and skin rashes.

Vitamin A’s presence in so many different supplements compounds the problem. “Patients who take a variety of supplements are getting much more vitamin A than they should,” says Dr. Young. “We recommend no more than 15,000 international units (IU) per day of mixed carotenes."
health-supplements  health-supplements-vitamin-d 
february 2019 by daguti
The Big Vitamin D Mistake. - PubMed : TrueReddit
Looks like we need a whole lot more (up to 8K per day) than we've been recommended.

Be sure to read the comments where various people mention various ailments that went away: cured depression, boosted immune system, cognitive and sleep improvements, clicking in jaw.

Make sure to watch the 80 minute lecture mentioned in the comments:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pK0dccQ38 titled "D is for Debacle - The Crucial Story of Vitamin D and Human Health" and posted by Ivor Cummins (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA)

Caption from the video:
"Leveraging the knowledge of the foremost experts in the field, I can now release what I believe is a comprehensive explanation of the Vitamin D story. It's benefits are difficult to disentangle from those of healthy Sun Exposure though - the beneficial effects of D status may be hugely due to the sun exposure that got your D up! I use sun and UV sources to achieve my D levels as a result, not supplementation. Other key elements like K2, A, Mg etc are inextricably linked also, but here we focus mainly on D. Reverse Causality applies also - people who have inflammatory issues and are obese may drive down their D status, but data on this is sparse - but keep it in mind. Also important is that DAILY supplementation rather than big bolus dosing is used - the half-life of D3 is only a couple of days. This Seminar is of interest to Mothers & their Children particularly (e.g. see 15:00:00 to 21:00:00 segment), to avoid probability of serious chronic diseases, in childhood and beyond. The main message is that blood levels of D should be targeted towards healthy evolutionary levels, ideally through access to UVB / healthy sun exposure (NO burning). So to stress again: there is a lot of associational "correlation but possibly not causation" data in this, and there is every possibility that Sun exposure delivers more benefits than D3 supplements (by the production of many other photoproducts in the skin), and also the modern carb-inflamed/diseased population may be causal in driving down 25(OH)D status (e.g. the obese people with low D - is it their fat sequestering away the D, or is their inflammation driving down their status?) Anyway, thanks for watching!
Ivor Cummins BE(Chem), CEng MIEI
December 2014"
health-supplements-vitamin-d  health-supplements 
january 2018 by daguti
9 Wonderful Uses of Epsom Salts
good for replenishing magnesium levels, removing splinters, curing constipation, reducing inflammation, etc
health  health-supplements  meetup-movnat 
march 2016 by daguti
Debating Vitamin D: Leading Docs Still Wrangling On Best Dose For Patients | CommonHealth
Current scientific evidence on Vitamin D says that up to 2000 IU per day should be ok. In a few years, we'll know if more or less is better.
health-supplements  health-supplements-vitamin-d 
february 2015 by daguti
How Men’s Minds Reveal the Wisdom of Women’s Bodies | Psychology Today
I spent HOURS looking for this, because A) I thought I had bookmarked it, when, in fact, I had only posted it to Facebook 2012-02-12 B) I thought it was an NPR article C) I thought the title was more along the lines of "How Men's Brains Can Teach Us About Women's Bodies" (the operative idea being that "brains" was used instead of "minds" (which is actually in the title) ........................... Another article along the same lines: http://beingamom.life/fat-butt-and-thighs-are-building-blocks-for-babies-brains/ ........................ "This research satisfyingly connects several themes in the study of human evolution, but the arc of discovery leads even farther, into the realm of public health. A huge shift in US food policy--driven by a collaboration of poor science and corporate interests--has progressively sucked the DHA out of the American food supply and replaced it with metabolically competing omega-6 fats. This means that American women are coming up short on the raw ma..."
evolvify-topics  beauty  brain  men-boys  women  psychology  babies  health  health-supplements 
january 2015 by daguti
The 10 Worst Hidden Toxins in Vitamins and Health Foods!
Many people don't investigate what's really in the herb, vitamin and superfood supplements they purchase, assuming they must automatically be safe. Whilst they are generally safe, the natural products industry is not immune to the routine use of hidden toxins. Discover some of these ingredients here. Consider "Yeast Extract" which is in many health foods: it's really just another name for MSG. Read on...
health-supplements  health  warnings  food-processed 
may 2013 by daguti
biochemical nutritionist - Google Search
When I was going through my old DeVry notes (Professor Togna's class), I had "biochemical nutritionist" and "nutritional biochemist" written in there, although "nutritional biochemist" was the first one (a few days before the other one).. In any case, I did not write anything, but my memory is that Professor Togna said you should consult with one of these people to check your diet and nutrition intake is adequate - especially if you notice any health problems. She also said something about them being able to look at your fingernails and tell if you're deficient in something.
health  health-supplements 
june 2012 by daguti
Cleveland Daily Banner - Tragedy turns couple to healthy foods
“Tea is the most popular beverage in the world,” Crago said.

And the reason is because it has a lot of health benefits. Most people drink black tea, which does help raise the good HDL cholesterol and lower the bad LDL cholesterol levels. But black tea is also the most fermented and the least beneficial.

Tea should be unfiltered in order to maintain its anti-bacterial properties. But make sure the tea, and coffee as well, is naturally made, especially if it is decaffeinated. There are lots of toxins in commercially made coffee and tea.

Also look for the term “naturally decaffeinated” when buying tea. That means it is decaffeinated with water rather than chemicals. For coffee, look for the term “Swiss water process,” otherwise it is also decaffeinated with chemicals.

Oolong tea has an expectorant effect, Crago said, which seems to help Chinese men in particular because they have the highest rate of smoking in the world, but a low lung cancer rate.
health-supplements  health  drink-coffee  drink-tea  tips-n-tricks 
november 2010 by daguti
Personal Health - What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D - NYTimes.com
Dr. Holick suggests going outside in summer unprotected by sunscreen (except for the face, which should always be protected) wearing minimal clothing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. two or three times a week for 5 to 10 minutes.
health  health-supplements  health-supplements-vitamin-d 
august 2010 by daguti
Adenosine Is Key to Accupuncture's Effectiveness - WSJ.com
As with any animal study, it's far from certain that these findings can be replicated in humans.
health  health-supplements  medicine  alternatives 
june 2010 by daguti
Inkling Magazine - New Tricks for the Little White Pill
Add colon cancer to the list of maladies that aspirin keeps at bay - but how much is too much?
health  health-supplements  disease-cure  disease-cancer 
july 2007 by daguti

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