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Vitamin D

Posted in H1N1, Health, medical, swine flu, vaccines, vitamin d3 with tags , , , , , on October 24, 2009 by Asheville Prepper

Vitamin D

Read each page linked below starting with the Wikipedia links you will be surprised at some of the research.

While the links below are leaning more on the flu and influenza side, Vitamin D deficiency may also be linked to an increased susceptibility to several chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, seasonal affective disorder, peripheral artery disease, cognitive impairment which includes memory loss and foggy brain, and several autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes,  Parkinson’s disease, Rickets, Osteomalacia, and Osteoporosis

Active vitamin D hormone also increases the production of cathelicidin, an antimicrobial peptide that is produced in macrophages triggered by bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Vitamin D deficiency tends to increase the risk of infections, such as influenza and tuberculosis. In a 1997 study, Ethiopian children with rickets were 13 times more likely to get pneumonia than children without rickets.  Vitamin D may also have therapeutic clinical applications in the treatment of inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis), dermatological conditions (psoriasis, actinic keratosis), osteoporosis, cancers (prostate, colon, breast, myelodysplasia, leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma), and autoimmune diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, type I diabetes); central nervous systems diseases (multiple sclerosis); and in preventing organ transplant rejection.

Cancer prevention and recovery
The vitamin D hormone, calcitriol, has been found to induce death of cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. The anti-cancer activity of vitamin D is thought to result from its role as a nuclear transcription factor that regulates cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis and a wide range of cellular mechanisms central to the development of cancer. These effects may be mediated through vitamin D receptors expressed in cancer cells.

Vitamin D From Wikipedia

Vitamin D and influenza From Wikipedia

One Hour FREE Vitamin D Lecture to Clear Up All Your Confusion on this Vital Nutrient

Avoid Flu Shots With the One Vitamin that Will Stop Flu in Its Tracks

More Evidence Vitamin D Beats the Flu

Avoid Flu Shots, Take Vitamin D Instead

Vitamin D Resource Page

Sixty million years of evolution says vitamin D may save your life from swine flu

Vitamin D news and articles

Despite Anti-Vitamin D Bias, CDC Stumbles on Deficiency Link to H1N1 Deaths

Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency

Canada Looks at Vitamin D for Swine Flu Protection

Rickets (Vitamin D Deficiency) Cases Rising

The Depressing Truth About Vitamin D Deficiency

UV Exposure Only Way To Get Adequate Vitamin D

Discover the Pain of Vitamin D Deficiency

Urgent: What to Do If You Cannot Avoid Flu Shots or are Exposed to Virus Shedding

Valuable Insights Into the Importance of Vitamin D and Sun

How Sunshine and Vitamin D Can Help You Eliminate Mercury

Vitamin D and H1N1 Swine Flu

Epidemic Influenza And Vitamin D

Researchers see link between vitamin D, flu immunity