What is Your Plan to Prevent the Flu and Colds This Year?

What is Your Plan to Prevent the Flu and Colds This Year?

Counting on the Flu Shot?  Consider the Facts Below…

1.  According to the CDC’s Weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report the Flu Vaccine was only 9% effective in those 65 and older in the 2012-13 season and 50% effective in those younger.

2.  From the October 2007 issue of Epidemiology and Infection: 800 IU of Vit D daily reduces incidence of colds and flus by 70% while 2,000 IU daily reduces the incidence of colds and flus to nearly zero.

Key Point: Optimizing Vit D levels is MORE effective than the flu vaccine without subjecting your body to the toxicity of the injection.

3.  From the February 2010 issue of Integrative Medicine:

  • Vit D deficiency is linked to: Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Pain, Loss of Cognitive Function, Increased Rate of All-Cause Mortality.
  • Those with Vit D deficiency spend 39% more annually on healthcare costs.
  • Suggested levels range from 30-50 mg/dl for African Americans and 50-70 mg/dl for Caucasians.

4. From the July 2009 issue of Annals of Epidemiology:

  • Optimizing Vit D levels would prevent approximately 58,000 cases of breast cancer and 49,000 cases of colorectal cancer each your and reduce death rates by 75% in the US and Canada.
  • Low Vit D levels increase incidence of myocardial infarction, type-1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and falls.

Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic in our society with life and death consequences.

There are two sources of ample Vitamin D: Sunshine (UVB) and Supplements.  This far North you can not get enough UVB from October through April. According to experts on Vit D, most adults should supplement with 5,000 IU per day for a maintenance dose (2,500 IU for children and 800 IU for infants).

Minimum Solution:  Start supplementing now with a high quality Vitamin D supplement like the one available from our office that is formulated by scientific experts in the field.  A 1 month adult supply is less than $7!

Best Solution:  Get tested.  This is the ONLY way you know if your levels are optimal.  We provide a simple finger prick blood test for just $75 that will tell you if your levels are high enough to help you prevent the effects of low Vitamin D listed above.

By Ryan Bowman

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