Hello everyone, good to have you.
Cancer is running rampant through families. And, the blood test doesn’t lie.
Not only does it not lie, but it is also a great way to check your progress of getting into the ‘Cancer Prevention Range’.
What am I talking about?
Vitamin D of course.
Having your blood levels of Vitamin D go from 20 ng/ml to 40 ng/ml reduces your risk of all types of cancer by 67%, studies say.
Having blood levels of Vitamin D at 20 ng/ml or lower is extremely dangerous for your health. Optimal Vitamin D levels in your blood should be between 60-80 ng/dl. The simplest way to get Vitamin D for your body is sun exposure to your skin. Usually having 40% of your skin exposed for 15-30 minutes a few times a week is enough to have healthy Vitamin D levels. Please don’t burn, that’s bad. Fair skin? Go slowly.
But you must be tested to make sure where your levels stand in the beginning and then when you have been treated for about 3 months.
If your levels are very low, say below 30, you should supplement with a fat-soluble form of Vitamin D3 to get your levels up quickly and out of danger.
I myself take 4000-6000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily during the late Fall and Winter. Then I take 2000-4000 IU per day during the late Spring and Summer when I’m getting sun. If I’m not getting much sun I step up my dosage to keep my levels at a healthy 60-80 ng/ml.
Here is a valuable tidbit. Taking 3500 IU/day of Vitamin D3 reduces a woman’s chances of Breast Cancer by a whopping 50%. Wow!
So, getting this simple blood test if cancer runs in your family or even if it doesn’t, is an important step to better health now and in our later years.
You know, it’s always the simple things, isn’t it?
Share this with those you care about.
Cheers and good health, Dr. Bill.