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Why you have Vit D3 Deficiency..
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Queen!

Hi Lisa,

The most common question that I get is, "Why do I have Vitamin D Deficiency?".

Well, the answer is threefold:

1) You are just not getting enough Vit d3
2) The expectation from doctors is that it's easy to get 'plenty' of vit d3 without doing anything special
3) Most people don't think that they need as much vit d3 as they do!!

Well. We happen to need a LOT of Vit D3, we just do. We evolved in the sun and most people got hours and hours of sun until we decided that indoor living was preferable to being outdoors all of the time.

And as dermatologists have begun to tell us that it's bad for us to be out in the sun, we have just become more and more deficient- and now it is finally catching up to us as we realize the importance of this Vitamin / Hormone!

Read more about how the 'common wisdom' to stay out of the sun has led to the increase in cancer, pain, osteoporosis and diabetes... among other problems -AND the solution in the book The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem.

So Lisa, yes- actually your symptoms sound like they are right out of the textbook of Vitamin D Deficiency and your doctor is right on the money doubling your dose to 10,000 IU's of Vit d3 per day in order to get your numbers up.

In fact, the 'normal' Vitamin D Levels SHOULD be between 40 - 80 ng/ml, so you are about halfway there!!

Make sure that your doctor Tests Your Vitamin D Level again at your next 3 month blood draw in order to monitor your progress. I think that as your Vitamin D Level increases, you'll find that your symptoms start to get better.

I hope that you'll keep us informed of your progress and how you are feeling.

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Easy Immune

We are in the same boat w/diabetes and vitamin d deficiency
by: Anonymous

Actually, the normal number should be between 50-100.

I too am a type 1 diabetic and my vitamin d number was 3 when I was also diagnosed with a thyroid problem so you are certainly not alone. I am now taking synthroid in addition to 10,000 iu of vitamin d3 daily and am also on an insulin pump.

The normal level is debateable
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Actually, whether the normal is 40 to 80 ng/ml or 50 to 100 ng/ml is debatable. Different respected authorities on vitamin d has differing opinions on that and there have been one or two studies showing problems at higher dosages. So the better idea is to stick to the numbers 'around' 50 to 80 ng/ml that is in the overlapped area of both of those ranges. That's the safest way to go.

Kerri Knox, RN

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