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Vitamin D Deficiency and Gastric Bypass
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Oh Ashley,

I'm SO sorry to hear about your pain and having to go through what sounds like a completely unnecessary surgery.

But there is good news, it IS likely that you are Vitamin D deficient- maybe even EXTREMELY vitamin D deficient- AND its very possible that you could get a LOF of pain relief from getting your Vitamin D levels up. That is IF your doctors will check your level and IF you have a doctor that even has a CLUE about treating Vitamin D Deficiency and what its relationship to pain is.

You see, most doctors will treat Vitamin D deficiency with a prescription- which is Vitamin D2- when researchers state that Vitamin D2 should not be regarded as a nutrient suitable for supplementation and that ALL researchers now use only Vitamin D3 Supplements in research studies.

And most doctors will use 30 ng/ml as a cutoff for 'low Vitamin D levels' when between 30 and 40 should be considered insufficient and not 'normal'. And unfortunately, even mild vitamin D deficiency can still leave people in pain. In fact, in one study it took twice as much vitamin D to relive back pain in women who were greater than 150 pounds as it did to relieve their pain in the women who were less than 150 pounds. At 180 pounds, it will likely take even more- especially when you have had a gastric bypass and are unlikely to be absorbing much of any Vitamin D that you would be taking!

Also, it IS also likely that you have several other nutrient deficiencies that could be leaving you in pain- and your doctor isn't going to test for any of these other ones either. But doctors tend to believe that you can't be deficient in any nutrients that they can't test for.

But they COULD test for them if they wanted to. There is a test, The Organix Profile that is done right in your home and tests for many nutrient, B vitamins- including B 12, fatty acid, amino acid and many other deficiencies. But your doctor will not be using this test and you could be deficient in many many things that are making you feel terrible.

So, while I urge you to get a Vitamin D Level done- ASAP- you'll need know how to help get your Vitamin D levels up properly and how to use the RIGHT Vitamin D Supplements- otherwise, you just might not feel any better.

Good luck Ashley, and let me know if you need any help.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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