Gluten and hypovitaminosis d

by Sally M.
(California )

I've known for some time now that I have a sensitivity to gluten, can this be linked to my vitamin D deficiency?

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85% of the population
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

85% of the population is vitamin d deficient. You are probably thinking that it's related because you aren't 'absorbing' vitamin d. But you have to actually take in vitamin d for you to not absorb it. When was the last time you got more than 200 IU's of vitamin d in your diet per day???

If you eat a pound of lard and 24 ounces of wild salmon everyday, then yes, malabsorption of vitamin d might be the problem if you are still vitamin d deficient eating that diet. But I challenge you to get out a piece of paper and add up all the dietary vitamin d you've got in the past 6 months and it's probably equal to one DAY'S (or less) Vitamin D Requirements.

Saying that you are vitamin d deficient due to malabsorption when you are not getting any dietary vitamin d is like saying that a man in the desert with no water is dying of dehydration because he isn't able to absorb water. It's not that he can't absorb it, it's that he HAS none to absorb! And YOU have no vitamin d in your diet to absorb. Why would you NOT be vitamin d deficient if you get no vitamin d....

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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Low Vit D levels
by: Parmesan

Here is my question

My Vitamin D level was at 9.6 in September 2010. (ng/ml)
Doc prescribed 50,000 iu of Vit d (once a week for 4 weeks).

When I checked again in Jan 2011, my Vit D was at 10.5. Doc prescribed 3 more months of vit D (50,000 iu once a weeek).

After taking only 2 months (i thought that would be enough) and spending about 2-3 hrs per week in mid day sunlight I checked again in may 2011. My Vit D was at 12.2.

What are your thoughts?

Please read the page on Vitamin D Absorption
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Parmesan,

Please read my page on Vitamin D Absorption and see if any of the conditions apply to you and try out my suggestions.

So, in the first case, he gave you 4 weeks of vitamin D, then didn't test you for two months after that. I wouldn't have expected your level to rise with that small of a dose and no vitamin d for almost 2 months. You MUST take vitamin d continuously, forever. It's not something that you take until your level comes up and then stop taking it. You need vitamin d for the rest of your life. Just like if you became dehydrated, you wouldn't go into the ER, get a couple of bags of IV fluids then never drink again, get dehydrated, go into the ER, get a couple of bags of fluids, not drink, etc. You need vitamin on a maintenance level every day just like you need water...

Next, again, your level was low in January and you took vitamin d in February and March then didn't take any vitamin d until May? You again had two months with no vitamin d. Why are you doing that?

Plus, getting 'sunlight' means nothing, I can get 'sunlight' standing in front of a window fully clothed inside of my house. To get vitamin d, you need to get direct sun EXPOSURE to your bare skin. Also, unless you live below 37 degrees latitude, even direct midday sun exposure will get you exactly ZERO Vitamin D in the time period that you state that you got 'sunlight'- January to March, April you would have received only a minor amount IF you got direct bare skin sun exposure above 37 degrees latitude. Please read my page on Vitamin D in Winter to understand this better.

Please follow the instructions to bring your vitamin d level up on the Vitamin D Therapy page. Don't stop taking vitamin d, ever! You don't take it once and never take it again. Your levels will start to drop after you stop taking it. I would not have expected your level to be any higher when you only took a minimal dose of vitamin d for 3 months out of 8 months!

Kerri Knox RN

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