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Determining The Cause of
Vitamin D Deficiency is Simple

by: Kerri Knox- The Immune Queen

Hi Caroline,

Thanks for asking your question about Vitamin D.
Wanting to know the Underlying Cause of your

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deficiency is common. And while there ARE other reasons for it, by far the most common reason is that You are simply not getting enough Vitamin D to meet your needs.
More and more, it is being recognized that the average person - with or without any medical problems- just needs a lot of Vitamin D!

Many researchers are saying that the average person who doesn't get sun exposure needs about 3500 to 5000 IU's per day. And the average person doesn't come close to getting that much Vitamin D. That's why up to 80% of the population has Vitamin D Deficiency!

So, you COULD say that the Underlying Cause of your Vitamin D Deficiency is the belief that you should get all of the Vitamin D you need in the foods that you eat- when in fact almost no foods contain Vitamin D.

On top of that, most people avoid sun exposure or wear sunscreen which blocks the solar rays that are required for us to make Vitamin D.

So, Caroline, you can take a look at my page on The Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency but it's likely that the fact that you don't get enough Vitamin D in food and aren't getting enough sun exposure is the Underlying Cause of your Vitamin D deficiency.

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

low d and swollen lymph nodes
by: Anonymous

i am a 47 year old female. my vitamin level is 20 and i have had severly swollen lymph nodes for the past several years. Are these two things related? my doctors dont know what is causing it. what do you think?

Please read the previous comment that I made
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Please read the comment that I made to the person who started the thread. It will answer your question.

Your doctors don't know what is causing WHAT, the swollen lymph nodes or the vitamin d deficiency? Well, what is causing the vitamin d deficiency is that you are not getting enough vitamin d. Problem solved.

As for the lymph nodes, get your vitamin d levels up to optimal and if the swollen lymph nodes go away, then they were related. If they don't, then probably not. Easy solution to find out.

Kerri Knox, RN

Low vit d
by: Josie

I noticed one of you said you have irritable bowel syndrome. I was recently diagnosed with dangerously low Vit D levels. I have Celiac Disease. I was put on 50,000 units of Prescription Vitamin D, a week for four months and my levels dropped instead of increasing.

My own research shows that doctors prescribe D-2 vs D-3. Vitamin D-3 is a much more potent source. I can not consume enough D through Vitamin D Foods. I had a recent gallbladder and liver screen that showed malfunction. A faulty gallbladder will rob your body of vit-D and calcium.

Not sure if that's what the problem is but hoping they will figure it out soon. Gluten Sensitivity seems to be a problem with most diseases but doctors never seem to look for the root problem. They put you on medications that rob your body of other nutrients.

It's amazing how many doctors that are clueless about Celiac. To the person with irritable bowel, please see a gastrointestinal doctor and have them rule out a gluten intolerance or Celiac disease.

Getting a doctor to diagnose gluten sensitivity
by: Kerri Knox, RN

While I agree with almost everything you said, I have to disagree that you should go to a doctor to find out if you have gluten sensitivity. In fact, you can't. Unless you have Celiac, and that is a small fraction of the number of people with gluten sensitivity, you will not ever get 'diagnosed' with gluten sensitivity. It does not happen at this point in time. Read my page on Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity to find out why.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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