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50,000 IU's a week for 6 months
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Susan,

That is a great question. Well, you can KISS your doctor for me because he has actually been doing his research on Vitamin D.

Yes, 32 ng/ml may SEEM like a 'low normal' level according to the lab result paper, but 85% of the western world is Vitamin D Deficient. And 'normal' lab values are obtained by testing a group of 'healthy' controls.

So, if 85% of your 'healthy' controls are vitamin D deficient, then your numbers will be pulled downwards. So, researchers decided to test healthy people who lived in sun-rich environments (where, incidentally cancer, heart disease and a whole range of diseases are much less) and found that 'normal' levels in these areas are closer to between 40-80 ng/ml, or even as high as 50-80 ng/ml depending upon who you read.

So, do you want to be 'low normal' in a bunch of deficient people with a high disease incidence? Or would you rather be in the 'middle of normal' for a group of people with low disease incidence?

That is why your doctor is being aggressive with your vitamin D level- he is trying to decrease your risk of:

* Cancer
* Diabetes
* Multiple Sclerosis
* Heart Disease

and much else! Yeah for you having a doctor who is looking to prevent your future health problems.

BUT, make sure that AFTER those 6 months, you get a vitamin d level and begin taking a maintenance dose of Over the Counter Vitamin D 3 Supplements which are FAR superior to the prescription vitamin d2 supplements that your doctor is giving you!

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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