Vitamin D Deficiency and the Elderly

by ruth

Sufficient Vitamin D Can Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Sufficient Vitamin D Can Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

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My dad went to the doctor and had a blood test and they said his Vitamin D level was 7 ng/ml. They are putting him on vitamin d pills. Will this help.

My dad is 82 years old. How did this happen!

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by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Ruth,
Yes, the vitamin d will help your dad to bring up his levels, but vitamin D 3 (non prescription vitamin d) is far superior to Prescription Vitamin D. Researchers have even stated that vitamin d2 (prescription vitamin d) is 'Not Suitable for Supplementation'

But how he got that way is another matter. Really, if you read the page on the Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency the question is, "Why SHOULDN'T he have vitamin d deficiency?"

Doctors have told us for YEARS that the sun is bad for us and to stay away from it. So most of us have. Doctors have also told us that we get adequate amounts of Vitamin D Foods. But this is pure fantasy, there is not enough vitamin d in any food except fatty fish, reindeer meat and sun dried mushrooms to make even the SLIGHTEST bit of difference in anyone's blood levels.

So, I ask you, "What has your dad done (and YOU for that matter) to PREVENT vitamin d deficiency?"

So, getting ALL elderly people's vitamin d levels up should be one of the most important public health initiatives in the world. If vitamin D were a drug, it would be MANDATORY to check levels all of the time because of all the great things that vitamin d does.

Aside from decreasing the risk for cancer and heart disease, it also helps prevent the elderly from FALLING! Yes, falling. One of the most feared things of many elderly people. On top of that, it ALSO makes their muscle strength better and protects their bones as well.

So, make SURE that your dad is followed up for his levels and that they get to the OPTIMUM level of between 40 to 80 ng/ml and NOT the 30 that is printed on your laboratory sheets.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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