What is My Vitamin D Level Supposed to Be?

by dash

My vitamin D level is 64. Doctor was stunned. My blood is 16. He figures I absorb and retain my food intake incredibly well. I am low in potassium and magnesium and calcium and take them now.

I could not find what the level of vitamin D is supposed to be on your site. Can you just give us a number?

What do you think of the numbers I reported and is there any clue as to why my numbers are so split? High retainment of some things and little of others?

I have Prinzmetals Angina too, and am allergic to sulfur sulfa and overload of sulfites. I am just groping in the dark to figure it all out. I get heart spasms and heart attack once from sulfur/sulfite/sulfa products and I know that they are all different chemically, but I have troubles with all three. I am wondering about nitric oxide and how that figures in and on and on.... I grope in the dark. Any comments?

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Your Vitamin D Levels...
by: Kerri Knox, RN-The Immune Health Queen!

Hi Dash,

You can find where to find your Vitamin D Levels on my Normal Vitamin D Levels page. I can't figure out why your doctor is 'shocked' at your levels- except for the fact that they are normal when everyone else's is so low!

But I would have your Vitamin D Level checked again in a few months just to make sure that your level is correct. Some lab results are not the most accurate in the world, so it would be good to get a 'second run' on the test, just in case.

But anyway, there are a few things that I am starting to wonder about- especially with the new information about your daughter. If both you AND your daughter have health problems, and it also appears that both of you are possibly having trouble absorbing nutrients, then you and your daughter may have Celiac Disease! Especially after the description of your daughter's Condition- it sounds likely.

Celiac disease is a MAJOR reason why people don't absorb nutrients and why celiac shows up as So Many different problems to so many people- because they each have different nutrient deficiencies.

So, check out the Research on Undiagnosed Celiac Disease. And especially read the highlighted 'must read' article about Celiac Disease- the Great Imitator.

SO many people with Celiac Disease go undiagnosed for very long periods of time- often times 10 years or more- and it destroys their life. When people go on a gluten free diet, sometimes magical things happen and people begin to get AMAZINGLY better.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

Celiac disease
by: dash

I have been checked for Celiac and do not have it. I don't know about my daughter. We have two orpan diseases in the family. She has Marfans diagnosed correctly via new genetic testing, plus the Marfans valve problem. She also has PMA or Prinzmetals Angina, diagnosed before the PFO valve repair. I have the PMA as well and does another daughter plus so did my mother.

That is the reason I am wondering about the ability to process sulfur in the body and I believe that it too, will shake out to be a genetic problem but there is only one hospital doing the testing that I know of, that in Ohio.

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

Hi Dash,
Unfortunately, even though you tested negative for Celiac Disease does not mean that you are not gluten sensitive or have malabsorption problems in your digestive tract (that are often improved by going gluten free).

The tests for Celiac Disease are often misleading- and you can even have celiac disease if you tested negative on Biopsy! And gluten is actually an inflammatory food in EVERYONE. There are studies showing that gluten causes inflammatory reactions in the digestive tract of even healthy people.

This is the reason that even those without celiac disease benefit from a gluten free diet. It simply decreases inflammation in the digestive tract and helps to absorb nutrients.

And as far as you having some genetic problem with sulfur, I have a lot of thoughts around 'genetic' diseases. Doctors throw around the term 'genetic' as if it means 'inevitable'. We think in terms of, "Oh, it's genetic so therefore its unavoidable." and this is not true at all.

Unless you are BORN with a CLEAR genetic problem like Down's Syndrome or Cystic Fibrosis, then most 'Genetic' diseases are TRIGGERED by environmental factors. And most of those environmental triggers are:

1) Nutritional Deficiencies
2) Toxins

For instance, Vitamin D Receptors are located in almost every single body tissue, and when these 'VDR's' are not saturated, then they can trigger genes for dozens of diseases to 'turn on or off'.

Genetics are not static and stable like words on a piece of paper, they are more like a story that is being told that can change depending upon how the storyteller decides to tell the story- the outcome can change at any time.

In fact, even 'static' genetic problems like Down's Syndrome can be HUGELY influenced by environmental factors. Read one of the most compelling authors in the field of Epigenetics in his book The Biology of Belief

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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

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