Monday, December 9, 2013

Vitamin D

Our bodies need vitamin D for so many things. such as absorption and metabolism of minerals such as calcium; it aids with our immune system; it reduces our risk of MS, asthma, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, and heart disease; it improves cognitive function; and helps maintain a healthy body weight.
Here is one article on the benifits of vitamin D

Over the years we have come to realize that our son's apnea and cyanosis issues have been due largely to food allergies, mostly animal products. We don't know if it is the high protein intake or something else in animals. We do know that keeping his protein level around 1 gram of protein per kilogram of weight. The RDA recommendation of protein intake is 0.8 grams per kilogram of healthy body weight, not exactly the Standard American Diet intake of ~ 2 grams of protein per kilogram of healthy body weight. This link is a wonderful sight to check one's dietary intake

On our son's recent allergy test he was allergic to all seafood tested (fish, oils, crustaceans,...) When we removed carrageenan (red seaweed) from his diet, we saw new gains and even less apnea (stop breathing) and cyanosis (blue lips, ear lobes and finger tips).

We have noticed that every fall his apnea and cyanosis increases for an unknown reason. Was is daylight length, less raw food,...? We had no idea UNTIL NOW.

We take 2000 units of vitamin D3 daily beginning October 1 (unless there is quite a bit of rain between the time the pool closes and October 1) until mid-March.

Were you aware that most vitamin D supplements are made from fish oil or sheep skin? Neither are listed on the bottle.

With our son having the allergic reaction of apnea and cyanosis to all sea products (fish, oils, crustaceans, and even seaweed) this is a problem.

Within 2 days of stopping the Vitamin D3 supplement his apnea and cyanosis have virtually stopped.

This must be a problem for others because Kirkman Labs have made a vitamin D supplement from mushrooms. Who knew mushrooms were such a good natural source of vitamin D?
Is this another reason Dr Fuhrman recommends mushrooms as part of his G-BOMBS?

Here is Kirkman's Labs link.

After using this for a couple of days, he is talking again, and for the first time his pH is 7. When we started alkalizing, he was below 5. It took us several years to get and keep him around 6.5. This means his autoimmune system is no longer in constant fight mode.

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