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Vitamin D: Values for Normal are Exaggerated
Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals
Featured Recipes

March 2011 Printer Friendly Pdf Volume 10, Issue 3

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Vitamin D: Values for Normal Are Exaggerated

Examining a patient’s blood for vitamin D levels has become common practice, with many millions of tests performed annually in the US. Based on the current standards of normal—30 ng/mL or greater—between 50 and 90 percent of adults and children are considered deficient in vitamin D.1-5 Even people who are exposed to large amounts of sunlight do not meet the standards for sufficiency. For example, after a spring and summer in sunny California and a trip to Costa Rica this past July (2010) with hours spent intentionally sunbathing, Mary McDougall had a vitamin D test run in August of 2010. She failed, based on commonly reported standards, with a value of 29.6 ng/mL. Many well-meaning doctors would have told her she was not in good health and in need of supplementation with vitamin D pills, perhaps for a lifetime.


Favorite Five Articles from Recent Medical Journals

Acne is Caused by Diet, Especially Dairy Products

What is the Best Baby Formula

Hidden Vegetables Cause Weight Loss

Measurement of PSA Velocity Harms More Men

BP Pills (ARBs) Increase the Risk of Dying


Featured Recipes
Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Isa Chandra Moskowitz is an award-winning vegan chef and author of several best-selling cookbooks, including Veganomicon, Vegan with a Vengeance, and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. A Brooklyn native who began her vegan cooking journey more than twenty years ago, she is inspired by New York City’s diverse cuisine. You can find her cooking and writing at The Post Punk Kitchen.

Chickpea Piccata

Miso Udon Stir-fry with Greens & Beans

Mango BBQ Beans

Five-Spice Delicata Squash

Goddess Nicoise

Green Goddess Garlic Dressing



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