GOING TO SKIP TO GYM? TRY THIS FOR YOUR HEART INSTEAD



Ok. So “instead” was a very bad choice of words. When it comes to taking care of our health and avoiding chronic disease, there is no “instead.” You can’t take Vitamin C instead of quitting smoking. You can’t go to the gym and exercise an extra half hour instead of skipping the supersize on the value meal.

But there are some things that just seem to consistently come up in the medical literature that show potent cardioprotection. Interval type exercise. Nuts. Stress management. This particular article again highlights just one facet of the importance of maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D intake. 

Vitamin D is not a vitamin. Rather, it is a hormone that has effects on pretty much every cell in our body. That is why deficiency has been linked to such a broad spectrum of problems. Some of these include:

There’s more, but I’m sure you get the point. In this article, researchers found over triple the risk for >50% plaguing in the coronary arteries in those who had levels of vitamin D <15 vs those with levels >30 ng/ml. And this is a really low level for “adequate” vitamin D. Most researchers consider 60-100 ng/ml as optimal levels of serum 25-OHD.

Few are supplementing with enough vitamin D to get to optimal levels. In my office, it is rare for a new patient coming in to be taking more than 1,000-2,000 IU / day even when they been identified with low serum levels or diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. In many of these cases I will start recommendations at 4,000 / day.

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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4 thoughts on “GOING TO SKIP TO GYM? TRY THIS FOR YOUR HEART INSTEAD

  1. I did not know that Vit D was not a vit. And we will now double our Vit D intake. Learn something from all your “rantings.” Thanks!!!

  2. Glad to help….technically Vitamin D is a prohormone, but when converted to its active form is a hormone. A vitamin helps and enzyme to its work; a hormone actually changes the way a cell functions and has a much, much broader effect.

  3. For some reason as yet unknown, sunlight exposure just does not seem to be raising blood levels of vitamin D like it should be. Supplementation may be our best option for now. It’s VERY cheap, safe and easy to take (you can take ours once per week).

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