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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2009
The worlds leading expert on Vitamin D combines cutting-edge science with a three-step strategy to reveal how a health hormone can help prevent diseases, alleviate their symptoms and improve overall health.
Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. In America alone, over 200 million people lack sufficient levels of vitamin D and may consequently suffer from chronic health conditions, ranging from daily annoyances like fatigue and pain to life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But few people know why vitamin D is so important and what can they do to avoid the myriad ailments associated with deficiency.
Armed with a three-step plan incorporating safe amounts of sun exposure, the right supplementation, and eating foods rich in Vitamin D, Dr. Holick provides prescriptive advice for anyone—from relatively healthy people to those suffering from chronic or even fatal diseases---on how to easily rebuild and maintain optimal levels of this essential hormone.