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Old 11-16-2009, 08:18 PM   #41
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I have been up on the vit. d tip for about two months. about 5,000iu a day on avg. damned if it doesn't work.

noted changes..

I generally sleep pretty badly but have been waking more refreshed on a consistent basis even with less than optimum sleep.

Immune system..have avoided three major flues that were going around the office and that my kids had. came down with soem sniffles but beat the cold in about 2 days. my kids bring home every damn thing so this is a big noticeable change.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:05 AM   #42
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Nice, Dave! Good stuff, especially where you're at.

I'd suggest you get your kids on it too. 1000iu per 35# of bodyweight is a good level in general.

My baby girl has barely caught a sniffle this season, she gets a drop of 1000iu D3 in her bottle every day, sometimes along with some powdered probiotics.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #43
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Nice, Dave! Good stuff, especially where you're at.

I'd suggest you get your kids on it too. 1000iu per 35# of bodyweight is a good level in general.

My baby girl has barely caught a sniffle this season, she gets a drop of 1000iu D3 in her bottle every day, sometimes along with some powdered probiotics.
thanks!1000iu per 35#... makes sense.. kids are plugged in.

i'll hit you up offline re: the probiotics...think i'm over any skepticism i had on that front.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:49 PM   #44
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dr. g!

im a little surprised at your comments regarding excessive EPA/DHA doses. i believe ive seen robb suggest 0.5g EPA+DHA per 10# bodyweight. do you think that is too aggressive?
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #45
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Maybe for treatment of a condition, that dosing would be fine in certain cases. Or for a person that has been chronically diet-deficient in EPA+DHA for a long time (maybe their whole life?). My fish oil pills at the office have 800 EPA+DHA per capsule, for me to take 11 of those a day would seem a bit much to do every day for the rest of my life.

For normal folks, that might be a bit much...depends on the person. Coagulation problems, depending on the person, could easily start in susceptible people.

I'd personally spend my money on a smaller amount of fish oil and the rest on other things that work along different pathways.

Deficiency in Vitamin K could be a large part of how super-aggressive fish oil protocols came to be...Vit. K used to always go along with our animal fats, now it is hardly present at all.

EDIT: Eva, I checked Robb's blog after the post I made that I thought you were referring to, you might want to look at that, it seems Robb and I were relatively agreeing...http://robbwolf.com/?p=910&cpage=2
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:37 AM   #46
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Thought id update all on my vit D testing experience..

So i got tested in august 09 at 32ng/ml, after probably years of just ~400iu D a day and occasional inadvetant sun on vacations.

Then started on 6k a day(5k of that oil based gel caps), and getting 1h of sun on at weekend days where possible. and not showering afterwards hahaha. ;-)
I retest in Jan and scored 55nl/ml 25-OH total.

Not bad.
But im gonna kick it up to 11k 5 days a week based on the 1000iu per 25lb daily guideline and see how i feel.
I tested with ZRT btw.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:05 AM   #47
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Thanks for the update Tony.
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:28 AM   #48
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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6261IX20100307

A blurb on Reuters talking about the link between T-cells and Vitamin D.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:09 AM   #49
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Sounds good info in Dr Eades blog review of 'The Vitamin D Solution' book....

Why not just take the supplements and forget about the sun?

Vitamin D made in the skin lasts at least twice as long in the blood as vitamin D ingested from the diet. When you are exposed to sunlight, you make not only vitamin D but also at least five and up to ten additional photoproducts that you would never get from dietary sources or from a supplement.

I can almost here the supplement manufacturers creating 'full spectrum vit D' caps!
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:58 AM   #50
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I can almost here the supplement manufacturers creating 'full spectrum vit D' caps!
I hope they succeed for real. Some of us live in places where the sun can be hard to find for significant stretches at a time.
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