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Quote of the Week:
Docs Still Don’t Grasp ‘D’

Monday, January 9th, 2012

“They [doctors] still have not grasped the importance and appreciation of this [Vitamin D] because Vitamin D has so many benefits — it affects two to three thousand of our genes as a regulator. And if you aren’t able to implement it properly, you are not going to get those benefits.” — Natural health guru Dr. Joseph Mercola

Mercola was a guest on TV’s “Dr. Oz” last week, discussing three reasons he says you should not trust your doctor. The number one reason: The best source of Vitamin D. Mercola says get into the sun, and use a sunbed in the winter. The reason? There is no other source capable of naturally delivering 8,000 IU of vitamin D daily, which Mercola recommends.

A full body suntan in a non-burning fashion makes up to 20,000 IU of vitamin D in the skin — 200 times more than is fortified into an 8-ounce glass of milk. Only fresh fatty fish like salmon caught in the stream have anywhere near 1,000 IU of vitamin D.