The Link Between Vitamin D and Pain
“People who are vitamin D deficient are more likely to suffer from chronic pain and fatigue, and those with these conditions may improve or even recover entirely when treated…” (1)
On this journey of healing from Chronic Lyme Disease, I discovered the role of Vitamin D in my daily diet. Vitamin D is a fat soluable vitamin that is essential in cell regeneration, since every cell in the body has Vitamin D receptors. According to The National Institutes of Health, we’ve seen an increase in Cancer, Osteoporosis, Alzheimers, Chrones Disease and other maladies all due to the lack of Vitamin D in our diet. (2) In fact many are beginning to believe that the rise of Alzheimers is due to the low fat, fat free craze.
It’s being suggested that the RDA of 600 IU of Vitamin D is too low. In fact healthy adults should take at least 1,000 IU per day and those suffering should take 2,000 IU or more. (3) Personally I just swig my Cod Liver Oil bottle every morning. And when I’m struggling with symptoms of Lyme Disease or it’s co-infections, I take 2 swigs! I use Orange Flavored Blue Ice High Vitamin Cod Liver Oil from Dr Ron’s. In fact Dr Ron Schmid sees the best improvements in his Lyme patients when they use Raw Butter and Cod Liver Oil together and the more butter the better his office staff told me.
Of course from the perspective of eating nutrient dense foods, getting enough Vitamin D daily is easy. You can eat the foods listed here and of course in the summer or if you live in a warm climate year round you can obtain Vitamin D from the sun.
Here are some great foods to add to your diet that will boost your Vitamin D levels.
Lots of Raw Butter
Cod Liver Oil (Dr Weston A Price found that CLO is best taken with raw butter)
Eel has some of the highest amounts next to Sardines
Pastured Eggs, more specifically the yolks
(1) Natural News
(2) Natural News
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