Not all Ds are bad. You should add some to your health report card according to Dr. David Servan-Schreiber and a growing number of scientists.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber is the author of a book I heartily recommend because of how helpful it’s been in my own battle with cancer. Evidently others agree as Anticancer: A New Way of Life is now the number one selling book on cancer in the world.
The good doctor also has a great website with lots of helpful data. I just read the article on the role vitamin D plays in preventing cancer and other diseases.
“Substantial scientific evidence now exists supporting the role of vitamin D in prevention of cancer. Multiple research findings have reasonably established that an adequate serum vitamin D status is independently associated with substantially lower incidence rates of several types of cancer, including breast, colon, ovary, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (my type of cancer) and several other types.
“The appropriate intake of vitamin D for cancer risk reduction depends on the individual’s age, skin type, lifestyle, and latitude of residence. Recent scientific evidence indicates that intakes of 1000–2000 IU per day could prevent a substantial proportion of cancers and would also be effective in reducing risks of falls, fractures, heart diseases and strokes, multiple sclerosis and type I childhood diabetes.”
My family physician put me on vitamin D months ago for my general health; I’m encouraged to learn of its cancer-fighting properties. I take a D3 supplement daily. The 2,000 I.U.s are five times the MDR (Minimum Daily Requirement), which is set way too low.
Vitamin D is inexpensive, easy to take and normally has no side effects. There’s little danger of toxicity unless you take mega-doses (10,000 I.U.s) over several months.
Bottom Line: aDD more “D” to your Diet.