Welcome to the Vitamin D Wellness Protocol designed for members of this Facebook group. You can “Defend Your Life” against a long list of diseases by having adequate amounts of vitamin D (suggesting a goal of 100ng/mL (250 nmol/L)). To enjoy the best vitamin D and its partners have to offer, we suggest following these simple 3 steps: D3, K2, and magnesium. We did, and our health and quality of life have improved tremendously!
Vitamin D3: Most diets do not contain adequate vitamin D3. Start by taking 5,000 IU daily of vitamin D3 oil-based, softgel supplements with or right after your breakfast that includes a healthy fat such as eggs, nuts, yogurt. After one week, increase your D3 intake to 10,000 IU a day. Enjoy direct noon sun exposure for up to 15-20 minutes a day, when possible. If you have liver or kidney issues, please consult your healthcare practitioner prior to supplementing with vitamin D3.
Vitamin K2: A vitamin K2 diet includes lots of grass-fed meat and dairy products. Since most of us are lacking a daily abundant intake of grass-fed goods, consume about 100 mcg of vitamin K2 (MK-7). The better quality K2 (MK-7) supplements contain natto, a fermented soybean, daily or several times a week. Take your K2 softgel with your D3 softgel with or right after your breakfast. (If you cannot take soy products or are taking thyroid hormone medication, we provide a link to soy-free vitamin K2 (MK-7)). Please do not take any form of vitamin K if you are on blood-thinning medication without the approval of your healthcare practitioner.
Magnesium: Magnesium-rich foods include leafy green vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. A daily supplement of magnesium malate or glycinate of at least 400 -600 mg should increase your level of this essential mineral. If you prefer energy-boosting magnesium malate, take it with your D3 and K2 with or right after your breakfast. Or take your magnesium glycinate before bedtime. (The glycine in this supplement has a calming effect that should foster sleep.) Members taking thyroid medication should wait at least four hours before taking any minerals such as magnesium.
What about calcium? Rich sources of dietary calcium include leafy green vegetables, dairy products, nuts, legumes, and seeds. Many of us have adequate calcium without any supplementation. Calcium supplements may add unwanted calcium that can linger in body tissues that could cause cardiovascular disease and other serious medical conditions. Do not take a calcium supplement unless your blood serum calcium level is below normal.
Before we address specific supplement products, the Vitamin D Wellness Group recommends reading at least one of the Defend Your Life books about the amazing health benefits of vitamin D3 plus lots more. Many members who have read a Defend Your Life book characterize it as “life changing” and often reference these inexpensive and easy-to-read books. Defend Your Life also won a prestigious Mom’s Choice Award® for its creativity and family friendliness. Due to its up-to-date (as current as 2019) information and focus on early-life health, reading Defend Your Life II is highly recommended.
(Defend Your Life and Defend Your Life II are available via Amazon country sites and online book retailers worldwide.)
Believe it or not, most dietary supplements contain ingredients that do not provide any health benefits. Supplements should be based in olive, coconut, or avocado oil and NOT be in tablet form. In some cases, dietary , “name-brand” supplements include substances that may be harmful (for example, carcinogenic) to you. In some cases, the Group administrators may offer a suggestion for a specific supplement. Please remember that you ultimately are responsible for your own health. Therefore, it is each individual’s responsibility to ensure that supplements suggested in this Protocol are appropriate in accordance with one’s medical history (in other words, when in doubt, review the list of supplements with your healthcare practitioner).
The Vitamin D Protocol addresses many deficiencies in bodily health, as almost all cells have Vitamin D receptors and need daily Vitamin D3 to function. However, not all symptoms of poor health are attributable to low Vitamin D levels, so supplementing with Vitamin D3 and its cofactors may not be a “Cure All.” Following the Group Protocol should improve your health. But if you are following the Protocol and still have lingering health issues, please consult a medical practitioner.
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