Last month I was included in an MSN article discussing Vitamin D. I do not recommend using dietary supplements, since the best source of nutrients is those found in nature. Instead, consume at least two different vegetables on a daily basis. Eat one vegetable raw in its natural form without any processing or cooking to be sure to derive the most benefits from it. The following is an excerpt from the article:
2. Too much vitamin D can cause kidney stones.
Yes, there is such thing as overdoing it with vitamin D supplements. Excess vitamin D intake (specifically from supplements) can have unwanted side effects…the worst of which include kidney stones. Dr. John Poothullil, MD, FRCP, author of Your Health Is At Risk: How to Navigate Information Chaos to Prevent Lifestyle Diseases, tells The Healthy: “Vitamin D increases how much calcium is absorbed by the gut. However, too much vitamin D is dangerous because it can cause high calcium levels, leading to kidney stones.” Dr. Poothullil says other side effects of excess vitamin D include nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, and confusion.
If you supplement with vitamin D, pay close attention to the dosage to ensure you’re not reaching toxic levels. Dr. Poothullil recommends a daily amount of 800 international units (IU). However, for people in northern climates or who don’t get outdoors much, a 1,000 to 2,000 IU supplement can be beneficial. Before taking vitamin D supplements of any strength, we recommend you talk to your healthcare provider.
Your Health is at Risk
In 2020, there were over 122 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with elevated blood glucose, 34 million with the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, and 88 million diagnosed with prediabetes, yet their hope for healthy living is thwarted by medical dogma, disinformation, misinformation, and missing information.
Disinformation, Misinformation, and Missing Information, which is abbreviated “DMMI”, fuels growing health illiteracy and unhealthy lifestyle choices. This drives not only increases in Type 2 diabetes but also cancer, cardiovascular diseases, COVID-19, and other illnesses considered lifestyle diseases.
As described in my 5th book, Your Health Is at Risk, a literate person in today’s world is aware that the traditional media and social media are swarming with intentional disinformation about many topics, from politics to finances, to health advice and diet plans. Literacy, critical thinking, and a tolerance for reading scientific material are absolutely necessary to detect such disinformation.