So you have been feeling low in energy and have issues with your heart and your doctor wants to put you on statin drugs to help keep your cholesterol low and low dose aspirin. Maybe you just need a good dose of sunshine. But how much sunshine do you need or perhaps a better way to ask the question is how much vitamin D do you need? A newly published report states that just 600 IU of vitamin D per day had a significant impact on reducing heart disease. So if 30 minutes in the mid day summer sun with sixty percent of your skin surface exposed allows your body to produce 15,000 IU, to get to 600 IU would only take 1.2 minutes or 72 seconds. Here is the report: Heart risk lower in men who get enough vitamin D : Reuters June, 2011 or from a couple of years ago: Low vitamin D level linked to heart disease US News November, 2009
Now if this were a patentable drug, there would be extreme headlines and multiple commercials on tv every hour touting what a wonderful drug had been discovered. So what the medical folks are telling us is if we spend less than two minutes in the midday sun we will reduce heart disease. So how much time do we need to spend in the summer sun to eliminate heart disease? It seems that if we keep our vitamin D3 25(OH)D level above 70 ng/ml there is significant increase in our general level of health. So what does 70 ng/ml represent as far as sun exposure? This is the average of people that live in a sunny country.
So what are the cardiologist saying about all of this? Two examples:
Dr. William Davis, cardiologist in Milwaukee, writes the five most important things to prevent heart disease: “The five most powerful heart disease prevention strategies”
Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist in California, has reported in the past that by treating his patients with vitamin D and L-arginine, the heart disease reduced in his small town to the point that the three physician cardiology practice moved to another location because of lack of business. Endocrine Metabolic
So just maybe a proper amount of vitamin D, iodine for your thyroid, eliminate wheat, enough omega 3’s, enough L-arginine or other nitric oxide source like niacin, and some fun exercise and you will have a healthy heart. Where is all the stuff about the drugs and medical procedures that you need? Find a cardiologist or endocrinologist that understands the science and you are on your way to health. What about the government agencies that we pay to protect us? You have to decide that one on your own. – Pandemic Survivor