The Vitamin D Solution: a 3-step strategy to cure our most common health problem

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Scribe Publications Pty Limited, Aug 30, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages

Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. Recent research indicates that 23 per cent of Australians have some degree of vitamin D deficiency, including up to 43 per cent of young women. As a result, they may suffer from chronic health conditions, ranging from daily annoyances such as fatigue and pain to life-threatening illnesses. But few people know why vitamin D is so important and what they can do to avoid the myriad ailments associated with its deficiency, including osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

There is no better person to demystify this vitamin and showcase its place in human health than author Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD — the father of modern vitamin D research. With more than three decades spent studying the relationship between vitamin D, limited sun exposure, and human wellbeing, Dr Holick shares his findings on how combining the natural curative properties of the sun along with small lifestyle changes can help everyone to live a substantially healthier life.

Armed with a three-step plan incorporating safe amounts of sun exposure, the right supplementation, and eating foods rich in vitamin D, Dr Holick provides prescriptive advice for anyone — from relatively healthy people to those suffering from chronic or even fatal diseases — on how to easily rebuild and maintain optimal levels of this essential hormone.

Rich with anecdotes and entertaining case studies, The Vitamin D Solution also presents research from around the world to serve as a wake-up call on the importance of this potentially lifesaving hormone.

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User Review  - Kanst - LibraryThing

This book has in-depth and easy to read tables of how many minutes of sun exposure you need per day, broken down by latitude and skin color. The convenience of these tables is worth the shelf space all on its' own. Read full review

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

Based on the author's years of research, referencing other medical research as well. Well organized and presented clearly. Although "scientific" may seem daunting, this book is very easy to read and so well organized that I was able to quickly find the information I wanted. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, is a professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Centre. Additionally, at BUMC, Dr Holick serves as the director of the General Clinical Research Unit, the Bone Health Clinic, and the Heliotherapy Light and Skin Research Center. A recent recipient of the Linus Pauling Institute Prize in health research and the DSM Nutrition Award, Dr Holick has authored more than three hundred peer-reviewed research articles, edited or co-edited eleven books in academia, written two books for a general audience, and currently serves on the editorial board for a number of medical publications. A tireless crusader for sensible sun exposure, Dr Holick speaks worldwide about the benefits of vitamin D and has been featured in numerous popular media, including The New York Times, Forbes, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and Scientific American. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

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