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Vitamin D Solution A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problems

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ISBN-10: 0452296889

ISBN-13: 9780452296886

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael F. Holick, Andrew Weil

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"This information can save your life. Really." -Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Timesbestselling author of The Wisdom of Menopause Many Americans have succumbed to the scare tactics of the dermatological community, and avoid sunlight for fear of skin cancer and premature aging. Therefore, most of us suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which causes daily aches, pains, and fatigue, worsens serious illnesses, and diminishes the quality of everyday life. Drawing on decades of research, Dr. Michael f. Holick reveals a well-kept secret: our bodies need a sensible amount of unprotected sun exposure. The most comprehensive rescriptive book on the market, The Vitamin D Solutionoffers readers an easy…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Michael F. Holick, ph.d., M.D., is the director of the General Clinical Research Unit and professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center. He has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Time, Newsweek, Men�s Health, and Scientific American. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

Introduction: From NASA to the National Zoo
The Light of Your Life and the Health Hormone
What Is Vitamin D?: Is it a hormone or a vitamin?
Fish, Phytoplankton, Dinosaurs, Lizards, and You: The evolution of vitamin D and the science of sunlight
Hard Bodies: The magic of D on muscle and bone health
Adventures in Globe-Trotting: Do common killers like cancer and heart disease share common geography?
Finding Immunity: Can vitamin D be the body's secret weapon against germs and autoimmune disease?
Mind Matters and Mixed Emotions: The facts of light on mood, mental states, and sense of well-being
Are You Deficient?: A quick self-test to determine your level of deficiency
Three Steps to Rebuilding Your Vitamin D Levels
Step 1: Let the Sunshine In: Practicing sensible sun exposure for optimal health
Step 2: Bone Up on Calcium: The dynamic duo of calcium and vitamin D can sustain your life
Step 3: Supplement Safely: How to supplement as a backup plan
Special Treatment: Other causes of vitamin D deficiency
Dethroning the Cover-Up: Another giant leap for medicine and mankind
Q & A: Odds and ends and a few more reminders in the classic FAQ style
Resource Guide
Selected Bibliography