Aging and prolonging life spans has been all the rage recently. Though gaining in popularity it appears that recently more studies have come out demonstrating the important factors affecting our bodies aging process. In the next four articles I will discuss how optimal dosing and blood levels ties in with preventative health, it’s conflict with human nature and factors influencing one’s aging. To start as I have mentioned in my book for one cellular health is key to longevity.
As replacing damaged tissue with cells versus scar tissue is ideal and assure maximum organ function for the greatest length of time. So, preventing illness or trauma that can damage or kill cells is key. It is a rough and tumble world with lots of dangers out there so the more we can do to protect ourselves the better. That is preventative health.
The problem is preventative health isn’t sexy and how do you really know if it is working? You don’t and that makes it easy for people to become complacent. For example, with measles vaccines. It has been so long since it was a major issue that people forget its horrors. There are other health issues like this. Thus, if we go years and even decades with few or none acquiring an illness like this it is human nature to question like in the case of the measles vaccine its need.
Question if we still need this vaccine and if so, does everyone need to receive it. This question often arises as it starts to appear that the cost to those few who have a severe side effect from the vaccine now out weights the benefits. Because none may get the disease in the groups adequately vaccinated but enough become damaged that it raises this question. Human nature.
I am not sure I have an answer to when this question arises to keep people focused on doing those things that assure, we don’t regress by stopping an effective preventative health measure and again suffer from already conquered diseases or health issue. It not does appear that there are any similar negative effects, in the case of vitamin D3 by taking and maintain optimal doses and blood levels.
But again, that is the reason we need more study, but it is clear like other preventative health measures the benefits strongly out weight the risks. You only need to look at the percentage of us that suffer from winter syndrome-some of its effects like obesity, poor sleep and immune issues-to see that we have a crisis and all the research showing the benefits of vitamin D3. Unfortunately with rare exceptions none at optimal levels of vitamin D3.
This is complacency is also true with our physical safety. I have seen the more we employment safety measures like helmets, airbags and seat belts the greater the risks many take. Not only a small group of those who are on the more aggressive side, though this group is typically the first to do so, but as time passes and these measures as well as those individuals who push the limits prove their value many if not all others will to some degree start adjusting by taking greater risks.

*The information posted above is for educational purposes only. Always check with your doctor before initiating any changes in your medical treatment. If you do not, then The Two-Minute Health Fact, Dr. Judson Somerville, nor The Optimal Dose is responsible!

1 Comment

Anna M Blissitt · December 28, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Just read your book “The Optimal Dose” . I have been doing a ton of reading on D3 because since moving to KY from FL my levels dropped significantly causing all kinds of issues to pop up. Your book has provided me valuable insight. I have had little to help from “traditional medicine” and have been studying supplements and herbal remedies and have had some success. Your book is a helpful resource. I do have one question, Is there a better time of day to take the D3? Thank you for your book and insight.

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