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Thoughts on improving vitamin D policies - Vieth Nov 2013

Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposiums; for Canada Vitamin D Day - Nov 5, 2013

Vitamin D and Policy Creation, by Reinhold Vieth, Ph.D.

A few of his slides

Ontario, Canada is no longer paying for vitamin D tests
   unless the person already has one of the few health problems which
   OHIP has determinded is associated with low vitamin D

Note: There are similar restrictions in the rest of Canada, the UK, and Australia
Look at the list of Vitamin D related health problem in the column to the left of this page

Risks associated with too little as well as too much vitamin D


Perhaps some lessons learned from fortification of Iodine


VitaminDWiki view of too little/too much vitamin D

That is: consider moving both curves to the right.

Chart by Baggerly (click on chart for details)

derived from Grassroots 2013

35,000 IU reduced Psorasis (click on image for details)


Appears that Vitamin D can induce remission in recent Multiple Sclerosis 20,000 to 140,000 IU vitamin D DAILY

VitaminDWiki on lessons learned from fortification
(takes a century for govts to change)

Pellegra and Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Dr. Heaney Nov 2013 - also took a century

Vitamin D home fortification- don't wait 100 years for your govt

See also VitaminDWiki

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3365 Fortification.gif admin 09 Dec, 2013 16:34 29.17 Kb 6160
3364 Vieth Vit D policy creation Nov 2013.pdf PDF - 2013 admin 09 Dec, 2013 13:45 4.39 Mb 1284
3363 Fortification century.gif admin 09 Dec, 2013 13:01 38.23 Kb 816
3362 Too little too much.gif admin 09 Dec, 2013 12:57 77.65 Kb 1423
3361 OHIP not pay.gif admin 09 Dec, 2013 12:56 141.75 Kb 1670
3360 Vieth Iodination took half a century.jpg admin 09 Dec, 2013 12:06 137.60 Kb 1375
3359 Vieth Risk too little vs too much.jpg admin 09 Dec, 2013 12:06 83.68 Kb 1405