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Importance to Health VDW10426
My opinion - which is based on reading >20,000 related studies
I would love to see attempts at quantifying this
   Henry Lahore, founder of VitaminDWiki,   2019

Cost effective for US Medicare/Medicaid to give a 30% discount on healthy food - March 2019

“Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs Fast Company

  • Cost effectivity results from the simulation of healthy foods decreasing direct medical cost due to just heart and diabetes problems
    • They would have found far bigger savings if they laos considered the reduction in many other health problems
  • They note that
    • 86% of health care costs are due to lifestyle diseases
    • 76% of physician visits result in a drug prescription
  • They apparently assumed a 30% decrease in cost of healthy food ==> 37% increase in healthy food purchase
    • A previous meta-analysis found that 1% decrease in the price of healthy food ==>1.24% increase in purchase
  • They assumed 20% additional cost for administrating the program
  • Calculated just the direct medical cost reductions and ignored other cost savings - such as time on job
  • Apparently assumed that Medicare/Medicaid increasing health foods late in life will result in improved health
    • VitaminDWiki is unsure if that assumption is correct

Cost-effectiveness of financial incentives for improving diet and health through Medicare and Medicaid: A microsimulation study PLOS-Medicine
 Download the study PDF from VitaminDWiki

Vitamin D Receptor

Vitamin D Receptor table shows what compensates for low VDR activation

Compensate for poor VDR by increasing one or more:

1) Vitamin D supplement
  Sun, Ultraviolet -B
Vitamin D in the blood
and thus to the cells
2) MagnesiumVitamin D in the blood
 AND to the cells
3) Omega-3 Vitamin D to the cells
4) Resveratrol Vitamin D to the cells
5) Intense exercise Vitamin D Receptor
6) Get prescription for VDR activator
   paricalcitol, maxacalcitol?
Vitamin D Receptor
7) Quercetin (flavonoid) Vitamin D Receptor
8) Zinc is in the VDRVitamin D Receptor
9) BoronVitamin D Receptor ?,
10) Essential oils e.g. ginger, curcuminVitamin D Receptor
11) ProgesteroneVitamin D Receptor

Note: If you are not feeling enough benefit from Vitamin D, you might try increasing VDR activation.
You might feel the benefit within days of adding one or more of the above


Supplements category in VitaminDWiki has the following

Supplement  # of
Increase D
to tissue
Omega-3 278
Many benefits30%?
Magnesium 232
Many need Mg30%
Calcium 182
Vitamin K 115
Hard bones,
soft arteries
Iron 49
Vitamin B12 33
Zinc 29
Boron 24
Iodine 22
Resveratrol 23
>100% if
poor VDR

Example: Vitamin K

Live Longer - data-based 2019

A lot more categories @ Information is Beautiful

Yet again, review of poor nutrition education for doctors - JAMA March 2019

Nutrition Education in Medical School, Residency Training, and Practice

  • "Beginning with medical school, the time devoted to nutrition is limited, with an average of 19 total hours..."
  • "Similarly, requirements for nutrition education are lacking in specialty training programs. For example, the current Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Program Requirement document for internal medicine residency has 42 pages, and the document for cardiovascular disease fellowship has 41 pages, but neither document includes the words “nutrition” or “diet.”
  • "In a 2017 survey of 646 cardiologists, 90% reported that they had not received adequate nutrition education to counsel their patients, even though 95% believed it was their personal responsibility to do so"
  • "Is it appropriate to serve pizza and soft drinks at a resident conference while bemoaning the high prevalence of obesity and encouraging patients to eat healthier? A similarly poor example exists in medical conferences, including national meetings, where some morning sessions are accompanied by foods such as donuts and sausage"

 Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki

Note: Doctors are paid for treating health problems, not preventing them.
Doctors and hospitals have a negative financal incentive for preventing health problems
   Founder of VitaminDWiki


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