I am delighted to have this guest blog by Dr. Patrick Dougherty. He is one of the most pure healers that I know. I am indebted to him for being such an incredible support in my own life over the years!
Note that this blog is timely for those of us in the north, but Vitamin D is important all year long!
The days are shorter. It might be dark by 4pm. There are fewer sunny days. For many people the gray on the outside mirrors gray on the inside.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) incidence in the Pacific Northwest is estimated to be as high as 30% in adults. SAD is the depression, lethargy, fatigue and even detachment from life that many feel as the sun becomes a memory. Many health professionals attribute SAD, at least partially, to vitamin D3 deficiency.
Vitamin D3 is a fat soluble hormone, a chemical messenger for about 2000 chemical processes in the human body. D3 deficiencies are found in most autoimmune diseases, especially Multiple Sclerosis which has a much higher incidence in the Pacific Northwest; and in most cases of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
No surprise that D3 could be a factor in SAD. If you are one of the millions living under an emotional dark cloud in the winter you might be interested in this account of a recent patient visit in my chiropractic office.
The patient had suffered two significant head and neck traumas in a little more than a two month period. Treatment consisted of various interventions designed to help her brain, her pain and her headaches. On this day she stated that she was catching a cold. Whenever this happens I offer the patient a 25,000 IU dose of liquid vitamin D. Often this stops the cold flu symptoms in their tracks.
The next day I received a call from a very excited woman who wanted to come in and purchase a bottle of D3 liquid. She not only had no cold, but her brain had more clarity and her mood was better than it had been in a long time. A happy husband paid the $28 cash price for a 6 month supply of liquid D3.
I recommend D3 for just about everyone, I like the liquid D3 because all hormones are fat soluble and, I believe, more easily utilized in liquid form. D3 is good for the whole family, and for most people it costs less than 20 cents a day. If you have the wintertime blues, come in and get your own bottle of D3.
Patrick Dougherty, D.C. is the author of Do you Want to Get Better? The Future of Health Care and the co-author of Quantum Healing: The Synergy of Chiropractic and Reiki
Check out his website for incredible health tips and tools!