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The LLVLC Show (Episode 442): Dr. Michael Holick Offers ‘The Vitamin D Solution’ To Common Health Problems

Posted Feb 10 2011 5:43pm


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    In Episode 443 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we are very pleased to welcome to the podcast the foremost authority on the subject of Vitamin D named Dr. Michael Holick . He’s written a book about Vitamin D entitled The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem (read my review of this book) that will answer all of your burning questions about Vitamin D for the purposes of improving your health. I’m grateful to Dr. Holick for his willingness to come on my podcast to talk about this very important subject.

    Listen to Dr. Michael Holick in today’s interview as he discusses:

  • His personal interest in health that led him to become a PhD and MD
  • How he got interested professionally in the subject of Vitamin D
  • Why Vitamin D has become so popular in recent years
  • Why Vitamin D is referred to as a vitamin rather than a hormone
  • The folly of drinking fortified milk for adequate Vitamin D
  • Good sources of Vitamin D in foods and supplements
  • The proper daily recommendations for Vitamin D for children and adults
  • Using Vitamin D as a preventative measure for avoiding various disease
  • Why sunlight exposure in most of the world does not provide enough Vitamin D
  • Whether Vitamin D deficiency is a modern problem or if it’s been around a while
  • The harm that happened when sunscreen was promoted as healthy
  • If the inexpensive Vitamin D supplements at drug stores are adequate
  • His own personal Vitamin D level and how much he supplements daily
  • What the healthy range for Vitamin D should be for optimal health
  • The daily amounts of Vitamin D required by obese people
  • What the cutoff level is for Vitamin D toxicity
  • The dangerous consequences of overdosing on Vitamin D
  • Whether home testing tests for Vitamin D exist like a glucometer for blood sugar
  • How Vitamin D is used to strengthen your immune system
  • Why children need to be getting adequate amounts of Vitamin D
  • The emotional/mental/brain health impact of low Vitamin D levels
  • How someone can know whether or not they are deficient in Vitamin D
  • Why the 25-hydroxy Vitamin D is the ONLY Vitamin D test you want to run
  • The importance of sunlight exposure in getting enough Vitamin D
  • Why calcium is an important element in getting enough Vitamin D
  • Whether there is a difference between taking Vitamin D2 vs. D3
  • Why Vitamin D2 is available only as a prescription and why he prescribes it to patients
  • The risk of Vitamin D deficiency in people who have had bariatric surgery
  • How certain medications can actually destroy Vitamin D
  • Why people with Celiac disease cannot sufficiently absorb Vitamin D

    There are three ways you can listen to Episode 443:

    1. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast

    2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast

    3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 443 [38:51m]

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    What did you think about the information you heard about Vitamin D from Dr. Michael Holick? Express your reaction to what you heard in the show notes section of Episode 443 . Pick up your own copy of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem , visit Dr. Holick’s official web site , as well as his “Vitamin D Health” blog . Coming up next week, we’ll have you covered from head to toe with interviews featuring a couple of Dans! On Monday, Dr. Daniel “The Barefoot Professor” Howell will be here discussing The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes . Although he doesn’t come at this from the Paleolithic perspective, I think you’ll find the information he provides about being a barefoot advocate quite fascinating. Then on Thursday, we move up to the head with Danny Roddy (formerly of who is now promoting the role that diet plays in prevent hair loss. No kidding! He’s got a companion e-book called The Healthy Hair Diet that details some of the nutritional strategies Danny himself used to grow back his hair again. If you are concerned with thinning hair and baldness, then you’ll not want to miss this podcast!

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