The Vitamin D Solution
A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem
By Michael F. Holick
(Hudson Street Press, Hardcover, 9781594630675, 336pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The world's leading expert on vitamin D reveals the missing link to achieving optimal health
Vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition in the world. In America alone, over 200 million people lack sufficient levels of vitamin D and may consequently suffer from chronic health conditions, ranging from daily annoyances like fatigue and pain to life-threatening illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But few people know why vitamin D is so important and what they can do to avoid the myriad ailments associated with deficiency, including heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
There is no better person to demystify this vitamin and showcase its place in human health than author Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D.-the father of modern vitamin D research. With more than three decades spent studying the relationship between vitamin D, limited sun exposure, and human well-being, Dr. Holick shares his findings on how combining the natural curative properties of the sun along with small lifestyle changes can help everyone to live a substantially healthier life.
Armed with a three-step plan incorporating safe amounts of sun exposure, the right supplementation, and eating foods rich in vitamin D, Dr. Holick provides prescriptive advice for anyone- from relatively healthy people to those suffering from chronic or even fatal diseases- on how to easily rebuild and maintain optimal levels of this essential hormone.
Rich with anecdotes and entertaining case studies, The Vitamin D Solution also presents research from around the world to serve as a wake-up call on this potentially lifesaving hormone for health.
Michael F. Holick, ph.d., M.D., is the director of the General Clinical Research Unit and professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center. He has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and Scientific American. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.
“Following Dr. Holick's advice about vitamin D is possibly the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and save yourself from many chronic diseases, including cancer.”—David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., author of international bestsellers The Instinct to Heal and Anticancer: A New Way of Life
“Dr. Michael Holick has been a hero of mine for many years. How thrilling to have his ground-breaking research on vitamin D in one easily accessible book. This information can save your life. Really."—Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Dr. Holick shows us why if you do one thing for your health beside eating well and exercising it MUST be getting more vitamin D through sun or supplements. Vitamin D deficiency affecting 200 million Americans is not just important for building strong bones but is absolutely needed to prevent and treat our chronic disease epidemic including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, obesity, and autoimmune disease. The Vitamin D Solution, written by the world’s leading authority on vitamin D will surprise and delight you.”—Mark Hyman, MD, leading authority on nutrition and health and four time New York Times best-selling author including The UltraMind Solution and winner of the Linus Pauling Award.
“Dr. Michael Holick's The Vitamin D Solution is an essential guide for women and men of all ages. As the leading vitamin D researcher in the country, Dr. Holick provides clear, practical, and scientifically based advice to help you improve your vitamin D nutrition and overall health.”—Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University and the author of the bestselling "Strong Women" book series
“I'm very pleased with the information presented in Dr. Holick's The Vitamin D Solution…[he] provides an understandable, well-written, and highly informative presentation about this unique vitamin, its history, its very important functions, problems with deficiency, and the steps to rebuild Vitamin D levels.”—Diane Kress, R.D. CDE, author of The Metabolism Miracle