Vitamin D can Prevent Cancer

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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was watching ABC World Tonight with Charlie Gibson and they were talking about how Vitamin D can significantly reduce your risks of cancer....

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   Posted 6/19/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I heard that too
Lori (Bellski)-age 43 from Illinois
Diagnosed February 2008 with Ulcerative Proctitis,
Currently: symptoms have subsided for the most part
Medications:  Asacol 400mg X 6, Cymbalta 20 mg X 1, Canasa (sometimes) Vitamins:  Calcium 600 + D X 2, One a Day Women's X 1, Citrucel, Probiotics
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   Posted 6/20/2008 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
vitamin d is great and necessary for those with UC.
im sure most of you probably already know this, but on tuesday my GI told me that an extremely large percentage of people with UC are vitamin D deficient.
he has strongly suggested that i take vitamin D on a regular basis.

also suggested fish oil but to make sure it is enteric coated so it gets all the way to the colon.

and tumeric. super great results for inflammation of colon.

so i just went today and bought all of this. glad to have a doctor that also pushes vitamins, supplements and alternative health care as well as prescription drugs.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr!

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   Posted 6/21/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Can one take too much D though?  Like what would be a preferred daily amount for UC sufferers?

We know UC affects the joints and prednisone wrecks bone density, and D helps us to absorb our missing calcium.   I take two combo tabs a day for a total of 1300mg calcium and 400 IU 'D' (plus the occasional glass of milk and a bit of cheese but not every day)

Would that be considered enough?

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   Posted 6/21/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Plenty of good sunshine!
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   Posted 6/21/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there any bad sunshine? :)

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   Posted 6/21/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
If you think you may be deficient in vit D, your doctor can have vit D25 level tested as part of routine blood work. My gastro, who subspecializes in IBD treatment, says the the acceptable test result is 30 or higher-- if the level dips under 30 there is a risk that not enough calcium will be absorbed into your bones. At high levels vit D is toxic, though, so don't try to dose yourself on this one! / Old Hat (nearly 30 yrs with left-sided UC; currently on 3 Colazal daily for maintenance of remission)

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   Posted 6/21/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
in australia many would argue YES, there is bad sunshine. over here they constantly talk about it and say to stay out of it.
not used to it myself as i am american.
but yea, there is bad sunshine i guess.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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