This Vitamin Breakthrough Stops Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is one of those conditions that leaves most doctors scratching their heads.
Despite its prevalence (it affects about 2.5 million people worldwide), there’s still a lot we don’t know about what causes it, and there is no cure.
But as researchers have delved deeper into this confusing disease, they’re making some startling discoveries.
In fact, there may now be a dead-simple way to prevent MS from ever developing.
And the answer could be right outside your door.
Researchers tracked over 800,000 women for nine years, and they found that maintaining high vitamin D levels slashed the risk of developing MS.
More specifically, for every 50 nanomolar per liter increase in vitamin D, the risk of developing MS dropped by 39 percent. The study also showed that the women with a vitamin D deficiency had a 43 percent higher risk of developing the disease.
This adds to other studies, which have shown that people with MS who maintain higher levels of vitamin D tend to have less severe symptoms of the disease.
And what’s the best source of vitamin D? You guessed it… sunlight!
The connection between vitamin D/sunlight and MS should not come as a surprise to scientists, or even to your doctor for that matter.
We’ve known for years that location plays a role in MS. Specifically, the farther away you are from the equator, the higher the rates of MS.
Take a look at just the United States. If you were to draw a line across the center of the US (at the 37th parallel), you’d see that the rate of MS is TWICE AS HIGH in the northern states as it is in the southern states.
What’s the connection here? The farther you get from the equator, the LESS VITAMIN D your skin makes from the sun. That’s why people in this region are at a much greater risk of vitamin D deficiency.
It doesn’t take much to connect the dots… especially when the research does it for you.
If you want to know for sure how much vitamin D you’re generating, try downloading a free app, like one called D Minder. It tells you what time of day UVB is present at your location, and it takes into account numerous factors, including cloud cover and skin type.
The best way to get your vitamin D is to spend at least 15 minutes in direct sunlight every day. If you can’t do that (or if you live in a northern region), you can get enough vitamin D fairly easily though your diet.
Some of the best food sources of vitamin D include salmon, mackerel, and sardines.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
Judging from what you hear from some people, being healthy and avoiding disease is NO FUN AT ALL. It involves never eating another donut… running like a rat on a treadmill… and drinking frothy green juice potent enough to make you gag. That’s NOT my version of healthy—and it doesn’t have to be yours either....
You’ve probably realized by now that I’m a big fan of coffee. I drink it for the taste—but the health benefits are just as good. But there’s another ancient health elixir that rivals coffee when it comes to reversing disease. In fact, folks who drink it have a reduced risk of cancer, heart attack, and...
Getting older is one thing. Feeling and looking older is something entirely different. I’m 66 years old, but I’ve never let that stop me from doing the same things I loved doing at 56, or 46. But as many as 25 percent of adults over 65 are at risk of losing their ability to do...
I often focus on what TO do in order to get healthy or avoid disease. Today I’m going to give you a tip for what NOT to do… especially if you’re suffering from (or want to avoid) rheumatoid arthritis. A recent study shows that ONE THING could increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 164%....
Some famous duos are good… Simon and Garfunkel, Han Solo and Chewbacca, and peanut butter and chocolate come to mind. But others aren’t so good. Now, researchers have found that if you have one particular duo of diseases… you could be DEAD within the year. Here’s what you need to know. Heart failure and diabetes...
When it comes to nutrients, there are the superstars and the unsung heroes. Superstars are nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D, and omega-3s. Unsung heroes include up-and-comers like magnesium, chromium, and pycnogenol. Today I want to highlight an unsung hero that should receive superstar status. You’ve probably never heard of this nutrient—but it’s absolutely essential...
Most people want to live a long life. But what good is living longer if you’re riddled with disease… can barely get around…or in constant pain? Not much. That’s why I always focus on ways to live longer AND healthier. And now, a new study has come out showing one simple way to do BOTH....
It’s no secret that I’m opposed to the flu shot. But every year, starting in the next month or so, you’ll be bombarded with propaganda pushing these dangerous shots. That’s why every year, I like to remind you of why you should keep your sleeves rolled down and JUST SAY NO. Here are 6 of...
It’s easy to get in a rut when it comes to food. If you think about it, we tend to eat the same foods over and over again. If you’re choosing healthy foods, there’s nothing wrong with that… But you might be missing out on some of nature’s true superstars when it comes to both...
Well, folks, I have more bad news to report on one of the go-to treatments for prostate cancer. A few weeks ago, I told you about how it can increase your risk of dementia by 20% and the risk of Alzheimer’s by 14%. And it only gets worse from there… Because a new study shows...