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Vit:D and magnesium Pt:1

I’m nearly 100% certain that the scientific research states that vitamin D deficiency is becoming an epidemic is true

If we were to use the same statistical measures and apply it to the nutrient called magnesium, then we'd have to say the same of magnesium as well.

Before a laboratory test became available to practising Dr’s , the belief that virtually no one needed to supplement vitamin D and certainly no one would ever need to supplement more than 400 international units of vitamin D in a single day.

That belief was almost universal. In fact, Dr’s were cautioned to avoid giving too much vitamin D because they were told it could become toxic. Well, that's true. Just about everything can become toxic if you get too much of it.

Blood tests were showing very high percentages of people who needed more vitamin D. And in fact, Dr’s were finding that they needed to recommend not hundreds of units, but 1000s of international units per week, just to get their patients back up to adequate levels.

When the world's first minimum daily requirement was established for vitamin D in 1941, by the US National Academy of Sciences, the world was very different than it is today.

Diet and dietary choices as well as work activities and recreational activities. Were all very different than they are today.

In the 1940s most people of all ages got a good deal more sunlight than they get today.

Children played outside versus being glued to a video game council or shooter or their cell phones. Nearly every waking hour of the outdoor activities were the norm versus sitting in your living room watching television.

Although the process of turning whole brain into refined white flour again around 1870 Most foods and the human diet were not significantly altered until many decades later. It seems as science advances in the 21st century that there are never ending ways to alter our food from its natural state.

In 1941, corporate farming was yet to be invented. Much has changed since that time. Since medical physicians receive almost no training in nutrition. They rely on information from government agencies medical associations, and the various science journals to make their decisions or their patients nutritional needs.

Throughout the history of medicine, doctors have been basically taught that if you eat right, you'll get everything you need. In principle this sounds great. I wish it was that simple.

The fact is most people don't make good dietary choices. For more than 50 years, people have been given misinformation about diet. Most of that misinformation was unintentional, by various medical experts, acting as the health expert on TV shows and other forms of media, advising on things that they were not experts in.

The result is the average person doesn't have sufficient accurate information to make good dietary choices. Remember, as they say in the computer world, garbage in, garbage out. If your information input is inaccurate, the conclusions that you draw from that information will almost certainly also be inaccurate.

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