Vitamin D Supplementation

by Alfredo
(Colombia)

Hi Wray:

I am following your ideas about prostate health for my hyperplasia for the last 3 months without major changes. Nevertheless, I hope this can change in the future since you are my last resource before surgery which I am sure will destroy whatever is left of my manhood.

My question is, you emphasize the use of Vitamin D supplements to keep cancer risks at bay. I have heard contradicting information about the safety of supplementing with this vitamin. Please, read this text:

“One of the worst supplements for controlling blood pressure is vitamin D, in pill form. Made as a copycat of Mother Nature, this synthetic impostor weakens the heart via a process known as calcification, which causes gelatinous muscle fibers to become stiff and rigid. And since the heart muscle is most susceptible to the hardening, heart failure can ensue over time when you take this chemical impostor via a multivitamin or prenatal.”

Or this other:

“ 2,000 IU a day (Vitamin D) can cause irreversible damage to kidneys and heart. Smaller doses may cause muscle weakness, headache, nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, retarded physical growth, and mental retardation in children, and fetal abnormalities.”

I normally take 5.000 IU of vitamin D3, not vitamin D.

I would like to hear your ideas about it.

Thanks a lot for your caring answers,

Best wishes,

Alfredo E.

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Dec 14, 2011
Vitamin D Supplementation
by: Wray

Hi Alfredo I've just been looking for your other query to see if I left out anything. And found one I hadn't answered, I do apologise about this, I've no idea how it slipped through. I have answered it though. I did see there were plenty of papers which I didn't give you, I must have been dreaming! Firstly I don't believe you're using enough progesterone. I gave you the links to some men using it, a few were using 100mg/day. Have you tried going this high? These are some of the papers, see here, here, here, here and here. You'll notice one of them says.."…progesterone significantly decreased the weight and DNA content of the hyperplastic prostate induced by TP (testosterone propionate)". In case you're worried about progesterone reducing testosterone levels, there is reason to believe progesterone increases libido, see here, here, here, here, here and here. You don't mention PSA at all, in case this has been checked, please read these papers here, here and here. It seems the test is not all it's made out to be. These are some on oestrogen, see here, here and here.

Dec 14, 2011
Vitamin D Supplementation Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Alfredo Unfortunately it appears endocrine disruptors also affect adult prostate enlargement, but prior to birth, see here. These are some on vitamin D, see here, here, here, here and here. I'm sure if the researchers were concerned vitamin D caused heart problems and cancer etc they would not have used it, or come to the conclusions they did! You might like to see these excellent videos on cancer and vitamin D too, see here, here, here and here. Has your prolactin level been checked? Although known as the hormone of lactogenesis, it also has inflammatory properties too. Oestrogen stimulates it's production, leading to hyperplasia and cancer, see here, progesterone lowers it, see here, here, here, here, here,
here, here here and here. The papers are very general, not all specifically on progesterone. Continued below.

Dec 14, 2011
Vitamin D Supplementation Part 3
by: Wray

Hi Alfredo Prolactin also suppresses dopamine, dopamine is involved in the sleep/wake cycle as I mentioned in my first reply. But dopamine is essential for a normal sexual response, prolactin lowers libido, see here, here,here, here, here and here. The precursor to dopamine is the amino acid tyrosine, also essential for sleep. Please consider taking it, or maybe you are as I did mention it to you. There's info on how to take it on our page Natural Antidepressants. I really need to do more work on the ratio of men's hormones. I suspect if it's unbalanced it will cause as much havoc in men as it does in women. Just for interest these are the ranges of the three hormones in men, found via saliva tests….
Oestradiol 0.8–2.2 pg/ml
Progesterone 15–100 pg/ml
Testosterone 44–148 pg/ml
The assay was done by ZRT Labs, generally regarded as the best in the States. I have worked out the ratios of the hormones, this might give you something to go by, see below.
P:E2 18.8:1 to 45.5:1
T:E2 55:1 to 67:1
P:T 0.34:1 to 0.66:1
ZRT's ratios for P:E2 in women range from 57:1 to 81:1. I must add that we've found from Saliva Tests we run, so far only on women, that we've found the ratio should be 600:1 and over to feel well. So maybe the ratio for men should be higher too? In fact I must try to get saliva tests done for men. Finally toxicity of vitamin D is not found until 200ng/ml is reached, see here. I hope some of the info helps, and doesn't give you indigestion, as I've given rather too much I feel! Take care Wray

Dec 15, 2011
Thanks
by: Anonymous

Hi Wray:

I am always amazed at how much enthusiasm and care you show in all of your answers. You sure sound like a very nice and lovely lady.

I am reassuming vitamin D3 supplementation and start using more progesterone to see if my results improve.

BY the way, do you recommend any other way of supplementation for men different to creams, that is some kind of pill. We men are not used to putting creams on, especially since there is no exact way to measure it.

Best wishes,
Alfredo E.

Dec 15, 2011
Thanks
by: Wray

Hi Alfredo Bless you for saying that! I do try to help as best I can. I'm fascinated by the interaction of all the systems in the body with the healing nutrients. Many of the recent papers coming out now suggest oxidative stress is behind our disorders and diseases. Chief among these is glycation which is a non-enzymatic, uncontrolled, haphazard reaction combining protein and glucose, very damaging to health. Proteins are needed for healing and growth, but if glycation occurs they are unable to perform their task. Glycoproteins are essential to health, but the process requires an enzyme to attach the glucose molecule to the protein, the process is known as glycosylation. It is a controlled reaction. If excess fructose, sucrose or glucose is eaten, causing blood glucose levels to increase excessively, increased glycation of proteins occurs, which causes changes in protein function in the body. No one need get ill, but too many of us now are very stressed, physically, emotionally and mentally. Not to mention all the toxins in our environment and the processed foods, which also cause oxidative stress. Stress plays havoc with us, starting a cascade of inflammatory cytokines. Plus the release of the three stress hormones cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline. This uses up precious reserves, which food alone can't supply. The nutrients themselves need to be taken too. Chiefly the antioxidant amino acids and vitamins. Our diseases/disorders are not found in the longest lived people, studies have found no relationship between the foods they eat, thinking this was the probable reason. What they have found is a stable blood glucose in them all. This come from eating natural foods, and having clean water and air, space to live in which is so important, exercise and sunlight. So I'm delighted you are taking the vitamin D, but please have that test done. Progesterone does come in many forms, but oral progesterone is the least effective Delivery system. Injections, suppositories and creams give the best results. Take care Wray

Dec 15, 2011
Iodine for prostate
by: Chris

Also I believe iodine protocol would also be good for prostate health.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/iodine/


http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james37.htm

"Iodine lack is known to be a factor in the development of breast and prostate cancer. Sixty patients with a variety of cancers were studied. All sixty patients were found to have serious iodine deficiency."

Dec 16, 2011
Iodine for prostate
by: Wray

Hi Chris Thanks for this! I've included Dr Howenstine's website in the replies I give for iodine, excellent. I had no idea it could help with Peyronie’s Disease and Dupuytren's contracture. Take care Wray

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