by: Soram Khalsa

Recent medical research has made a connection between vitamin D deficiency and many types of cancer, including breast, colon, and prostate, along with heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, MS, autoimmune disease, diabetes, chronic pain, and osteoporosis. In The Vitamin D Revolution, Soram Khalsa describes how our understanding of vitamin D has evolved, shedding new light on its role in the body (it is now shown to be a hormone), and explains its link with disease. He tells us of vitamin D sources - the sun and supplements - reveals the consequences of vitamin D deficiency (a major factor of which is sunblock), shares insights from his Beverly Hills medical practice, and explains how he normalizes his patients? vitamin D levels to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
234pp, 126mm x 178mm, Paperback, 2009

There is a revolution that is about to take place in medicine. It began quietly more than ten years ago in hidden-away research labs. However, in the six months prior to writing this, awareness of this phenomenon has begun to reach every newspaper, magazine, and Website in the world. I predict that it will not be long until everyone on Earth feels and understands the power of this revolution and how it can change the world.

This revolution is the result of new research on the power that vitamin D offers us to improve human health and longevity. Vitamin D deficiency is now connected with 17 varieties of cancer, along with heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic pain, and osteoporosis. Initially, these research studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between vitamin D and these diseases. But now the studies are shifting to more comprehensive so-called randomized-controlled trials (RCT), the gold standard of medical studies, and I predict that these will transform the way medicine is practiced.

We are no longer at the beginning of understanding the power of vitamin D. I believe that with the strength of all the studies we already have, combined with the new ones coming out, there is sufficient evidence for a mandate to the government to raise the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamin D. Everyone should be tested (just as they are for diabetes and cholesterol); and all physicians, regardless of their area of specialization, should stand up and normalize their patients' levels of this amazingly powerful vitamin-hormone.

From The Vitamin D Revolution, ?2009 by Soram Khalsa, published by Hay House.