Pioneering vitamin D researcher Dr. Michael Holick addresses key questions and shares insights on one of the hottest “new” health aids 04/05/2010
Vitamin D deficiency may be the most common medical condition in the world.
More than 200 million Americans are deficient in vitamin D… and a fast-growing body of evidence suggests that this shortfall that puts them at risk for some of our most common and serious health conditions.
Boston University professor Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is widely recognized as the father of modern vitamin D research.
Now, he's written the ultimate guide for non-scientists — The Vitamin D Solution — in which he presents the facts in clear language, along with a simple plan to safely achieve optimal blood levels… and thereby help enable optimal health.
We've heard Dr. Holick's presentations and spoken with him at several events over the years… including Dr. Andrew Weil's annual Nutrition & Health conferences, where he's addressed audiences of physicians from around the world.
(Click here to see an entertaining talk by Dr. Holick at the University of California San Diego, replete with his trademark humor and wit.)
Michael Holick has never been afraid to say what the evidence shows… even if it gets him fired.
Boston University's dermatology department invited him to leave after he kept publicizing research that refuted the skin doctors' assertions about sun and cancer.
He and other researchers keep finding evidence that sun avoidance causes many more cancer cases than it prevents … while deepening America's existing plague of vitamin D deficiency.
To learn more about what Dr. Holick knows about this critical nutrient, visit his blog at DrHolick.com.
“Vitamin D Solution” clarifies the science… and makes it practical
In The Vitamin D Solution, Dr. Holick explains why this hormone-like substance is critical to so many diverse body systems and functions… and how to make sure that you have enough in your blood.
The book's plan for building and maintaining optimal levels of this essential substance includes safe amounts of sun (explained in detail), supplements (which are best), and foods rich in vitamin D… led by wild salmon and other fatty fish, as it happens!
The book's foreword is by bestselling author Andrew Weil, M.D., a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine… and, coincidentally, the man who inspired and helped us create our Wild Salmon Sausages.
What top doctors say about The Vitamin D Solution
These are some of the compliments the book's received from medical thought leaders… including Christiane Northrup, M.D.… who, also by coincidence, inspired and helped us create our Healthy Mom & Baby packs:
“Dr. Michael Holick has been a hero of mine for many years. How thrilling to have his ground-breaking research on vitamin D in one easily accessible book. This information can save your life. Really.”
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers, Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause.
“Dr. Holick shows us why if you do one thing for your health beside eating well and exercising it MUST be getting more vitamin D.”
— Mark Hyman, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Ultra Mind Solution and winner of the Linus Pauling Award.
“Dr. Michael Holick's The Vitamin D Solution is an essential guide… [he] provides clear, practical, and scientifically based advice to help you improve your vitamin D nutrition and overall health.”
— Miriam E. Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University and the author of the bestselling Strong Women book series