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Thumbs up Vit D3 for Swine Flu - Says Dr. Oz

Yesterday on The View w/Woopie Goldberg - ABC, 11am EDT,
Dr Oz of Oprah fame, was a guest visitor. Dr Oz told everyone
that taking a daily Vit D3 would keep anyone from getting the
Swine Flu. Minimum of 1000 daily.
Ah Hah! FINALLY, someone telling the public on national TV about
this! Dr Oz has begun a new daily morning TV show - CBS 10am EDT.
He said he plans to talk about this on one of his new daily shows.
Dr Oz is an allopathic Doc! I feel pretty sure he's telling people about
this because the vaccines are not due to be available until October
and not necessarily because of concerns about the vaccine itself.
You might try to catch his programs on CBS.
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And we all know here that 1,000 IU is not sufficient. 5,000 IU at the very least. If you have never taken any ever then 10,000.
Loading doses of 50,000 IU daily for a week
and if you actually get sick 50,000 IU three times a day for 3 days.

Dr. OZ still has a learning curve. Someone should invite him to come here.
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I agree with you, Arrow. If anyone wants to watch his show, go to
https://www.DoctorOz.com to see when his show is available in your
area. Austin, Tx is 1pm
I just ordered mine from iherb because it comes in liquid form w/olive oil. I think
liquid forms of any supplement are absorbed better, more quickly than powders
or hard tablets.
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Seems as if Dr.Oz will have to teach Oprah that bacteria is a plural Latin word. I heard her speaking about "a flesh-eating bacteria." She said it more than once.

Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 and 54 B.C. But the Romans did not pay much attention to Britain. Emperor Claudius led an expedition to Britain in A.D. 43. The Romans did not withdraw until A.D.410. During their stay they built roads, towns and schools. Latin was taught in the schools and was known long before Anglo-Saxon, the forerunner of modern English. The English Language has borrowed SOOOOOOO many, Latin words. Bacterium is the singular of bacteria. Similar examples are stadium..stadia and memorandum ...memoranda.
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Quick question for you - we are somewhat new to taking D3 - My husband and I are taking 4,000 IU and I have the kids on 1,000 IU. (They are 4 and 6) Do you know what a safe dose would be for me to give them - I know I probably need to build their levels up some but I don't want to overdo it. Thanks!
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EarlyBird,

Is the liquid vitamin D3 cholecalciferol...the recomended form? How many IU per dose? I've concidered getting liquid nano-particle forms of minerals too, because they are easier for the body to process.

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Yes, it is nightowl, 5000mg per capsule. I'm getting it from iherb.com -
$8.00+ per bottle. I agree with you - I try to get as many of my nutrients
in liquid form or at least in Capsules for better absorption. I buy my liquid
minerals from GLN.com - magnesium, potassium, zinc and a Cal-Mag combo.
Just 2 or 3 half droppers per dose.
Anything I have to take in a hard tablet, I'm never sure how much actually
gets absorbed.
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GLN was the brand I was thinking of buying. How is the taste? Do you mix it with juice? I'll have to look into the liquid D3. I usually buy supplements in capsules or gel caps...never tablets...because I've heard them called "bed pan bullets" over the years.
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No taste at all that I can tell, nightowl. I just squeeze the suggested half
dropper fulls in about 2 oz of water and drink it.
BTW, my 4 bottles of NOW brand Vit D3 capsules came yesterday from iherb;
cute tiny little beadlets, 5000 mg each. I took 2 as soon as I opened them.
I plan on taking 2 more daily for a few days as I've been without any Vit D3
for about a week. I'm also going to have some sent to my 2 grandaughters
who are going to college, one living in a dorm with other students. One
grandaughter in Louisville attending a Community college says they've had
no cases there that she's aware of.
One high school in Cincinnati has closed for the rest of this week due to over
50% of the students in some classes being absent due to the Swine flu.
LOL! I agree with you about the "bed pan bullets" with hard tablets.
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I wonder how many of those students have regular seasonal flu that they are saying is the Swine type? A good possibility is that it might be food poisoning, judging from the junk they feed kids eating in the school lunch programs these days.

The minerals sound great. I'll definately order some soon. I filter my drinking water with a Pur pitcher so have been thinking about adding minerals to that. Liquid would work good.
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As a scientist I have to ask myself: Why the hell does the med community say you can OD on Vit D and A. There are more issues with peopl etaking tylenol in the last hour than there are Vit A and D issues in a year.
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Well, I agree that they over-do it, but my naturopathic doctor told me to lower my vitamin D3 to 5,000 IU from the 10,000 IU I had been taking because blood tests showed that my phosphorus was elevated. He thought the high D3 was causing phosphorus to be leached from my bones. Before I started taking vitamin D, over a period of several years, I had lost over 2 inches in height, and I'm fairly sure I have osteoporosis. So I can't afford to take a chance on more bone damage. There's no proof that the vitamin D was causing that, but I will test again soon and see if there's a difference. I also wasn't taking vitamin A before, and now I am. I had taken 50,000 IU vitamin D3 off and on previously also.

And by the way, I never have taken tylenol. I knew a young woman that got addicted to it about 30 years ago and heeded the warning.
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I just bought some horsetail grass tea (both parents have osteoporosis). I had a cup the other day, not bad at all (but not great either). The best treatment for osteoporosis is to add weight lifting (2X) a week to your lifestyle, along with getting enough vitamin D, Boron (apples), magnesium and calcium (dairy products are not agreat source due to high protein). If you are otherwise healthy, do not overdo protein, it can actually weaken your bones.
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Question NOW brand Vit D3 suggested dosage?

The suggested dosage of the NOW brand liquid 5000iu Vit D3 beadlets is to take
one only every 3 days. But with Fall/Winter here now and little sunshine available
for natural Vit D, I'm wondering if one every other day wouldn't be a better choice?
That's what I've done for the present anyway. What do you all think?
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I take 5,000 IU per day, and believe I need it. Most doctors recommend 4,000 IU per day, but like you said, with less sun now in Fall and Winter, a little extra probably won't hurt. I disagree with 5,ooo IU every three days, for sure!
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