Dr. Sorenson describes the association between osteoporosis and vitamin D.
Dr. Sorenson, Ed.D.:
Women who have low vitamin D levels have a tremendous number of hip fractures which of course is a result of softening bones we call osteoporosis. And we know from Dr. Sato’s studies in Japan that when those women get out in the sunlight and sunbathe for one full year, they increase the vitamin D levels by 400 percent, and the rate of fracture now goes down to one-sixth of what would have been otherwise.
In other words, what Sato did, he took 50 percent of these women who were hospital-bound out of the hospital, sunbathed them for one year. The other 50 percent he kept in the hospital, and those who stayed in the hospital for that year, didn’t get any sunlight, had six times the number of fractures as the other women.
And of course osteoporosis is no problem except as it produces fractures. That’s what we are worried about. So the proof in the pudding is do we reduce fractures if we bring vitamin D levels up, and the answer is absolutely we do. That is, to a great extent, a reversible disease.
About Dr. Marc Sorenson, Ed.D.:
Dr. Marc Sorenson, Ed.D., and his wife, Vicki, developed one of the top health resorts in the world, known as National Institute of Fitness (NIF). During their time at NIF their clients lost over one hundred tons of fat. Two thirds of diabetic guests were free of all medication in less than two weeks, and many others recovered from high cholesterol, hypertension, lupus, arthritis, migraines, asthma and allergies.