Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, FAKTR

Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist and author of, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. He also maintains a busy private practice as founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, which specializes in the treatment of joint pain using functional nutrition along with cutting-edge, science-based, nonsurgical approaches.

Dr. Silverman is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, CW affiliates as well as The Wall Street Journal and NewsMax, to name a few. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. As a frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, including Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, Muscle and Fitness, The Original Internist and Holistic Primary Care journals, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

Tags: vitamin D | bone density | calcium | pain

Benefits of Vitamin D

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 04:42 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for your health. It regulates more than 2,000 of the 30,000 human genes, and plays a significant role in immune function and physical performance.

Vitamin D also helps the body absorb calcium, subsequently helping build bones and keep them strong and healthy.

Many people hear “vitamin D” and think of exposure to the sun. This is an accurate correlation, as vitamin D is produced in your skin in response to sunlight.

However, if you live in non-equatorial latitudes, the sun may not be strong enough to produce vitamin D for about half of the year.

In fact, as many as one billion people worldwide are estimated to be vitamin D-deficient. Sustained levels of vitamin D deficiency can result in brittle bones, bone pain, as well as muscle pain and weakness.

So how does vitamin D impact normal body functioning? What’s the impact on those who rely on superior strength and muscle function, like professional athletes? What can be done to support healthy levels of vitamin D?

Vitamin D contributes to a variety of overall health functioning, including muscular strength and recovery, physical reaction time, as well as balance and coordination.

A study conducted by the University of Southern California concluded that adequate vitamin D levels were important for promoting muscle and strength. Another study on adolescent females found a positive relationship between vitamin D levels and jump velocity, height, power, and force.

Conversely, deficient levels of vitamin D have an adverse effect on the human body. Vitamin D receptor expression within muscle tissue has been found to decrease with age, directly related to deteriorating muscle strength, mass, and function.

In a study of 96 elderly women with post-stroke hemiplegic, half of the women were given 1,000 IU of vitamin D and the other half were given a placebo. The results? Those women treated with vitamin D saw a 59 percent reduction in the number of falls they experienced.

Research suggests that vitamin D may also serve as an effective treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. In one study, subjects weighing less than 50 kg (110 lbs) were given 5,000 IU of vitamin D per day, while those over 50 kg were supplemented with 10,000 IU.

After three months, the 299 subjects characterized as deficient in vitamin D reported a disappearance of their back pain. In total, 341 of the 360 subjects were relieved of their chronic low-back pain with this regimen of vitamin supplementation.

As noted, sun exposure alone isn’t enough to ensure sufficient levels of vitamin D. Some foods — salmon, sardines, egg yolk, and shrimp — contain vitamin D naturally, while others often have vitamin D added, such as milk, yogurt, and orange juice. But even consuming foods containing vitamin D won’t ensure sufficient levels of the vitamin.

Incorporating vitamin D supplements into your regular diet is the best route for ensuring your body is getting enough vitamin D. I recommend taking a combination supplement of vitamin D plus vitamin K2. Together the two vitamins support calcium absorption and bone health.

How? Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption from the GI tract into the bloodstream. Once calcium is absorbed, vitamin K helps transport it from the bloodstream and into the bone — supporting optimum bone density and normal bone growth.

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