Questions to ask yourself about surgery and drugs
Can I get the surgery soon?
Can I afford the medical treatment ?
Am I young enough to have the surgery?
Am I healthy enough for the surgery?
Do I have access to a medical facility?
Can I tolerate the drugs prescribed?
If you answered yes to ALL of the above, then do get the standard surgery/drug, but consider augmenting with Alternative Medicine
If you answered no to any of the above, then consider Alternative Medical options, such as
Get a high level of vitamin D (as supplements or lots of time in the sun)
Take supplements appropriate for the medical problem
Use medical tourism (typically 1/3 but can be as low as 1/10 the cost in the US)
Physical Therapy, Feldenkrais, Yoga
Whole Body Vibration (reduce falls)
Use an air cleaner (improve breathing)
Use Low Level Laser Therapy reduce lymph build-up etc.
I (Henry Lahore) have tried and used many alternative medical options, such as the ones above.
Only vitamin D has provided me, and many others, with powerful and quick treatment for a wide variety of problems
Others also believe that vitamin D is great
- Patients like me survey found vitamin D to be number one supplement - across ALL problems
- Overview Pain and Vitamin D Includes a wide variety of chronic and acute pains,
- All items in category After Surgery or Trauma 162 items
- All items in Cost Savings and Vitamin D 71 items
- HMO Benefit and risk
- Pregnancy is far less expensive with vitamin D
Having lots of vitamin D
- reduces many chronic pains
- allows the body the heal itself of some diseases
- reduces the progress of some diseases
- apparently increases many different “growth factors”, which help in healing
How much is a high level of vitamin D?
Minimum of 40 nanograms, preferably 50 nanograms and perhaps > 80 nanograms.
How to go about getting lots of vitamin D (under medical supervision if you can afford it)
- Make sure you are not allergic to vitamin D
take perhaps a single 1,000 IU dose and watch for an allergic reaction in the next few days
- Take a loading dose of vitamin D to get your vitamin D level high as soon as possible
Example: 20,000 IU vitamin D3 daily for a month (consider 40,000 daily if obese)
Cofactors– to increase the effectiveness of the vitamin D and balance the body
For some people the body becomes unbalanced if vitamin D is increased and cofactors such as Magnesium are not increased at the same time.
Risk Summary – approximate
1 in 10,000 people get too much vitamin D: >150 ng Toxic
1 in 50 people: vitamin D level did not get high enough
1 in 20 people: imbalance by not taking cofactors
ToDo yet for this webpage
will have links to/ or graphics showing
Vitamin D benefits vs ng
Chart showing experts recommended vitamin D levels: range 30 to 100 nanogram
Vitamin D Intervention overview (with many examples for 10,000 to 20,000 IU daily
Cost effectiveness & blog about vitamin D before surgery
Vitamin D Council recommends taking 50,000 IU a day for several days before any surgery
Use of Calcium in urine test ($1) to check for excessive vitamin
How this web page came to exist May 2012
This idea started from my noticing the 6-12 month waits Canadians have for surgery.
I thought that some Canadians should trying getting lots of vitamin D to relieve pain while waiting and perhaps get some treatment.
Ken, my 99 year-old father-in-law, thought that I should extend the concept to those who are too old to get surgery.
Then I considered the half of the world who cannot afford medical treatment.
Then . . then . .then . . . this web page
Canadians wait many weeks: first see the doctor, then more weeks to see the specialist
Percentage of people having to wait more than 6 days - many countries
Vitamin D might eliminate the pain and occasionally eliminate the need for the medical treatment