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Many vitamin D articles and videos by Schwalfenberg in Canada

A review of the critical role of vitamin D in the functioning of the immune system and the clinical implications of vitamin D deficiency.

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2010 Sep 7.
Schwalfenberg GK.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

This review looks at the critical role of vitamin D in improving barrier function, production of antimicrobial peptides including cathelicidin and some defensins, and immune modulation. The function of vitamin D in the innate immune system and in the epithelial cells of the oral cavity, lung, gastrointestinal system, genito-urinary system, skin and surface of the eye is discussed. Clinical conditions are reviewed where vitamin D may play a role in the prevention of infections or where it may be used as primary or adjuvant treatment for viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Several conditions such as tuberculosis, psoriasis, eczema, Crohn's disease, chest infections, wound infections, influenza, urinary tract infections, eye infections and wound healing may benefit from adequate circulating 25(OH)D as substrate. Clinical diseases are presented in which optimization of 25(OH)D levels may benefit or cause harm according to present day knowledge. The safety of using larger doses of vitamin D in various clinical settings is discussed. PMID: 20824663


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Vitamin D supplementation in a nursing home population;

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Addressing vitamin D deficiency in Canada: a public health innovation whose time has come.

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Indigenous health.

CMAJ. 2010 Apr 6;182(6):592. . PMID: 20368294 Free PMC Article

An estimate of the economic burden and premature deaths due to vitamin D deficiency in Canada.

Grant WB, Schwalfenberg GK, Genuis SJ, Whiting SJ.
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Vitamin D status of clinical practice populations at higher latitudes: analysis and applications.

Genuis SJ, Schwalfenberg GK, Hiltz MN, Vaselenak SA.
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 Jan;6(1):151-73. Epub 2009 Jan 7.PMID: 19440275Free PMC Article Free text

Improvement of chronic back pain or failed back surgery with vitamin D repletion: a case series.

J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Jan-Feb;22(1):69-74. Review.PMID: 19124636 Free Article

Vitamin D and diabetes: improvement of glycemic control with vitamin D3 repletion.

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Videos by Schwalfenberg April 2011 Vitamin D seminar for the public

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Influenza prevented by 40 ng levels or treated with vitamin D hammer (50,000 IU) – June 2015

Vitamin D, Essential Minerals, and Toxic Elements

Vitamins K1 and K2 are BOTH required for health– June 2017

Search VitaminDWiki for Schwalfenberg 159 items as of July 2017

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