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1Vitamin The Sunshine Vitamin Cats and Dogs can not synthesize their own vitamin D and this must come in their diets every day
2The Sunshine Vitamin What Dr. Lew Olsen has to say about Vitamin D: Vitamin D is the reason we love the sun so much, and why our pets do too. It is also the reason we need to have concerns for indoor pets that are not outside in the sun.Vitamin D is also considered to be a hormone, it is found in foods and sunlight and can also be supplemented.Too little Vitamin D can result in severe health problems including rickets, stunted growth, delayed tooth development and bone deformities, as well as many other diseases.Vitamin D is the only vitamin that can be produced in the skin. In the epidermis (outer layer of skin), vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is formed from pro-vitamin D3 (7-dehydrocholesterol) on exposure to sunlight. The cholecalciferol is then transported to the circulation from the skin via the vitamin D-binding protein in plasma. Cholecalciferol is then transported to the liver where it is hydroxylated to 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, transported to the kidney, and hydroxylated in 12,25-dihydrovitamin D3, which is used in the regulation in the proliferation and differentiation of the epidermis.
3An Essential Nutrient(The mother dog can convey birth defects to the pups like delayed tooth eruption and other bone deformities that signify Vitamin D deficiency, and I myself have noted that in practice, these offspring with delayed and/or developmental abnormalities and deformities are the first to respond to adverse effects from vaccines) This is the same type of damage we were shown to expect from Dr. Weston Price's research on how not getting a natural diet leads to physical degeneration. Well, I am here to say that the physical degeneration is also affected earlier by vaccine damage. This, I am sure, is because the genomes are weaker from not being fed their natural dietWeston Prices book on Natural Diet and Physical Degeneration, also Dr. Roman’s dogs case of early vaccine damage in genetically weak genomesAn example of transgenerational toxicity and genetic damage from mercury in vaccines
4Sources of Vitamin D Animal sources  Plant Sources; Although vitamin D is commonly called a vitamin, it is not actually an essential dietary vitamin in the strict sense, as it can be synthesized in adequate amounts by most mammals exposed to sunlight. When you sunbathe for 30 minutes, your body produces about 20,000 IUs of vitamin D; (humans) Vit D is also a hormone; A hormone is a chemical in your body that regulates your physiology(cats and dogs cannot synthesize vitamin D and must receive it in their diet).However, recent research suggests that dogs and cats have low levels of vitamin D activation by UV-B light due to low levels of vitamin D in the skin, indicating that supplementation of vitamin D may be needed.This by a veterinary student at Prince Georges College;Actually, we just covered vitamins in class this week and learned that there is effectively no UV conversion in the skin for dogs and cats. They need to get Vitamin D from their diet.Animal sources  Fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil, 1 Tbs. (15 ml) provides 1360 IU (90.6 IU/ml)Fatty fish species, such as:Catfish (wild), 85 g (3 oz) provides 425 IU (5 IU/g)Salmon, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz) provides 360 IU (3.6 IU/g)Mackerel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 345 IU (3.45 IU/g)Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 50 g (1.75 oz), 250 IU (5 IU/g)Tuna, canned in oil, 100 g (3.5 oz), 235 IU (2.35 IU/g)Eel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 200 IU (2.00 IU/g)A whole egg provides 20 IU if egg weighs 60 g (0.333 IU/g)Beef liver, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), provides 15 IU (0.15 IU/g)Plant Sources;Shitake and Button mushroomsFresh water algaeSea vegetablesEdible weedsSome dark leafy green vegetablesVery few foods in nature contain vitamin D. The flesh of fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel) and fish liver oils are among the best sources [1,11]. Small amounts of vitamin D are found in beef liver, cheese, and egg yolks. Vitamin D in these foods is primarily in the form of vitamin D3 and its metabolite 25(OH)D3 . Ovesen L, Brot C, Jakobsen J. Food contents and biological activity of 25-hydroxyvitamin D: a vitamin D metabolite to be reckoned with? Ann Nutr Metab 2003;47: [PubMed abstract]
5Sockeye SalmonSockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, are red salmon found in the north Pacific Ocean. They are often termed wild Alaskan salmon. A good source of protein, wild salmon is high in antioxidants, rich in omega-3 fatty acids , low in saturated fat and free of detectable mercury. Sockeye salmon has beneficial amounts of vitamin B complex, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. It is also one of the few protein sources with alkaline rather than acidic properties. The good fats in the salmon provide numerous healthSockeye salmon contains two antioxidants: vitamin E and astaxanthin, the natural pigment that produces the red color of salmon flesh. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals—unstable molecules in the body that can lead to cancer and arthritis. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient. The major benefits of sockeye salmon lie in its high content of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).Known as the “Vegetarian Salmon” as they consume more vegetarian material than any other salmon and this vegetarian material will be full of “critical sunshine nutrients”May be best source supplement especially for cats as they are very restricted in their antioxidant glutathione system that Vitamin D deficiency can affect and also lack an important enzyme glucuronyl tansferase for are already inefficient at detoxifying macrometabolites. Note, Spark does not contain salmon
6Natural Sources are Scarce Naturally occurring Vitamin D in foods is scarce.Fresh water algae, sea vegetables, Beef liver, edible weeds, and some (vegetables) all contain natural Vit D, and this is where you see Spark shine as a supplement.There are two major forms of vitamin D, and both have the word calciferol in their names (in Latin, calciferol means“calcium carrier”). Vitamin D3 is made by the body and is found in some foods. Vitamin D2 is the form most often added to milk and other foods, and the form most likely to be included in synthetic supplements; it is also the form found in plants.
7Ingredients in Spark Vitamin D3 Supplements It is not always practical to get your vitamin D from sunshine, and quite difficult to get adequate amounts from your diet so for many people, a vitamin D supplement is a practical way to ensure adequate levels of this important protector are always available in your bloodstream.Since a large body of science shows vitamin D works closely with calcium and magnesium, it is best to take your vitamin D in combination with calcium and magnesium to maintain a proper balance. Recent literature also shows most calcium supplements have too little vitamin D to be effective. And some of them use synthetic vitamin D2. A much better form is natural vitamin D3 which stays in your system longer and with more effect.
8Not Always Good for YouFoods fortified with synthetic vitamins like milk with Vit D and supplements containing synthetic vitamins are more likely to cause toxicity . Also the synergistic benefits of whole foods feeding is lost. This perhaps adding to malnutrition.
9Avoid Synthetic Vitamin D Now, Dr. Weston Price learned that indigenous diets contain 4 times the water soluble vitamins and ten times the fat soluble vitamins of which Vit D is a member of (A,D,E, K). So the natural diets of our companion carnivores are much different even than homemade prepared diets.Vitamin D toxicity will not occur when using whole food sources rather than synthetic forms of vitamin D. In general, supplementing with synthetic vitamins is always dangerous.The body recognizes whole foods and natural vitamins and minerals. When supplying whole food supplements there is not the concern for toxicity that exists with feeding processed foods then replanted with synthetic vitamins or supplements that are essentially pharmaceuticals, synthetic drugs.It is very important to realize that most supplements, and vitamins are actually synthetics and made by none other than the pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines and drugsAppropriate doses of Vit D from whole foods is necessary for health. Taking large doses of synthetic Vit D is dangerous. Pasteurized milk is dangerous but it is also fortified with synthetic Vit D. Even one large dose of synthetic Vit D can result in abdominal cramping and nausea. Feeding synthetic or fortified foods with synthetic Vit D can lead to calcifications in the body: soft tissues, heart, lung, kidneys.SPARK!Daily supplementation with a whole food nutritional supplement will ensure your pet will have this most critical of all nutrients that essentially is the Spark of all life force..Vitamin D toxicity did occur in an FDA regulated processed pet food
10Pets Need SunshineHow difficult it is for pets to get enough Vit D due to not being outside, black skin, fur and not being fed whole foods high in Vit D. Considering sunlight needs to directly contact and be absorbed by skin, the fur coat on pets would definitely be a hindrance to vitamin D conversion
11The Critical Sunshine Vitamin Accumulating data have provided evidence that vitamin D is involved in brain function. Vitamin D can inhibit the synthesis of inducible nitric oxide synthase and increase glutathione levels, suggesting a role for the hormone in brain detoxification.The study shows that vitamin D helps remove mercury from your body safely by radically increasing the amount of intracellular glutathione.Neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects of this hormone have also been described in several experimental models, indicating the potential value of vitamin D in helping neurodegenerative and neuroimmune diseases.In addition, vitamin D induces glioma cell death, making the hormone of potential interest in the management of brain tumors.Mercury toxicity is from vaccines, amalgams, fish consumption and coal.A hormone is a chemical in your body that regulates your physiologyMercury and aluminum both go to the brain from vaccines, neurotoxin and allows in neurotropic viruses
12Essential for Detoxification Vitamin D is Essential for Detoxification Pathways in the BodyThis latest paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism describes how scientists are now beginning to realize vitamin D is involved in maintaining the health of your brain as well, as they’ve recently discovered vitamin D receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and central nervous system.There’s even evidence indicating vitamin D improves your brain’s detoxification process.Vitamin D helps remove mercury from your body safely by radically increasing the amount of intracellular glutathione.Vitamin D is proving a vital ingredient for the entire glutathione antioxidant pathway and therefore detoxification pathways.Mercury toxicity coming from vaccinations and amalgams eating fish and environmental toxicity from coal burning plants leads to the destruction of our detoxification pathways, retention toxicity, ruin of our antioxidant rescue, gene damage and death diseases and disabilities. Mercury toxicity only second to the damage from plutonium is TRANSGENERATIONAL.
13The Influential Vitamin How Can Vitamin D Be So Influential?As Dr. Cannell, founder of the Vitamin D Council, explains so well in my upcoming Inner Circle interview with him; if you understand that vitamin D is not a vitamin, but rather the only known substrate for a powerful repair and maintenance steroid hormone that is involved in numerous functions of your body and organs, then you can begin to see the bigger picture.Additionally, if you understand that, like all steroid hormones, it regulates your body by turning your genes on or off, and that you have about 2,000 genes that are directly influenced by vitamin D, then you will be able to wrap your mind around the fact that vitamin D may in fact have as many as 2,000 or more mechanisms of action within your body!This is the fundamental principle that explains why the same substance, vitamin D, can be involved in, and have a major impact on all the diseases of civilization. It all depends on which gene is being up- or down-regulated by the presence, or absence, of vitamin D.
14Vitamin D Deficiency Conditions Associated With Deficiency Over 5,000 research studies concerning Vitamin D and over seventeen different cancers are being studied.This research has correlated Vitamin D deficiencies to numerous health conditions including: • Cancer • Heart Disease • Fractures • Hypertension • High CRP Levels • Muscle Pain • Insulin Resistance • Decreased Immunity • Obesity • Osteoporosis • Osteomalacia • Depression • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) • Autism • Auto Immune Diseases thyroid diseaseResearch being done on these conditions, and their correlation to Vitamin D deficiency is profound.When the naïve T cell recognizes foreign molecules with its T cell receptor (TCR) it sends activation signals (1) to the VDR gene.The VDR gene now starts the production of VDR (2). VDR binds vitamin D in the T cell (3) and becomes activated.Vitamin D bound to activated VDR goes back into the cell nucleus and activates the gene for PLC-gamma1 (5). PLC- gamma1 is produced (6) and the T cells can get started.(Credit: Professor of Immunology, Carsten Geisler)Thyroid disease has Vit D deficiency as a part of the picture, thyroid treatment won’t work for the crucial final metabolic step which takes place at the site where thyroid hormone actually works, this happens inside the nucleus of the cell . Vit D needs to be present at sufficient levels inside the cell in order for the thyroid hormone to even effect that cell. Thyroid patients need Vit D level testing.
15Links to DiseaseVitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes, Highlighting Links to DiseaseAug. 24, 2010 — The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA -- and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.The results are published in the journal Genome Research
16Manipulation & DamageManipulation of the genome by metal toxicities; vaccinations; mercury and aluminumVaccines also inject viruses, protein sequences that infect genome and gene expressionOptimal nutrition and anti- oxidation and epigenetics prevent damageImportance of Vit D in signaling pathways and genes being turned on and turned off and the detoxification pathways, glutathione antioxidant pathway, toxin retention, gene damage, polymorphisms, epigenetics
17Effects from Deficiency Vitamin D deficiency and accelerated accumulation of aluminum in vaccinesVitamin D deficiency and glutathione deficiency-leads to breakdown of antioxidation detoxification pathways, toxin retention, and gene damage- alterations immune defectsWhy does vitamin D deficiency happen in mercury poisoning? It happens because mercury poisoning causes kidney damage, and kidney damage causes vitamin D deficiencyZinc deficiency in patients, even in adequate Vitamin D levels, prevents detoxificationVitamin B 5 Pantothenic acid needed to make coenzymes necessary to make Vit DRelationship of nutrients, critical nutrient deficiency and toxicitiesWhat is really important to note, though, is that vitamins need to be taken seriously especially in our increasingly toxic world.Vaccines increase infections by decreasing Th 1 cellular immunity which increase inflammation which increases mercury toxicity which decreases detoxification increases toxicity retention makes more oxidation more gene damage more disease, oxidation, aging
18Pets just trying to get sun! Sleeping in the sun is very important to the pets that live indoors, naps in the sun help repair the body by rejuvenating Vit D levels.