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I Need Your Help on This One -- Take This Vitamin D Test...

January 16, 2010 | 70,424 views

vitamin D, d action study, vitamin D studyBy Dr. Mercola

In early November I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I was nominated by The Huffington Post as one of the top 10 Ultimate Wellness Game Changers, an honor that celebrates “100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world.”

Largely thanks to your support and voting I was named The Ultimate Wellness Game Changer.

So first I want to thank all those that voted but also acknowledge that many have very negative views of the Post.

Please understand that I had nothing to do with this nomination and the award has absolutely no connection to my approval of any of their positions. Having said that it is important to recognize that they are indeed a potent media force and it delights me to be acknowledged by non alternative medicine media.

It really is a strong indicator that the message I am sharing is reaching more and more of those that are not aware of the truth. For while I certainly enjoy preaching to the already converted, the central challenge in front of us is to reach 10 percent of the U.S. population. That means 30 million people folks, and we currently have less than two million, so we clearly have a ways to go.

Never Doubt That YOU Can Make a Difference!

As I’ve mentioned before, together, we have made a MAJOR impact on this issue, educating millions of people about the massive deception surrounding the H1N1 debacle, and the persistent misinformation about the flu vaccines.

As a result, a majority of Americans are now opting not to get this highly questionable vaccine. This is despite massive PR campaigns by the US government and media to encourage you to get vaccinated.

Just think about that for a moment.

It is an incredible testimony to the power we have and the ability to make a real difference. Just remember that ultimately this is a numbers game and we HAVE the numbers. We outnumber the bad guys by several orders of magnitude. All we need to do is connect and become organized.

This truly is the most effective way to change the system. We can defeat these colossal corporations and their plans if we rise up together in solidarity against wrong-doing, and spread the truth to those that we love and care about.

But that’s not all. I have even more great news to share with you.

Additional Proof that We Really are Changing the Game!

Carole Baggerly, founder of GrassrootsHealth.net and a major vitamin D proponent whose tireless dedication is directly responsible for Canada’s decision to study vitamin D for flu prevention and treatment, recently sent me some very interesting statistics, along with a question -- could it be that Mercola subscribers truly are healthier?

Compared to the general population, do Mercola subscribers have less pain? Fewer cases of breast and colon cancer? Fewer infections during pregnancy? Less hypertension?

The latest results from the D*action study being led by GrassrootsHealth seems to indicate that might be so! But we need to track it to be sure ...

On October 13, I posted some information about the study and recommended that you take part. Many of you did!

The study's early results (prior to my announcement) found that at least 50 percent of the population had vitamin D levels below the recommended level of 40-60 ng/ml.

In the group enlisted after my announcement on October 13, however, only 33 percent are below 40 ng/ml. And, the average level of this group is 51 ng/ml.

Carole called the difference between the two study groups “fantastic!” and I couldn’t agree more. This is great news because it tells me many of you are taking these lifesaving recommendations to heart and you really are optimizing your health!

Carole was so intrigued by these findings she has made the following offer:

“We'd like to suggest that all Mercola followers participate in the study ... and, this time, when you sign up, at the beginning of the Payment Options (The area where it says "Please input any CLINIC ID or COUPON CODE assigned to your organization and click Apply:”) on the Order form, please enter 'Mercola' so GrassrootsHealth can track where the data is coming from. Then continue with your payment process.

We'd like to know how healthy you are and will share more about your health performance, based on the results in this study, next year!”

So there you have it! We’re giving all of you yet another chance to optimize your health at a full 15 percent discount for the 5 year sponsorship, the lowest possible price, by participating in this Grassrootshealth D*action study.

Sign Up for the D*Action Vitamin D Study

D*Action is a worldwide public health campaign, aiming to solve the vitamin D deficiency epidemic in one year through focus on testing, education, and grassroots word of mouth.

When you join D*action, you agree to test your vitamin D levels twice a year during a 5 year program, and share your health status to demonstrate the public health impact of this nutrient.

There is a $60 fee each 6 months for your sponsorship of the project (Mercola sponsors get a 15 percent discount!), which includes a complete new test kit to be used at home (except in the state of New York), and electronic reports on your ongoing progress.

When you finish the questionnaire, you can choose your subscription option. You will get a follow up email every 6 months reminding you "it's time for your next test and health survey."

To join now, please follow this link to the sign up form.

I, along with GrassrootsHealth, expect this study will demonstrate the real significance of this nutrient on your health and, of course, its value in the prevention of many diseases.

So please sign up today so you can be part of a team of Mercola subscribers setting out to demonstrate that PREVENTION WORKS!

Disease Prevention and Optimal Health Begins in the Womb!

GrassrootsHealth is particularly interested in signing up people in these three categories, in order to extrapolate specific data from these groups:

  • Pregnant women

  • Lactating women

  • Infants

As you likely know, good health begins in the womb, and optimizing your vitamin D levels during this time is one crucial strategy that can significantly improve the long-term health of your baby!

So if you or someone you know is either pregnant or breast feeding, please consider joining this groundbreaking study to show the health benefits of this remarkable nutrient.

I hope you’ll jump on the chance to participate in this wonderful project, and please, help spread the word!

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