Los Angeles, CA, March 30, 2010 – In the past two decades, there has been a veritable explosion of research into the beneficial effects of vitamin D on the human body. The findings are truly astounding. From its reclassification from a vitamin to a hormone, vitamin D is now known to positively affect nearly every organ system. Medical Expert, Sarfraz Zaidi, M.D., shares his insight into this medical miracle.

  • Vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin. After its synthesis in the skin upon exposure to sun, vitamin D gets into the blood circulation and then exerts its effects on every organ system in the body. That’s why vitamin D has so many beneficial effects.
  • Vitamin D is essential for the health of muscles, joints and bones. It serves to both prevent as well as treat muscle aches, bone pain, chronic fatigue, arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin D is crucial for the normal functioning of our immune system. Diseases that may be prevented, and also treated with vitamin D, include flu, common cold, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, underactive thyroid, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
  • Vitamin D serves as a control on the growth of normal human cells; it delivers the same oversight on cancer cells. Mounting scientific evidence shows vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention, as well as treatment, of various cancers especially those of the prostate, colon, pancreas and breast.
  • Low level of insulin and insulin resistance are two basic defects that cause type 2 Diabetes. Vitamin D stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin. It also reduces insulin resistance. Therefore, vitamin D can help in the prevention and treatment of type 2 Diabetes.
  • Vitamin D helps to lower blood pressure. By reducing hypertension, vitamin D can prevent kidney disease, coronary artery disease and heart failure.
  • Vitamin D aids in treating skin diseases, such as psoriasis.
  • Vitamin D functions as a mood stabilizer, and may play an important role in the prevention and treatment of depression and memory loss.
  • Vitamin D affects the health of our teeth. Many dental problems are preventable with vitamin D.
  • Vitamin D functions as a mood stabilizer, and may play an important role in the prevention and treatment of depression and memory loss. 

It is obvious vitamin D plays a crucial role in maintaining our overall physical and mental well-being. In his newest book, Power of Vitamin D, Zaidi shares this remarkable discovery and his personal insight into this medical miracle. In plain and direct language, Zaidi details the remarkable benefits of vitamin D, as well as thoroughly outlines and describes the symptoms and diseases created by low vitamin D. For an accurate diagnosis of vitamin D deficiency, Zaidi provides a step-by-step approach for both the layman and the physician.

Zaidi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. With his 10 years of personal research and 30 years of clinical experience, he has become a respected leading expert on vitamin D. Following publication of his first groundbreaking and still popular book, Take Charge of Your Diabetes, Zaidi is on a new mission to share and educate patients, scientists and physicians on the wonders of vitamin D.

For more information on Zaidi or his new book, visit www.doctorZaidi.com.