Dear friends:
 
The past few days I have seen 3-4 posts or e-mails extolling the virtues of vitamin D3.  I am thinking that God must be speaking to me about it.  Below are three excerpts for your information.
 
D3 is extremely inexpensive, as low as $7.13 for 200, 2,000mg capsules at the Vitamin Shoppe, at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/search/en/query.jsp?x=0&y=0&q=D3&intsource2=main&tab_selection=vitamins
 
Jim
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From "Walter":
My wife has suffered from psoriasis most of her adult life. It has been so disfiguring to her skin that she keeps herself covered most of the time. Right now she is 99% free of the problem. I do not know for sure why. The only thing that I can think of that has changed is the fact that both of us have been taking 3 to 6 thousand IU of vitamin D3 on a daily basis and have been since last fall.
 
 
From "Eric":
I Googled 'Vitamin D3' and found this on Wikipedia.  You might want to look into this toxicity issue further because you don't want to take too much of certain vitamins.
 
"The upper limit (UL) for vitamin D has been recommended as 2,000 IU daily, due to toxicities that can occur when taken in higher doses. Daily doses greater than 2,000 IU should only be taken at the recommendation of your doctor. A 25(OH)D blood test can be taken to identify if your current intake is sufficient."
 
I found this on e-how.com regarding vitamin D3 and psoriasis.
Skin Conditions
According to a study published in Volume 64, Issue 5, "The Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology," Vitamin D3 helped with skin conditions because of its anti-inflammatory properties. In the study, the vitamin was given to patients with psoriasis. Within 1 month, the condition disappeared. It was then given to patients with lichen planus lesions. Vitamin D3 relieved skin itching and regressed the lesions by half. The researchers then gave Vitamin D3 to those with photodermatitis. The lesions from the disorder disappeared within a month.
 
From M. H. MacDonald (a doctor's wife)
D3 is THE most important anti-cancer vitamin we can produce/ingest, but we need at least 8,000 to 10,000 iu's DAILY.  2,000 is too low for effective immune system protection.  You can search some of the 'cutting edge' sites to verify.   Groups of scientists and MD's have also studied this in depth and in recent testing of Americans, we have been found to be dangerously low in Vitamin D3, deemed vital in the warding off of not only cancer, but flu and other viruses.  The MD group, after years of study have declared that Vitamin D3 is the single most effective anticancer nutrient.  Taking too low a dosage
would be a grave mistake, especially if you live in the north and/or are a senior.  We up here cannot get enough sun strength to make much at all in our bodies.

Some good sites on which to check out this info would be - www.naturalnews.com (Mike Adams site), and