Published on November 24, 2020
Vitamin D*action has achieved a major milestone: ‘Moving Research into PRACTICE’ is now a reality! States, Governments Acknowledge the Need for Vitamin D to Build the Immune System
A VERY PERSONAL ‘THANK YOU’ FROM ME TO ALL who have been involved in the GrassrootsHealth D*action project. To have state and national governments across the world acknowledge the need for vitamin D as a public health measure is a major accomplishment that wouldn’t have happened without all of you! Our biggest next step is to spread the news to the world, and recognize there is much we can do to ‘Claim the JOY of our Health’—TODAY! Your $25 donation will help us take that step.
As we saw the potential for vitamin D at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we started to spread the word through our newsletters and peer-reviewed publications. As of November 15, 2020, our publication Evidence that Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths by Grant WB, Lahore H, McDonnell SL, Baggerly CA, French CB, Aliano JL, Bhattoa HP has had more citations from well-respected journals than any other paper on vitamin D and COVID-19.
Our work, however, is not done. At this point in time, GrassrootsHealth sees the need to do a MAJOR PUSH to spread the word to massive audiences all over the world so that these messages can be a key source of the recognition that there is something each person can do for their own health TODAY!
The goal is still the same as when I founded GrassrootsHealth in 2007. After I had a very frightful experience in 2005 with a diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer — without being able to find out options for how to protect my own body — it was clear to me that we all need a thorough, trusted source of information based on key scientific data to make informed choices, and a way to track if the choices we made where the correct ones. Based on my own background in science and education, I have always been convinced that our best tools are education and measurement tools that match an individual’s needs.
Working together with scientists, participants, and collaborators who truly care about our health and the efficacy of their work, we have made these tools of education and measurement available for vitamin D and its impact on health.
We need your help to support our outreach effort and continue spreading the news! Donating $25.00 today will positively affect millions of lives! We will take this opportunity to use our extensive network to get vital information on vitamin D to the new US COVID Panel, as well as local and state government representatives around the world.
Will you help us to continue making a difference?
Donate $25 today to help support this outreach effort (and, let us know if your employer could match the donations made by individuals from now until January 1, 2021!).
Why Support GrassrootsHealth?
Extensive science reporting from GRASSROOTSHEALTH is free to everyone. We will continue to answer YOUR questions to provide current and scientific answers. We will continue to ANALYZE your data and provide answers relevant to YOU. We will continue to create evidence-based GRAPHICS and CHARTS you can share.
Support GRASSROOTSHEALTH to address:
- Why are there conflicting research reports about whether vitamin D helps reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, COVID-19?
- How do nutrients affect my health (physical and mental)?
- Can ‘it’ (vitamin D/other nutrients) work for me or my children?
- How much vitamin D do I need?
- What can I share with my health care practitioner?
- When could it be toxic?
- What are co-factors?
- Can I get enough vitamin D from my diet or sunshine?
- How do I sift through all of the information out there to help make MY health choices?
We appreciate YOU! Have a beautiful day.
How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!
STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health
STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study
STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there
STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)