Q: I wanted to respond to one of the email newsletters I received from you back in September. First of all, I love the newsletters, and I think you are doing great work – thank you!
In your newsletter, you advocated for the supplementation of Vit D – an excellent recommendation, since we are all pretty much deficient in this vitamin. However, you also recommended getting a blood test done to confirm whether levels of Vit D fall within normal limits. This concerns me, as I know for a fact that blood labs alone are not reliable…for example, blood work may show Vit D levels (or anything else for that matter) to be within normal limits, when in fact the source of the problem may be the absorption of available Vitamin D.
The best indicator of a deficiency, therefore, is not a blood test…but how the patient actually feels, and if they are showing signs and symptoms of a deficiency. This is the only reliable indicator, and this