Thursday, May 27, 2010

Autism Professor Needs Help: Vittamin D in Pregancy?

This request came to me from the Vitamin D Council. Please read and pass this on to pregnant women and the rest of the world!
Thank you, Dr. Young

Autism Professor Needs Help

Professor Gene Stubbs of the University of Oregon needs help with his study about vitamin D and autism. He is testing the theory that a mother with one child with autism will not have another if the mother takes vitamin D during her pregnancy. Women no longer need to come to the University of Oregon but can participate at a distance. Professor Stubbs writes:

"Can anyone assist us in recruiting mothers who already have children with autism and the mother is pregnant again before her third trimester? We are giving the mothers 5000 IU D3/day. So far every mother who has delivered has delivered within 1 week or on the date of expected delivery, and the babies are well within normal birth weights. They have not progressed far enough in age for us to screen for autism, but so far, the babies are interactive, have eye contact, are vocal etc..

However, we need more research families to participate. We have recruited other doctors to help us recruit and we have recruited doctors on the Vitamin D Council sites to help us recruit. We still need more families to participate to make our results significant. The families no longer have to come to our site to participate. If you know of any families who potentially might be eligible for our research, please give them my research assistant's phone number, 503-351-9255."

Thank you,
John Cannell, MD
The Vitamin D Council
1241 Johnson Ave., #134
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Learn About Cancer Tomorrow - Protect Yourself - Read This Blog

Tomorrow I will be in Carlsbad, CA at the 17th International Symposium on Functional Medicine, on “Confronting Cancer as a Chronic Disease”.  I want to encourage you to watch a live lecture online on a revolutionary approach to cancer by one of the greatest medical thinkers of the 21st century, my mentor, Jeffrey Bland, PhD tomorrow morning, Thursday, May 20th at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time.

I will be sitting in the audience. You can join me. No cost. No travel. No expense. And you can learn from one of the greatest minds in medicine, how to protect yourself and your family from cancer.

Go to: to register for the live lecture on what you need to know about cancer. Click anywhere in the green and yellow box that contains the words “Webcasting Live From Symposium!”. Enter your name and e-mail address on the new form that opens, and click “download”. You will then be automatically redirected to the webcasting page which will be offline until the talk starts on Thursday morning. But you can bookmark it now. The archived presentation will also be available throughout the duration of Symposium (May 20-23, 2010).

We are at a moment in medical history that requires a new way of thinking to successfully address our global epidemic of chronic disease. Practitioners need a new set of lenses to interpret and act on clinical information.  Functional Medicine provides those lenses, a new way of seeing the epidemic of chronic disease based on underlying causes, and treatments based on restoring balance within dysfunctional biological systems and networks.  It focuses on treating the whole system, not just the symptoms.  Applied in practice, Functional Medicine can more effectively prevent, treat and often cure chronic conditions, at lower cost, failed by our current paradigm.

This year's International Symposium on Functional Medicine on cancer as a chronic disease will be attended by practitioners representing 23 countries ranging from Croatia to Japan, Columbia to Finland.

Cancers as systemic functional diseases is a topic of critical importance to today's primary care providers, who will find nearly half their patients confronting cancer during their lifetimes. Due to the urgency of this year's Symposium topic, this year's introductory talk is open to the world as a live webcast. The Institute for Functional Medicine is thrilled to invite you, your friends, family, and colleagues to watch a free, live webcast of the cutting-edge presentation "Looking Anew at Cancer" by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, CNS,  which will address the mechanisms underlying primary cancer formation and growth and how these factors are addressed by various cancer prevention strategies and treatments.

Sign up at:  and join me on Thursday, May 20th from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST for the live webcast.

Please share this with your family, friends and colleagues! You could save a life.

In health,
Dr. Young

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Health Reform, Prevention and Health Promotion: Milestone Moment on a Long Journey

Dr. Redwood is a very bright doctor with valuable insights into our recent national Healthcare Reform and its implications for greater health through preventive health and integrative care (care provided not just by medical doctors, but with access to chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, etc...). Here is the link, check it out!

Dr. Young

Friday, May 14, 2010

14 Year-Old Shining a Light on Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Sometimes it takes a kid to break through dogma.

Please consider lending Ryan a hand. His work with MS will help the world to awaken to the power and value of sunlight and Vitamin D to improving the health of people around the world.

Ryan is aware of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis, as it impacts on the lives of 10,500 people in Scotland and one of of those affected is his Mum. His experience of MS made him determined to find a way to help the thousands of people who are fighting this chronic progressive disease, an illness which has no cure, and to lessen the impact of MS on future generations. So what is his answer? Shine On Scotland ~

For additional information: The Vitamin D Council

Dr. Young

Friday, May 7, 2010

Vitamin D status of nursing mothers is critical

Mothers need to have their Vitamin D blood levels tested.

"That is, when pregnant women keep their levels where we think prehistoric human levels were, about 50 ng/mL, breast milk becomes a rich source of vitamin D. First Carol and Bruce gave 2,000 IU per day, then 4,000 IU per day and finally 6400 IU of D3 per day to lactating women. Only at 6400 of D3/day did the women maintain both their own 25(OH)D levels and the levels of their breast feeding babies above 50 ng/mL. On 6400 IU/day, the vitamin D activity of the breast milk went from about 80 to 800 IU/L. Quite a discovery, and another reason for all of us to keep our levels above 50 ng/mL."

This quote comes from the Vitamin D Council at

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

College Students with Food Allergies

An article in the Ventura County Star on March 7, 2010 entitled "College dining halls adjust to students with allergies" states that only 4% of the Americans under the age of 18 have food allergies. According to me that number is way too low. It is yet to be appreciated that many childhood symptoms and conditions are caused by reactions to foods. Headaches, bed-wetting, ear infections, constipation, intestinal gas, nightmares, aggressive behavior, ADHD, asthma, acne, and many others are often caused by, or made worse by the consumption of certain foods.

Help your kids be healthy and feel great. Find out what they are allergic to. Beware of those who tell you that food allergies are uncommon.