Dr Oz: Vitamin D Deficiency Cancer Risk & Sam Champion’s Health Scare


Dr Oz: Weatherman Sam Champion’s Health Scare

Dr. Oz says most Americans are not getting enough Vitamin D in their bodies, which is very important since it helps prevent diseases including cancer and depression. The number one source of Vitamin D is the sun, so Dr. Oz invited weatherman Sam Champion to talk about the impact of the sun on our lives and to also discuss his recent health scare for the very first time.

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Dr Oz: Vitamin D Deficiency Cancer Risk & Sam Champion's Health Scare

Dr Oz says a Vitamin D deficiency puts you at greater risk for disease, including cancer and obesity.


  1. Teri says

    I have been vitamin D deficient for almost a year. My level at the first blood test was 11. I was prescribed 20,000 units of vitamin D once a week for about 6 weeks plus the 1,000 units I was getting in my daily multivitamin. My numbers went up and down between 14 and 21. I have now been on a prescribed 50,000 units per week and the 1,000 units I get in my multivitamin. I have been doing this for about 3 months. I do have a lot of pain some days deep in my bones and joints. If my levels don’t increase at my next blood work is there anything I should ask my doctor or just continue with these high doses?

  2. haba says

    The prescription vitamin D is a D2 (ergocalciferol), which only absorbs half as well as the D3( cholecalciferol) form. That can be one reason as to why your levels are not increasing as efficiently as they should be. Also if your liver is not working as well as it should be, you may be having problems absorbing fat soluble vitamins. So if that is the issue then a whole body cleanse or liver cleanse can be beneficial. One that works really well and is gentle is the Wild Rose detox cleanse. Another thing to consider is that if you are taking any supplements that a designed to reduce fat absorption in your body, they will in turn inhibit the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. Again I am not a doctor, but it would be a good idea to discuss this further with your doctor.

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