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Vitamin D Blood Test

Learn Your Vitamin D Blood Value and Share with Your Physician
Endocrine Society Physicians believe that pregnant women, infants, children, seniors, the obese, and individuals with dark skin pigment are at high risk for being seriously Vitamin D deficient.
The goal is to know your Vitamin D blood level for good health. Boost your Vitamin D level with sensible use of sunshine &/or Vitamin D3 supplementation.
Options for measuring your Vitamin D Blood value.
New in 2016! Phoenix, Az residents can order a Vitamin D blood test at Walgreen stores with a Theranos Blood Station for just over $20 without a physicians order.
1. Order test via your physician which may or may not be covered by Medicare or private medical insurance.  Cost without reimbursement between $200 to $350 including physicians fee. Correct Diagnosis medical coding by physician is essential for reimbursement.
2. Order via mail order program from Cost $65. Testing Kit provides     self-use instructions and required test components for taking and sending blood spot sample back to ZRT laboratory for evaluation. Results provided by mail. New York State excluded.
3. Order mail order test kit from and enroll in 5 year study.  Cost $60 for 10 mail order kits over 5 years. Results provided via mail.  New York State excluded.
4. Order comprehensive Spectracell Nutrient Test Kit via your physician and learn your blood value of all key nutrients including Vitamin D, Co Q 10, Glutathione and 27 more nutrients.
Special request: Regardless of how you order your Vitamin D blood test, N2E would like you to share the results with us and tell us what action you took to improve your Vitamin D blood level.  Send information to  All emails will be held in strictest confidence.  Only summary information with no name disclosures will be published on the N2E website to provide all viewers a up to date report on the actual state of Vitamin D deficiency in the United States.

Lalanne, Sunshine, Keeping Fit, and Enjoying Life

I’m obsessed. I’ll admit it. My obsession is telling everyone about the virtues of knowing your Vitamin D blood level and bringing the Vitamin D blood level up to par.

I don’t think Frank Kaiser will mind me talking about the fact that the first time Carolyn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, I asked Carolyn to ask her oncologist about taking Vitamin D.  The answer was why?  The oncologist didn’t recommend it. Today, Carolyn takes Vitamin D.

That’s not unusual for oncologists to ignore the value of nutrients such as vitamin D during cancer treatment. The reason for this view is the fact that there is a basic belief that vitamins, herbal supplements and the like will interfere with the chemo regimen.

You can overdose on vitamins and herbal supplements, just as you can on Tylenol or prescription drugs. So, when you are under treatment for cancer and they don’t measure your blood value of key vitamins, minerals and etc., I guess you shouldn’t take them if you don’t know what your blood values are.

The famous New York City Cancer Hospital named Sloan Kettering did a patient survey and discovered 3 out of 4 cancer patients were below the low normal of 30 ng’s. It so happens that a Dr. Cedric Garland said the same thing many years before Sloan Kettering did the survey. Dr. Garland believes that 3 out of 4 cancers are preventable if you have a normal blood level of Vitamin D.  Even if he is 50% wrong, we would still save over 250,000 people a year from getting cancer if no one in America was low on Vitamin D.  American Cancer Society already states 1 out of 3 cancers can be prevented by good nutrition and exercise. That would be over 160,000 lives saved per year.

So, today, January 24th. 2011, I learned that Jack Lalanne passed away at 96 years young. Over the years he promoted good nutrition (juicing and etc.), vitamins and exercise for a long and healthy life. He did it well, but oh so few have followed his example. All I can say is “Good Job” Jack. We will miss you.

Hello Sunshine! That’s become my battle cry for knowing your Vitamin D value and to get out and welcome the sun prudently and not be sun shy.

I will always remember Jack LaLanne for showing so many the path to a long healthy life. Come join us…..

Thomas A. Braun RPh.

Retired but not senile yet.  Revised February 20, 2013 Copyright © Confessions of a Drug Pusher
Permission granted to reproduce article in its entirety.



Vitamin D Video Review

2012 Update of Hello Sunshine A primer on Vitamin D focuses on the history of why 3 out of 4 Americans are deficient on Vitamin D and also explores the issue with presentations from Dr. Garland and Dr. Heaney who have devoted their medical career in researching the Vitamin D deficiency issue and what has to be done to reverse this medical travesty. Scientists now know that over 2400 genes require Vitamin D for normal biological function. Vitamin D deficiencies help contribute to the expression of different disease states and the impact on cancer and other major disease states is reviewed. New developments are addressed in this updated video. An informational video designed to motive individuals to have their blood value of Vitamin D determined and to take the appropriate treatment action with professional medical guidance.

Two minutes of the video on YouTube

He believes that Big Pharma, the FDA and Obamacare has lost their compass.
He has made a web page showing how you can have a healthy long life thru nutrients and nutrition (N2) and exercise (E).

Watched the 1 hour video Feb 2012
Nice introduction/overview of many of the vitamin D concerns
Probably covers more of the vitamin D topics than any other video I have seen
Includes videos of some of the vitamin D scientists
Notes on topics covered: 
Cancer vs latitude
Baggerly video
Garland video
We are now longer out in the sun
Sun screen
Spina Bifada analogy to vitamin D 1970 ==> 1996 FDA but only 1/4 as much as was needed.
still have 1500 per year with spina bifida (this was news to Henry)
Heaney video
Colon cancer
Prostate Cancer
Lung Cancer
Smoking reduces vitamin D
Vitamin D needed to activate genes – genes needed due to stress, etc
Have gone too far with the pendulum to avoid the sun – blocked all of the vitamin D from the sun
Only thing listed in Physicians Desk Reference is Vitamin D2
Doctors had been taught that > 1,000 IU vitamin D was toxic (as he had been)
40-60 ng is the level he feels is correct
Henry Lahore 360-301-9413

Get it today on!

Published on 01 of Feb., 2012