"During that day outside in the sun, you likely felt very alive and invigorated but then got very tired that night and slept well."

After experiencing a tragic biking accident, the author of this book was rendered paraplegic while going through his medical residency. Struggling with chronic pain and a host of other medical concerns, he was able to overcome his disabilities and finish his training, opening up his own private practice. Health continued to be an ever-present concern, however, as he dealt with infections, sores, and a lack of quality sleep. Decades later, he attended a medical conference and listened to a talk about vitamin D3, something he had already considered as an undiscovered cure. His beliefs reinforced, the author returned to his home and began experimenting on himself to discover what larger doses of D3 could do for him before prescribing them to his patients. This book captures those results, chronicling the author’s personal story and background before exploring the positive effects that a much larger dose than the current recommended dosage of the vitamin can have on the body.

Though vitamin D3 can be generated from exposure to the sun, different modern lifestyles along with concerns about skin cancer and aging effects keep people largely indoors these days. By supplementing with a large dose of vitamin D3, the author began to sleep restfully through the night and could better control his appetite, losing a considerable amount of excess weight without changing his diet. Going into the science of this oft-misunderstood hormone, the writer helps the reader get an understanding about how current daily habits can trick our bodies into entering a “winter syndrome,” leading to decreased energy and metabolism. Presenting his intriguing findings to the reader, the author conveys his belief in the powers of vitamins and supplements as well as a respect for preventative medicine.

Each chapter balances out the hard science with plenty of personal anecdotes both from his own experiences as well as those of the thousands of patients that visit his practice. The science is backed by a wealth of sources provided both in the bibliography at the back of the book as well as a summary at the end of nearly every chapter. Though the findings of this book exceed the current recommendations of the American Academy of Family Practices, this book is intended to get new information out there to challenge current standards which are believed to be woefully inadequate.

Designed to start a dialogue with medical professionals as well as provide a light at the end of the tunnel for chronic pain sufferers, the author believes in his research and results, and that enthusiasm is apparent in the language used in this book. Short and accessible, this book is something that can be read in just a handful of hours with potentially life-changing results for those that choose to try the author’s method. The use of medical terminology makes the findings relevant and fascinating for those who work or do research in the field, while the direct examples and focus on cause and effect give the layperson something to hold onto and consider throughout the length of the book. With a calculated bedside manner, this is a book that seeks to enlighten, educate, and give the reader several correlations that they may not have considered before.

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