Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Vitamin D Insufficiency
If we struggle with IBS or any other gut-related issues, avoiding GE foods of all kinds may be a significant part of our answer. As for vitamin D, the evidence suggests 60 ng/mL may be a more ideal low-end target rather than 40 ng/mL. Hitting 60 ng/mL significantly lowers our risk of all cancers, and for women concerned with breast cancer, having a level of 60 ng/mL can lower our risk by as much as 83% compared to having a level below 20 ng/mL. For general health, 40 ng/mL appears to be the absolute lowest cut-off point, but most cancers still appear to occur in those with a vitamin D blood level between 10 and 40 ng/mL, so shooting a bit higher appears prudent.