Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shrinkage 101 (With Vitamin D)

Here is a post...tongue-in-cheek from our wonderful community on the Track Your Plaque forum from about a year ago (when I joined). How is shrinkage desirable on many levels? Vitamin D assists on reducing many things pertinent to plaque:
--coronary atherosclerotic plaque (and elsewhere, like the penile vasculature)
--belly fat, WAT (white adipose tissue)
--small dense LDL (atherogenic particles)
--small dense HDL (atherogenic particles)
--hypertensive tension in the circulation (perfect BP: 115/75 according to TYP)
--systemic inflammation
--autoimmune-related hypersensitivity

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ggglll Posted: 1/26/2008 9:48:00 AM


I love classic Seinfeld...

Do you 'member the episode with George and shrinkage??!
(the accidental full Monty... and cold... *HEEEE HEEEE*)

Women are in the same boat, we have shrinkage as well... Sadly... and it has to do with vitamin D!
Accelerated Mammary Gland Development during Pregnancy and Delayed Postlactational Involution in Vitamin D3 Receptor Null Mice

Gals, recall after breastfeeding when the mammary glands (ie, b**bies -- can I say that here?) minimized from obscene-XXX sizes to negative(-)A's?

VDRs (vitamin D receptor and vit D) return them to non-lactating form (and rather hanging to the knees, shriveled like raisins; no one is upset... or in need of plastic surgery).

Of course, here on TYP, SHRINKAGE is the optimal outcome!!! PLAQUE shrinkage is a G-O-O-D thing (as well as colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancer).

(another D E E P thought...)
(from the shallowest-thinking member)

DR. Davis' Comment
Posted: 1/27/2008 9:58:00 AM


Hi, G-- I believe that the authors' comment that vitamin D "is best known for its role in maintenance of calcium homeostasis, 1,25-(OH)2D also regulates epithelial cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis" is most telling. I remain very excited about the plaque-regressing, calcium-normalizing, and cancer-preventing properties of this fascinating hormone/nutrient.
----------------- Dr. William Davis Author, Track Your Plaque

Anonymous Posted: 1/28/2008 4:22:00 PM

g It shrinks? "YES, like a frightened turtle!" I don't know how you guys walk around with those things! Good luck with the vitamin D. Wonder if that's what Pamela Anderson used, and if so how many IU's of D per day

2009 update on the uummm mammaries...thanks to vitamin ADEK/TYP/hyperlipid/Paleo diet there is sustainable growth without unwanted shrinkage I'm glad to report (I suspect the synergy betw Vitamin D and Vitamin A and mod/high-fat-diet has improved my ummm...34-24-34 numbers the most).

Incidentally, the HDLs are up from 84 to 89 now (27% incr from 70 baseline) and body fat down to 19.5% (from 22%) (despite hormone issues and mild vit D insufficiency [25(OH)D]). I'm trying to beat Richard *hee* here at Free the Animal (HDL 104) and Stephan here at Whole Health Source (!! wow !! HDL 111). What brilliant beasts! OMG... wtf how amazing are these measurements... Of course these lab values (incl mine) are all Freidewald calculations -- and thus liable for some miscalculations and inaccuracies by ~10% or more (the lower the HDL, the more inaccurate, imo; the larger, too? I dunno?).

I'll show you how the new TYP tracking graphics work in a few are beautific and will blow your mind... (after more shrinkage *ah haa* and better ABS and labs) !


Calvin said...

OMG, todays title had me so worried that I almost ran to dump my bottle of vitamin D supplements--I'm so glad that I continued reading first!

"(another D E E P thought...)
(from the shallowest-thinking member)" READ:Another SHALLOW thought from one DEEP-thinking Blogger :)

G- your blog gets my vote-- not only for the always G-intelligent main dishes, but also for the clever & amusing sides too!

Dr. B G said...


Thank you kindly! I'm glad you liked the vintage re-post (eg, recycling/conservatism/lazism *ha*).

Merry Xmas to you in Alaska! Yes, keep the vitamin D around a little longer!