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Epionce CyberMonday Sale: 20% Off ALL Products


BIGGEST EPIONCE SALE OF THE YEAR!! NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY! 20% off ALL PRODUCTS!!

Been waiting for a reason to buy?
Want to stock up for the New Year?
Thinking about Great Gifts for your family or friends?
Whatever the reason, NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY–20% off ALL EPIONCE PRODUCTS FOR CYBER MONDAY and TUESDAY!!!
NOVEMBER 27 & 28.

I want to give all my loyal patients and customers a heads up on the BEST DEAL of the year!

And don’t forget to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING by using my Dr Smith CODE at checkout: 20030213.

Thanking you for your loyal support!!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
ALL HIS BENEFITS!

PS I am enjoying my Dermatology patients once again, working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Fort Gibson, OK.
918-478-2101
104 Lone Oak Circle
Best Wishes!

ANNOUNCING: BIGGEST EPIONCE SALE and BUY COLOSTRUM HERE !!


EPIONCE select Renewal products are 20% off now—must call 866-374-6623 and tell them Dr Smith sent you and get FREE SHIPPING.
Cyber Monday this month is after Thanksgiving with 20% OFF EVERYTHING! Can call above # or order online—use Dr Smith’s code 20030213 to get FREE SHIPPING.
Remember if you like Lytic Gel Cleanser but need something stronger (very oily skin that never gets irritated), new product Purifying Cleanser is now available.
Also available now is Purifying Gel, which can be used as a spot treatment on acne blemishes from their earliest sign of occurrence.

COLOSTRUM powder from Sovereign Labs is now available to ORDER HERE!
Just mail your check for $85 to:
VIP SKIN LLC
PO BOX 470324
TULSA, OK 74147
A 16oz bag of oral bovine powder will be shipped Priority Mail to your home. This lasts the average adult about 2 months. Good for children too.
No returns or refunds.
COLOSTRUM TESTIMONIALS
R.S. After just 3 weeks of use this man is 90-95% improved from chronic daily diarrhea. He is also beginning to feel better in his overall health.
MANY G.I. DISEASES/SYMPTOMS RESPOND TO COLOSTRUM QUICKLY INCLUDING REFLUX.
L.J. at 8y.o. was not growing and had so many food intolerances that he didn’t want to eat. He was very thin and very small for his age—wanting to play sports with his friends, but not able to do much. After 8 months of Colostrum he has grown inches in height and nearly doubled his weight and scored 2 goals at his recent soccer game!
SEE AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER BLOGS for details on the broad-spectrum health-restoring benefits of oral bovine Colostrum from Sovereign Labs.

UPDATE ON DR. SMITH
After 1.5 years on Colostrum I am going through a renewal/restoration of my health and strength. As announced in last month’s blog I will retire again in mid January 2019. What’s next? I’m not sure. Please pray that I get in God’s will for my work, because I feel I have something left to do. And thanks to all the fine people in Northeastern Health Systems where I have been working for the past 2 years! Finally thank you readers and patients for your loyalty and friendship!!

Steven A. Smith, MD, Dermatology
Psalms 103
All His Benefits

Is There A “Dark Side” to Vitamin D?

Because of my enthusiastic promotion for optimizing Vitamin D (hereafter referred to as “D”) in my patients, I am often asked “ how much is too much; can it be harmful?” Therefore, in order to be fair and balanced, let’s look at the potential for D toxicity, so-called Hypervitaminosis D. After all, D is a fat soluble vitamin, meaning it can build up in the tissues and may not be released quickly like the water soluble ones — C and B vitamins for instance.

The main downside of too much D is high blood calcium levels. This causes a myriad of symptoms: nausea & vomiting, constipation/ or diarrhea, poor appetite, excessive thirst & frequent urination, as well as bone pain in the early stages. With progression the latter stages of D toxicity can lead to muscle weakness, fatigue, confusion and even death. This progression typically takes weeks to months, especially in an otherwise healthy person. However, with blood calcium levels so routinely available, this should never happen. If blood calcium is chronically elevated, kidney stones could develop, especially in susceptible people with pre-existing kidney problems and/or endocrine (glandular) problems and/or liver problems. So don’t take chances. Ask your doctor to help in your quest for optimum D! Especially if you are in this class of people.

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

D3 is the naturally occurring form of D synthesized in the skin from sun exposure and also occurring in fish oil and other natural products. Thus I will only consider this ideal form of supplementation. I will not cover the prescription 50,000 iu form, but only OTC doses.

For normal adults 2,000 iu daily is recommended by The Endocrine Society and is certainly safe. The Vitamin D Council recommends 5,000 iu daily, which I also consider very safe for most people and probably ideal for elderly, dark skinned people and those over 200 lbs. Even 10,000 iu daily for short term use (one month or less at a time) is safe and a good idea if fighting an acute illness, such as sinusitis, bronchitis, flu/cold or any other type of infection or stressor. Never use more than 10,000 iu daily unless instructed by your doctor.

BLOOD LEVEL IS THE GOLD STANDARD

To know for sure that you are getting optimum D, check a simple blood level—readily available (although some insurance companies refuse them as unnecessary—always ask for cost info). The ideal target is 70ng/ml. This is the highest level one can achieve by staying in the summer sun all the time. My references are: 0—29=Deficient, 30—49=Sufficient, 50—100=OPTIMUM, 101—149=Taking Too Much D, 150+=Potentially Toxic—see above. If symptoms exist or calcium level is elevated, see a doctor immediately.

WHAT DO I RECOMMEND?

Almost everything we do in medicine has a Risk/Benefit Ratio. I feel strongly that the benefits to taking more than the RDA (400 iu) of D far outweigh the risks for healthy adults. I start people on 2,000 iu daily and tell them to ask their primary care provider to check a D level at their next routine visit (make sure you have been consistently taking it for at least 3 months). I find most people need between 2,000—6,000 iu daily to get close to the ideal blood level of 70 ng/ml. (Make sure your lab reads in these units. If they read results in mmol/l, divide by 2.5 to convert to ng/ml.)

There are just so many health benefits available to optimizing D that I feel this is now the single most important actionable health project. Why not start today? Cognition is better—some even believe Alzheimer’s can be prevented or delayed by D supplementation. Every organ works better—most importantly the cancer surveillance systems of the body—with hundreds of studies showing less overall cancer risk when D is optimized. (Some feel the evidence on cancer risk reduction is not strong enough to claim this yet—I disagree. ) I have many skin cancer patients who have turned around their escalating numbers of skin cancer surgeries on optimum D—after being on it 1—2 years.

Once Again Praying His Benefits For YOU and YOURS!!!

Steven A. Smith, MD, FACP
Psalms 103

Disclaimer:

If you are pediatric age, have kidney problems, are pregnant or nursing, or have glandular problems (endocrine), consult with your doctor prior to optimizing your Vitamin D3 intake. Be aware that most, but not all, practicing doctors follow practices similar to the above. If your doctor does not recommend Vitamin D3, get a second or even a third opinion.

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