Ontario Symposiums Kick Off Vitamin D Awareness Month

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The Vitamin D Society is proud to announce that it will host two Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposiums in Ontario during November as part of Vitamin D Awareness Month. Medical professionals and the public are invited to attend these free information sessions and learn what optimal vitamin D can do for health.

This is an opportunity for people to learn about vitamin D, see the research results and take action for their personal health.

The Vitamin D Society would like to invite medical professionals and the public to attend one of two free information session on Vitamin D and Disease Prevention to be held in Ontario during November, Vitamin D Awareness Month. The symposiums will be held in Hamilton on November 5th and in Toronto on November 6th. The vitamin D symposium will feature presentations by Dr. Robert Heaney, M.D. Professor of Medicine at Creighton University, a leading vitamin D researcher and author of over 400 original research papers on nutrition and vitamin D. Dr. Heaney will present an overview of the latest research papers showing the relationship between optimal vitamin D blood levels and disease prevention. Joining Dr. Heaney will be prominent Canadian researcher Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Ph.D. a professor in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Vieth will address vitamin D deficiency and review the latest vitamin D guidelines.

Also presenting will be Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth.net a public health organization dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of vitamin D health benefits. Carole, who is a breast cancer survivor, will be presenting research on vitamin D and its importance in preventing breast cancer and its role in pregnancy and children’s health. Dr. Marc Sorenson, EdD, founder of the Sunlight Institute and author of the book “Vitamin D3 and Solar Power for Optimal Health” will report on the best source of vitamin D.

The symposiums are designed to help educate people about vitamin D and its many extraordinary benefits related to health and wellness. “These research based presentations will provide clarification for the public on how to achieve optimal vitamin D levels to prevent disease, review the best sources of vitamin D and educate on how to monitor vitamin D levels” states Perry Holman, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Society. “This is an opportunity for people to learn about vitamin D, see the research results and take action for their personal health” added Holman.

November is Vitamin D Awareness month and we remind Canadians to check their Vitamin D levels through a 25(OH)D blood serum test (ask for your test score) and ensure they are between the optimal levels of 100 – 150 nmol/L as recommended by over 40 of the top Vitamin D researchers at GrassrootsHealth.

Vitamin D Disease Prevention Symposium
Event Details:

Tuesday November 5, 2013 – 7-10 p.m.    
Health Science Complex            
Room HSC 1A1                
McMaster University                
1200 Main Street West            
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5

Wednesday November 6, 2013 – 7-10 p.m.            
OISE Auditorium
Room G162, Ground Floor
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

RSVP: vitdsym(at)gmail(dot)com subject “register” and list your name, title, location and number of guests in the email. Or register online at Hamilton or Toronto to register for this FREE event.

  • No charge for admission
  • Complimentary literature available

About the Vitamin D Society:
The Vitamin D Society is a Canadian non-profit group organized to: increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency; encourage people to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually; and help fund valuable vitamin D research. The Vitamin D Society recommends people achieve and maintain optimal 25(OH)D blood levels between 100 – 150 nmol/L (Can) or 40-60 ng/ml (USA).

For further information, please contact:

Perry Holman
Vitamin D Society

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