I am excited about my new blog. I am so excited that I googled my name and vitamin D thinking that it may have been picked up since I initiated the blog on Saturday. I was surprised to find another Mark Pegram talking about breast cancer. I love this guy even though he is not me. He is my nephew. He is one of the favorites of all my family.
However, we do disagree on the effect of vitamin D and cancer. He is a well known woman’s oncologist and has done significant work in the field. He continues to research as well as clinical practice where he sees patients which I think is extremely critical for a researcher. Way to go Mark! I on the other hand only grew three inches taller in less than a year and in 4 years have had a significant renewal of my health. I have spent every spare minute that I could find since October 2004 reading vitamin D research.
What I found was startling to me. It was an article by Kelley Dunn at WPTV.com – ‘Does Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer’ – May 25 There was Mark with this quote: “Dr. Mark Pegram says what is clear is that vitamin d alone doesn’t significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer.” He does explain earlier that the amount of vitamin d was only 400 IU which we now know does not significanltly effect serum level- my knowing not his. If you would like to read the article: ‘Does Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer’.
Dr. John Cannell has consistently stated that the researchers and mainstream medicine has chosen to ignore the facts of medical research. Now Mark, I am not saying that because the root of ignore is in ignorant that you are. However, I am saying that you should be paying attention when I tell you to read the research. And for the other eight medical professionals in my family please read the research!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There have been a number of studies done and many more ongoing about breast cancer and vitamin D. One lady, Carole Baggerly, that survived breast cancer started her own foundation to help promote vitamin d. She was able to organize a seminar that was offered free to doctors to help them better understand the new research ‘and the old research’ on vitamin d. There were a number of scientist that presented and this was in conjunction with the University of California San Diego. You can watch these videos online through UCSDtv at the Grassroots Health website.
In particular you should watch this video presentation by Dr. Cedric Garland, a well respected epidemiologist : “Dose-Response of Vitamin D and a Mechanism for Cancer Prevention” Mark if you are reading this, I do respectfully request that you go watch the videos at this site so as not to mislead people. Here Dr. Garland sites a number of epidemiological studies as well as cohort studies. Toward the end he puts the cohort studies for cancer on one slide and it is very truly amazing. We are talking about reducing cancer by as much as 80 percent or more depending on the type.
If you have a serious disease or if you are a doctor or medical researcher you should take the time to watch all six of the presentations – about six hours. You will be rewarded.
A Vitamin D Pandemic Survivor
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