Dr. Cedric Garland has been researching cancer and vitamin D for over thirty years. Through Grass Roots Health and University of California San Diego, he has released a video talking about the stages of cancer and how vitamin D and calcium acts at many stages.
Until now typical treatment and prevention only considers Initiation, Overgrowth, and Metastasis. He describes the additional stages as follows:
D – Disjunction
I – Initiation (genetic variation)
N – Natural selection
O – Overgrowth
M – Metastasis
I – Involution (cancer stops or slows)
T – Cancer becomes chronic condition)
A must watch video for doctors, researchers, oncologist, those concerned about cancer and cancer patients. This University of California San Diego – TV video: How Vitamin D Reduces the Incidence of Cancer: The DINOMIT Model by Dr. Cedric Garland. For best results Dr. Garland says that you should get your serum 25(OH)D above 60 ng/ml. Everyones serum level responds differently depending on disease state and body mass. You most likely will need between 4000 IU to 10,000 IU per day of D3 from all sources. The only way that you know for sure that your serum level is maintained is to have a blood test.
I would not suggest that you use D2 because it does seem to act the same as D3. D2 and D3 has always been thought by the medical profession to be equivalent but new research shows this is not the case. D2 also seems to be more toxic. The Vitamin D Council on Treatment with D3. and D2 versus D3 in this paper by Armas, Hollis, Heaney.
For doctors with your concerns about toxicity: The NIH data shows serum 25(OH)D to be safe at levels consistently below 200 ng/ml. Animal studies have shown that levels below 400 ng/ml do not cause toxicity. See Table 1 at the NIH Fact Sheet on Vitamin D.
Also be sure your diet has enough calcium or about 4.5 mg per pound of body weight per day as discussed in this fact sheet on calcium from the NIH.
If you have cancer be sure that your oncologist sees this information and do it conjunction with whatever protocols that he recommends.
You may also want to consider watching this one hour free video from Dr. Mercola on Vitamin D to help clear up the confusion of this strategic prehormone for health.
Cancer is not necessarily a death sentance. Take control and be healthy.
GET HEALTHY! and my prayers are with you. – Pandemic Survivor