Vitamin D’s Time is Now

The media is finally starting to get it.  Or should I say willing to write about vitamin D and forgoing the fear of losing medical industry advertising.  Now we read that more than half of the world’s population is vitamin D deficient. What does this mean as far as disease states and pain, suffering, and death from these diseases?  What does it mean for the medical economy and economy in general?

Some media outlets are writing about vitamin D like it is some new discovery when actuality the understanding goes back to at least the late 1930’s.  Then there is the fact that a huge campaign has been waged against sun exposure since the 1960’s.  The science has been there all along and now with the internet and not depending on newspaper reporters to tell us what is actually happening; people are finally starting to see the medical industry for what it is.

Here is the news:

NY Times – What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D, Jane E. Brody  July 26, 2010.

USA Today – Vitamin D Researchers May Have Doctors Prescribing Sunshine, The Associated Press, May 21, 2005

Wait, I thought that you said this is news?  Yes that is right, five years later some changes have started to happen as the public is becoming more aware of the reality of sunshine.  The USA Today article from 2005 shows a good indication of the battles that are being waged for your health care dollar and your health.  Obviously the sicker the population, the greater the opportunity is for that industry to make money.

Statements are now being made that just maybe the minor cancers that you get from sun exposure are not as significant as the cancers that you get because of being vitamin D deficient.  Interestingly enough, this same thing was said by researchers in 1941.  In one medical peer reviewed journal paper, Dr. Cedric Garland states that there are over three thousand peer reviewed medical journal papers showing the inverse relationship between vitamin D and cancer.  That is as vitamin D levels increase, the cancer rates go down.  Every cancer patient’s vitamin D level should be checked and normalized to that of a sunny country.

So what does this look like for other chronic disease?  Here is a chart that has been complied by wiki vitamin D. So what you see is a significant decrease in all levels of chronic disease and just maybe eradicating many of them.  So how does the serum 25(OH)D levels on the chart represent where my serum level should be?  If you notice from the chart that most chronic disease starts to go away at 50 ng/ml.  Typically, people in a sunny country have serum levels of vitamin D between 54 ng/ml and 90 ng/ml.

Everyone is now holding their breath and waiting for the release of the vitamin D and calcium report of the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board.  The report was supposed to come out in May but now has been put off until November.  Can you just imaging what is going on in the board rooms of medical institutions across the world.  Given the above chart of the decrease of chronic disease, we could easily be looking at a 25 to 50 percent reduction in disease states, which means a similar reduction in the medical economy.  Ouch!  Will a spoon full of sugar really make this ‘medicine’ go down?   – Pandemic Survivor

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