It seems the American Academy of Dermatology has released a new position statement for vitamin D. Here is the PDF. An amazing statement in the opening paragraph is a ‘true grabber’. “Vitamin D should not be obtained from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.”
Our ancient relationship with the sun has changed forever – to paraphrase a statement made by Dr. Edward Gorham, Ph.D. from UCSD about sunscreen. It is amazing to me that the AAD would attempt to continue its fifty year position on the sun with all of the new science.
Here is the Vitamin D Councils comment via news release: It seems that Dr. Cannell believes that the AAD is fearful of litigation and lost revenues for their members. He may be correct.
In 2007, after I knew that my healing from vitamin D was real, I pursued the possibility of litigation for 25 years of physical suffering, lost income, and mental trauma. I contacted four different law firms and could not find a single one that was interested. The general comment that I got was that it would take at least ten years to litigate. Also, I was not interested in naming my local doctors because they had been miss-directed. I confirm that AAD is fearful of litigation. If I could have found a firm, they definitely would have been named as well as others that medically misdirected me. It is time for litigation, but we need someone with really deep pockets that is willing to take it on.
This battle will only be enjoined when the attorneys finally realize how much money there is to be made. I suspect that ultimately the Supreme Court will make the final decision. If the all of the population could be healed of one fourth or more of all chronic disease, just think how many jobs would be lost in the medical institutions? Economy versus Health! – A battle for the next two decades. Congress will have to act to finally resolve the issues. Battling for your health – Pandemic Survivor
How much vitamin D3 should we supplement is one of the most difficult questions to answer. With recommendations all over the board by the experts, the average person’s head is spinning. The thing to remember, there is no harm in your serum level in the range of people in a sunny country. That is your serum 25(OH)D should range between 50 ng/ml to 90 ng/ml when supplementing with vitamin D3. It is also extremely important if you chose to supplement or your doctor suggest that you take vitamin D that you take vitamin D3 only.
Dr. Heaney at Creighton University has shown that the average healthy person uses about 75 IU of D3 per kg of body weight per day. However, very few people in the population are average. The best approach if you have not been supplementing with vitamin D3 is to take about 1000 IU of D3 per twenty five pounds of body weight per day for three months and then have your serum tested. You goal should be to have a serum level that stabilizes in the 60 to 80 ng/ml range. A rule of thumb for adjusting your intake is that 1000 IU of D3 should move your serum level about 10 ng/ml – again depending of lots factors. Everyone is different in how much vitamin D they need to achieve a sunny country level. This is because of disease states that require more D3, genetics, cofactors taken, and other activities that include tanning, exercise, and sun exposure.
Use common sense when you supplement. If you have lots of sun exposure on a given day with few clothes on, do not supplement on that day with vitamin D. If you go regularly into the sun and most likely for the three to four months of summer, reduce your supplementation by half to allow for casual sun exposure.
Dr. William Davis writes the Heart Scan Blog. He states that two of his patients of similar age and body weight had to take 2,000 IU versus 12,000 IU of vitamin D to achieve approximately the same serum level. Here is the article: The Folly of an RDA for Vitamin D
If you are taking vitamin D and are not getting the results you expected, have your serum tested. The best thing you can do for your health is to have your serum vitamin D tested once per year and maintain it at the level of a sunny country. – Pandemic Survivor
I was recently sought out by a person that had heard about my recovery and wanted to know what I had done to heal my back and have my energy return. Bobbie,(details of this person have been changed to protect her identity, but the health benefits are what really happened) an air traffic controller at a local airport had told me that after two decades of this demanding job that she did not think she could continue. She said that her trouble with fatigue was compromising the quality of her work; and the safety of persons that were in her responsible care. At age fifty with two decades of work, air traffic controllers can retire and she had decided to take this option.
We talked on several different occasions about deficiencies of nutrients and she decided to supplement. Her supplements were vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium, boron, iodine, and a multiple vitamin. She noted that the first thing was the amount of energy that she had. She typically jogs a few miles every day and discovered that she was not tired at the end of her exercise. She was able to double the mileage that she jogged and told me that she recovered much quicker.
After a few months of this new found energy, she decided that she would return to work as an instructor. She did this for a month and has now decided to return to work. She says with the new energy that she feels comfortable about making it to the mandatory retirement age of 56 and may even make it to the age 61 exemption.
She started by supplementing at 3000 IU of D3 per day. After a month she had her serum level tested and found that her 25(OH)D was 35 ng/ml. She has decided to supplement with more vitamin D to get her serum level up above 50 ng/ml or more in range with a person in a sunny country. Bobbie loves her new found energy and is very grateful that she can return to work.
It is truly amazing that with some simple nutrients that this person was able to return to a career that she loves with the confidence that she was not compromising the quality of her work. – Pandemic Survivor