“As time goes on, I realize just what you mean to me…..color my world with hope…” Chicago 1970.
This is a familiar song lyric made popular by the band Chicago. Our relationship with the sun has forever changed with the introduction of sun screen and staying inside during the highest incidence of ultra violet B in the summertime because of the introduction of air condition and electronic entertainment. It is a ‘love song’ being song now by many in the world of vitamin D research. However, what I have discovered in writing this blog is that the researchers seem to be talking only to each other. What is the point of this? Until the medical profession embraces the idea that most chronic disease is created by not having enough vitamin D and this embracing is sanctioned by governments, we will continue in a state of severe disease.
The recent release by the Institution of Medicine findings through the Food and Nutrition Board on vitamin D and Calcium has been a major setback for moving forward in resolving disease states. Even though they qualified the findings as pertaining to bone health only, the statements that there was not enough research to support higher amounts to stop disease gave medical institutions and government time. Why is this time needed?
On April 27, Natural News published this article by Dr. John Cannell, Vitamin D Council, describing the need of the medical industry for time to develop vitamin D analogs. Betrayal of a Nation: Why U.S. health authorities are keeping you deficient and who stands to gain. http://www.naturalnews.com/032202_vitamin_D_deficiency_disease.html He references an article that I wrote in December, Conflict of Interest at Nation Academy of Science, about the conflict of interest with members of the FNB for vitamin D.
The egregious violations of the National Academy of Science (IOM is a division) rules can only be allowed to occur by the sponsors. The only answer is that both the government of Canada and the government of the US (primary sponsors) stand to gain significantly by maintaining an unhealthy population. These governments did not only allow it to occur, but most likely sanctioned the results. There is no greater institution of science than the National Academy in the minds of the public. However, politics has entered this arena with the thought that a healthy population would lead to a significant reduction in the health care economy. (I am not big into conspiracy theories, but here institutions are moving together with what they perceive is best for them without empathy for the individuals they serve.) If you had to make the decision between a healthy population and a healthy economy, which would you chose. A thirty percent reduction in the healthcare economy from a healthy population would mean a five percent reduction in the total economy. What would happen with all these additional unemployed people? There is no simple answer.
With that many more people unemployed in the current economy would the economy of the world collapse? Here is the fear by our leaders. There will be no proclamation by the President or by Health and Human Services. Yes the greed of the medical institutions, in particular medical insurance is driving the decision making process. Our government leaders are allowing this to occur, not from lack of knowledge, but from fear of total collapse. It has taken us seventy years to reach this point. Read how the government was involved with vitamin D misadventure through the courts at my post Vitamin D for Profits – 1923 to 1946 https://pandemicsurvivor.wordpress.com/2010/12/09/vitamin-d-for-profits-1923-to-1946/ Will it take us another seventy years to reach a healthy understanding of our relationship with the sun?
Moving institutions is a daunting task, especially when there are significantly large amounts of money involved. My hope is that people of science will stop considering only their individual incomes, the incomes of the institutions that employ them, and start considering the individuals they serve. If not, by definition, they are practicing institutional evil. Until these institutions start to move, our hope is the individual doctors that have embraced the science like my hero Dr. Joseph Prendergast, M. D., Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center. Dr. Prendergast has treated upwards of four thousand people with vitamin D. His take on vitamin D from you tube from 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PYsXQ16Ztg
Of course, my personal physician, Dr. Mark Perini, is my hero because he was willing to listen to me, watched me healed and has fully embraced vitamin D science. His practice has even purchased its own vitamin D testing equipment. The point of this is that the message of the researchers is reaching our doctors and soon, whether sanctioned by government or not, we will move toward health through doctor peer pressure from amazing results. Researchers, you are my hero as well, keep up the great work. Keep reaching the doctors in any way that you can.
Color my world with ultra violet B – Pandemic Survivor