Lay Off the Mega-Doses of Vitamin D?

“Lay off the megadoses of Vitamin D,” screamed Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, from the pages of the Life section of Sunday’s Greensboro News & Record.  How odd, I thought.  It was like a command being screamed at a school of swimmers floating lazily down the Niagara River on a bright Sunday afternoon.

Since Niels Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 for discovering UV light would treat a form of skin TB, the value of vitamin D and our relationship to the sun has been highly valued.  The discoverer of the mechanism for how UV light worked to produce vitamin D in our skin, Harry Steenbock, UW-Madison, was offered a million dollars for his patent of vitamin D in the late 1920s by Quaker Oats.  Moving forward, during World War II, the US government sued seventeen multinational companies and organizations for conspiracy (they were not afraid of mincing their words when the government still cared about its people) of price manipulation of vitamin D. It seems they had got to together and were only putting 50IU (an ineffective amount) in tablets that were being sold over the counter to treat rickets.  This forced parents to buy the prescription form to prevent and treat rickets. The lawsuit was resolved by allowing the vitamin D3 patent to go into the public domain.

The headline today was eerily familiar to a headline in Baltimore, November 25, 1964: “Excess of Vitamin D Linked to Retardation.”   This was Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a John Hopkins pediatrician, making a non-scientific statement based on his expertise. As this was at the height of the thalidomide scare, everyone was warned to not take cod liver oil, a rich source of vitamin D, as it might cause genetic defects. Dr. Cooke was good friends with Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.  Through this political influence, the newspapers pick it up and ran (like a scalded dog) with it as absolute fact.

Over fifty health conditions or diseases have been shown to be from vitamin D deficiency by clinical control trials.  There are hundreds more in the medical literature shown as a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and the ability of genes to be expressed properly. Is the weight of the evidence and the general publics’ knowledge starting to put fear into the hearts of those who wish to sustain and grow the largest segment of the economy? What is meant by the principles of operation for our institution that is to protect our health, Health and Human Services, that “markets before mandates” is number four and “value life” is number nine out of nine?  It would seem that government has adopted the position that the economy is more important than the health of the individual.  This is all to sustain and grow the largest segment of the economy, the pharmaceutical/health insurance/medical industrial complex.  At almost twenty percent of GDP, one out of every five jobs is sustained through the illness of the population. How immoral our leaders have become.

What an odd headline to see in “Life” when just recently in Canada, News Medical reported that a professor, Dr. Paul Veuglars, at the University of Alberta has found the IOM statistical analysis was wrong (I will not bore you with the multiple conflicts of interest of that IOM Food and Nutrition Board.)  He showed, when using the same data as the IOM, that the correct amount for 97.5 percent of the population was over 8,000IU of vitamin D3 per day.  This has been confirmed by a group of vitamin D scientist in the US, Grassroots Health.  Through testing of thousands of participants, they have found that the average person needs over 7,000 IU of vitamin D3 per day.  The lead in for the article was: “Increasing vitamin D intake could prevent 37,000 deaths annually.”  Extrapolating for the population of North America, this would mean that there are over 300,000 premature deaths annually.  I should add here that this megadose, 7,000 IU, represents about ten minutes in the midday summer sun with sixty percent of your skin exposed.  Who are you going to believe, the government or nature?  No colds in the summer? Why?

Last night, at a church concert with orchestra and choir and over seven hundred in attendance, there was not a single cough to be heard during the long pauses between movements.  Has the public finally caught on and taking “megadoses” of vitamin D to boost immunity?  How could it be on a cold March evening during a long-cold-wet spell that no one seemed to have a cold or congestion?  Will our News & Record and Washington Post staff be able to sleep at night with the shame of knowing that they have assisted in over 300,000 premature deaths annually?  It will be interesting to see how many are saved by the security of a health insurance barrel, otherwise known as Obamacare, when Niagara Falls looms large. – Pandemic Survivor
References:
News Medical: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141127/Canadas-current-vitamin-D-intake-recommendations-need-to-be-re-evaluated-Study.aspx
Fifty-two health problems treated or prevented by vitamin D with list of control trials: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/Proof+that+Vitamin+D+Works
Spokane Daily Chronicle  November 1964: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8ltYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lvcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3428,6604726&dq=vitamin+d&hl=en   and https://pandemicsurvivor.com/2012/07/31/excess-vitamin-d-linked-to-retardation-november-25-1964/
Vitamin D- A Conflict of Science  https://pandemicsurvivor.com/2015/01/31/vitamin-d-a-conflict-of-science/
Vitamin D for Profit 1923-1946:  https://pandemicsurvivor.com/2010/12/09/vitamin-d-for-profits-1923-to-1946/
IOM Got it Wrong, Grassroots Health, January 2015:  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs187/1102722411090/archive/1119836531780.html
Secretary Michael Leavitt, Principles HHS: http://archive.hhs.gov/secretary/
Conflict of Interest at National Academy of Science, December 2010: https://pandemicsurvivor.com/2010/12/08/conflict-of-interest-at-national-academy-of-science/
Nobel Prize: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1903/finsen-bio.html

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