The scientist, researchers, and doctors at Grassroots Health have been presenting webinars on vitamin D and various topics. This is a wealth of information about how a given disease works with vitamin D as well as the interaction of calcium.
I highly encourage you to go to the website and watch and listen to the webinars. There is a new one every Tuesday at 1PM eastern time. Also after becoming familiar with the information, I encourage you to ask your doctor to watch, if he is giving you a hard time about supplementing with vitamin D. It is important that you maintain your 25(OH)D level above 40 ng/ml.
If you don’t watch and listen to any of the others, I highly suggest that you watch – Why Test Vitamin D!? The question is always – How much should I take? This gives you and understanding that everyone responds differently to amounts. At the Grassroots Health homepage you can find a table of how to start supplementing before testing. There is also a downloadable chart as a PDF.
Prostate cancer is a very serious disease but may be preventable and treatable with vitamin D. This of course is true of all cancers.
We have a friend that discovered my knowledge of vitamin D and we were asked how he should consider its use for his problem of stage four prostate cancer (moved to the bladder and other distant organs). It seems that he had pretty much given up hope because the treatment he was receiving was not working. I suggested to him that he should find a clinic that would be willing to monitor his serum 25(OH)D and keep it at the level of a sunny country or between 60 to 90 ng/ml by using D3 while continuing his conventional treatments. He accomplished this with the oncology clinic at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Within six months the cancer was completely contained within his prostate and more importantly after four years he is still alive.
Would this have happened if he had not tried the vitamin D? I suspect there would have been a funeral by now.
It seems there is a law that says you cannot offer any cancer treatment that is not chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. I think that treating cancer with nutrition could be considered chemotherapy because the effect of getting whole foods with enzymes that have not been destroyed and proper minerals and vitamins is more effective than something pumped into your body through a drip.
If you have cancer eat as much whole foods as possible that are raw (vegetables and fruits that have had no processing) so as not to destroy the enzymes and be sure that you are getting enough of the proper minerals like calcium, magnesium, iodine, and potassium. Do not die of cancer while you are vitamin D and iodine deficient!
Iodine is extremely important as it is the trigger for apoptosis or cellular death (causing tumors to shrink). The body rids itself of excess iodine through the urine. What if the supply to the renal system of iodine was cut off because of iodine deficiency and this in combination with vitamin D deficiency was the cause of prostate cancer? If I had prostate cancer, I believe that I would ask my treating physician for an iodine challenge test to assure that I had enough iodine in my body. I would not take no for an answer. Resource articles for iodine
Living easy in the sun while eating raw fresh fruits and vegetables seems like the life that we should have. – Pandemic Survivor