UPDATE: D3SwineFlu.com launched. All future info on D3 will be published there.
D3 is a potent hormone which acts on many body systems.
70 per cent or so – more than 1 in 3 westerners do not have enough in their bodies. This is because of modern living and hence this widespread shortage of “Vitamin” D3 is causally associated with many widespread modern diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and other allergies and auto-imune diseases.
Nothing gets worse quicker than if you starve the body of Vitamin D3 and if you feed it D3 the body stays well. Of course a balanced diet and trips to your physician do not replace a simple supplement. But they can help.
Get your serum D3 measured by the doc and aim for something around the 90 level. Take supplements to keep to that. In spring start taking the sun in moderate dose so you build a healthy tan whilst never burning.
Avoid sunscreen. It does not lead to healthy habits with the sun or stop skin cancer and it does stop D3 production. So in the summer, if you do this, reduce your supplementation. Take repeat blood tests.
D3 shortage is also associated with depression, seasonal affectve disorder and schizophrenia.
1 from 125 standing residents of a neurological facility in Wisconsis got ILI (Influenza Like illness – possibly Swine flu, in this case confirmed).
Yet 114 out of 803 staff contracted ILI. Many were confirmed to have Swine Flu. The difference? The patients were regularly monitored for D3 blood levels and supplemented .. whilst the staff were not …. And some conspiracy stuff about Swine Flu …
How silly is this? Very – I live in a borough where the largest section of the population, and her patients, are Asian. Also discovered the local hospital Newham General will not do 25 (OHD) serum tests. My Doc’s view: “They assume it isn’t needed”. The opposite is true.
If Newham supplemented – or encouraged self-supplementation – for all members of the Black and Asian communities with appropriate Vitamin D3 supplements (probably 2,00UI/day) the reduction of health costs and improvements in health outcomes would be immense.
50% or greater cut in cancer, diabetes, etc. Just for 14p a day. But no .. “they assume it isn’t needed” even though they know about the research that shows it is.
Newham also has the highest rate of Tuberculosis in the world, apparantly, beating third world countries hands down. I have not researched for links with TB and D3 but given the other proven anti-viral properties such as protecting people from Swine Flu I would be surprised if there is no positive correlation.
Ah … but then the docs wouldn’t get kickbacks from the Pharma industry with all their fantabulously expensive cures. … when all we need is a little sunlight or cheap pill.
UPDATE: Due to the traffic generated by the articles I have written about Vitamin D3 I have launched a dedicated site www.D3swineflu.com which concentrates on the immune effects of supplementation. That is the best place to look for further information as for the time being I will concentrate my writings on this subject there.
A new site www.D3forhealth.com will be launched as soon as I have time to bring together the research regarding D3 and other health aspects.
Because of the benefits to mothers and infants inthe treatment group and the absence of side effects, vitaminD supplements should be given to all pregnant Asian women inthe United Kingdom.
And it is not just Asian mothers. Black mothers, white mothers .. in fact most mothers and infants will benefit from D3 supplementation as there is a chronic and endemic shortage of Vitamin D3 blood Serum levels in a large part of the Brtish Population ~ 70%. Scottish mothers in wintertime are at particular risk from shortage due to lattitude.
You can have your serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-OHD) concentrations measured by a simple blood test your GP can order and supplement you diet to bring levels up to normal.
For the mothers in the trial linked in the above reference lack of D3 outcomes included:
Mothers and infantsin the control group, however, had low plasma concentrationsof 25-OHD and calcium and raised plasma alkaline phosphatase(bone isoenzyme) activity. Five of these infants developed symptomatichypocalcaemia. Almost twice as many infants in the control groupwere small for gestational age (29% v 15%), but there were nosignificant differences between the two groups of infants inantropometric measurements. Infants in the control group, however,had larger fontanelles, suggesting impaired ossification ofthe skull.
In short, the growing infants of these mothers did not have enough available calcium to grow bones properly in some cases. This is because of D3 shortage over calcium shortage – D3 is essential for calcium to be absorbed and delivered where needed.
Consult your GP if intending to supplement, have your D serum levels measured and then you will know for sure if you can benefit from supplementation.
The doctor is likely to offer a low dosage supplement of 1,000UI. If you are Asian or Black find out what blood serum levels are normal in your country of origin and dose up to that .. not the sun starved British “normal”.
Today from 1pm In London an annual rally and march will take place combining the forces of Survivors of abuse and Child action groups. The biggest two problems in this area are “traumatic forgetting” which make accurate statistics difficult and the utterly dominant force of denial in society – which stands as a force against real change. To end denial we must achieve:
RECOGNITION OF PREVELANCE OF ABUSE: 30 – 40% of ADULTS ABUSED AS CHILDREN. THE COST TO SOCIETY IS IN WASTED LIVES AND BILLIONS OF POUNDS.
RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE OCCURS MAINLY IN THE HOME AND WITH TRUSTED CARERS.
END “STRANGER DANGER” CAMPAIGNS/DENIAL – THE DANGER IS RARELY FROM STRANGERS YET MILLIONS ARE WASTED ON THESE CAMPAIGNS.
END DEMONISATION OF THE INTERNET – THE INTERNET HAS DONE MORE GOOD FOR ADULT SURVIVORS THAN GOVERNMENT HAS – IT HAS PROVIDED US SHARED RESOURCES AND SUPPORT AND ALLOWED US TO BECOME CONNECTED – AND THEREFORE A FORCE FOR CHANGE.
RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE IS BOTH PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY DAMAGING – THE PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES ARE UNDER RESEARCHED AND DENIED. SOMATISATION DISORDERS DO NOT EXIST – UNTREATED INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CHILDHOOD RAPE AND BATTERY CAUSE REAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE WHICH REMAINS UNTREATED – WHILST UNDER-EDUCATED DOCTORS BLINDLY BLAME THE PATIENTS “PSYCHOLOGY”.
MORE RESEARCH INTO CYCLES OF ABUSE AND EARLY INTERVENTION IN PROBLEM FAMILIES.
A NATIONWIDE ENQUIRY INTO ORGANISED PAEDOPHILIA AND THE LINKS WITH FREEMASONRY AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: THIS SEEMS TO BE WHY MANY ABUSERS DO NOT GET PUNISHED.
Research indicates the majority of prostitutes, prisoners and hard drug addicts were abused as children – yet we demonise and ostracise these victims, imprison them and criminalise them – because they are trying to cope with horrors in their minds with no effective understanding of the aetiology of their problems and no effective treatment regime that deals with addiction behaviours and the underlying psychological distress.
prompted me to convey our recent experience with an H1N1 outbreak at Central Wisconsin Center (CWC). Unfortunately, the state epidemiologist was not interested in studying it further so I pass it on to you since I think it is noteworthy.
CWC is a long-term care facility for people with developmental disabilities, home for approx. 275 people with approx. 800 staff. Serum 25-OHD has been monitored in virtually all residents for several years and patients supplemented with vitamin D.
In June, 2009, at the time of the well-publicized Wisconsin spike in H1N1 cases, two residents developed influenza-like illness (ILI) and had positive tests for H1N1: one was a long-term resident; the other, a child, was transferred to us with what was later proven to be H1N1.
On the other hand, 60 staff members developed ILI or were documented to have H1N1: of 17 tested for ILI, eight were positive. An additional 43 staff members called in sick with ILI. (Approx. 11-12 staff developed ILI after working on the unit where the child was given care, several of whom had positive H1N1 tests.)
So, it is rather remarkable that only two residents of 275 developed ILI, one of which did not develop it here, while 103 of 800 staff members had ILI. It appears that the spread of H1N1 was not from staff-to-resident but from resident-to-staff (most obvious in the imported case) and between staff, implying that staff were susceptible and our residents protected.
Norris Glick, MD
Central Wisconsin Center
Analysis from Dr Cannell:
Dear Dr. Glick:
This is the first hard data that I am aware of concerning H1N1 and vitamin D. It appears vitamin D is incredibly protective against H1N1. Dr. Carlos Carmago at Mass General ran the numbers in an email to me. Even if one excludes 43 staff members who called in sick with influenza, 0.73% of residents were affected, as compared to 7.5% of staff. This 10-fold difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). That is, the chance that this was a chance occurrence is one less than one in a thousand.
you will see that children with neurological impairments, like the patients at your hospital, have accounted for 2/3 of the childhood deaths for H1N1 so far in the USA. That is, the CDC knows, because they reported it, that patients with neurological impairments are more likely to die from H1N1.
The problem is that I cannot get anyone in authority at the CDC or the NIH to listen. I need readers to email or call their senators and congresspersons in Washington.
Ask your senator or congressperson to contact the CDC and NIH to complain about CDC and NIH inaction on Vitamin D and H1N1. Also, ask your senators and representative to demand congressional hearings on Vitamin D and H1N1, before it is too late. Here is the link below, just click it and follow instructions to contact your own representatives.
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a politician and a specialist in lungs, hygiene and environmental medicine. He is the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council.
Lung specialist Wolfgang Wodarg has said that there are many risks associated with the vaccine for the H1N1 virus.
He has grave reservations about the firm Novartis who are developing the vaccine and testing it in Germany. The vaccination is injected “with a very hot needle”, Wodarg said.
The nutrient solution for the vaccine consists of cancerous cells from animals and “we do not know if there could be an allergic reaction”. But more importantly, some people fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting the cells.
The vaccine – as Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, has pointed out – can also cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.
Wodarg also described people’s fear of the pandemic as an “orchestration”: “It is great business for the pharmaceutical industry,” he told the ‘Neuen Presse’.*
Swine flu is not very different from normal flu. “On the contrary if you look at the number of cases it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak,” he added.