Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Resistance of Average Doctors to Apply Harmless Vitamin D Treatments to Fix Immune System

Tags: South Beach Diet, HFCS, Obesity, Fruit juice, High BP, Uric Acid, Vitamin D Cures Pneumonia

My friends who live in Miami and love South Beach and loved the South Beach Diet which seems to work well. When I was talking to my investment advisor today, she said that she used the South Beach Diet and she mentioned that one thing the authors said about High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). She said that the book's author said that when they use to eat foods and drinks with HFGS they were hungry all the time! Fruit juice probably has more Fructose than Coke and Pepsi which is pushed as a healthful drink by some doctors! It takes a number of blemished oranges or apples to make one small glass of orange or apple juice.

Metabolism of Fructose in the liver produces glucose going to stored glycogen and the harmful LDLP, uric acid, and triglycerides. In addition Fructose somehow stops our ability to produce Leptin which prevents over-eating and the hormone Ghrelin produced by the Omentum or belly organ which grows in size as we eat too much.

My Doctor Lisa Emond, decided to give me a uric acid test, an insulin test, and the comprehensive one to determine such things as fasting glucose, pH of the blood, and other health parameters. Uric acid was tested routinely in the past, but stopped based on conclusions which has been to shown wrong by Richard Johnson in "The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout that is Making You Fat and Sick" and a Journal of the American Medical Association or JAMA in 2008.

We must remember that even Nobel Prize winners can be wrong based on the assumptions they made by selecting data available at that time that supported their theories. We paid that price during the recent Financial Meltdown that led the World to the Great Depression. No one has a lock on the absolute truth. We are all flawed and the more we realize that, the closer we would come to making the right decisions most of the time by being open to opposing rational views.

Below is a letter by a woman to Dr. Cannell who runs the which reports on recent academic work by leading scientists on the wonders of vitamin D. When she was told by a team of doctors that her mother will die within 5 days, she forced them to give her a test of vitamin D and they agreed on 5,000 IU. Without the knowledge of the doctors she gave her mother 30,000 IU of vitamin D daily and she remarkably got a lot better!

Dr. Cannell told the daughter that we are working in an unknown area, but he is recommending boosting the dose every day to 50,000 IU and a few other vitamins including vitamin K2 until she gets over the lung infection.

Jim Kawakami, April 14, 2010,

Vitamin D Council


Dear Dr. Cannell:

My 71 year old mother is in the hospital diagnosed with Pseudomonas pneumonia. Because she also has COPD along with years of prednisone use, her doctors have given her only a 5% chance of survival. The hospital is against patients taking any supplements without doctors orders (they kind of have a don't ask/don't tell policy on supplements), but they have prescribed her Vitamin C and zinc. But they failed to prescribe any Vitamin D.

Under my insistence, six months ago my mother had her vitamin D levels tested and found out she was critically low. So she has been taking 5,000 IU a day since then. But after finding out she had Pseudomonas, unknown to her doctors, I have been giving my mother 30,000 IU of vitamin D for the last 5 days (based on the studies I saw about Pneumonia and Vitamin D). The first few days she had a fever of 99+, but these last 2 days her temperature has returned to NORMAL. Needless to say, her doctors are astounded. They fully expected her to be near death now. But out of fear I am not planning on informing them of her Vitamin D intake unless/until after she fully recovers.

At any rate, I do not want you personal medical advice. But because you have studied Vitamin D so thoroughly, I wanted to ask you,
based on the studies and research out there, is 30,000 IU enough for this? Does research show if it is safe or beneficial to take more for this condition? Is there any other cofactors that research shows would be beneficial as well? Really, what has the research shown?

Thank you for any information you can provide. It will be simply wonderful if Vitamin D actually ends up saving my Mother's life.

Much kind regards and thank you for all you do.

Linda Thomas, New York

Dear Linda:

Increase her dose to 50,000 IU per day and continue that dose until she is fully recovered and then reduce it to 5,000 IU per day. Doses of 50,000 IU per day should only be used by critically ill people; they are safe to take for many weeks. This is to be used in addition to her antibiotics, not instead of them.

There is no direct or even much indirect science to support my advice. However, I cannot fail to give my best advice and let your mother die. As far as co-factors, vitamin D needs many but magnesium, zinc, boron, and vitamin K2 are the ones most people are deficient in.

Good reason exists to think that the antimicrobial peptides that vitamin D upregulates (increases) will be effective in a wide variety of infectious disease that peaks in the wintertime, such as pneumonia and meningitis.

I hope your letter may have the effect of reaching others who may be in similar situations.

John Cannell, MD

Executive Director

Vitamin D Council

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1 comment:

  1. Go to to view letter. 4/14/10