Re: Vitamin D Assessment Looks Like Big Pharma Propaganda: NYT Kolata Front Page Article, Nov 30, 2010
Big Pharma profits from both the use of sunscreens to cause osteoporosis and doctors benefit by treating skin diseases and other illnesses. They claim that only 20-30 nanograms/ml of non-activate 25-hydroxyvitamin D in blood is enough. Look at the above table in the article. Ten minutes in the sun produces 22,000 IU of vitamin D3 in the skin if you do not use sunscreen and have maximum exposure to 10:00 AM-2:00 PM sun depending on the Latitude you live at. I live far north in Oregon so I take 5,000 IU vitamin D3 which is perfect for me because it stopped my usually fatal autoimmune skin disease usually by infections of open sores.
For example, Clifford J. Rosen, one of the experts about vitamin D consulted in the study was involved in developing drugs to fix osteoporosis. Be aware of any study that slants the argument almost completely from one side. This article is as close to that that I can reject its main conclusions without knowing more, and I know a lot.
If it is so toxic, why do physicians including those from Harvard give 50,000 IU of vitamin D3 weekly for two to three months to bring up their patient’s vitamin D level. 40-75 nanograms/ml is the level you should achieve for optimum health.
If it is so toxic why do we make so much in such a short time. I concluded that vitamin D is for more than bones. In fact it is used by every cell in the body in the activated in the cell hormone to protect our immune system to fight cancer, colds, flu, and autoimmune diseases. Replacing bone is not as important because it is a slow process so we need vitamin D for other biological needs including saving our lives and making us healthier. It prevents the spread of cancer if used early enough.
I suspect that kidney dialysis patients may die from not getting enough vitamin D. They are told to use sunscreen all the time. My kidney doctor said he noticed no difference in cancer rates so that is one piece of information I stored in my brain. Since about two thirds get skin cancer, there must be another reason. Being indoors all the time and sunscreen use outside and not being able to have their kidneys produced activated vitamin D needed for bones presents a real problem. The front page story is bullshit. Looks like Big Pharma went shopping for doctors who would support the continued use of sunscreens all the time.
Its place on the front page instead of the science Tuesday section indicates to me that it is a propaganda piece by Big Pharma. Long studies have shown that about half of the 8 stories on the front page are propaganda.
Normally the so-called experts that no one has every heard about have ties to Big Pharma. They make sunscreens. Their comments are not lies, but they certainly do distort what recent epidemiological studies have shown. An expensive long-term direct study would take a long time and that means many more years of profits.
One mistake scientists or profiteers make is not to believe what is staring them right in front of their face. Can't believe reality without doing a long study. The Framingham heart study was epidemiological and proved extremely important. The key thing in these studies is to be able to determine the importance of other effects.
That is why I warmed my readers that these self-profit articles will come out soon. They always do. Profits are much more important than the health of the peasants. Meanwhile these experts will be taking up to 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily. It has happened in the past and will happen again and again.
My brain is extremely good in bringing disparate information to together which most scientists cannot do. These are the innovators and not the status quo scientists which there are many. Einstein's theoretical papers on relativity would have been rejected by most publications except the one run by Max Planck.
It seems that the old scientists who did not have publications and google to tell them how to think came up with many innovations and observations. Of course some like Copernicus was burned at the stake for saying that earth was not the center of the universe and revolved around the sun.
Get the test soon. When sunscreen was introduced, osteoporosis became the norm. Our mind causes the delusion of doing what is best for the people when the true benefit would be for oneself.
Of course if you read the article carefully and completely because they put the contrary opinions on the jump page do not ask the worldwide expert Dr. Holick from Boston University medical school what he thinks. His book The Vitamin C Solution is marvelous and very complete. He also answers typical questions that come up at the end of the book. Superb and well referenced books. Dr. Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., has published 300 papers on his vitamin d studies in peer reviewed journals and is widely respected by top scientists indicated by how many people he acknowledged helping him make his book even better.
You have an excellent mind. Whenever you read anything, always ask what benefit do the people making their "factual" statements profit themselves. It is now hard to turn on the news anymore because so much of it is propaganda. Propaganda works by giving you facts and leaving out contrary facts to make their conclusion. I remember one time the New York Times reported in 1998 that Clinton took out the inspection team because Saddam Hussein violated the weapons agreement. This was absolutely false. In 1995, Hussein's brother-in-law defected in Jordan and the CIA vetted him because he was in charge of the weapons of mass destruction. Hussein (first name) Kamal told the CIA with evidence that Saddam Hussein told him to destroy all the illegal missiles, nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. This was hidden in the Periscope column in Newsweek with a deceptive title.
Eventually the UN inspection team found the destroyed nuclear bomb plant, destroyed missiles, and a vast store of biological and chemical weapons sent by the USA, Israel, Russians, and Germans stored in a huge underground cave. I saw the leaked video taken by the leader of the WMD group. His release may have ruined his future career. The army banned and confiscated the video from soldiers. I bought an early copy.
The murder that General Schwartzkopf might have committed was telling the troops to ignore the biological and chemical weapons detectors alarms and we can see from the video that many were wearing short sleeve shirts. Sarin nerve gas was one of the chemicals destroyed. That is why so many soldiers or at least 250,000 soldiers had to apply for disability or died most likely due to Sarin gas and Lyme disease and who knows what else. Even the Anthrax unapproved vaccine was given to all the soldiers and that made them sick too.
The team that destroyed the stuff disobeyed Schwartzkopf and wore protective gear and did not get sick being in approximately the same area as the other troops.
It is really scary how powerful and amoral the corporations have become. The Merck lawyer who were able to wear out the defendants by preventing a class action suit got a much smaller settlement than a jury would have provided. This lawyer will be the new CEO of Merck.
Jim Kawakami, Nov 30, 2010, http://jimboguy.blogspot.com
Vitamin D Propaganda Official Assessment Said All Adults Get Enough Vitamin D Gina Kolata, NY Times, Nov 29, 2010, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html?_r=1&hpw The very high levels of vitamin D that are often recommended by doctors and testing laboratories — and can be achieved only by taking supplements — are unnecessary and could be harmful, an expert committee says. It also concludes that calcium supplements are not needed.
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The group said most people have adequate amounts of vitamin D in their blood supplied by their diets and natural sources like sunshine, the committee says in a report that is to be released on Tuesday.
“For most people, taking extra calcium and vitamin D supplements is not indicated,” said Dr. Clifford J. Rosen, a member of the panel and an osteoporosis expert at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Dr. J. Christopher Gallagher, director of the bone metabolism unit at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., agreed, adding, “The onus is on the people who propose extra calcium and vitamin D to show it is safe before they push it on people.” ...
The 14-member expert committee was convened by the Institute of Medicine, an independent nonprofit scientific body, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments. It was asked to examine the available data — nearly 1,000 publications — to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, how much was needed for optimal health and how much was too much.
The two nutrients work together for bone health.
Bone health, though, is only one of the benefits that have been attributed to vitamin D, and there is not enough good evidence to support most other claims, the committee said.
Some labs have started reporting levels of less than 30 nanograms of vitamin D per milliliter of blood as a deficiency. With that as a standard, 80 percent of the population would be deemed deficient of vitamin D, Dr. Rosen said. Most people need to take supplements to reach levels above 30 nanograms per milliliter, he added.
But, the committee concluded, a level of 20 to 30 nanograms is all that is needed for bone health, and nearly everyone is in that range. ...