We need to get Congressional hearings on how the Food and Nutrition Board's Vitamin D Committee reached their recent conclusions. Why is their recommended dose of vitamin D for a 20-pound one-year-old the same as for a 300-pound NFL lineman? Why do a pregnant woman and her fetus together need 600 IU/day right up until that last push when, all of a sudden, mom still needs the same 600 IU/day but the baby needs an additional 400 IU/day? That math does not work. How can a 200-pound pregnant woman need less vitamin D than a 70-year-old ninety-pound woman, which is what the Committee concluded? Why did the Committee bury the opinions of the 14 vitamin D experts, immune – the chairperson says – even to a Freedom of Information request? Organizing for a shot at congressional hearings takes time and money. ...
Vitamin D Council
Please contact your Congressperson and ask for hearings on how the Food and Nutrition Board conducted their recent review of vitamin D. Ask why the opinions of the 14 vitamin D experts were not only suppressed but why those 14 opinions are apparently immune to a Freedom of Information request.
(Many on this board consulted with Big Pharma and working on drugs to reverse osteoporosis so had huge conflicts of interest in panning larger amounts of vitamin D3 supplements. Jim)
More Autism Reports
Dr. Cannell receives a progress update from a mother with three autistic children.
More Letters on Autism
Below are three more letters I received in response to my last newsletter:
Dr. Gene Stubbs, a child psychiatrist from the Oregon Health Sciences University told me of a similar case, accidental Vitamin D overdosing leading to dramatic and rapid improvements in autistic symptoms. However, even if your nephew took 150,000 IU/day for six weeks, I doubt he will be clinically toxic; but he may have high blood calcium, the dose was dangerous. Remember, from 1955 to 1990, every child in East Germany got 300,000 IU at their doctor's office every three months until 18 months of age. I predict the autism epidemic started later in East Germany's former lands (mid 1990s) than it did in the USA (mid 1980s).
Stop all Vitamin D until his 25(OH)D level is around 80 and then restart at 3,000 IU per day, attempting to obtain a level of 80–100 ng/mL, year-round. You may notice a rebirth of his symptoms as his 25(OH)D falls precipitously but I believe that his symptoms will again disappear again if you maintain his level in the high normal range.
Yet Another Autism Case Report
Dr. Cannell provides new hope for a mother by teaching her how to help her autistic child with vitamin D.
Update on Autism and Vitamin D
As United States scientists continue to ignore Dr. Cannell's Vitamin D Theory of Autism, foreign researchers are starting to embrace it. Plus, letters from the mother of an autistic child.
More Letters on Autism
Dr. Cannell receives three letters in response to January's newsletter on autism and vitamin D.
Another Autism Case Report
Another mother's first-hand experience of treating her autistic son with vitamin D.
A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and Vitamin D
A mother's first-hand experience of treating her autistic son with vitamin D.
The Tragedy of Autism and the Promise of Vitamin D
A couple sees improvement in their autistic child after supplementing with vitamin D.