Source: By Jeff T. Bowles D3 and big pharma, December 2013.
I have never been a person who easily accepted or even considered conspiracy theories. In fact my whole life I have been just the opposite- very dismissive of conspiracy theorists! But recently I am now starting to wonder. What is a possible conspiracy I might have uncovered?
The almost criminal advice that doctors have been giving us for years- To stay out of the sun, use sunscreen, and that too much Vitamin D is dangerous!!
When doctors started warning us in the 1980’s to avoid the sun and use sunscreen, explosive increases in rates of obesity, autism, asthma, and other diseases have occurred! The First Lady is trying to fight obesity in kids by getting them to eat better and exercise more-but what if something else is causing their problems ..like a lack of Vitamin D3 due to lack of sun?
Vitamin D3 is not a Vitamin at all! It was mislabeled when discovered in 1920. It is actually a hormone that is made when sunshine hits your skin,.but you can also get it through your diet. It was called a vitamin because dogs raised completely indoors , when fed cod liver oil (which is high in D3), did not get bone deformities called Ricketts. Indoor dogs not given cod oil did get Ricketts. I suggest that to be more accurate Vitamin D3 should be called Hormone-D3!
As a child I had medical issues like asthma, ADHD, and scleroderma morphea. After age 28, I started accumulating injuries and issues that doctors could not easily heal such as yellow toenail fungus, a facial subcutaneous cyst, a hip-click, a bone spur on my elbow, a ganglion cyst on my wrist, and arthritic-popping shoulders and back.
After many years of independent research on aging and disease, I ran across an article about 8 years ago that suggested 80% of people with aches and pains are deficient in d3 Vitamin. As soon a I read it I started taking 4,000 IU a day of d3 Vitamin (10X the daily recommended dose of 400 IU), and within a month almost all my arthritic issues went away. However, the hip click, yellow toenails, ganglion cyst, subcutaneous cyst, and hip click, stubbornly remained.
Flash forward about 6 years- my father, who had been taking 2000 IU of Vitamin D3 a day for years (5X the recommended daily dose) had his first Vitamin D3 blood test come back at 29 ng/ml..1 mg lower than the lowest end of the reference range-meaning he should already be dead! This was my Eureka moment! I guessed that my family might be genetically programmed to be low in the d3 vitamin, so I upped my dose to 20,000 IU a day, and later boosted it to 50,000 and even 100,000 IU a day- and the rest is (my) history.
Within a month I started feeling lots of energy and also pain in my bones and joints that had never healed properly. I was not scared because I had read that the d3 Vitamin was considered the bone and joint remodeling hormone. I had also read that rats whose legs were broken and given d3 vitamin had perfectly healed breaks, while the control rats had breaks with a large callous remaining around the repair.
Within 5 months my yellow toenails were clearing up, my hip click was dissolving, my shoulders were being repaired even better than before (at 4,000 IU a day). And after a year, I noticed my bone spur on my elbow disappeared, my subcutaneous cyst popped and is gone, and my ganglion cyst shrank from the size of half a fleshy golf ball to that of a rock hard painless pea.
I wondered- why would evolution evolve a sunshine-activated hormone? This led me to the idea of the Incomplete Repair Syndrome where evolution thinks you are stuck in winter where resources will be scarce, so it will repair and maintain you just enough to get by and no more. Then, the D3 sunshine signal announces that summer is here and resources are available, your body will then undo the incomplete repairs and redo them properly using all the resources necessary.
I then found that a large drop in D3 levels , is a major signal for bears to prepare for hibernation which includes increasing body weight by 70%! More research- and lo and behold , obese people are overwhelmingly deficient in Vitamin D3! This led me to the next idea of a higher level syndrome-the Human Hibernation Syndrome (HHS)- where if someone attains low levels of Vitamin D3 all year and all life long by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen, they eventually will become obese to prepare for hibernation during the expected winter famine.
In addition to weight gain, HHS might also cause reduce the expenditure of precious energy. With this in mind, HHS might also promote depression to keep one house/cave-bound. Low D3 also makes humans more susceptible to the normally harmless flu, which requires a week in bed and further conserves precious energy. Arthritis? It discourages energy expenditure from running around, or it could just be part of the Incomplete Repair Syndrome- conserving precious calcium with incomplete repairs.
I then read or browsed all 52,000 science from 1967 to present available on the Pub Med database for “Vitamin D” (now there are 55,000 articles!), and discovered that low D3 levels are associated with almost every disease known to man not caused by aging or genetic mutations.
Here is a small sample: autism, asthma, diabetes, MS, lupus, kidney and lung diseases, 17 types of cancer, glaucoma, macular degeneration, Crohn’s disease IBS & UC, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, schizophrenia, allergies, tuberculosis, heart diseases, ulcers, cavities, Parkinson’s, strokes, psoriasis , dandruff, all pregnancy complications, migraines, menstrual cramps, PMS, cavities and many more! Any common disease in humans seems to be caused by low levels of sun exposure and thus low levels of Vitamin D3 in your blood!
Now, if most diseases could be prevented by boosting your d3 Vitamin dosage from 30 ng/ml which is low but typical to 80-100 ng/ml- What do you think would happen to the profits generated from Big Pharma’s drugs, if it became known that D3 prevented and was the superior treatment for all these diseases? The profits and jobs would disappear overnight!
One might imagine an evil Big Pharma executive who somehow knows this information (and should know), thinking…”the d3 Vitamin is the enemy of our existence! We must suppress the idea of taking high D3 Vitamin doses at all costs!!”Discovering the D3 Vitamin deficiency disease link was not that hard of a nut for me to crack for me and for a lot of MDs with their books out there. And if we did it , just little old us, how is it that all these billions and years of research by Big Pharma into all these different drugs, didn’t find this out a long time ago!!??
Big Pharma’s drugs all seem to be trying to mimic what high dose d3 vitamin does. But since their drugs are not D3, the sunshine hormone, their drugs have all sorts of nasty side effects.
Why would they feed us such dubious drugs if they have knowledge of the superior curative effects of high dose D3 (which they should)?
Answer: To make a profit-because they cannot patent the d3 Vitamin! They cannot patent sunshine!
So- I am beginning to wonder if there are a few Big Pharma execs who know this truth but decided to demonize D3 vitamin, by creating a fear of scary side effects such as excess calcification of tissues (which can occur at doses of several million IU or more per day!) and drumming the idea into all med students that high dose D3 is very dangerous!
In my research on D3 I looked at all the science articles in Pub Med that describe Vitamin D3 toxicity and discovered almost all of them are reports of doctors’ patients who took relatively huge doses of D3 for long periods and had no ill effects. The doctors were dumbfounded as it contradicted everything they had learned in med school!! (SideNote-One other thing I learned was that the effects of extreme high dose D3 are very similar to the effects of a Vitamin K2 deficiency-so if you try high dose D3 also take a lot of Vitamin K2.)
So- am I now a paranoid believer in conspiracy theories like one where Big Pharma has intentionally taught doctors in med school that a high dose d3 Vitamin is bad for you so that they could go on selling their inferior, dangerous drugs to make huge profits? Not yet.
I would rather believe that this is all just a matter of huge incompetence, and Big Pharma’s refusal to study treatments and drugs that cannot create a profit because of their unpatentability.
So it is up to you to decide..
IS THERE SOMETHING SINISTER BEHIND THE BIG PHARMA/MEDICAL COMMUNITY’S EXAGERATED FEAR OF THE DANGERS OF HIGH DOSE VITAMIN D3?
Update: While Article was in Press- on d3 Vitamin
I received an email from a reader of my book on Vitamin D3 who informed of a study published in 1937 in th Annals of Internal Medicine titled “Intoxication with Vitamin D” . I quickly ran down to the med school library and found the article in the basement stacks. It is referred to generically as the “Streck Report” of 1937. This study involved 63 dogs and 773 humans. They reported: There were no deaths among the 773 human subjects whose doses routinely given ranged upward from 200,000 IUs total daily dose for periods ranging from seven days to five years.” Also, One of the authors took 3,000,000 IUs total daily for fifteen days without any evidence of disturbance of any kind. It was the researcher’s conclusion that there was no toxicity at levels of 20,000 IU per kilogram or less in either dogs or humans! That means a 100 pound person could take 1 million IU a day with little fear! Now keep in mind they were using Vitamin D2 back then which is 1/4th to 1/16th as active as Vitamin D3. But translating this into a safe range of D3 we could infer a 100 pound person could safely ingest seomwhere between 50,000 to 250,000 IU a day of the d3 Vitamin. I would suggest not exceeding 50,000 IU a day fro a 100 pounder until one gets their blood tested. AND to make sure one supplements with adequate amounts of Vitamin K2 which in my case was 1000 mcg per 10,000 IU of the d3 Vitamin I took.
I then ran across a blog that claims that during the Vitamin D craze of the 1920’s, women were routinely taking 20mg of Vitamin D a day and no one was getting sick-the hospitals were empty! The blogger then goes on to suggest the International Unit (IU) was created to confuse the public and convince them to take lower doses of Vitamin D. 1mg is equal to 40,000 IU’s, so someone taking 20 mg of Vitamin D2 was routinely taking 800,000 IU of D2 a day. This would be equivalent to anywhere from 50,000 to 200,000 IU of the D3 Vitamin a day and if we assume a 50 kG woman, 800,000 IU of D2 a day would be equivalent to 16,000 IU per kg which is less than the 20,000 IU a day per kg limit cited by the researcher as the upper limit for a safe dose! So maybe this blogger was onto something! If you ever read the 1937 Streck Report you will see that the researcher seems to be questioning the irrational fear that other scientists seemed to be spreading about high dose Vit D.
“I believe your doses of d-3 could still be low. The toxicity of d-3 has been greatly exaggerated by big pharma and the AMA. It has been researched for a very long time as you know. Evidence of this is the creation of the international unit (to confuse the public) and the manufacture of three prescription drugs Dalsol, Deltalin and Drisdol to fight cancer during the time when the benefits were being rapidly discovered. Dalsol, Deltalin and Drisdol were simply 50,000 iu doses of vitamin D. If there is money to be made, they will try and control us. Look at how much money they have made on the cancer industry. There is no doubt that the subject of vitamin D and calcium and their overall affect on human health has been grossly misunderstood by a confused public During the vitamin d debates during the late 1920’s, our government commissioned a nine year study by the University of IIllinois, Chicago Medical College on toxicity levels of vitamin D. It is referred to generically as the “Streck Report” of 1937. This study involved 63 dogs and 773 humans. They reported: “There were no deaths among the 773 human subjects whose doses routinely given ranged upward from 200,000 IUs total daily dose for periods ranging from seven days to five years.” Also, “One of the authors took 3,000,000 IUs total daily for fifteen days without any evidence of disturbance of any kind.”…………..”Further Studies on Intoxification With Vitamin D” — I. E. Streck, M.D., H. Deutsch A.B., C. I. Reed, PhD., College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago. Annuals of Internal Medicine, vol 10, no. 7, Jan. 1937”.
I don’t think it is a conspiracy of doctors. I believe doctors in general want to do the right thing. My father is Stanford-educated MD who over my lifetime made sure that I knew that anyone proposing alternative health care and ideas was a quack! I truly believe that he truly believed that what he believed was the truth! And I believed him for awhile.
On the other hand, I was also raised by a mother whose mind was so open that her brain sometimes fell out! I remember once coming home from high school to find her conducting an in-home seminar with a bunch of little old ladies holding little pyramids attached to strings, over their heads and trying to get them to line up with magnetic north to generate the healing vibrations in the brains!
I guess I ended somewhere in the middle of these two as far as skepticism goes!
Well let’s quit reminiscing and get right to the point of this article. 332, ( a weird collagen disease that causes a saber (sclero) cut to grow through your body’s tissues starting with the skin (derma)). It can be fatal in some if it affects deeper tissues, but in my case it just gave me a bald slice on my head.
Jeff T Bowles Bio-
Author of the Best Selling Amazon Kindle –Select e-book:
Medical Hypotheses September 1998
Shattered: Medewar’s Test Tubes and Their Enduring Legacy of Chaos
Medical Hypotheses February 2000
Sex, Kings, & Serial Killers and Other Group Selected Human Traits
Medical Hypotheses June 2000
Education: University of Illinois-Chicago
Evolution & Biochemistry 1988-1993
MBA 1984 (aka MM)
Certified Public Accountant 1983
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
BS Finance 1982
Jeff’s book on the d3 Vitamin and the entire story can be found in Book Store.
Mobile ~ 602-369-0545
If you enjoyed this blog on the d3 Vitamin, retweet and comment on Facebook below!