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Vitamin D Pills are of Little or No Benefit and Some Harm.  So What to Do Now?
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March 2010
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Vitamin D Pills Are of Little or No Benefit and Some Harm. So What to Do Now?

According to popular opinions coming from friends, family, and physicians, most people are vitamin D deficient and in need of supplementation with pills. Evidence suggests that more than 40% of the world's population is vitamin D deficient (1). A recent report from a Scottish doctor found only 2% of his patients had a sufficient vitamin D concentration (75 nmol/L or above), and 47% had a severe deficiency (below 25 nmol/L) (2). Low vitamin D levels found in the blood are a clear indication that there is a worldwide problem of sunlight deficiency. Rather than correct the problem and encourage people to expose themselves to more of this natural element, the solution has become another drug a supplement pill sold as vitamin D.

According to the authors of a landmark editorial just published in the March 2, 2010 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, "Despite the promise for disease prevention suggested by available studies, we believe that the evidence for widespread use of high-dose vitamin D supplementation in the general population remains insufficient. (3)" Even though the supplements translate into higher levels of vitamin D in the blood, expected benefits of reductions in the occurrences of common diseases are lacking.

Recent vitamin frenzies over the recommendations for the widespread use of antioxidants, folic acid, vitamin E, and beta-carotene provide lessons about vitamin supplements that must not be forgotten. When the proper research was finally done, the results backfired. More heart disease, cancer, and overall death were discovered in those taking these isolated concentrated nutrients (4-9). Each of the above nutrients is originally found in edible plants. In these perfect packages these nutrients provide for excellent health, prevent and cure diseases, and prolong life.


Favorite Five Articles From Recent Medical Journals

  • The American Cancer Society Is Now against Prostate Cancer (PSA) Testing

  • Copper and Iron from Meat Damage the Brain and Body

  • Appetizers Can Encourage Weight Loss

  • Ghostwriting Medical Journals' Dirty Little Secrets

  • Fat Taste Bud Discovered


Featured Recipes

  • Soba Miso Soup

  • Wok-stirred Noodles

  • Baked Tofu

  • Asparagus and Pea Salad

  • Spanish Garbanzos and Spinach

  • Overnight Multigrain Cereal

  • Low-Energy-Dense Soup

  • Sunny Citrus Salad Dressing







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