Vitamin D Deficiency as a Cause of Diseases & Safe High Dose Vitamin D Treatments

Published on August 2, 2019

Mayo Clinic: "Vitamin D toxicity is rare in people who take supplements, researchers report." The evidence is clear that vitamin D toxicity is one of the rarest medical conditions and is typically due to intentional or inadvertent intake of extremely high doses," writes Dr. Hollick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.

Oncologists and much of the rest of the western medical establishment actually thrives on the epidemic of cancer and nowhere can that be seen more clearly than its attitude toward the sun and its preference for the super high toxicity of chemo and radiation therapy as opposed to the low toxicity of vitamin D, iodine and even selenium (when it is administered in the right form). 

One study on vitamin D used as high as 540,000 units for severe lung disease.[1] High dose vitamin D administration in ventilated intensive care unit patients has also been studied using 50,000 IU vitamin D3 or 100,000 IU vitamin D3 daily for 5 consecutive days (total vitamin D3 dose = 250,000 IU or 500,000 IU, respectively) without an cause for alarm.[2] 

One company in the USA makes tablets that are 50,000 and recommended as high as four a day (200,000 units for four days) for at risk patients. Now because of the FDA oppression they will not make such recommendations.

Again from the Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D toxicity, characterized by hypercalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, and suppression of parathyroid hormone, is usually observed when intakes are excessively high, in the range of more than 50,000 to 1 million IU of vitamin D per day and are maintained long-term for several months to years. Meaning a cancer patient, who is desperately trying to reverse their spreading cancer, could safely take 500,000 units a day for first week, 400,000 units for second week, 300,000 units for third week and 50,000 units a day from there after without even touching the toxicity of any form of chemotherapy.

When using a full protocol the need for ultra high dosages of Vitamin D for long extended periods of time would be reduced because other substances with similarly low toxicities would also be used at very high dosages. Thus one can easily imagine safe intakes of 100,000 to 200,000 units a day for two to three weeks without need for reduction.  

Taking one 50,000 IU capsule of Vitamin D3 every two weeks will result in 80% of adults bringing their blood levels to above 40 nanograms/ millliliter, an optimal level for good health. A 50,000 IU capsule is the equivalent of amount of vitamin D from sunbathing for 3 days in a sunny climate. The skin produces approximately 10,000 IU vitamin D in response to 20–30 minutes of full body summer sun exposure—50 times more than the US government’s recommendation of 200 IU per day.

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Let the Light Shine on You

Dr. Dave Mihalovic once said that “ Those that have attempted to convince the world that the sun, the earth’s primary source of energy and life, causes cancer, have done so with malicious intent to deceive the masses into retreating from the one thing that can prevent disease.” The majority of Americans, including many doctors, have been tricked into believing that the sun is somehow toxic, a carcinogen, and an overall deadly health hazard that should be avoided at all costs. How wrong we are! The sun, instead of causing cancer prevents cancer and can be even used to treat cancer. 

Exposure to sunlight, particularly UVB, is protective against melanoma — or rather, the vitamin D your body produces in response to UVB radiation is protective. As written in The Lancet: “Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers, suggesting that chronic sunlight exposure can have a protective effect.”

One of the world’s leading experts on skin cancer, the sun, sunscreens, and melanoma skin cancer risks, Dr. Bernard Ackerman, MD released an article to the New York Times in July of 2004 where he stated that the link between developing deadly melanoma and overexposure to sunlight was completely unproven. He stated at that time that there was no conclusive evidence that even getting serious burns would lead to skin cancer and no proof that sunscreens protect the body from melanoma and that there was no proof that being exposed to the sun increased the risk of melanoma.

Dr. Richard Hobday writes in his book, The Healing Sun, that the sun protects us from breast cancer, colon cancer, ovarian cancer, as well as prostate cancer. It can also prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, psoriasis, MS, diabetes, and seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. Cancer is actually helped by sunbathing. Persons who receive the most sunlight have less cancer as sunbathing heals the body by building the immune system and increases oxygen levels in the tissues of the body.

There are many studies on vitamin D that sustain the views of these doctors. One study published in the Journal Clinical Oncology suggests that low levels of vitamin D is connected to more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. Epidemiologic data also indicate that vitamin D signaling may be important in the cause and prognosis of prostate and other cancers. When we look at the fact that more than 2000 genes are modulated by 1,25D3[4] we can begin to understand why vitamin D is important in cancer treatment.

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Theories linking vitamin D to certain cancers have been tested and confirmed in more than 200 epidemiological studies, and understanding of its physiological basis stems from more than 2,500 laboratory studies, according to epidemiologist Dr. Cedric Garland, professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Garland focused on the relationship between breast cancer and vitamin D levels and his conclusion, “If women kept their vitamin D blood levels at approximately 52 ng/ml, they could expect a 50% reduction in the risk of breast cancer.”

Researchers from Winthrop University Hospital in
Mineol a New York, found that giving supplements of
vitamin D to a group of volunteers reduced episodes of
infection with colds and flu by 70 per cent over three years.


Vitamin D – Increased Immune System Strength

Vitamin D has a prominent role in the body’s innate immunity as it is important in the maintenance of macrophages and monocytes and its function in defending against infections.[5] Anything that helps strengthen our immune system is going to be helpful in our fight against cancer.

Research findings which show that vitamin D can speed up antibiotic treatment of tuberculosis (TB) have been revealed by scientists at The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The study — which gives fresh insight into how vitamin D may affect the immune response was published January 6, 2011 in The Lancet. Scientists have shown that a single 2.5mg dose of vitamin D may be enough to boost the immune system to fight against tuberculosis (TB) and similar bacteria for at least 6 weeks. Their findings came from a study that identified an extraordinarily high incidence of vitamin D deficiency amongst those communities in London most at risk from the disease, which kills around two million people each year

Sunshine is healthy for us and our immune systems. The sun’s ultraviolet rays, or UV rays as they are commonly known, are needed by our bodies to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential, as it helps keep our immune systems strong, as well as helping to strengthen bone and muscle. Sunshine also helps improve our general mood.

Lack of light leads to depression and even suicide and it is known that depressed cancer patients and as we saw in the chapter on emotional causes of cancer those individuals who were more depressed were 2.3 times as likely to die of their cancer.

However, it is not so easy to get needed exposure levels. The first day in Burnsville Minnesota that you can get Vitamin D from the sun is April 1st. The last day is September 9. You can Google USNO sun azimuth table and go on the website to plug in any date and city to find out what time of day you can get Vitamin D from the sun. The sun has to be at 50 degrees in altitude for you skin to produce Vitamin D.

Sunlight in large doses for long periods may eventually cause skin cancer but sunlight at rational dose levels protects from cancers. When was the last time you heard an oncologist recommend high levels of Vitamin D or healthy dosages of sun exposure to their patients?

If you have avoided the sun for years, increase exposure gradually – preferably after starting on the Budwig or other healthy diet rich in easily available omega-3 fatty acids – making sure you don’t get burned and feel comfortable. German doctor Raimund von Helden MD reports that when he increases the blood levels of vitamin D in his patients (to 40 to 80 ng/ml of 25-hydroxy-cholecalciferol), they report being able to tolerate the sun again.

Sun exposure has been demonized by dermatologists. They prefer you cover up with solar protectors whose chemicals are now officially known to get into users blood streams. The sun and vitamin D are essential if you want to avoid cancer yet mainstream medicine suggests you avoid the sun and increase your chances of coming down with cancer.

Researchers from UC San Diego discovered that vitamin D levels of 48 ng/mL or higher were linked to a 67 percent reduction in cancer risk when compared to those whose levels were 20 ng/mL or less. Studies have shown that higher sun exposure throughout a women’s lifetime is linked to a 70 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer. In 2018 The British Medical Journal revealed that high vitamin D levels were associated with a reduction in cancer risk of 20 percent when it came to liver cancer. It is also known that ovarian cancer cases were more than three times more likely to have low 25[OH]D levels.[6]

The increasing use of sunscreens and the decreasing amount of time
spent outdoors, especially by children, has contributed to what many
scientists believe is an increasing problem of vitamin D deficiency.

There are now therapies in clinics, LED light beds that can expose patients to intense levels of light that could be employed. In my essay ‘Light Deficiency as a Cause of Cancer’ we see that LED Red and near infrared light can be used instead of or in addition to sun exposure and D3 supplementation.

In the winter, the sun in Britain is barely strong enough
to make the vitamin, and by spring, say scientists, 60% of the population
is deficient (defined as a blood level below 30 ng per millilitre).

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For most people today the answer is no, you are not getting enough vitamin D which is the same thing as saying most people are not getting enough sun. A new study has found that the number of people being diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency has tripled from 2008 to 2010 in the United States. Some researchers believe that up to 75% of the United States population may not be getting enough vitamin D (levels below 30 ng/ml). This is an expanding problem, especially for children who are spending most of their time in the digital world instead of playing outside.

“Poor light exposure may explain the deleterious metabolic and hormonal alterations; such as insulin resistance, deficiencies of estrogen, thyroxin and vitamin-D conferring excessive cancer risk. The more northern the location of an adoptive country the higher the cancer risk for dark skinned immigrants. Recognition of the deleterious systemic effects of darkness and excessive melatonin synthesis enables cancer protection treatment for people living in light deficient environments,” said researchers at the National Institute of Oncology, Surgical and Molecular Tumor Pathology Centre.[7]

Taking a daily 10 to 15 minute walk in the sun
not only clears your head, relieves stress and increases
circulation – it could also cut your risk of breast cancer in half.
Dr. Esther John
 

Dr. Joan Lappe and her colleagues looked prospectively at more than 400 postmenopausal women over a four-year period of time. Women in the study group were given 1100 IU of vitamin D and 1000 mg of calcium daily. The control group did not receive this. Results: Women who took the vitamin D and calcium reduced their rate of cancer by 60%. The authors found that for every 10 ng/ml increase in a woman’s vitamin D blood level, the relative risk of cancer dropped by 35%.

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The optimal blood serum value for vitamin D
is 45-52 ng/ml (115-128 nmol/l).

Too much Vitamin D can cause high calcium levels that can lead to kidney failure, constipation kidney stones, heart dysfunction and mental status changes. Knowledgeable Health care practitioners wisely recommend that when supplementing a diet with D3 and K2 you should never take calcium supplements; just eat a normal healthy diet. Don’t use this high dose vitamin D product on a daily basis. For people who have brought up their vitamin D levels 5000 IU per day should suffice.

[1] Short-term effects of high-dose oral vitamin D3 in critically ill vitamin D deficient patients: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Critical Care volume 15  (2011)

[2] J Clin Transl Endocrinol. 2016 Jun; 4: 59–65. High dose vitamin D administration in ventilated intensive care unit patients: A pilot double blind randomized controlled trial

[3] https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc063341

[4] Asian J Androl. 2018 May-Jun; 20(3): 244–252. Vitamin D in prostate cancer

[5] Advances in Preventive Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/5181847 Vitamin D as an Adjunctive Treatment to Standard Drugs in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients.

[6] November 2010Volume 119, Issue 2, Pages 314–318. Casting light on 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in ovarian cancer: A study from the NHANES

[7] Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, 2012, 7, 337-344 337

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