The problem is we medical doctors did not receive adequate education on the nutrition. So often except in cases like mine where they become so ill and realize Western medicines inability to help you. They haven’t really spent time thinking about nutritional components like vitamins or minerals.
Especially the effects of higher blood levels of vitamin D3-calciferol. Blood levels above those listed as upper “normal” limit for calcifediol. That it isn’t a vitamin but a hormone. That those with access to adequate nutritious food (an upcoming blog series), who receive plenty of sunlight are healthier.
Or why for example the dark skinned Inuit, who despite both living in a sun deprived area, when eating traditional foods were mentally and physically healthy. That is until they stopped eating those foods loaded with vitamin D3 and omega 3’s.
Now they have serious physical and mental health issues just like Nnative Americans. In fact, they are experiencing an epidemic of suicides. Sort of like we are experiencing in the lower fifty, but perhaps worse. We just blame it on drugs! Yea, it is for one lack of vitamin D3.
So, we declare war on a substance instead of attacking the cause. I guess when the supposed “best minds” in the country all work or did work for pharmaceutical companies they all think alike. Do not get me wrong these companies are only trying to give us what they think we need.
The problem is leadership. Going a new direction. So back to vitamin D3. The current recommended upper limit of calcifediol, the form used to determine our blood levels is 100 ng/ml. No , despite what some would lead you to believe that suddenly levels above that are suddenly dangerous.
Nor they at levels immediately above. As they do not cause hypercalcemia. Hypercalcemia the danger.
These levels causing hypercalcemia or the bodies calcium balance to become suddenly so severely altered that you become ill acutely.
Or long term such that you develop osteoporosis or atherosclerosis. It doesn’t. As I see it, they leave the “danger” concerning calcium vague. It is brilliant in a malicious way. As left vague those who don’t understand how vitamin D3 are left to have their imagination ponder it.
As we know from reading a book versus watching a movie our imagination can generate much scarier “monsters” then can a picture. So, the vaguer the more that is left to our imagination. The less educated we are the more we are likely to imagine the worst. Like I say brilliant.
So back to the poor patient average Joe or Mary who wants to feel better and like they know they should. The problem is many of the medical doctors they count on are thinking- “look I learned all about fat soluble vitamins in medical school, this is just another one of those fad things so stop bothering me with this.”
I can see them saying this to one of their poor patients who they have “cared for”, for years. A patient who is after all these years, decades of “care”. Think about that for a minute. That “cared” for individual is now ill.
That patient who made all their doctors’ appointments, took the medications prescribed to them and tried the best they could to follow their doctor’s advice is now overweight, sleep deprived and constantly suffering immune issues like allergies and the flu.
Whom are now decades later despite requiring a thousand dollars a month of prescription medications still ill. Yes, they may have lower cholesterol and might even have a lower chance of having high blood sugar levels but not healthier. See lowering cholesterol doesn’t reduce your risk of dying. 1
Yes, a meta review. Which I in general don’t trust but this gives you an idea that serious scientist really questions this “fact” that lowering cholesterol levels to “normal” improves our long term health. I harp on this as cholesterol allegedly contributes to high calcium levels becoming more dangerous.
Yet now here comes their doctor who has basically blamed, blamed this patient for being fat, fatigued and sick. This medical doctor who then believes they’re at no fault and justified as according to their thinking- since didn’t they tell their patients what to do to get better, they just didn’t do it.
Yeh exercise, eat right and get more sleep. That worked well. All those are important but what is the starting point? What do you do first to prevent this or if ill how do you start building yourself back up to healthy?
- Ravnskov U, Diamond DM, Hama R, et al. (2016) Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review. BMJOpen. 6: e010401. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010401▸
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