How could this be? Well rumor ( read the quiz below) has it that he is coming up with a drug that will decrease the breakdown of vitamin D and thus raise the vitamin D level! Also the rumor is that it will be tested against a placebo ( sugar pill) and not vitamin D3. So it will look very good, maybe, and be available much more expensively from your Doctor.
Personally I trust everything the government and drug companies do and say. How about you? Take a look at this quiz and make up your own mind.
Fyi, there is a lot more information on vitamin D on this blog by scrolling down and looking in the archives. Feel free to comment or complain below! I have been reading this stuff for over a decade and I think I have a fair grasp of just what is going on.
Vitamin D Council Quiz. .
Studies of Interest 3:
True or False? National Academy of Sciences
This newsletter contains grave ethical questions about how the National Academies, through its Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board, conducts its official business. If you love science, and respect the National Academy of Sciences, pay close attention to the first question.
This is the third newsletter in a new edition of the Vitamin D Council's newsletters. Unlike the general newsletter, the full text of this special newsletter is now available only to members of the Vitamin D Council; however, we will post the entire newsletter on our website four months from now. I am aware some people will illegally post the entire newsletter on the internet before then but I can't stop that; I doubt they have the best interests of the Vitamin D Council in mind when they do so.
The Vitamin D Council needs members to fulfill our goal of ending suffering from vitamin D deficiency and to begin our dream of treating autistic children for free in our San Luis Obispo, CA, office.
Learn more about Vitamin D Council membership.
Vitamin D Quiz Dr. Anne Looker, of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), could not have made Professor Hector DeLuca, the University of Wisconsin, and certain folks at big pharma, any happier with her recent widely reported analysis of the vitamin D status of Americans, while at least one member of the recent vitamin D Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) hopes that the process the FNB used in their deliberations remains impervious to federal Freedom of Information laws.
1 False True Doctor Jill Poole not only listens to her patients, she conducts research based on what they tell her. Together with other researchers at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Poole conducted a study and she is now successfully using vitamin D to treat "chronic urticaria" (long-term hives).
2 False True Recent studies show vitamin D can help take the place of exercise.
3 False True Vitamin D is the best treatment for chronic tension headaches.
4 False True The words, "In summary, rather compelling evidence exists that inadequate vitamin D exposures are associated with an increase in cancer risk and/or tumor progression," were written by researchers at:
5 B) The National Institutes of Health A) The Vitamin D Council D) Grassroots Health C) The National Cancer Institute I hope all of you will take a minute and become a member. We want to hire an administrative assistant so I can start seeing autistic children free in our office.
The next newsletter will give more details about a new Lifetime Membership option (one-time fee of $1,000.00). Combined with sponsoring the free evaluation and treatment of vitamin D deficiency for an autistic child, it confers lifetime membership, along with personal email access to me, and an autographed copy of my upcoming book on vitamin D and athletic performance.
It is an exciting time for the Vitamin D Council; I hope you will be part of it. However, I can't begin to see autistic children in this office for free until we can hire an administrative assistant for the office. I need to know we will have money to pay him or her and not just turn around and fire him or her in three months. We need to be able to plan and you can help us immensely by becoming a member. It is all tax-deductible. Thank you for your support.
John Jacob Cannell MD Executive Director
Vitamin D Council