Sunny States Have Less Cancer: Vitamins D & K Prevent Cancer, Colds, Diabetes, MS, Osteoporosis, and More

I recently did some research on vitamin D, and found that it is a key ingredient in preventing over a dozen diseases and health conditions.  For example, a 2006 study found that Americans in the Southern U.S. had less than half as much cancer as those in the north (breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer).¹ 


Vitamin D is produced in your body when you get sun.  15 minutes a day is the best way to get vitamin D, and  this natural vitamin D has the best energy.   So get outside for some sun today, no matter the weather!

However, the amount of pigment in your skin and winter latitude of the sun can diminish the amount of the UV-B rays you can get.

Sunlight can affect many other areas of your health, such as your endocrine system.  Sunlight also acts as a disinfectant. During the 1918  Spanish Flu epidemic, medics found that severely ill flu patients nursed outdoors recovered better than those treated indoors. A combination of fresh air and sunlight seems to have prevented deaths among patients; and infections among medical staff.   

As far as preventing cancer, the recommended amount of vitamin D is from 4000-8000 IUs daily. This is are far higher than the U.S. RDA of 400 IUs.²   Vitamin D needs vitamin K to work, which can be found in green vegetables or supplemented.

Many of the diseases prevented by vitamin D are high profit:  So the healthcare industry has no incentive to inform the public about the benefits of vitamin D, and has even been actively resistant to vitamin D awareness.  


Note: The majority of vitamin D supplements are produced from sheep skin oil -- and sheep can be tortured via a barbaric agricultural practice called mulesing.  So I recommend buying plant-based vitamin D or cod liver oil.





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OUTLINE

  1. 90% of AMERICANS ARE VITAMIN D DEFICIENT
  2. US RDA FOR VITAMIN D IS INADEQUATE TO PREVENT CANCER 
  3. CONDITIONS BENEFITED BY VITAMIN D
  4. STUDY ABOUT LOWER DEATH RATES FROM CANCER IN SUNNIER CLIMATES
  5. HOW VITAMIN D WORKS 
  6. ROLE OF VITAMIN K 
  7. HOW TO GET VITAMIN D:  Most Vitamin D is Produced from Animals that May Be Tortured
  8. VITAMIN D RECOMMENDATIONS

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1. 90% of AMERICANS ARE VITAMIN D DEFICIENT


Studies have found that as much as 90% of the American population is vitamin D deficient.
² People suffering from cancer almost always demonstrate severe vitamin D deficiency, as do people with osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis.³

African Americans have even higher vitamin D deficiency rates, resulting in enormously higher rates of cancer among blacks compared to whites.

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2. US RDA FOR VITAMIN D IS INADEQUATE TO PREVENT CANCER 


The U.S. RDA recommends 600 - 800 IUs per day.  However, a 2011 study found that we need more vitamin D each day than the government recommends.  The study found that a typical adult needs 4,000 - 8,000 IUs of vitamin D each day to prevent breast cancer, colon cancer, MS and type-1 diabetes.
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Cedric Garland, researcher at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, said:

"We found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4,000 to 8,000 IU [international units] are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce by about half the risk of several diseases -- breast cancer, colon cancer, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes."

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3. CONDITIONS BENEFITED BY VITAMIN D


Vitamin D deficiency may be the root cause behind so many degenerative diseases that correcting this deficiency across the population could threaten the for-profit "sick care industry" that dominates western medicine today.  


Here are some of the many diseases prevented  or benefited by vitamin D:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Asthma (Researchers found that people who took vitamin D supplements were 50 percent less likely to suffer from asthma attacks severe enough to require emergency room visits or hospital admission.)
  • Autism
  • Colds , flu, septic shock and other infections diseases
  • Cancer, including breast, ovarian, prostate, bladder, and colon cancers
  • Cavities
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Macular degeneration
  • Menopausal back pain
  • Migraines
  • MS
  • Muscle pain
  • Obesity -- Including Overweight Toddlers
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Pre eclampsia
  • Reduced C-section risk
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rickets
  • Seizures
  • Septicemia
  • Schizophrenia (Data suggests that vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women could increase their risk of giving birth to children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, which are both on the rise worldwide. In a 2018 study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers identified a similar link between vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia. They discovered that newborn babies with low vitamin D levels had a higher risk of developing schizophrenia as they aged.)
  • Signs of aging
  • Tuberculosis
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4. STUDY ABOUT LOWER DEATH RATES FROM CANCER IN SUNNIER CLIMATES

There have been many studies that have looked at the relationship between vitamin D and cancer.


A 2017 study examined U.S. levels of vitamin D and breast cancer incidence.  Low levels of vitamin D correlated with a higher incidence of breast cancer:
"Findings of our study conclude that vitamin D deficiency is associated with risk of breast cancer."
A 2006 study evaluated cancer rates across the U.S. according to  sunlight levels.  The study found that in sunnier states, participants had higher vitamin D levels and half or less as much cancer as the residents of states with low winter sunlight levels.  The study also found that African Americans and others with more skin pigment, which acts to block the sun, suffer from more cancer deaths.¹

Vitamin D Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors


This graph from the study shows that breast cancer death rates are higher in areas with low winter sunlight levels ,and lower in sunny areas. 
  • Red indicates higher levels of cancer, blue indicates lower levels. 
  • 500 indicates higher sunlight levels, 300 indicates lower sunlight levels.



Vitamin D and Colon Cancer


This graph from the study shows that death rates for colon cancer are higher in areas with low levels of winter sunlight and lower in sunny areas





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5. HOW VITAMIN D WORKS

Vitamin D helps induce immune responses when you have a cold or other infections.  At higher vitamin D levels, you are less prone to infections:  Increased vitamin D intake increases the formation of a protein that makes it difficult for bacteria and viruses to survive.  Recent research has shown that vitamin D activates the immune system by "arming" T cells to fight off infections, such as colds. Once you start getting more sun or supplementing your vitamin D, it can take 6 months to build the vitamin D up in your system.³

Vitamin D it isn't actually a vitamin at all but a potent hormone that influences nearly 3,000 of your 25,000 genes. It literally turns on and off genes that can exacerbate -- or prevent -- many diseases.  


Vitamin D cream can be rubbed directly on tumors to make them vanish. Resveratrol can be used to amplify the results of vitamin D.⁷

I have found that when I am low on vitamin D -- I am hungry all the time, no matter what I eat.  Vitamin D deficiency is linked to obesity, so it probably drives over eating.  It is theorized that sunshine may also promote body fat loss. Vitamin D may be the hormonal mechanism by which this fat loss phenomenon operates. Obesity cuts vitamin D utilization in the body in half, so if you have this weight issue, double up on vitamin D.


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6. THE ROLE OF VITAMIN K

Evidence shows that vitamin D is dependent on vitamin K.  Vitamin D improves your bone health by helping you absorb calcium. But there is new evidence vitamin K2 directs the calcium to your skeleton, while preventing it from being deposited where you don't want it -- i.e., your organs, joint spaces, and arteries. A large part of arterial plaque consists of calcium deposits (atherosclerosis), hence the term "hardening of the arteries.

Taking calcium in isolation without complimentary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K can have adverse effects, including the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries and heart attacks. Calcium intake should be balanced out with vitamins D and K, and other minerals crucial to your bone health.

Vitamin K1 is found in green vegetables, it goes directly to your liver and helps you maintain a healthy blood clotting system. (This is the kind of K that infants need to help prevent a serious bleeding disorder.) 

Vitamin K2 goes straight to vessel walls, bones, and tissues other than your liver. K2 is often is extracted from the Japanese fermented soy product called natto. You could actually get loads of K2 (in the form called MK7) from consuming natto as it is relatively inexpensive, and is available in most Asian food markets. You can also get MK7 by eating fermented cheeses, fermented foods such as sauerkraut, and from high-fat dairy products, egg yolk, liver and fermented foods, such as sauerkraut.


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7. HOW TO GET VITAMIN D

Sun

🌞 The best way to get vitamin D is to spend 15 minutes a day in direct sun (behind glass won't work). When skin cells are exposed to sunlight, dietary cholesterol (7 - dehydrocholesterol) is converted into a crude form of vitamin D known as cholecalciferol, which is then travels to the liver where it is converted to vitamin D .

Foods

🐟  You can get lesser amounts of vitamin D in foods, such as fish:  Cod liver oil, salmon, trout, mackerel, tuna, halibut,  herring, sardines, flounder.  Unfortunately, most of those fish are typically contaminated with mercury.   However, Barleans and Nordic Naturals are a few companies that do purity test their fish oils.  Cod liver oil provides a small amount of vitamin D per teaspoon, in addition to other beneficial components, such as vitamin A  and Omega-3 fatty acids.  (Often manufacturers supplement more additional vitamins in their cod liver oil.)

πŸ„  You can also get vitamin D from mushrooms.  

After fish and mushrooms, the number of natural foods that contain adequate amounts of vitamin D drop considerably. Perhaps the third best food source of the vitamin is eggs, which contain around 10 percent of our RDI (mostly concentrated in the yolk). Tofu, raw milk and beef also contain small amounts of vitamin D, but nowhere near enough to satisfy our daily requirements.

Supplements


Vitamin D supplements are most often synthesized from sheep skin oil (lanolin) or from plant sources, to produce vitamin D3.  You will often find lanolin in cosmetics or lotions.  However, agricultural practices can involve torture of the sheep.  For myself, I've decided I will buy plant-based vitamin D in the future.
Two bottles of vitamin D3. One manufacturer identifies
it uses lanolin, the other doesn't.

Most Vitamin D is Produced from Sheep that May Be Tortured
Lanolin is extracted from the shorn wool, so sheep are not killed in the process. However, sheep can be tortured via a barbaric practice called mulesing.  This torture involves cutting chunks of flesh out of sheep that are alive -- without anesthesia during the process or painkillers afterwards.  Mulesing is supposedly done to minimize insect infestation.  Sheep are often castrated and their tails cut off at the same time -- again without anesthesia.

The pictures are extremely graphic and beyond comprehension.

As of 2017, 65% of the wool coming from Australia includes sheep that were mulesed.⁸

The largest lanolin producers in the world are China, Australia, and India.⁹  Australia backs the barbaric practice, and China and India are notorious for the lack of humane treatment for humans and animals, so they cannot be trusted to provide ethically farmed sheep.  (China sells human organs from their live political prisoners (10), who are often killed afterwards¹¹ -- they are not going to afford animals any kinder treatment.  You can find vats of lanolin for sale on Alibaba, so it is very easy to buy across the world.)

I contacted the following companies and asked where they get their lanolin and if it is cruelty-free.  
  • Now Foods:  No response
  • Natural Factors:  No response
  • Seeking Health πŸ₯•:   They said their lanolin was sourced in the U.S., and "the sheep are raised in a cruelty free environment."  
The process to synthesize vitamin D3 also may involve chemicals that likely aren't good for you. To synthesize vitamin D from lanolin, manufacturers first purify it and crystallize it, then put it through a chemical process that produces 7-dehydrocholesterol. The 7-dehydrocholesterol is then liquefied in an organic solvent and exposed to ultraviolet radiation. These chemical changes turn 7-dehydrocholesterol into a substance called vitamin D-3, or cholecalciferol.  Next, manufacturers further purify and crystallize this vitamin and add it to their products.  Any or all of these chemicals can leave a residue in the product that isn't good for you.


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8.VITAMIN D RECOMMENDATIONS

Plant-Based Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin  D2 (ergocalciferol) is often used to supplement milk and other food products.  However, studies seem to indicate that vitamin D2 isn't as easily absorbed by the body since its plant based.

Fortunately, in recent years a way has been developed to extract vitamin D3 from plants as well.  This D3 is made from lichen.


Naturelo Vitamin D3:  Organic, Vegan & Purity Tested 


Naturelo brand vitamin D3 is extracted from wild-harvested organic lichen, and they third-party test for purity. It appears to be the best priced for what you get.   Sometimes the manufacturer is priced less, sometimes IherbπŸ₯•.  You can use both links below to check.  Iherb ships for only $1 per item.  When I ordered from Iherb, my order was shipped the same day.



Iherb:            
 Link to Check Price   And use code BBF4037 for 5% off.

Naturelo:          
  Link to Check Price



MRM brand is non-GMO verified, but does not appear to be organic or tested for purity.  Some of the comments indicate it may have a musty smell from the lichen.  Shipping is only $1.



 Link to Check Price And use code BBF4037 for 5% off.


MRM Vitamin D3 Plus K2:  Vegan


MRM brand is non-GMO verified, but does not appear to be organic or tested for purity.  Shipping is only $1.


 Link to Check Price And use code BBF4037 for 5% off.

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Sheep-Based Vitamin D Supplements 


Seeking Health Sheep-Based Vitamin D3: Ethically Sourced


When I contacted Seeking Health πŸ₯•, they said their lanolin was sourced in the U.S., and "the sheep are raised in a cruelty free environment." This vitamin D is not organic, but the Health Ranger Store πŸ₯•does routine testing for purity and sells GMO-free products. This bottle has 900 servings (1 drop) of 2000 IUs for a very inexpensive price. Seeking Health also sells Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 capsules.



 Link to Check Price  


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RESOURCES
  1. The Role of Vitamin D in Cancer Prevention https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470481/ 
  2. 8000 IUs of vitamin D daily necessary to raise blood levels of "miracle" anti-cancer nutrient, declares groundbreaking new research https://www.naturalnews.com/031577_vitamin_D_scientific_research.html 
  3. Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world   https://www.naturalnews.com/028357_vitamin_D_deficiency.html
  4. Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk https://health.ucsd.edu/news/2011/Pages/02-22-vitamin-D-cancer-risk.aspx 
  5. Vitamin K: The Missing Nutrient to Blame for Heart Attacks and Osteoporosis (Nope - NOT Calcium or Vitamin D) https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/26/the-delicate-dance-between-vitamins-d-and-k.aspx 
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5510119/
  7. Vitamin D Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors
    https://www.naturalnews.com/025495_Vitamin_D_breast_cancer.html
  8. Why is it important to declare mulesing status on the National Wool Declaration? https://kb.rspca.org.au/knowledge-base/why-is-it-important-to-declare-mulesing-status-on-the-national-wool-declaration/ 
  9. List of  Companies Worldwide http://www.listofcompaniesin.com/product-s/lanolin.html
  10. China Organ Harvest Research Center https://www.chinaorganharvest.org/
  11. A Human Harvest: China’s organ trafficking exposed in shocking documentary that alleges the illegal trade is now worth a staggering US$1 billion a year https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3027088/A-Human-Harvest-Chinas-organ-trafficking-exposed-shocking-documentary-alleges-illegal-trade-worth-staggering-1-billion-year.html
https://www.natural.news/2019-01-19-vitamin-d-supplements-taken-during-pregnancy-prevent-autism-in-children.html

Pregnant women who don’t get enough vitamin D risk having children with schizophreni and Autism

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-12-pregnant-women-vitamin-d-risk-children-schizophrenia.html

In a 2018 study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers identified a similar link between vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia. They discovered that newborn babies with low vitamin D levels had a higher risk of developing schizophrenia as they aged.


Pre-Birth Vitamin D Levels Determine Your Health for Life

https://www.naturalnews.com/026785_Vitamin_D_health_disease.html


Vitamin D Deficiency & Cancer & Illnesses

Vitamin D Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors
https://www.naturalnews.com/025495_Vitamin_D_breast_cancer.html


8000 IUs of vitamin D daily necessary to raise blood levels of "miracle" anti-cancer nutrient, declares groundbreaking new research
https://www.naturalnews.com/031577_vitamin_D_scientific_research.html

Epidemic of Vitamin D deficiency sweeping the world
https://www.naturalnews.com/028357_vitamin_D_deficiency.html

Vitamin D protects against asthma, reduces attacks by 50%
https://www.naturalnews.com/055605_asthma_vitamin_D_inflammation.html

Study shows low vitamin D levels linked to increased risk of bladder cancer
https://www.naturalnews.com/056033_vitamin_D_cancer_prevention_endocrine_system.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5510119/

Multiple sclerosis, and vitamin D, B12 deficiencies
https://www.naturalnews.com/051359_multiple_sclerosis_vitamin_D_B12_deficiencies.html

Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to your risk for cancer
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-26-vitamin-d-deficiency-directly-linked-risk-for-cancer.html


Vitamin K

Vitamin K: The Missing Nutrient to Blame for Heart Attacks and Osteoporosis (Nope - NOT Calcium or Vitamin D)
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/26/the-delicate-dance-between-vitamins-d-and-k.aspx


Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamin D

https://www.naturalnews.com/047964_vitamin_D_dietary_sources_cod_liver_oil.html

Synthetic Vitamin D3 Vs. Natural Vitamin D

https://woman.thenest.com/synthetic-vitamin-d3-vs-natural-vitamin-d-8368.html




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