Dr. Walt Goodpastor is a naturopathic doctor. Below is a piece he wrote for the network in response to questions another member had. I asked if I could reprint it here. I’ve slightly edited it to make it clear in this context. The question he is responsding to was, “Have you visited the Vitamin D Council website?”
Yes, I have often visited the Vitamin D Council website over the past few years. Interestingly, John Cannell, MD (who appears to be a somewhat atypical enlightened psychiatrist) is the founder of the Council and has been a driving force in the effort to bring the authoritarian dogma of conventional medicine into the light.
Dr. Cannell had been employed for several years in the California state psychiatric hospital system when he noticed that patients who got sufficient D3 did not get the flu as often as those who were likely deficient. He began researching historical records on the great post-WWI flu epidemic and saw patterns that reinforced his suspicions.
John’s pioneering study eventually prompted others to more closely examine the role of D3 in health & to the discovery that D3 is an absolutely critical nutrient for neurological and physical health and resistence to infectious & degenerative diseases.
There is a vast amount of research currently underway because early research reports revealed that adequate amounts of D3 protect against a host of illnesses from depression and anxiety to cancer and autism, to Parkinson’s and MS and cardiovascular disease. It may even reverse or control existing disease. To review the research, just go to plosmedicine or pubmed and enter search term vitamin D3.
Of course, the mainstream media have reported little about all this since they are pretty much all stooges and tools of the pharmaceutical industry because they get big checks from them. Just watch CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS for a little while and count the Big Pharma ads. Big pharma is scared stiff about D3 because it threatens to make all the toxins they sell irrelevant. And since it is a natural substance, it is non-patentable. So they have done everything in their power to suppress information about it and undermine it. Behind the scenes, they are trying their best to get the federal government to restrict the public’s access to all nutritional supplements and vitamins by claiming they are dangerous and should only be available by prescription from an MD. Of course, they control the MDs. They are also struggling to come up with a patentable knockoff in the lab to which they can claim ownership. They are currently pouring money and lobbying effort into Washington, trying to manipulate the Obama administration.
When you look at the research results that are coming in, you will see what is at stake here. D3 is something that would really “rock their world” by making a whole lot of people a whole lot healthier.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones, the two major forms of which are vitamin D2 (or ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol). I don’t know which one organic milk contains, but I suspect you will find it contains D2 since industrial food typically contains the cheapest form of anything… even if it’s organic. I hope you find me wrong on that, but you can just check the label. It should be stated there.
I take D3 as I’ve been following the latest research—I might add though that I’ve only been taking it a few months. I’d like to also say I think there are many other essential nutrients we need to supplement too. But vitamin D3 is shaping up to clearly be another one of them.