Originally posted by ANNED
how many were killed by vitamin d?
killed not many but there have been a number that have gone into renal shutdown and are now on dialysis.
other have spent time in the hospital ICUs till things got cleared up.
we are not discussing sarcodoisis and the human body does not manufacture vitamin D.
you may like to push your latest craze and tell everyone they need Vit D but its not for everyone.
Gosh, this made me think about a bunch of research on MS that I did back in 2003 when my mother was diagnosed. Vitamin D & milk
-- I wanted to
figure out the "cause" of MS to make sure that I never got it, even if she did.
So I went searching on the net for Global Statistics on MS, only to find out something unique:
1. There are virtually no cases (or very few cases) of MS in Japan, China and North Korea where they drink rice & soy milk and don't drink cows
At first I thought it was genetic, but South Korea does drink cow's milk and has a large number of MS cases unlike their North Korea rice/soy milk
drinkers and North & South Korea have the same genetics. So I went digging further.
2. There are less cases of MS among sheep's milk and goat's milk users, compared to their cow's milk counterparts.
3. The number of cases of MS, directly corresponded with cow's milk consumption. ie. Switzerland and Wisconsin who have the highest cow dairy
consumption also had the highest rates of MS.
And then in my digging, I found that it is possible to put MS into full remission, no matter which of the 4 types of MS you have (but you have to
eliminate all cow's dairy from your diet).
1. The most remarkable was a Canadian teenage boy (wheelchair bound by MS) who's father was a doctor. He was put on what is called the "Paleolithic
Diet" which eliminates all cow dairy from the diet and goes back to a hunter and gatherers diet-- wild game, beans, fruits, nuts and things that
could be gathered. PLUS-- he boosted his immune system with vitamins. (rather than trying to inhibit it) It took about 2 years on the Paleolithic Diet
and he was able to walk again and ever since-- his MS has been in full remission.
Roger MacDougall's Paleolithic Diet - diagnosed in 1953 with MS and in full remission since his diet change
Also Matt Embry was the teenage boy from Canada with MS on the Paleolithic Diet. His father is Dr. Ashton Embry in Canada who works with MS patients.
Dr. Ashton Embry's website is...
2. The other diet isn't up on the net anymore or I can't find it now. It was a slightly different diet attempted by a former Mr. Universe who wound
up with MS. He changed to an all vegan diet and eliminated all dairy. A bit more extreme than the Paleolithic Diet. At least you can still eat meat in
the Paleolithic Diet.
But it got me thinking....do it an easier way. Be like Japan, China & North Korea and just eliminate all cow dairy from your diet-- drink soy and rice
milk instead. But that isn't simple either. A lot of foods have dairy in it even if they don't say it on the label. Even McDonald's french fries
have dairy in them-- and they got sued by the lactose-intolerant for not labeling their fries as having a milk ingredient. But I suppose to be fully
successful, it's not just dairy elimination, but also vitamin immune system boosters.
So when reading all this about Vitamin D. It makes me wonder. A lot of people might make the mistake of buying dairy products with Vitamin D-- which
could make their symptoms worse.
I always figured that the cause of MS -- was the cow's milk. After all, if those in countries that do not consume cow's milk have virtually no cases
and to put MS in full remission ONLY THOSE who eliminated all cow dairy succeeded-- then the disease-causing agent causing MS would have to be in the
I figured it was some age old milk-prion. After all, prions attack neurons and replace the proteins in the neurons with abnormal proteins. Same would
be true of MS-- some disease-causing agent (prion) is attacking the myelin sheaths of neurons and replacing them with an abnormal protein. Then when
the immune system detects the abnormal protein in the myelin sheath-- the immune system destroys the myelin sheath with the abnormal protein that is
not supposed to exist in the human body (and any possible prions changing protein structures in neurons).
So... eliminate the dairy and boost--- BOOST the immune system. That's what all the different people did who put their MS into full remission did--
no matter what unusual new diet they picked-created.