Instead of informing about vitamin D deficiency, for the past two years, the mainstream media has been dominated by four topics: Putin, climate change, gender issues, and COVID-19. However, despite media claims of this being the biggest pandemic of the century, there are two arguments that challenge this notion. Firstly, in countries where little action was taken, there is no evidence of an overall increase in mortality rates. Secondly, individuals who die from COVID-19 are on average older than those who do not die from it.
While the media continues to push for widespread vaccinations against seasonal respiratory disease and implements counterintuitive measures, the true pandemics affecting Western society are being ignored or even perpetuated. These two pandemics are the vitamin D deficiency pandemic and the correlated obesity pandemic.
Vitamin D deficiency pandemic
There is no flu season, just low vitamin D season. About 80% of US Americans suffer from vitamin D deficieny. Skin needs to be struck by sunlight to synthesize vitamin D, an immunoregulating hormone. Dark skin contains melanin, an effective natural sunscreen that reduces vitamin D synthesis. The correlation of different skin colours worldwide is perfect with UVA/UVB radiation intensities. Neither cancer nor God or diversity had anything to do with the evolutionary pressure on the skin pigments. It’s simply a health feature!
The following illustration is derived from a paper that determined the vitamin D status among UK biobank participants. It shows that the darker the skin colour, the higher the likelihood of vitamin D deficiency.
Hardly anyone in that survey achieved vitamin D levels above 30ng/mL. In addition, a publication from 2020 shows a strong correlation between vitamin D bloodserum levels and the severity of COVID.
“25(OH)D deficiency was observed among patients with COVID-19. Declined steadily 25(OH)D levels make a huge contribution to the scale of the progression of the disease.”
My diagram below illustrates the paper’s findings and shows that levels above 40ng/mL are more favourable. However, proper immune system function requires at least 50ng/mL, as my buddy Robin Whittle explained in this article.
This assumption is supported by Dror et al. (2021). They state that “patients with vitamin D deficiency (<20 ng/mL) were 14 times more likely to have [a] severe or critical [course of the] disease than patients with 25(OH)D ≥ 40 ng/mL”.
“Those with large amounts of melanin in their skin, the obese, those who avoid the sun, and the aged may need up to 5000 IU/day to obtain such levels, especially in the winter.” – Cannell et al. (2006)
Katz et al. (2020) made similar observations. In their paper, they stated:
- Vitamin D deficiency is strongly associated with an increased risk for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The odds ratio for COVID-19 increases with vitamin deficiency in black individuals.
- Diabetes, obesity, and periodontal disease are associated with an increased risk for COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency.
The website vdmeta.com lists all available studies concerning vitamin D and Covid. The evidence that vitamin D prevents getting sick from Covid is overwhelming. However, many researchers administered vitamin D in the form of cholecalciferol, which takes weeks to raise the vitamin D bloodserum level. Instead, calcifediol (i.e. 25(OH)D should have been administered, as 1mg of calcifediol raises average levels from 20 to over 60ng/mL in less than 4 hours. This is the treatment all intensive care patients require but won’t get.
Obesity and vitamin D deficiency go hand in hand. The reasons for this are as follows:
- The higher the degree of obesity, the higher the amount of blood circulating. More blood requires more vitamin D to achieve favourable levels.
- Obese people usually go outside less. Also, many are ashamed to show skin in public.
However, vitamin D deficiency does not cause obesity. Instead, the root causes lay somewhere else: the diet.
About 75% of US Americans are overweight or obese. What these people generally have in common is that they consume:
- Processed foodstuff
- Polyunsaturated vegetable oils rich in Omega-6 fatty acids
- High amounts of sugars (Glucose, sucrose, fructose)
- Way too many carbs
A meta-analysis shows that being obese was significantly associated with more severe disease and mortality. The reasons for this are the above-mentioned vitamin D deficiency, higher inflammation levels, and a generally poorer intestinal flora (>70% of the immune system is located in the intestine).
It is a mystery why governments and the media have admitted for over two years that obesity is the main comorbidity, and almost exclusively obese and elderly people died with a positive PCR test. But they have done absolutely nothing to help people lose weight and live healthier lives. Instead, sports clubs were closed, people were told to stay indoors (less movement and less sun exposure), and experimental and very likely harmful gene therapies were promoted. Nobody, young and healthy, must fear a seasonal respiratory virus. If the ruling authorities really cared about our health, they would have tried to fix the two real pandemics: vitamin D deficiency and obesity.
It’s up to us to be healthy!
Since this will not happen, as there are no patents on healthy food and vitamin D, I will take over their task and help you to take your health back into your own hands. Here are my top 5 tips for living a healthy life.
- Get out in the sun and supplement with vitamin D and K2 (to avoid calcification). Ensure your vitamin D blood serum level is above 50ng/mL.
- Glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants. Eat pasture-raised eggs and selenium-rich foods to boost your glutathione levels. We need selenium to power glutathione peroxidase (GPX), the enzyme that removes free radicals inside the cell. Also, eat foods that contain B vitamins as they power glutathione reductase, an enzyme that recycles glutathione.
- Consume fatty sea fish as they are rich in DHA and EPA (Omega-3 fatty acids) at least once a week. DHA is critical as it (1) lowers the genetic expression of four types of pro-inflammatory proteins and (2) lowers white blood cell secretion of three types of pro-inflammatory proteins.
- Exercise several times a week. Exercising helps with weight loss, reduces your risk of chronic disease, and can help you sleep better.
- Give up on sugars, vegetable oils, and (ultra-)processed foods. Cook with ghee, butter, extra-virgin olive oil, or cocos oil instead.
Eat healthily, ensure you have a good vitamin D bloodserum level, and never trust your government as they don’t want you to be healthy and live an excellent self-determined life.