Vitamin D Supplementation – Does It Work?
Majid Ali, M.D.
An Article of my Vitamins for Health and Healing Series
A patient surprised me by telling me that vitamin D supplemnentation does not work. I asked,
“How do you know?” I asked.
“I heard it on radion,” she replied.
“Who was it?”
“He is well known healer.”
“I’m surprised.” I suppressed a smile and added ,”There are two possibilities. First he has never done vitamin D blood tests before and after supplementation. Second, he is using a bad brand of vitamin D.”
“He is very big on radio,” she asserted.
“Then there is a third possibility. He is so bog that nobody challenges him regardless of how silly his statement are.” I regretted my words as soon as they escaped my lips.
Ill-informed medical Advice
Natural healing is not only under assault from ill-informed doctors but also from ignorant ideologues who do not care for people, do not learn the science of nutrition, but claim a divine right to spout whatever comes to their mind. This problem is growing at a frightening rate. Why do so many gurus of natural healing betray their readers and listener? Simple answer: for fame and fortune.
What Can People Do?
First learn about the speaker, then evaluate the advice. It might take some time to learn how to separate from authentic teachers who care about what they teach and the gurus seeking fame or fortune, or both.
Vitamin D Supplementation by Non-Nutritionist Doctors
For decades, doctors were trained like Pavlov’s dogs to speak about vitamin D only when they speak about rickets, a vitamin D deficiency disease which they never saw a case. Fortunately that is changing. I consider Vitamin D to be a “super-vitamin” which deserves special attention.
Vitamin D – A Supper Vitamin
Please consider other articles in my “Vitamin D Is a Super Vitamin Series at this site.
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