Letter to a Montana Editor Regarding C-19 & Vitamin D

Here is a letter that we recently sent to the editor of a local newspaper for publication.  PLEASE, if you find value in this message and want to help educate people, you can submit this letter to your local paper for publication and share it on social media.  You could simply retitle it “Recent Letter to a Montana Editor Regarding Covid & Vitamin D Deficiencies”.  Here is a link for a printable or sharable pdf copy-  Dear Editor

Dear Editor,

We’ve been told that the best way to combat Covid 19 is to stay home and, if we do have to go out then ‘mask up and social distance’.  IS this really the best or only way to fight Covid while we wait for a vaccine to “protect us”?  Actually no.  In reality, the best thing we can do to help prevent Covid (and every other disease) is to build our own God given immune systems with healthy food, fresh air, exercise and sunshine.  Staying indoors and covering every inch of our bodies including our faces when we do venture outside can in fact be counterproductive to our physical wellbeing.  It is a scientific fact that higher blood oxygen levels increase our overall health and our body’s ability to function and heal properly.  This is the reason critically ill patients are often administered oxygen and even sports figures utilize hyperbaric chambers to be bathed in high concentrations of oxygen when recovering from injuries.  Breathing stale indoor air and, according to many doctors and common sense, rebreathing our own exhaled carbon dioxide can reduce our blood oxygen levels and cause a multitude of ailments over the long term.

Then, without sunshine on our skin we cannot produce Vitamin D which has been scientifically shown to be a critical component of good health.  Most significantly according to many scientific and medical websites Vitamin D deficiencies have been a major factor in many severe Covid patients.  For instance, sciencedaily.com says, “Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates.  Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications.”

When I recently asked one of the doctors present at an area virtual county Health Board meeting about these Covid/Vitamin D studies,  she confirmed that yes most people in Montana probably are vitamin D deficient because we don’t get much sun in Montana.  She also said they do use Vitamin D supplementation as a help in treating severe Covid cases because these patients usually are Vitamin D deficient.  I then suggested that perhaps it would be a good idea to, along with their mask advisory postings, include this information with a recommendation for folks to have their Vitamin D levels checked.   Surprisingly (or not) she didn’t think this was a good idea.  She said that most people already consult with their doctors on their health and that Vitamin D toxicity is very dangerous, suggesting that some people might take too much vitamin D…   What?  Which is more dangerous?  Covid or Vitamin D?

Staying indoors and not getting air or sunshine are proven to be detrimental to our health in the long run as is rebreathing our own carbon dioxide.  Vaccines are admittedly dangerous and the ones coming are even experimental and unproven over the long term.  The health departments, however, still recommend all of the above in spite of the dangers.  Yet, even considering how severe Covid can be in some people, this doctor didn’t think it was a good idea to inform the community about the link between severe Covid and vitamin D deficiencies because of the (remote as you will see) possibility of Vitamin D toxicity?  Really?

I looked up Vitamin D toxicity on scientific and health websites and this is what livescience.com has to say about it in an article from May 2015 entitled “Can Too Much Vitamin D be Toxic?”:

“Researchers analyzed information from more than 20,000 vitamin D blood tests performed … over a 10-year period.  They looked to see how many people had “high” vitamin D levels… The researchers also found that the proportion of people with high vitamin D levels increased considerably during the study period — from 9 per 100,000 people in 2002 to 233 per 100,000 people in 2011. This spike is likely due to an increase in people taking vitamin D supplements… Despite this increase, the people in the study rarely experienced hypercalcemia,(vitamin D toxicity) or high blood calcium levels that can occur as a result of high vitamin D levels…In fact, there was no link between people’s vitamin D levels and their blood calcium levels. “We found that, even in those with high levels of vitamin D over 50 ng/mL, there was not an increased risk of hypercalcemia, or elevated serum calcium, with increasing levels of vitamin D,” study co-author Dr. Thomas D. Thacher, a family medicine expert at Mayo Clinic, said in a statementThe study identified just four cases over the 10-year period of people who had hypercalcemia associated with high vitamin D levelsThere was just one case of true vitamin D toxicity, in a 51-year-old woman who had vitamin D levels of 364 ng/mL. The woman had taken 50,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per day for three months, along with calcium supplements, and went to the doctor with weight loss, vomiting and confusion. (The recommended upper limit for vitamin D supplementation is 4,000 IU per day.)…  The study was published in the May issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.”

So perhaps we SHOULD BE asking our personal physicians about Vitamin D supplementation after all.  Sounds a lot less deadly than severe Covid and much safer than a brand new mRNA (messenger RNA which delivers information to your DNA) vaccine that has been fast tracked.  BEFORE supplementing with Vitamin D or any other vitamin or medication you should certainly do your research and/or ask your doctor.  If you do choose to take high levels of vitamin D, I’ve found information that you should probably also supplement with vitamin K (again ask your doctor).

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-and-vitamin-k#TOC_TITLE_HDR_4 has this to say about preventing Vitamin D toxicity:

    “One symptom of extremely high vitamin D levels (toxicity) is hypercalcemia, a condition characterized by excessively high levels of calcium in the blood… Vitamin K deficiency is associated with BVC: Observational studies have linked low vitamin K levels to an increased risk of blood vessel calcification… Vitamin K supplements may reduce BVC in humans… Put simply, vitamin D toxicity may cause blood vessel calcification, while vitamin K may help prevent this from happening.”

Again, we need to check with our doctors especially if we are older or on any medications, as I also found that Vitamin K can interfere with blood thinners.  However, regarding Covid safety and prevention measures we also need to do our own research because unfortunately our pharmaceutical company trained health officials aren’t always giving us the entire facts “for our own safety”.  I for one believe when WE do have all the facts, we are better equipped as free and intelligent adult individuals, to make our own health choices and decisions rather than blindly and obediently masking up or staying home until we are ushered into line to roll up our sleeves and be injected with the next experimental concoction.  We are fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.  With the proper fuel and care our bodies can stay healthy and serve us well for a long and happy lifetime!

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