Is Vitamin D the Answer to COVID19 - Food for Thought

Last Update: March 14, 2020

FEAR IS A GREAT WAY TO CONTROL PEOPLE, BUT KNOWLEDGE SETS YOU FREE.

I recently wrote another blog about this current pandemic and why you should not be so afraid of it. In that post I explained why people tend to get sick more often in the colder months of Fall and Winter. I then went on to explain what my doctor has recommended for ME to do.

Just like that post it is my intention of this post to not scare you but rather inform you and give you some food for thought. Seeing how vitamin D has been proven in many published studies to protects against the colds and flu virus, is vitamin D the answer to COVID-19?

Before I continue in providing you with some interesting facts I want to be clear about something. There has been NO testing of any kind of natural nutrient like vitamin D or C for the combating of this new form of Coronavirus known as COVID-19.

It is important to remember that COVID-19 is like the flu in regard to some symptoms, in how you can be infected, and how you can die from it. Those are the only similarities. Unlike the flu, COVID-19 is far more contagious, which is why so many are scared.

FIRST SOME FLU AND VACCINE FACTS

For about 30 years I have been using vitamin D3 as my natural flu shot. I stopped getting the vaccine because out of 150+ strains of constantly mutating viruses, the flu shot is designed to only protect against 3 or 4 strains. ONLY THREE OR FOUR!!! Did you know that fact?

If you were to go on the CDC (Center for Disease Control) website they will tell you which three or four strains the current flu vaccine is designed to prevent. Why only 3 or 4? In simple terms it's impossible to make a viable vaccine that contains more than four viral infections.

Pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines have been trying for years to come up with an effective universal flu vaccine that would give the immune system 100% protection. However, they continue to fail at achieving this goal. Thankfully nature already has something.

The CDC also answers questions in their FAQ section stating that the influenza vaccine does not give you 100% protection from all strains of flu, only the 3 or 4 contained in the vaccine. Each year scientists make an educated guess as to which four strains will be active.

The role of the influenza vaccine is to provoke an immune system response by mildly infecting you with an "inactivated" virus. This makes the immune system create protective antibodies to fight those specific viruses should a person get that specific strain of flu.

If those scientists are wrong (they are often) and the circulating strain of the flu is not one of the 3 or 4 in the vaccine, guess what happens? You get the flu. So I and my doctor agree that there is another option that makes the immune system fight against all strains of viruses.

100's OF STUDIES SAY VITAMIN D IS BEST

The Harvard Gazette is the official news outlet for Harvard University. The medical school at Harvard is one of, if not the top, medical school in the U.S. In 2017 they published the results of yet ANOTHER reputable study showing vitamin D protects against the colds and flu.

READ ABOVE POST ON VITAMIN D HERE

During the late Sprig and Summer months our bodies make vitamin D from the UV rays of the sun in adequate levels. In the Fall and Winter months our bodies stop making vitamin D from the sun. It is during the Fall and Winter months that most people get the colds and flu.

With vitamin D being an integral part of a healthy strong functioning immune system, logically you can see why people get sick during this time of the year. At the end of every September my doctor gives me a simple blood test called 25-HydroxyVitamin D or 25(OH)D.

This test will give you the accurate amount of vitamin D3 in your blood. If you have lower than 50 ng/mL of vitamin D3 in your blood you have a better chance of getting sick from the colds and flu. The optimal blood level range is between 50 to 70 ng/mL, see video below.

DR. JOHN CANNELL M.D. (VITAMIN D COUNCIL) BLOOD LEVELS

It is no secret that a majority of the world's population is vitamin D deficient. It is also no secret that many diseases and disorders can occur because of vitamin D deficiency. How important is vitamin D for you to live a healthy lifestyle? Extremely important!

Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to autoimmune conditions like Fibromyalgia & Multiple Sclerosis, Bone & Joint Pain, Cancer, Colds, Depression, Diabetes, Fatigue, High Blood Pressure, Influenza, Muscle Cramps, Osteomalacia, Osteoporosis, Respiratory Illness,...

THE DANGERS OF THE FLU & COVID-19

Though the flu kills tens of thousands more people than COVID-19, this Novel Coronavirus is far more contagious, especially for those who are elderly, have a weak immune system, and those with an underlying medical condition like those mentioned above.

Notice that vitamin D deficiency can cause Respiratory Illness. The reason people can die of both the flu and COVID-19 is because of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections stemming from Bronchitis and Pneumonia. These are really bad complication of both types of viruses.

There are two types of Respiratory Tract Infections, Upper (URI) and Lower (LRI), with lower being the most dangerous. Coronaviruses cause infections in the URI when associated with the common colds and flu but can become worse with the LRI of Bronchitis & Pneumonia.

Logically one can assume that vitamin D could help. Not only does a vitamin D deficiency contribute to Respiratory Illness but increasing your vitamin D3 levels via supplements can reverse this by helping the immune system do its job more effectively and smarter.

NEW EVIDENCE THAT VITAMIN D PREVENTS RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

One thing to remember is that vitamin D is not a drug so you can take it and it is not toxic. Your body naturally makes vitamin D every day during the summer whether you want it to or not. So toxicity is extremely rare, unless you are taking 30,000 IU or more per day.

How much should you take? That depends on how much is in your blood and the only way to know is to have your doctor give you a 25-HydroxyVitamin D blood test. I highly recommend that you get your doctor to do this before you decide to take more than 5,000 IU per day.

DR JOHN CANNELL M.D. WHAT 5,000 IU OF VITAMIN D DOES TO IMMUNE SYSTEM

Though vitamin D3 should not be considered a cure all for the colds, influenza and other more contagious viruses like SARS, MERS and COVID-19, it should be considered as a powerful weapon in the prevention of these infections. High vitamin D3 blood levels is a proactive step.

When taking vitamin D supplements it is very important that you take D3 and not just D and especially not D2. Vitamin D3 is what your body needs most. Plus you do not need a lot. 5,000 IU is equal to only 125 MCG and that is plenty safe and effective even before a test.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON COVID-19

Now that I have provided you with information about colds and flu as well as vitamin D and the diseases a deficiency can cause, it is time to start thinking logically about all of this. If people are deficient in vitamin D and have these underlying health problems, what should they do?

When you are dehydrated, what do doctors tell you to do? Logically you should drink some water or a rehydrating drink like Gatorade. So if you are deficient in vitamin D, logically you should supplement with vitamin D3. As stated by Dr. Cannell, 5,000 IU is very safe.

Seeing how the most dangerous risk factors for the flu, COVID-19 and vitamin D deficiency is Lower Respiratory Tract Infections like Bronchitis and Pneumonia, raising your blood levels of D3 is vital. Vitamin D3 is extremely inexpensive and safe, you can buy it everywhere!

WHY WAIT 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR for a vaccine that may or may not be as effective or safe as vitamin D? You have the power to take charge RIGHT NOW! You must be proactive to remain safe from this new Coronavirus known as COVID-19. Discuss this with your doctor!

Is vitamin D the answer to COVID-19? With all the information & references provided here, one might think it could be. Do more research. Stop believing the negative hype surrounding this Novel Coronavirus. Here is a POSITIVE FACT - The majority of cases survive!

Here is another fact you may not be aware of. The closer you live to the equator of the earth, the higher your blood levels of vitamin D3 are ALL YEAR! Take a close look at both pictures below and see if you notice something very interesting in terms of COVID-19 outbreak areas.

VITAMIN D ZONE

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COVID-19 OUTBREAK AREAS

Did you see it? Notice how the majority (not all) of the population that lives within that year round high blood level vitamin D zone near the equator does not have any major outbreaks of COVID-19. It would seem that perhaps vitamin D is one of if not the answer to COVID-19.

Sure there are some minor infection spots within that zone, but that can be from just a few infected people traveling from an infected area. For the most part, this new Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 has no real major outbreaks in an area of the world that gets the most vitamin D.

Now how is that for food for thought? Vitamin D deficiency is a global problem believed to be the cause of many diseases by researchers and scientists. The body's immune system requires vitamin D3 to make it run effectively, operate smarter, and stay strong year round.

If you are not taking 5,000 IU (125 mcg) of vitamin D3 right now, based on all the information published in medical journals all over the world and some info shared here, do you think you should be proactive and start? Vitamin D deficiency is dangerous.

I highly recommend you get your doctor to give you a 25-HydroxyVitamin D blood test ASAP. Even if you already take 5,000 IU (125 mcg), get yourself tested because you may need to take more initially. Make sure the test is 25-Hydroxy and NOT 125-Hydroxy.

EMPOWER YOURSELF WITH KNOWLEDGE

The reason why I have absolutely no fear when it comes to COVID-19, other viruses and even Cancer is because of the knowledge I have about the immune system and the all-natural nutrients that make it work at the best of its ability. Knowledge can quell the fear and hysteria.

Along with the information I shared in my previous COVID-19 post and the information I have shared above and below, I hope that I have empowered you to know that there are safe and effective all-natural options available to you right now. Be proactive. Do your research.

I have been doing this quite successfully for a little more than 30 years. This information is not really new. The reason most people have not heard of it is because the information gets censored and buried by the powerful pharmaceutical industries that run healthcare.

If you didn't watch the video in my last post by Dr. Roger Seheult, M.D on the large meta analysis data research study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal about the highly effectiveness of vitamin D to protect against colds and flu, watch it at the below link.

VITAMIN D MAY AID IN THE PREVENTION OF COVID-19 (DR. ROGER SEHEULT, M.D.)

Knowledge like this makes me more confident that we all have the ability to protect ourselves right now, despite the lack of testing from a pharmacological standpoint. God did not create a body that needs patented chemicals for health. An all-natural approach works best.

Much of the same approach and the nutrients my doctor had me use in my all-natural cancer treatment back in 2001, still works today with many other illnesses including COVID-19. Another powerful natural nutrient is IV Vitamin C, but you must have a doctor give it to you.

Just like vitamin D3, IV vitamin C makes cancer cells die easier and I just read an article on how some doctors are successfully treating COVID-19 in China using IV vitamin C. You can read an article at the link below. If you have any comments or questions, leave them below.

SHANGHAI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDS VITAMIN C FOR COVID-19

Remember, get your doctor to give you a 25-HydroxyVitamin D blood test to determine how much you need. Make sure your blood level is above 50 ng/mL and closer to 70 ng/mL.

Taking 5,000 IU (125 mcg) right now is extremely safe and effective, based on information stated above from Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council. Vitamin D3 is also inexpensive and readily available

Always consult with your doctor. If your doctor gives you the runaround or balks at the published clinical research, it could be that ego many doctors have of being shown evidence that they never knew existed. However, there are many other doctors available.

If you wish to find a Board Certified doctor near you educated in complementary and integrative medicine, you can search the American College for Advancement in Medicine website at this link here. This may only work for in the U.S. No account set up required.

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ShakidaD Premium
ROBERT!!! YOU BRILLIANT GENIUS!!!! I knew that there was something about you. knowledge is power and so happen Ive been battling everything you stated above. stubborn colds, asthma, flu and probably the corona virus with Vitamin D3 and other vitamins. I knew I wasnt the only one who knew this!!! You have gained a fellow admirer. Keep at it Robert.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. There are many people using vitamin D3 and others like vitamin C and Zinc, who are succeeding in their fight against all types of viruses including coronavirus.

You just don't hear about it because it is a very safe inexpensive vitamin and all you hear government and healthcare doctors preaching is some kind of drug or vaccine that they can make money from.
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Jiinius Premium
HI everyone, It is from one's own experience that you receive this info on the facts that it's not just a thing of people being from warmer climates or just taking a few vitamins, it's a lifestyle that we live where i'm from the average person does not take vitamin per say but true to the fact we abuse the eating of all kinds of fruits and vegetables because it has been this way since day one it has been like this brought from generation to generation, though it is true that a little ZINC and vitamin D will do more good than harm.

ps; MR Boomergp08 thank you for your brilliant insight.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and one does not need to take vitamins if they are living the lifestyle you have explained. The wholesomeness of it will contain many of the vitamins and nutrients that people do not get when not living that lifestyle.
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Jiinius Premium
True words brother.
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elores Premium
I always think that people in warmer climates tend to have fewer colds than people in colder climates. I agree that The vitamin D that they are getting from the sun could have a lot to do with this. Thanks very much for this post and your thoughtfulness for others.
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Delores,

I am not sure that we have fewer colds in warmer climates.
We tend to live in air conditioning a lot and lose the benefits of the sun.

Vitamin D is a super immune booster though.

Cassi
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ChristineDu1 Premium
True, lots and lots of freezing cold air conditioning ... people do the same here too (I live at the Tropic of Cancer).
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Yes, we do, Christine!
And I SOOOOO love the outdoors.
I know it gets hot sometimes but it is a little too much for me.

Cassi
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ChristineDu1 Premium
Same here, it gets too much sometimes, I don't like air conditioning ... I prefer to be outdoors, feel the natural breeze or sit on the patio with a fan ;-)
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CassiOfTroy Premium
I relate totally!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I am happy to share both my 30 year experience in this and the scientific and clinical results to back up what I am sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
Staying indoors in the AC and avoiding the outdoors is not good for your health. I am not saying go outside and sweat to the point of dripping wet, but go out for a little bit at a time at mid day to get that vitamin D.
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Sui_generis Premium
OK, now I'm REALLY scared!!! No, not from the virus but simply your opening line: FEAR IS A GREAT WAY TO CONTROL PEOPLE

I must have said this 2x this past week. The media wants to keep people divided and keep them in fear (both great ways to control) and it scares me to think of how many people are in full panic mode. Me? I'm scared that I'm thinking SO much like you! LOL

The problem with much of our society is they not only have a Vit D deficit but they are lacking MANY vitamins. Now KFC has donut chicken sandwiches???? How utterly disgusting BUT I bet they sell a lot.

I'm not saying I'm perfect. I can't be left alone with fried chicken or chocolate cake BUT I know that of myself. Since I am not in to self abuse, I stay away and eat in MODERATION.

So, nice post. If you lived closer, we'd have a glass of wine! I'm heading up that way in May but I think I might take the train for a change (IF they're running).

~Debbi
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StubearBlack Premium
I saw that commercial just yesterday and I kind of nervously laughed. You're exactly right though and I've been saying the same thing. It's not the virus that's the problem, it's people's reaction to it. I don't post here much but if you care to read a couple of my rants they're on his 2nd most recent post XD
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Frankenstorm Premium
Yep, totally agree. MK-Ultra Programming invented by the CIA. Ever heard of it? Very scary and interesting.

It’s eeeeverywhere from news, tv shows, commercials, movies, music/music videos, sports, graphics on apparel, kid’s cartoons (Disney is a big one), toys, restaurants, symbols of merchants, billboards, etc etc

Big names behind news outlets (elitists/owners/banks) are beyond corrupt. Like politics and govt (no secret there). In general, their intentions are not sincere. Greed is the end goal.

Folks love chicken and waffles. So the donut integration is not far-fetched.

I am a foodie girl. I am open to trying all sorts of food from all around the world. As long as it’s not alive and crawling! “Don’t knock it til you try it”. I am down to try chicken and waffles. Maybe with donut. Then back to my daily dosages of healthy.

I know you’re thinking, *UM PASS* lol
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Sui_generis Premium
First, you're spot on with the big names behind the news outlets AND their real intentions. Greed is rampant. I don't believe most of what I hear on TV but don't get me started on TV.

Perhaps I'm just not as open to food. The donut thing sounds like hand held heart attack. I'm not saying that I'm beyond eating them separately. :) I guess it's everything in moderation.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree with you Debbi. OMG!!! There I go again! LOL

As you probably have seen on FB, I have been doing medical transportation for the past 3,5 years and I have plenty of opportunity to be exposed to the virus as I am with every other kind of virus and bacteria. But I am not scared of that stuff. I can protect myself from that.

Unfortunately what is harder to protect from is how other people react to circumstances beyond their control and if these people are not educated enough in what is really going on, they can be dangerous to themselves and others too. This is why I not only stay educated but I pray a lot.
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Sui_generis Premium
OK, you need to stop this. I do the same thing. So, now we're thinking alike AND doing the same things. The world is going to end for sure now!!!!! LOL.
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ShakidaD Premium
right on sistah! and Lady will never buy a donut chicken sandwich ughhh
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wendyg53 Premium
Thanks for the info. I take supplements and vitamins, I probably could add some Vitamin D and will. I would just like to mention that I am also a believer in the flu vaccine. My doctor explained to me that even if the strain going around is different than the strain in the vaccine - it's still offers protection, in other words even if you get the flu it won't kill you.

I appreciate that everyone has to do what works for them - but I get nervous when people claim it's fine to skip vaccines, and I'm not implying you're saying that but the tone of your post isn't pro-vaccine.

Not so long ago lots of people died because there weren't any vaccines for things like the flu, measles etc. Now we have them, and a lot of people decide they don't need them. We just had a serious measles outbreak in my area because a religious group decided to stop getting the measles vaccine for their kids.

I also have friends in my circle who are living with cancer, they can't take vaccines, so it's important for the people around them to be vaccinated.

So I appreciate the supplement information and I'm glad that not getting a flu vaccine works for you. But I hope it doesn't encourage someone else that it's ok to skip - vaccines are important.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Wendy. You are free to do what you want as far as vaccines. Not all of them are useless. The Measles vaccine is a really good one to have and others for those more deadly diseases. The flu vaccine is another matter as the science doesn't back up the claims as it does with those other vaccines.

However if you are in a high-risk group getting the flu vaccine may help because the immune system is already compromised. But seeing how it is the immune system and not the flu vaccine itself that will protect and heal you of the flu, most not in the high-risk group prefer to strengthen what will actually protect them.

Again, everyone must talk with their doctors about any medical decisions, Some doctors believe in the flu shot and some do not, especially when all of the clinical studies say that vitamin D deficiency is the number one cause of the flu. This is why it is important to get a 25-HydroxyVitamin D blood test and know what your levels are.
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