Article index & intro: Inadequate nutrition - especially low vitamin D - is not properly recognised by the medical profession.
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Welcome to Nutrition Matters by Robin Whittle. I am an electronic technician and computer programmer in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia. I am concerned about nutrition in general and in especially about most MDs having an inadequate understanding of the importance of good, 50ng/ml 125nmol/L, 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels for the immune system.
This is the pandemic of the vitamin D deficient and of those who lack access to multiple early treatments.
The numerous terrible developments of COVID-19 itself, the government and mainstream medical profession driven vaccine-centric response, and all the social, economic and political developments which arise from it, would not occur if most doctors understood vitamin D’s immune system’s need for at least 50ng/ml 25-hydroxyvitamin D. If most or all people had this AND had access to multiple early treatments, there would be much less transmission of SARS-CoV-2, due primarily to reduced viral shedding. Without the use of vaccines except perhaps for those with serious comorbidities, few people would become infected - there would be no pandemic. Of those who infected, few would suffer lasting harm and very few would die.
There are numerous complex and perplexing reasons for most doctors not understanding something so important for human health. Future articles will concern this broad problem, which we must solve. One barrier to getting medical professionals’ attention on this is that they cannot imagine that something so simple as vitamin D deficiency could cause such trouble.
Amongst doctors who recognise vitamin D’s importance, some do not know how the immune system uses 25-hydroxyvitamin D: in each cell, at particular times, in particular circumstances the cell needs and consumes this for its autocrine (within the cell), signaling system. This is a critical part of how each cell responds to its changing circumstances. Consequently they think the immune system benefits from raising hormonal 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels, and so use calcitriol (the pharma name for this compound) to treat COVID-19: vitamindstopscovid.info/05-mds/#calcifediol-not-calcitriol. From September 2021 to date, this includes Dr Paul Marik, Dr Pierre Kory and colleagues at the FLCCC: covid19criticalcare.com.
Most people - including many medical professionals - have been mislead about nutrition and early treatment, and so think that COVID-19 can only be tackled with vaccines and hospital treatment. This has lead to the widespread conviction that regaining former health and freedoms depends entirely everyone being vaccinated. This in turn has lead to the impetus to label any alternative to vaccines as invalid, and to the suppression of discussion of these - heightening the misinformed fear and fueling a vicious circle / vicious cycle of groupthink.
I collaborate with physicians, nurses and researchers who have been working for decades to raise awareness of the importance of vitamin D. Don’t accept my opinions on health matters. Please read the research articles I cite and make up your own mind.
The articles here are:
2021-09-05 vitamin-d-and-early-treatment-vs Those who drive the official narrative have no clue about nutrition and deny the existence of early treatments - except those which are expensive and profitable such as monoclonal antibodies, molnupiravir etc. from multinational pharmaceutical companies.
2021-10-24 government-vitamin-d3-supplementation How a disastrously mistaken 2011 report by the US-Canadian Institute of Medicine is still relied upon to this day, leading to the far too low 20ng/ml standard for sufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D and to vitamin D3 daily intake quantity recommendations which are 1/10th to 1/20th of what is actually needed.
2021-10-25 covid-19-seasonality-is-primarily COVID-19 seasonality is primarily driven by low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in winter-spring -
just like influenza. Yet most people assume that the winter rise in transmissibility is all due to people spending more time indoors.
2021-12-04 omicron-causes-hospitalisation-like Initial evidence and arguments for and against the B.1.1.529 Omicron variant being more virulent (disease severity) than Delta and previous. The next article has updates.
2021-12-04, 05 and 07 omicron-rolling-updates I am adding multiple updates to this page, please check it to see the latest developments.
My sites have further information: vitamindstopscovid.info and the older, less organised aminotheory.com/cv19/ . I have been on the vitamin D and COVID-19 case since late March 2020, writing to the WHO, MDs etc. and making the websites.
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