16 thoughts on “The Corporate Media Jihad”

  1. The second study cited administered 5 mL of cod liver oil, containing a paltry 10 µg of vitamin D (400 IU) — a joke dose for anyone with truly insufficient levels (this includes at least 42% of the American population who have clinical vitamin D deficiency).

    To get into the optimal vitamin D range on a blood test in the course of a few months — the time range that most of these vitamin D “debunking” studies operate within — people with deficiencies would have to take something on the order of 10,000 IUs daily. Definitely not 400, which is a bare-minimum maintenance dose.

    10,000 IU per day when the CDC recommends 600 IU? Maybe the corporate propaganda has a point here?

    I find it hard to believe that the establishment would be this wrong by more than an order of magnitude without some sort of special interest at stake. And well, there doesn’t seem to be a special interest that would benefit from mass vitamin D deficiency.

    1. CDC figures presume you’re simply maintaining healthy, levels, I assume if you’re deficient you’re gonna need more to catch up. Also, I’d say based on past government advice such as the food pyramid, I wouldn’t take the “recommended daily dose” as the be all and end all.

    2. The recommended minimum levels for vitamins is based on avoiding frank signs of too little, in 95% of the population.

      It has nothing to do with ‘best’, ‘optimal’, or ‘healthy’. Just on avoiding frank .

      My personal plan: Get blood tested, annually. Take sufficient oral supplementation to keep blood levels at upper end of therapeutic range (80-90ng/dl). Need a convenient blood test? If you don’t have a primary care provider that will order one for you, try a private lab – I just discovered this source today

      https://www.ultalabtests.com/partners/ultdirect There are others as well.

      I have no affiliation, financial or otherwise, with them or any other lab.

      Personally, I take 10,000 iu daily in the summer, 15,000 iu daily in the winter. My blood levels remain at 80-90 ng/dl. YMMV. A literature review I conducted show perishingly few cases of Vit-D overdose, and all were associated with massive dosing errors on injectable supplementation, not oral.

  2. Karl, have you not figured out yet that the “establishment” does not want you to be healthy? They make much more money off your illness.

  3. Health journalism is all over the place and has been for a long time.

    The tragic thing about the COVID censorship was that no Drs would stick their necks out and give any advice. How do you treat COVID? The official line is so incredibly vague, drink fluids, rest, and maybe take some OTC meds. But what OTC meds work best? At what point would you go to the hospital? What angle should your back be when you are resting? How much fluids exactly and how to combat dehydration even when hydrating?

    COVID was/is a virus that people self treat for but for most of the pandemic, the censors and karens prevented knowledgeable people from sharing advice on how best to deal with it.

    COVID was character revealing and most Americans failed the character test.

  4. Not about Vitamin D per see; this is just because I have grown fond of you lads and lasses:

    “Olive Oil Linked to Significantly Lower Mortality
    This study had a substantial follow-up period.”

    “Compared to the baseline level of consuming olive oil less than once per month, the consumption of up to one tablespoon per day was associated with a 9% lower risk of all-cause mortality. The consumption of two or more tablespoons, however, was linked to a much greater reduction in the risk of death: 31% for all-cause mortality, 46% for cardiovascular mortality, and a whopping 51% for cancer. This does not mean that the effect on cardiovascular and cancer mortality appears abruptly after these thresholds are crossed, but rather that in this particular study, lower levels of consumption were not found to be significant.”


    Needless to say I have recently added 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to my daily protein shake made courtesy of my blend jet 2.

    1. I used to make a very good cake with olive oil, almond flour and stevia. A little sugar sprinkled on the pan the top adds a nice crispness and easy release from the pan. Basically a low carbohydrate adaptation of something Mediterranean.

      1. I believe from other sources that cooking/ baking/frying etc the Olive oil causes it to degrade due to the heat. So I would probably prefer to take it straight in a salad or as I do protein shake.

  5. I don’t think this is a dispute about the efficacy or importance of Vitamin D, rather about the efficacy of Vitamin D supplements. The human body is not so simple as: you consume Vitamin D supplements; and presto, your body has more Vitamin D. The body is a complex system and there are a multitude of complex processes between what enters your stomach and its effect on your body. The only sure way to produce more vitamin D is to get plenty of sunshine on your skin. Timing of sunshine is important, since what you require, for Vitamin D production, is UV-B which is readily scattered by the atmosphere. So to maximize your UV-B exposure you need to be outside, within an hour, either side of the solar meridian. If you live above the 30th parallel, , in midwinter, even noontime sun may be too scattered to do you any good. You may as well flush those supplements down the toilet, since, if you consume them, that’s where they will end up anyway.

    1. Vitamin-D is not a true vitamin (an essential component that cannot be manufactured by the body), it is a prohormone (a hormone precursor that is made in small amounts in the body, and is converted to other critical components.

      And the more we study Vit-D, the more things we discover it is important for. But if you live north or south of the Tropics (Cancer/Capricorn) and wear clothes you likely do not have enough Vitamin D for optimal health. There is only one way to find out: A blood test.

  6. Thanks, Doc. My wife (former RN) has studied this extensively and come to the same conclusions as you do.

  7. Nature just published a study showing large benefits of Vitamin-D supplementation versus both Covid infection and mortality, to wit:

    Jason B. Gibbons, et al., “Association between vitamin D supplementation and COVID-19 infection and mortality,” 12 Nov. 2022.


    Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with reduced immune function that can lead to viral infection. Several studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increases the risk of infection with COVID-19. However, it is unknown if treatment with Vitamin D can reduce the associated risk of COVID-19 infection, which is the focus of this study. In the population of US veterans, we show that Vitamin D2 and D3 fills were associated with reductions in COVID-19 infection of 28% and 20%, respectively [(D3 Hazard Ratio (HR) = 0.80, [95% CI 0.77, 0.83]), D2 HR = 0.72, [95% CI 0.65, 0.79]]. Mortality within 30-days of COVID-19 infection was similarly 33% lower with Vitamin D3 and 25% lower with D2 (D3 HR = 0.67, [95% CI 0.59, 0.75]; D2 HR = 0.75, [95% CI 0.55, 1.04]). We also find that after controlling for vitamin D blood levels, veterans receiving higher dosages of Vitamin D obtained greater benefits from supplementation than veterans receiving lower dosages. Veterans with Vitamin D blood levels between 0 and 19 ng/ml exhibited the largest decrease in COVID-19 infection following supplementation. Black veterans received greater associated COVID-19 risk reductions with supplementation than White veterans. As a safe, widely available, and affordable treatment, Vitamin D may help to reduce the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Hat tip: Instapundit

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