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Published on June 23, 2022

“…it looks like half of the cancer rates could be reduced by bringing people up to 60 or 70 ng/ml [of vitamin D], that could wipe $50 billion off the industry.” Dr. William Grant

Key Points

  • Dr. William Grant is a world expert on vitamin D, and is also the author of approximately 300 PubMed-listed articles on vitamins, 163 of which concern the relationship of vitamin D to cancer
  • Daily vitamin D may be an important approach to the treatment of prostate cancer, especially
  • As opposed to pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin D has mainly health benefits, including a reduced risk of diabetes, respiratory infections, autoimmune diseases, falls and fractures, dementia et cetera, et cetera… and the cost is ridiculously low!

 

In today’s featured podcast, “Vitamin D and Cancer with William B. Grant, PhD,” Dr. Ralph Moss talks with GrassrootsHealth scientist panel member Dr. William Grant, who is one of the leading experts on vitamin D and cancer and the founding director of the Sunlight, Nutrition, and Health Research Center (SUNARC) of San Francisco.  Dr. Grant is also the author of approximately 300 PubMed-listed articles on vitamins, 163 of which concern the relationship of vitamin D to cancer.

Dr. Moss is the host of “The Moss Report,” which features in-depth conversations about alternative, complementary, and innovative cancer treatments.

The Moss Report: “Vitamin D and Cancer with William B. Grant, PhD”

Approximately 42 minutes

Video Summary

Below is a brief summary of the podcast. For the full transcript, visit vitamindwiki.com.

Alzheimer’s (3:10)

How Dr. Grant transitioned from working in physics with NASA to becoming a world health expert, most notably in vitamin D

Dr. Grant takes 5,000 IU daily, is at 60 ng/ml (150 nmol/L) (14:12)

Discusses testing vitamin D levels every 6 months as part of the GrassrootsHealth study, and the papers that GrassrootsHealth has published thanks to such participation!

VITAL: Restricted to 2000 IU of Vitamin D (16:15)

While the VITAL trial did find a significant 25% reduction in cancer incidence for those taking vitamin D, when considering BMI, the treatment group was only given 2000 IU/day while the control group was allowed up to 800 IU/day – a minimal difference in intake, and no comparison by achieved serum level

One doctor prescribes 50,000 IU weekly for Cancer (D2) (20:02)

Listen in to a great discussion on the difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3

Prostate Cancer (23:42)

According to Dr. Grant, while higher levels of vitamin D or greater sun exposure may increase prostate cancer incidence (due to higher calcium levels), higher vitamin D levels are shown to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer and reduce prostate cancer mortality risk

Hollis: low grade prostate with tumors reduced by 4,000 IU daily for a year (27:29)

Daily vitamin D may be an important approach to the treatment of prostate cancer

OK to take 50,000 IU weekly (30:58)

A discussion about dosing and toxicity

One person accidently took 1,000,000 IU daily for a while and got to 900 ng (32:32)

Listen in to what happened…

Suspect getting people to 60-70 ng level would eliminate $50 billion of US Cancer treatments (36:15)

“…it looks like half of the cancer rates could be reduced by bringing people up to 60, 70 nanograms per milliliter, that could wipe fifty billion dollars off the industry”

Disinformation Playbook (37:53)

“And as opposed to pharmaceutical drugs, vitamin D has mainly health benefits. Reduced risk of diabetes, respiratory infections, autoimmune diseases, falls and fractures, dementia et cetera, et cetera… And the cost is ridiculously low. So it’s got everything going for it. So I guess this is a word to the wise people who are listening to this podcast, they should take this to heart and look into this some more.”

For the full transcript, visit vitamindwiki.com.

Take steps for your own health to ensure optimal vitamin D levels – for your family and loved ones as well – by measuring at home today.

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How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?

Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!

STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health

STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study

STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there

STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)

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