I have been contemplating whether to write this blog post for a while. I understand that when people are presented with information that could be a threat to their very existence they go into defense mode and are ready to defend the potential lie that could eventually set them free. Lately, I have been investigating Vitamin D and the benefits it provides to the body. As we all know, we get vitamin D from the sun that is converted from cholesterol through the skin. There are also food sources of Vitamin D that we get from Salmon, Tuna, Sardines, Cod Liver/Cod Liver Oil, pasture raised eggs and pasture raised Pork.
Yes, I said Pork but we will be discussing this in depth in part 2.
This will be a 3 part series explaining these main topics:
(1.) Vitamin D and the melanated people,
(2.) Diet and its seriousness to the melanated people
(3.) The Vegan scam in the black community
Let us begin..............
Cholesterol is the major building block of vitamin D. Vitamin D is actually a hormone rather than a vitamin; it is required to absorb calcium from the gut into the bloodstream and also acts as a precursor to your hormones. Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in our skin when it is exposed to the sun. It always made me wonder why people had a fear of the sun when it plays a major role in our health and produces one of the most important nutrients known to man as Vitamin D.
Sunlight is by far the most supreme source of this vital nutrient for people and animals. When our bodies are deficient in Vitamin D it will cause a plethora of health conditions from Diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, auto immune illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, obesity, osteoarthritis, rickets, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, cancer, chronic pain, lowered immunity, susceptibility to infections, osteoporosis, kidney stones, depression, aches, pains, chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and digestive issues.
Vitamin D2 is not the same as natural vitamin D. This plant form of Vitamin D can cause toxic levels and will do more harm than good. This form of Vitamin D is usually prescribed by the Allopathic community. Vitamin D3 is what is made by the liver called Cholecalciferol and is the type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; Cholecalciferol is made in the skin following UVB light exposure not Vitamin D2 which is usually derived from Mushrooms.
Vitamin D is supplied through sunlight and cholesterol rich foods!
Did you know that melanin can hinder the body from receiving sufficient levels of Vitamin D from the sun?
Here is an article from pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov (National Center of Biomedical Information) website
Vitamin D and African Americans
Vitamin D insufficiency is more prevalent among African Americans (blacks) than other Americans and, in North America, most young, healthy blacks do not achieve optimal 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations at any time of year. This is primarily due to the fact that pigmentation reduces vitamin D production in the skin. Also, from about puberty and onward, median vitamin D intakes of American blacks are below recommended intakes in every age group, with or without the inclusion of vitamin D from supplements. Despite their low 25(OH)D levels, blacks have lower rates of osteoporotic fractures. This may result in part from bone-protective adaptations that include an intestinal resistance to the actions of 1,25(OH)2D and a skeletal resistance to the actions of parathyroid hormone (PTH). However, these mechanisms may not fully mitigate the harmful skeletal effects of low 25(OH)D and elevated PTH in blacks, at least among older individuals. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly apparent that vitamin D protects against other chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers, all of which are as prevalent or more prevalent among blacks than whites. Clinicians and educators should be encouraged to promote improved vitamin D status among blacks (and others) because of the low risk and low cost of vitamin D supplementation and its potentially broad health benefits.
Hence why it was stated that Covid cases were highest amongst melanated people due to the allopathic community already knowing that lower vitamin D levels are already present in melanated people without even testing to see if this was truly the case due to our inability to adequately receive vitamin D from the sun due to our darker skin.
According to Everydayhealth.com
Vitamin D is important to the health of every system in the body, and yet many people do not get the recommended amount. “Many, many Americans — almost half — are vitamin D deficient,” says David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD, the chief of hospital medicine at University of Chicago Medicine. “But we know that in excess of three quarters of people with darker skin, including African Americans and Hispanics, are vitamin D deficient.”
“Most of us grew up learning about the importance of vitamin D for bone health, but it may also play a role in immune system support and a number of chronic health conditions,” says Marisa Moore, RDN, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Atlanta. Besides helping your body absorb and use calcium to grow and maintain bone, vitamin D is involved in cell growth and blood sugar regulation. Plus, the functioning of your muscles, nerves, and immune system all get an assist from the nutrient, according to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
Although the incidence of bone fractures and osteoporosis is rare in melanin people could this be why many melanted people are diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and diabetes? If your doctor already know the risk of vitamin D deficiency in melanin people, why wouldn’t they do the necessary tests or take the necessary steps to prevent the patient from being diagnosed with one of these life threatening dis-eases?
It is also known that certain medications can cause a deficiency in Vitamin D levels such as steroids (corticosteroids or glucocorticoids), and statin drugs
Dr. Sarah Brewer www.drsarahbrewer.com
Vitamin D3 is made in your skin during spring and summer when ultra-violet rays interact with a precursor substance known as 7-dehydrocholesterol. As its name suggests, this is derived from cholesterol and, as statins are designed to reduce your cholesterol production, this precursor may be in short supply so that, even with sun exposure (when the UV index is greater than 3) you may not synthesize sufficient vitamin D to meet your needs. There is a growing recognition that people who are taking a statin are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, one symptom of which is muscle pain – the most common side effect of statin medication.
As you can see, getting Vitamin D from the sun for us as melanated people is not enough to receive the vast health advantages we can achieve for our immunity and well being.
This will bring us to Part 2 where we will be discussing the significance of diet and how what we consume as food will determine our risk of being diagnosed with one of the many illnesses associated with Vitamin D deficiency.
Be Blessed in Jesus Name, Be Well & always question the narrative