Journal, Fall 2000, Vitamin D

Wise Traditions, Volume 1, Number 3

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President’s Message: Good News & Bad News

by Sally Fallon

Isn’t it ironic that as America enters the 21st century, and enjoys the benefits of the computer age, the quality of our food and water sinks lower and lower? Sometimes I wonder whether we should even publish the kinds of articles contained in this issue, with their depressing news on fluorides in our water and beverages; the horrors of vaccination damage; the dangers of prescription drugs; the adverse effects of fish farming; the perils of soy consumption; and the pervasiveness of neurotoxic MSG in the food supply.

Yet this issue also contains some of the best news we have encountered in a long time. . . that the very factors Dr. Weston Price discovered to be responsible for the excellent health of primitive peoples also offer both protection against the poisons in our food supply and the hope of cure for our civilized diseases. These are the fat-soluble vitamins A and D found in old fashioned foods like fish, shellfish and cod liver oil, and butter, lard and organ meats from grass-fed animals.

Krispin Sullivan’s trailblazing article on vitamin D (page 11) describes the complete vindication of Dr. Weston A. Price. The most recent discoveries reveal that we need about 4000 IU daily of vitamin D, or ten times the Recommended Daily Allowance. This is exactly what Price discovered in his studies–that the intake of vitamin D among primitive peoples was at least ten times that of the American diet of his day. Krispin describes how vitamin-D therapy, along with mineral supplementation, is being used to treat cancer, heart disease, obesity, osteoporosis, hormonal problems and depression.

At the same time, doctors have discovered the miracles of vitamin A from cod liver oil to restore autistic and learning disabled children to conditions approaching normalcy. The work of Dr. Mary Megson (see page 33) gives hope to parents of children damaged through vaccination and, quite possibly, from exposure to fluoride, MSG and soy as well.

There are no problems that do not have solutions. Sometimes these solutions are elusive; and very often they require a complete change in the way we live and eat. But once embraced, the solutions seem neither difficult nor radical. We receive many letters from individuals who found that time spent searching for good food, and preparing it correctly, did not make life more difficult but much easier. Devitalized food makes us vulnerable to all the evils described in these pages. Nutrient-dense foods, grown and prepared with wisdom and care, confer the protection we need in this challenging computer age.

One Response to Journal, Fall 2000, Vitamin D

  1. Cylyn says:

    Please I live ina country with very little sunshine. I a recently started using lard I renderend myself. My problem is that the fat is from regular park, not grass fed or organic. Is it ok or should I desist from using it.
    Secondly, the liver iam using is also from regular crows.What do you advice. Should I desist from using them as the grass raised hog and cow are scarce to come by and when you do see the organic, they ater more than twice the cost of the regular ones.please I appreciated our kind response.
    Thanks

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