The Greatest Cancer Fighter

There’s sound evidence that the holy grail of cancer fighting is not a drug. The most powerful cancer fighter ever discovered is naturally occurring vitamin D.

I’ve been writing about this for years. The proof is in black and white:

  • A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that low vitamin D significantly increases overall cancer risk.1
  • A study by the journal Anticancer Research says very clearly that the more vitamin D you make from sunshine, the lower your chances are of dying from 15 kinds of cancer.2
  • Another study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that vitamin D can lower the chance you’ll get cancer by 77 percent.3
  • The European Journal of Cancer looked at cancer rates all over the world. Their study says plainly that vitamin D production in the skin decreases the likelihood you’ll get any of these cancers: stomach, colorectal, liver and gallbladder, pancreas, lung, breast, prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.4

In fact, the Canadian Cancer Society contends that a simple supplement of 1,000 international units of vitamin D per day can reduce the risk of various cancers by as much as 60 per cent.

This is one of most important findings in modern medical history: Vitamin D is the best current hope for preventing cancer. Period.

So why didn’t you hear more about this stunningly important news?

Modern medicine seems to have no interest in natural treatments and preventions for cancer. Our FDA is more intent on prosecuting doctors that stray from drug treatments than disseminating the truth about natural cures. Even when a simple, and sometimes free substance like vitamin D could reduce national cancer rates by 75 percent.

This is a shame, but doesn’t surprise me… Our leaders in medicine have sought to make us a nation dependent

on drugs and sought to suppress natural solutions even if proven to actually work. (Looks like I need to keep beating this drum.)

Aside from cancer prevention; vitamin D cools the fire of inflammation throughout your body. Less inflammation means stronger, pain-free joints and a healthier heart. Vitamin D also:

  • Enhances mood
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Prevents bone and muscle weakness
  • Dramatically lowers risk of heart disease
  • Prevents diabetes
  • Fights arthritis, pain and inflammation
  • Helps prevent Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis

What’s astonishing is that the power of this simple nutrient has been in plain sight for years. Study after study has proven just how vital vitamin D is in combating a host of ailments. Yet the good news still hasn’t spread.

Until now. It’s past time to boost your vitamin D.

The easiest, safest and cheapest way (it’s free) is to increase the amount of vitamin D your body produces through regular exposure to sunlight.

During the winter months, it’s not uncommon – even if you live in a warm, sunny climate like I do in South Florida – to get less sunshine just because the days are shorter. In that case, you can also take vitamin D as a supplement. I recommend 5,000 IU every day.

The D3 form is the bioactive kind of vitamin D. But don’t rely on your multivitamin to give you all the vitamin D you need, even if it does have D3. It’s a good start, but most still only have around 400 IU.

1. Ordóñez-Mena J, Schöttker B, Haug U, Müller H, Köhrle J, Schomburg L, Holleczek B, Brenner H. “Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and cancer risk in older adults: results from a large german prospective cohort study.” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May;22(5):905-16.
2. Grant, W.B. et al, “The association of solar ultraviolet B (UVB) with reducing risk of cancer: multifactorial ecologic analysis of geographic variation in age-adjusted cancer mortality rates,”Anticancer Research 2006; 26:2687-2700
3. Lappe, J.M., et al, “Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial,” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. June 2007;85(6):1586-91
4. Tuohimaa, P., et al, “Does solar exposure, as indicated by the non-melanoma skin cancers, protect from solid cancers: vitamin D as a possible explanation,” Eur. J. Cancer July 2007;43(11):1701-12