Many people believe that the studies on Vitamin D providing no health benefits could possibly be a hoax. It may be because of the past accusations of Stanford claiming that genetically modified foods (GMOs) were just as good as organic food. Another reason why people think this is a hoax is because the same man involved in the Stanford studies had claimed that cigarettes were not dangerous to the health of smokers. Some people even say this is part of a big corporation agenda, intentionally making people unhealthy so they must depend on them.
Vitamin D can be absorbed through the exposure to sunlight. It aids in regulating calcium and phosphorus into the bones. It also helps the important interaction between two cells. One thing people may hear about how vitamin D is not essential to the body’s health is the doctors turning to the media and saying that healthy people who have enough vitamins do not need them. They say that taking supplements may have no health benefit at all and can actually be harmful to the body. Some may remember when doctors have even said that if exposed to the sun too long, it can cause skin cancer. These accusations can be debatable, but many people are not buying it. Vitamins and minerals play a huge role in the health of the human body.
The studies claiming no health benefits are obtained related to the Vitamin D hoax may be connected with the anti-organic studies. Stanford has come out with a study attacked organic food. They said it is the same as processed GMO foods, containing the same or more vitamins and minerals as organic foods. This was an encouragement on spending less by purchasing the genetically modified, minimizing the essentials of organics and promoting GMO’s.
Stanford studies are ironically connected to the Phillip Morris tobacco anti-science propaganda. Ingram Olkin is the connection between the two. Olkin was the head of the department of statistics at Stanford University. He had researched for a long time working on his “multivariate” statistical algorithm. He believes that statistics could be altered in order to manipulate the people. He had used this in big tobacco corporations attacking anti-science claiming that cigarettes were safe. This had resulted in a number of published articles pushing the research and studies on how smoking may not be dangerous to the health of smokers.
To turn the tables, some people agree that encouraging people to not waste their money on multivitamins may be healthier. This may promote people to get their vitamins from organic food, if there are any still produced, that is. Vitamin D supplements having no health benefits may not be a hoax because the exposure to sunlight produces the healthiest source. Maybe the best source of vitamins and minerals is through eating healthy organic food and just disregarding the supplements overall. Supplements have been accused of obtaining unhealthy chemicals that may possibly create more deficiency. Global pharmaceutical corporation, Bayer, produces the famous “pediatricians #1 choice” Flintstone Vitamins. Just last year a study came out explaining the toxic chemical ingredients in the vitamins.
By Brittany Varner-Miller