The British Medical Journal has published a remarkable paper confirming that low vitamin D levels obtained in the past is a risk factor for developing colon cancer in the future.

But the study contained an even more significant finding – as Dr. Cannell’s site has reported before, vitamin A, even in relatively low amounts, can thwart vitamin D’s association with reduced rates of colon cancer. This is the largest study to date showing vitamin A blocks vitamin D’s effect.

Hidden on page eight of the paper was one sentence and a small table, showing that the benefits of vitamin D are almost entirely negated in those with the highest vitamin A (retinol) intake. And the retinol intake did not have to be that high — only about 3,000 IU/day. Young autistic children often take 3,500 IU of retinol a day in their powdered multivitamins, which doesn’t count any additional vitamin A given in high single doses.

The finding explains some of the anomalies in other papers on vitamin D and cancer — similar studies sometimes have widely different results. This may be because the effect of vitamin A was not taken into account. In some countries, cod liver oil, which contains vitamin A, is commonly used as a vitamin D supplement, and in others it is used more rarely, causing differences in the results.

Chiropractic Comments:

Well, naturally, since appropriate vitamin D levels are crucial for your health, it means that it’s essential to have the proper ratio of vitamin D to vitamin A in your body.

This also means that vitamin A supplementation is potentially hazardous to your overall health, as vitamin D plays a significant role in a large number of common diseases and afflictions.

In a paper published in the August 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Anthony Norman, an international expert on vitamin D, identified vitamin D’s potential for contributions to good health: “Vitamin A production is tightly controlled in your body. The substrate, or source of the vitamin A, are carotenoids from vegetables in your intestine. Your body converts these carotenoid substrates to exactly the right amount of retinol. However, when you take vitamin A as retinol directly, such as in cod liver oil, you bypass all the natural controls in this closed system.

Ideally, you’ll want to provide all the vitamin A and vitamin D substrate your body needs in such a way that your body can regulate both systems naturally.” This is best done by eating colorful vegetables (for vitamin A) and by exposing your skin to sun every day (for vitamin D).

Bottom Line:

Pharmaceuticals started from natural substances 100 years ago, today it’s a health disaster. What you are experiencing today in terms of natural supplements, is another spin of the human health history as the“Outside-In” philosophy.

If you eat a normal diet, 7 different veggies and 5 fruit a day, grains, and meat and fish weekly, you will have enough, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients available. If you maintain a normal emotional and mental diet, you will be able to digest them. And if you are regularly adjusted, your nervous system will be able to execute absorption, conversion of those nutrients into proper building material for your cells and organs, and will control the detoxification-elimination of by-products. The final result is HEALTH.

You love your family and friends “INSIDE-OUT”, all your emotions, soul and spirit, control your body “INSIDE-OUT”, your nervous system controls your cells and organs “INSIDE-OUT”, motivation and inspiration are “INSIDE-OUT”, your health occurs “INSIDE-OUT”. Stars are made “INSIDE-OUT”.

Switching the order leads to weakness, depression, disease, control by drugs and fear, and death.

This is not a Chiropractic principle, it’s a Universal principle. We are the part of the Universe. LIVE YOUR LIFE “INSIDE-OUT”, “INSIDE-OUT”, “INSIDE-OUT”.

Love ya all.