Sounds too good to be true, right? And yes, it is just anecdotal at this point, based on a few persons’ experiences with life-long allergies and long-term high-dose Vitamin D3 supplementation. And yes, doctors and scientists will just make the sound Tsk! Tsk! suggesting it’s just anecdotal to dismiss anything that is not a fact generated from an expensive double-blind placebo controlled study.
But how do researchers and doctors get their ideas to test things on a large scale? From dreams? From the idea fairy? No! From anecdotal (single or low sample size) observations.
You see, researchers want to create patentable drugs that Big Pharma can sell to the masses at huge profits. They want to hear nothing about unpatentable cures that work better than drugs. Doctors who mean well are in the crossfire, bombarded by Big Pharma to ignore anecdotal evidence of natural cures. They are urged to drop down and worship highly scientific and statistically relevant (large sample size) treatments that come from expensive studies of patentable drugs. Big Pharma does not fund expensive studies of unpatentable cures – there is no money in, or for it!
A lot of people suffer from life-long allergies or allergic diseases. They affect 40-50 million people in the United States. Allergies are conditions caused by the immune system’s hypersensitivity or response to substances that enter or come in contact with the body. Some of these allergies can interfere with daily activities or even lessen a person’s quality of life. Allergies exist in different forms such as skin allergy, eye allergy, and allergic rhinitis. Other types include allergies to food, pets, drugs, dust, insect bites, and molds. Allergies are more common in children; however they can appear at any age. In some cases, allergies disappear only to come back years later.
One of the most common food allergies is peanut allergy. This appears to be on the rise in children with more cases being reported in recent years. Symptoms of peanut allergy can range from mild irritation to a life-threatening reaction.
One interesting point I would like to make is that I had never even heard of a peanut allergy when I was a kid in the 70’s.
So when did these dangerous peanut allergies come to life? It was after the 1980’s when researchers and sunblock manufacturers started warning us to stay out of the sun. Why is this important? Because sun hitting your unprotected skin creates vitamin D3, a powerful immune modulating hormone (it is not really a vitamin at all, it was just misnamed when it was discovered since you can also get it from your diet).
I know that I am treading on touchy ground when I suggest alternative ways for parents to address terrible things that afflict their children like deadly peanut allergies. Parents are caring and believe they are doing the best for their children by following doctors’ advice and when they hear something outside of the mainstream Big Pharma consensus they can go ballistic! They have been stressed and searching for relief for their kids all their lives that when something quite simple is suggested as a possible cure, it makes them feel foolish – and the fur stands on end. I know this from trying to promote high-dose Vitamin D3 therapy for kids with autism! – instantaneously the pitchforks and lynch mobs dominate the conversation!
So the bottom line is that sunscreen and Vit. D3 deficiency are likely responsible for the dramatic rise in allergies that we have seen since the 1980’s. And it turns out that vit. D3 is also likely the cure for allergies. We just need more people to try it and see if it works for themselves and their children.
Big Pharma will not do this experiment. They want to sell you Claritin and all the other allergy medicines, so it is up to you.
Anyway, let me tell you about my (and others’) personal (anecdotal) experience with allergies and high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation.
I had no allergies while living in St Louis and Colorado and California until age 18. I also had no allergies while going to college in Champaign, Illinois or until about age 22 while in grad school in Chicago. But when I was deep into my full-time job in real estate at around age 23-24 in Chicago, spending most of my time in an office in front of a computer, all of the sudden I developed seasonal allergies!
I drove an open top jeepto work, but was wearing a three-piece suit while commuting to my job where I often put in 70 hours+ a week indoors.
At age 23, all of a sudden I started getting seasonal allergies that would be very debilitating starting in the month of June when that white (dandelion?) fluff would start floating in the air. The allergies would last for about 3 to 4 weeks. I just racked it up to moving to a new location. While driving I would have to pull over and endure a massive sneezing attack, maybe 30 times in a row. I was crying my eyes out, not from sadness but from allergies and my nose would run like a faucet. I started taking anti-allergy medicines, which helped. Eventually they invented Claritin and over the years I would try to see how long I could go without taking Claritin whenever the white fluff was floating in the air. So I just ACCEPTED THE FACT THAT I HAD SEASONAL ALLERGIES AS PART O F MY LIFE beginning when I was 23 years old. I just thought it was related to moving to a new location – Chicago vs. St. Louis.
I remember the worst attack I ever had. It was when I was around 41 years old, driving my girlfriend and her kids and my Dad around the farm areas outside of St. Louis. I was completely incapacitated: a fountain of tears, snot, and sneezing. We made a beeline to the local grocery store to get some Benadryl. It was awful. It was just enough relief to get me home. The store didn’t have Claritin.
Fast forward to about age 52. I had been experimenting with high-dose vitamin D3 for over a year. After this experiment, the Claritins I needed to make it through the summer were about 5 (for 5 days in the summer). The second year of my high-dose D3 experiment, I needed NO Claritin at all! I sneezed a few times on day one when the fluff was in the air, but resisted taking Claritin. I might have sneezed a few times the second day of that summer and that was it!!…No Claritin needed at all.
You can read my book about my dosing regimen. It was maybe 25,000 to 75,000 IUs of D3 per day over this time frame. In year 3 of my experiment I had been letting the D3 wash out of my system. I hadn’t taken it for months. And NO allergies whatsoever!! I believe the high-dose D3 for two years permanently changed my immune system. It is up to you all to repeat this experiment and see if it works for you or your kids. Doctors will tell you it is dangerous. Read my book you will see that they are wrong if you are smart about taking high-dose D3 along with K2 to make it safe.
OK, here are some reviews of my book from people who have been suffering from allergies:
By ashley morgan on July 10, 2014
This is one of the best books I have ever read in my life. I suffered from horrible allergies my entire life. Around the end of January 2014 I took grasp and control of my own health and found a nutritional response test doctor. With her enthusiasm and amazingly keen knowledge it put me on the right path to do more research about nutrition and I stumbled across this book. My doctor gave me the proper vitamins and supplements and I felt great. I came across this book through an amazon review and it caught my interest so I purchased it. It is a short easy read and after I was finished I immediately ordered vitamin D3 and K2.
I started at 8,000 IU and went up to 10,000 then 14,000 by the end of the week and then 20,000. I kept it at 18,000 IU for a few months and felt amazing! My allergies and hay fever were completely gone. I ran out of the vitamins over a month ago but felt okay. I guess the effects still lasted. Three days ago I ordered more D3 and K2 from NutriGold and I am taking 14,000 IU. I already see HUGE improvements in my mood and my outlook on things. I am happy. Very happy. My nose is not stopped up and congested and no itchy throat ears or eyes. My face is not puffy and swollen when I wake up and I have a lot more energy. Like a whole lot! Imagine how you felt during one of the best summers you had in your life as a kid. That’s how I feel right now. I also feel well-balanced. I am so happy I read this book and to anyone reading this review please buy the book if you haven’t. It will be a blessing even of it does do more than increase your knowledge and awareness. I recommend this book to everyone!
By Marie X on June 14, 2016
This info changed my life, like so many others. After increasing my D3 levels I started feeling better, allergies gone, heartburn gone, leg pains, headaches, and when I increased to high dose a subcutaneous cyst on my back that was walnut size just popped and is now completely gone. I can’t believe the energy, no aches and pains when I get up in the morning. I thought my mid-life was going to be awful, not anymore! Thanks to Jeff I gained the courage to go outside of my doctor’s advice.
By Detox to diet on September 6, 2013
Great book and very interesting. I decided to try it on myself after my D was low. The author is really great about responding to emails and will promptly answer questions. HE is not a doctor, but very knowledgeable. Use common sense and get tested before you experiment on yourself.
I was very grateful for this book because my husband is a doctor and they just aren’t really educated in nutrition. My D level is over 60 now. I haven’t been sick or had allergy problems since about 2 months after high dosing. Last spring should have been miserable for me but I was hardly bothered. I used to get sick all the time too but have not been. Even my 10-year-old daughter is taking extra D now. She hasn’t been sick since either.
Without this book I probably would not have realized how important optimal vitamin d levels are. Check out “vitamin k and the calcium paradox” too. It all works together. I think everyone should also get tested, my doctor did it for free. LEF does it and it’s inexpensive, considering how important D plays in your health.
By Richard K. Marcott Dpm on February 27, 2016
Well-researched book with substantial bibliography to verify the claims made. Very informative and clarified many false ideas about Vit D3. I began taking 50000 IU daily and in 30 days saw major changes in skin, sinus allergies, and increased stamina. And in general feel much stronger and healthier.
By Cheesus on December 13, 2012
I was thrilled how much everything in this book made sense. I have been dosing 30k for a few months and recently bumped up to 50k a day. I feel better, sleep through the nights, and most of all I have not had a sinus infection since a little after I started. I also have liver cirrhosis and will be keeping track to see if I have any changes over the next several months. I am very excited. Even if all I get from this is less allergies and sinus infections it will be worth it. Thank you Jeff for writing this book.
Update: 11/22/13It’s been a little over a year now. I have nothing but positive results to give. Bloodwork in September was nothing short of amazing. Everything is normal, even my liver enzymes. Cholesterol has continued to slowly drop as well. It had dropped 50 points without medication and dieting. I can say the biggest benefit for me is my allergies are gone. Pretty much non-existent. Considering I was allergic to everything and now nothing. It’s nothing short of a miracle. I started dieting and working out back in August and I have had amazing results from that as well. I don’t know if it is vitamin d or not doing it but I worked out for 4 years straight and never saw the gain in muscle and decrease in fat that I have in just the last 4 months. So far I do not have seasonal affective disorder which normally starts up in September for me. No sinus infections since I started in October of last year. I try to tell people to do this but they ignore it and suffer. Their loss. Everyone who has tried it has had decrease in allergies. Of anything even lower doses can help with that. I take 50k a day and probably will from now on. With that I take two or three super k’s the author wrote about a day. I started taking one super k per 10k of d but that is overkill for me. Now that I have my bloodwork back I am no longer afraid at all. I get checked every six months. Oh and btw my level of D3 in my blood in September was 193. The doctor told me I need to lower it but when I ask why, he had no explanation. Thanks Jeff. You changed my life.
By Joann E. Rogers on April 20, 2012
I don’t know what to say, ordered the kindle e-book, read it, shared it, and followed it. Within 3 days the dark circles under my eyes that were supposed to be from allergies were GONE! I have had aches and pains since a work accident when I was 32 and like the author I am in my early 50’s and really tired of hurting all the time. So I am taking around 20,000 IU a day right now and the sublingual type with Vit K also. My neck and back feel a lot better and my fatigue is starting to lighten up. Only on it for a week and already seeing changes. THANK YOU for the information at such an affordable price!
And finally, here is a link to an article on my blog site about how 20,000 IU per day of D3 can cure chronic hives (obviously an allergic reaction to something-I once got hives from burning incense) and which doctors say is INCURABLE!! Not with high dose D3!
Jeff T. Bowles
Jeff T Bowles: Being the author of the best-selling book on Vitamin D3 in the world, and given the topic of the book was the miraculous results of my one-year experiment of taking HIGH DOSES of vitamin D3, this puts me in the unique position of being the sounding board for many hundreds if not a few thousands of others who have embarked on their own high dose vitamin D3 experiment. Nobody on planet earth has this amount of unusual and exciting knowledge, and I will be sharing it with you in this series of 100 short articles describing a disease and some sort of amazing result achieved with high-dose D3 therapy.
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