For Immediate Release
Contact: SmilePage® Health Institute, Dr. David C. Page at 410.983.1973, [email protected]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Needs More Prevention.
Vitamin D3 Can Boost Immune Systems and Mental Health, and Save Money.
Says Dr. David C. Page of SmilePage® Health Institute, 501(c)(3)
The CDC has ignored the Global Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency (VDD) for way too long!
Baltimore, Md., March 18, 2020 – In his second book, “The Global Pandemic of VDD: King of All Silent Killers,” Dr. David C. Page of SmilePage® Health Institute explains how a pandemic of VDD, proclaimed for over a decade, increases the risks of over 300 ills including cancer, CVD, diabetes & hypertension. Sadly, the CDC has missed, dismissed or ignored publications in the National Institutes of Health database calling for VDD action. In 2008, VDD was called “a worldwide problem with health consequences.” [PMID: 18400738] In 2015, a medical journal published that to under treat VDD “is a serious public health blunder.” [PMID: 26071153] In 2017, “The Big Vitamin D Mistake” stated “actions are urgently needed to protect the global population from VDD.” [PMID: 28768407]
IMMUNE SYSTEMS: It is time Centers for Disease Control & Prevention takes preventive action to treat VDD. Vitamin D3 is critical to having a good immune system. In 2009, researchers looking into the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 swine flu influenza recommended strongly that all health-care workers and patients be tested & treated for VDD to prevent respiratory infection. [PMID: 20102323] In 2014, it was published that vitamin D boosts the immune system against infection. [PMID: 19389235
MENTAL HEALTH: In 2014, an analysis of many studies concluded safe vitamin D is as effective for relief of depression as antidepressant medicine. [PMID: 24732019] In 2015, VDD was noted to be an independent risk factor for anxiety. [PMID: 26977917] In 2012, researchers found depression worse in those with VDD. [PMID: 22790678] In 2015, VDD was reported to significantly increase the risk of anger, anxiety, psychiatric distress, poor sleep quality, depression and worry in adolescents. [PMID: 26203431] In 2016, VDD was found to be 4.7 times more common in outpatients with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and/or schizoaffective disorder. [PMID: 27662458] In 2014, researchers reported finding VDD was more common and worse in “suicide attempters.” [PMID: 25240206]
HEALTHCARE COSTS: In 2008, researchers reported finding overall health care costs 39% higher in veterans with VDD. [PMID: 19149342] In 2010, researchers found VDD in veterans increased costs of infections by 500% & length of hospital stay by 400%. [PMID: 20056018] In 2011, researchers found sick hospital patients with VDD at admission had higher rates of sepsis blood infection and VDD was a notable predictor of all-cause mortality. [PMID: 21242800] In 2011, researchers stated “VDD is a global pandemic associated with increased health care costs.” [PMID: 21702395]
CDC ACTION: It is time for the CDC to diagnose and treat global VDD. A “normal” 25(OH)D blood test result range is 30-100 ng/ml, but 50-80 ng/ml may be best. Vitamin D3 is very safe, simple and effective VDD treatment. A year’s supply of Vitamin D3 & a good multi-vitamin with minerals costs $20-40 per person, per year. Taken together daily, they promote health & boost immune systems.
PEOPLE ACTION: Ask your doctor if you can take 50,000IUs of safe D3 twice in a week (not D2), as soon as possible, then 4,000IUs to 10,000IUs of Vitamin D3 daily. Target a 25(OH)D blood level of 50 to 80ng/ml. Ask your doctor for a nutrient blood test to find any other deficiencies that can harm the immune system, including Vitamins A, B6, C, D, E, and minerals Iron, Copper, Selenium and Zinc.