by Mike Adams
(NaturalNews) The United States government has just crossed the threshold of nutritional insanity with an announcement that postmenopausal women should avoid taking vitamin D. This announcement, made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is tantamount to declaring war on nutrition. In a nation where 90+ percent of the population is chronically deficient in vitamin D, any government edict that encourages people to avoid this lifesaving vitamin will only result in more cancer, more Alzheimer's disease, more bone fractures, more diabetes and more kidney disease.
... which is, of course, exactly what the medical establishment wants. After all, how are the drug companies supposed to make money treating patients with cancer if they prevent cancer themselves by using dirt-cheap vitamin D?
The mainstream media, predictably, has dutifully followed the government's anti-nutrition advice by distorting the conclusions of the study and running headlines like this one in USA Today, the corporate-run disinfo outlet:
Panel to postmenopausal women: Don't take vitamin D, calcium
The authors of this article, Janice Lloyd, Liz Szabo and Nanci Hellmich, should be renamed the Three Stooges of Mainstream Journalism for their absurdly inaccurate headline. For starters, the study covered in the article only mentions that postmenopausal women shouldn't take low-doses of vitamin D combined with calcium. According to the U.S. government a "low dose" is something around 200 IUs daily -- a virtually useless quantity of vitamin D. Most nutritionists recommend 4,000 IUs daily or even more.
So what the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force really determined is that taking a ridiculously low dose of vitamin D isn't very helpful to your health. The logical conclusion from this is that people should take HIGHER doses of vitamin D which have, through hundreds of studies, been shows to help prevent cancer, increase bone mineral density, prevent kidney disease and so on.
So the accurate headline in USA Today, if the paper actually were interested in educating and informing readers about nutrition, would be, "Postmenopausal women need higher doses of vitamin D." But instead, the headline read, "Don't take vitamin D, calcium."
It's yet another example of not just inaccurate reporting, but irresponsible reporting that puts people's lives at risk. If Vitamin D had a lawyer, it would sue USA Today for defamation. With this kind of reporting from one of the nation's most widely-circulated papers, it's no wonder the population remains nutritionally illiterate and suffering from runaway degenerative disease.
The real agenda: Criminalize nutritionThe real agenda in all this, however, is not just an assault on nutrition and a push to keep the American people malnourished and riddled with cancer. The real purpose of this so-called "task force" announcement is to set the stage for BANNING vitamin D.
Now wait a minute, you say. The government couldn't ban vitamin D, that would be ridiculous.
But then I point out that for decades, the FDA banned stevia, the herbal sweetener. It actually raided stevia importation companies, seized stevia inventory, and even ordered the destruction of recipe books advocating stevia as a replacement for sugar.
The FDA has a long history of criminalizing nutrients and natural medicines. The agency famously criminalized the Chinese Medicine herb ephedra, and over the last three years the FDA has been the force behind the raw milk raids that have taken place in California, Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Before banning something, however, that thing must first be shown to be dangerous. It's a problem-reaction-solution setup, where the government establishes the false paradigm of the problem -- "vitamin D harms you" -- then they rush in with their desired solution: Ban vitamin D!
Why ban vitamin D supplements?Vitamin D is the single most important nutrient preventing disease in America today. And why? Because most people live indoors. They work indoors, they go to the gym indoors, they stay at home indoors... they get virtually no sunlight, and as a result, Americans are chronically deficient in vitamin D.
There are receptor sites for vitamin D in virtually every organ in the body. The brain, the kidneys, the liver, the intestines, the heart... they all need vitamin D to function correctly. Without vitamin D in the body, lots of lucrative, high-profit diseases start to appear:
• Kidney disorders
• Immune disorders
• Neuromuscular disorders
• Metabolic disorders
These diseases, in turn, translate into a windfall of profits for Big Pharma, which is of course the corporate master served by the FDA itself. Thus, outlawing vitamin D would mean a massive wave of new profits for the drug industry, which is facing financial collapse due to the cascading collapse of governments around the world that buy Big Pharma's drugs (Greece, Spain, and soon the USA).