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The Staggeringly Effective Secret Weapon Against Flu and Colds: Vitamin D

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Get Out In The Sun!

With media generated flu hysteria at an all time high and confusion about whether to risk the adverse effects of the "flu shot," it's time to reconnect with the sunlight vitamin that may be all you need to stay healthy all winter: Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is actually not a vitamin, but a "prohormone" that regulates tissues, inflammation, infections, bacteria, and viruses all through the body.

"All of epidemiology will be changed by this," says Dr. John Cannell, Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, and one of the nation's foremost Vitamin D researchers. "If you ask anybody that takes 5,000 units of D every day, they'll tell you, they just don't get sick anymore. Colds and flu just don't happen."

Our bodies make antibiotics, known as "ana-microbial peptides." Scientists only recently discovered that Vitamin D boosts production of these peptides, giving us protection against not only colds and flu but also ailments as varied as diabetes and depression.

100 years ago, doctors acknowledged that sunlight could cure TB.

Have you ever wondered why you rarely get sick in the summer? Or why people are so much sicker since the advent of head to toe suncreeen?

Get out in the sun! And until you can, make sure to supplement with Vitamin D3, every day. You will do just fine in "flu season."

--Celia Farber

Celia Farber is an investigative science reporter and cultural journalist who has written for several magazines including Harper’s, Esquire, Rolling Stone, SPIN and more. She is the author of “Serious Adverse Events: An Uncensored History of AIDS” (Melville House Press/ Random House). Known for bold exposes of the pharmaceutical industry and related media cover ups, Celia Farber shines a spotlight on the very subjects that have been taboo for too long: What is Cancer? Does HIV cause AIDS? Do Vaccinations Cause Brain Damage? And many more...

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