There is a table which lists the recommended serum levels of vitamin D3 for optimal health from a study published in Autoimmunity Reviews 9 (2010) 709–715. Here in my book (not here in the blog) I listed 8 of the 25 scientists who participated in the study: note that the range lists up to 100ng/ml as the upper limit of safety for all but one. Furthermore, all 25 scientists contradict the IOM and recommend serum levels between 40ng/ml-50ng/ml for optimal levels in patients with cancer and heart disease .

There are no reported cases of toxicity in the literature as of 2008 when taking as much as 10,000IU per day unless due to manufacturing and labeling errors where the concentration was much higher; skin production has a negative feedback loop limiting vitamin D to 20,000IU per day even if you lay out all day.[1] Others, based on more recent evidence have suggested that to maximally reduce cancers and protect the heart and blood vessels higher levels are needed between 70-100ng/ml.[2]


True toxicity must document hypercalcemia with high (over 150ng/ml) serum levels of vitamin D; it’s exceedingly rare and when not induced accidentally because of supplement label error has only occurred with physician directed use of the prescription medicine ergocalciferol a non-biologic form which is never recommended for patients to take.





You have been told to use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles. Skin cancer is one of the most curable cancers there are-technically it includes basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. It’s essentially a non-existent threat because before you get your easily treated and curable SCC you will develop an actinic keratosis first which is even more treatable by simply freezing it with liquid nitrogen in a five minute procedure. When dermatologists refer to skin cancer they deliberately make no distinction between cutaneous malignant melanoma (MM or CMM), BCC and SCC. That way you are always thinking of MM when the data associating MM and sun exposure may in fact be nonexistent. .




Furthermore, encouraging the use of sunscreen may be the worst advice you can get. While it might help prevent BCC and SCC, and that’s controversial, it may promote MM. First off the incidence of SCC is increasing despite the massive use of sunscreens across the globe suggesting that non-melanoma skin cancer such as SCC may have other risk factors-one being your omega 3 PUFA intake.[3]


Either way you are trading off the prevention of BCC and SCC for the possible development of highly malignant and deadly cancers such as breast, MM, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and about 10 others. This is accomplished by preventing the formation of vitamin D3 (and the other sun-created skin compounds) in the skin, and in the case of melanoma perhaps other unknown factors such as the actual sunscreen chemical inducing MM. We know that patient’s live longer with the diagnosis of MM if they were sunbathing before their diagnosis.[4]


We must also try to explain numerous studies that demonstrate an increase in MM with a decrease in sun exposure. An epidemic of disease has manifested in indoor workers who receive three to nine times less UV exposure than outdoor workers get. Yet only these indoor workers have increasing rates of MM. This rate has been increasing since the 40’s.[5]


A study published in Medical Hypothesis[6] equates indoor office workers with the same problem that sunscreen users have: an overabundance of UVA exposure and no UVB exposure since glass filters out UVB.

“We hypothesize that one factor involves indoor exposures to UVA (321–400nm) passing through windows, which can cause mutations and can break down vitamin D3 formed after outdoor UVB (290–320nm) exposure, and the other factor involves low levels of cutaneous vitamin D3.

After vitamin D3 forms, melanoma cells can convert it to the hormone, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, or calcitriol, which causes growth inhibition and apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo.

… We agree that intense, intermittent outdoor UV overexposures and sunburns initiate CMM [cutaneous malignant melanoma]; we now propose that increased UVA exposures and inadequately maintained cutaneous levels of vitamin D3 promotes CMM.”


Put in plain English they are saying that UVA promotes CMM when not combined with the protective UVB spectrum in the presence of low levels of cutaneous vitamin D and not to burn of course.


In other words to prevent CMM you need to be in the sun making cutaneous vitamin D and getting a tan is the logical conclusion because a tan is the very best sunscreen duh.


Further evidence comes from the Lancet:


“Paradoxically, outdoor workers have a decreased risk of melanoma compared with indoor workers, suggesting that chronic sunlight exposure can have a protective effect.”[7]


Or this study which shows the potent effects of sunlight on life-threatening cancers.


‘There is no question that chronic excessive exposure to sunlight increases the risk of squamous and basal cell carcinoma of the skin. However, by contrast, lifetime moderate sun exposure appears to be associated with a lower risk of malignant melanoma which is the major cause of deaths from skin cancer. Most melanoma occurs on the least sun-exposed areas of the body.

 Recently it has been reported that those with the most sun exposure were less likely to die of malignant melanoma once they developed the disease. And high frequency of sunbathing by age 20 has been found to reduce the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by 30 to 40%. [8]


Take for example the professor of chemistry Dr Christopher Exley, a world authority on aluminum toxicity. In a lecture I watched of his during the Vaccine Safety Conference in 2011 he briefly mentioned the presence of aluminum (Al) in sun blocks-up to 5 grams per application-and the pro-oxidant effect it has once it gets under the skin. Here Al can combine with the sun blocking agent and generate free radicals when exposed to sunlight. Al is highly toxic, as toxic as mercury and it gets freely absorbed into the system through the skin. If for no other reason you should stop using sunscreens if they contain Al so be sure to read the labels. Please refer to the chapter on vaccines for more information on the poisonous effects of Al. When Al is ingested most is eliminated in the urine, but when applied topically, or worse, when injected into muscle, most of it gets absorbed into fatty compartments in the body such as the brain.


The incidence of MM is skyrocketing. According to Exley there is a graph he has seen showing a linear relationship to sunblock use and malignant melanoma. The more you use the greater your chances of getting melanoma. Whether sun blockers cause melanoma waits to be seen but that linear co-incidence is very suspect. This is just the opposite of what the Elites of Medicine tell you but, by now you should not be surprised. They insist that we consistently and chronically use sunscreens whenever we are in the sun even if for a moment. Next week I’ll continue the discussion on the most contentious issue around: does the use of sunscreens promote MM? Or is it all the pipe dream of kooks everywhere?



[1] J.J. Cannell. Expert Opinion. Pharmacother. (2008) 9(1) Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency. p.7

[2] Increase in Melanoma Skin Cancer NOT Caused by Sun Exposure Dr. Mercola | November 20 2011

[4] Eur J Cancer. 2008 Jun;44(9):1275-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2008.03.009. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

[5] Increase in Melanoma Skin Cancer NOT Caused by Sun Exposure Dr. Mercola | November 20 2011

[6] IBID p. 2

[7] IBID p. 2

[8] Sunlight, Vitamin D and Health. Health Research forum Conference 2005

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Dr. Christopher Rasmussen (aka Reality Renegade) is the author of his upcoming book, "InflaNATION: Industrial Diners & A Doc In The Box." By deliberately avoiding harmful industrial foods and the Commercial Sick Care System with its Pills and Procedures paradigm, Dr Rasmussen cured himself of a deadly disease-which became the reason for writing this book. In the book, he provides the facts you must know and the solutions to regain your health, maintain wellness, and outlive your parents' generation in an extraordinarily toxic world.

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