(Shh!) Why are these findings being kept a secret?

Do you ever read a news story or research paper and wonder how the heck a certain conclusion was made?

If so, you’re not alone.

Case in point: The VITAL study was designed to primarily study the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cancer and cardiovascular disease.

But subsequent studies looked at other benefits of the supplements, including their protection against autoimmune diseases.

And those findings are remarkable. But have YOU heard anything about it?

Something fishy is going on

Researchers found that five years of supplementing with vitamin D3 and/or omega-3s led to a 22 percent or 18 percent reduction in risk for autoimmune diseases, respectively.

Great news, right?

Well, instead of quitting while they were ahead, researchers decided to look at the participants who agreed to be followed for an additional two years after stopping supplementation.

That’s right—investigators advised patients to stop taking the supplements… after they landed on remarkable findings. How does that make any sense?

That kind of thinking would never occur in Big Pharma. And I mean NEVER.

They would want to peddle the drug to as many people as possible! Why is there any difference when it comes to nutritional supplements?

Not to mention, less-than-meaningful doses were used. And yet it was still enough to impact the onset of autoimmune diseases:

  • Vitamin D3: 50 mcg (2,000 IU)
  • Omega-3s: 460 mg of EPA and 380 mg of DHA

And the negligence doesn’t end there…

Safe and simple takeaways

The protective effect of vitamin D seemed strongest for psoriasis. (This is something I cover in my book, The Allergy and Asthma Cure. Search for it under the “books” tab of my website by clicking here.)

Meanwhile, omega-3 fatty acids offered strong protection against rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Naturally, with this being conventional medicine, some non-believer came out to say, “while each supplement may offer protection against autoimmune diseases, the effects are inconsistent and may not apply to all patients.”

Like that’s news? Like that same notion doesn’t apply to pharmaceutical drugs? Nutritional and exercise recommendations? Please tell me one universal truth that applies to every single human on this planet! (I’ll wait.)

In case you can’t tell, the medical establishment can really drive me crazy.

So, here’s what you need to know: There’s a reason why vitamin D3 and fish oil will always make my list of supplements I would want with me if I were ever stranded on a desert island. They’re safe and effective.

I recommend 250 mcg (10,000 IU) of vitamin D3 daily. (This dosage is perfectly safe with routine monitoring. Just ask your doctor for a vitamin D 25 OH blood test every six months. You want your levels to be between 80 and 100 ng/mL.)

And a fish oil supplement that provides at least 3,000 mg of EPA and DHA (total) daily.

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“Preventing Autoimmune Diseases: New Findings on Vitamin D, Omega-3 Supplements.” Medscape, 02/07/2024. (medscape.com/viewarticle/preventing-autoimmune-diseases-new-findings-vitamin-d-omega-2024a10002nc)