A new study out of Sweden is saying that 40 cents of vitamin D saved the cost of hospitalization by 21 days! Researchers gave one group of participants 10,000 IUs daily, and the other 2000 IUs daily. Dr. Martin shares the results of the study in today’s episode.
Dr. Martin says if vitamin D were a pharmaceutical it would have won a Nobel prize, but because it’s a vitamin, there’s no money in it. If researchers would give it a chance they’d see how essential vitamin D is to every organ in our bodies!
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TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S EPISODE
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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning. Hope you're having a great start to your day. Listen to the headline of this. It was a study that was done in Sweden. Okay? But here's how they wrote it up. 40 cents of vitamin D saved the cost of hospitalization by 21 days. Do you see steam coming out my ears? Ooh. I've told you this before, and I'll tell you again. If vitamin D was a pharmaceutical, it would have won a Nobel Prize in medicine a long time ago. And if you would just give it a chance, research...
Look what they did in Sweden, okay? I don't know what hospital it was or whatever. During the virus, they gave some patients 10,000 international units a day, just 10. And they gave the other group 2,000 IUs. Here's what happened when they gave 10,000 IUs of vitamin D3. Okay?
21 days less in the hospital. Now, what's really bothered me, and I've said this over and over and over again, through this whole time, and even today, here we are two years... I don't know if people want zero virus. Can I tell you something, guys? Are you looking on the news and seeing what they're doing in China? I'm just shocked to some extent of why the media hasn't gone crazy over that. They're trying to get to zero virus.
Guys, that's impossible. It's impossible. It'll never happen. And there's never talk... I can't get over it. They never talk about one's immune system. Look, guys, I want you to have a strong immune system. You need a strong immune system, it doesn't matter, for any virus, any bacteria, cancer. You need an immune system. Again, you probably try and go find it in the mainstream media. Good luck, I think.
I have a service. I get every study, pretty well, sent to me so I can look at it. Then, a lot of them, they're not particularly interesting or whatever, and I sort of dismiss it, and some I like to really unpack. I read it, and I, "Oh yeah, that's interesting." My job here on this podcast is to let you guys know what's happening out there, and things that are missed. And this, guys, has been missed.
And we're not talking about... because I'll tell you something else. There was another study done in Sweden of hospitalized patients with this virus, and they gave them a hammer: one shot of 300,000 IUs of vitamin D, and then they were down to... I wrote it down. I think they were down to 5,000 after that. But they gave initial shot of 300,000 in a shot.
What a hammer. But it was very successful. Enormous difference. And here's one, and here's their headline, 40 cents of vitamin D. I guess to take 10,000 international units. Vitamin D is inexpensive. Well, look, the best way to get vitamin D is to get out in the sun, right? But in the wintertime, or whatever, well, good luck with that.
So, they're saying here, 40 cents worth of vitamin D saved the cost of 21 days in the hospital. Now, I'm going to tell you something. In Canada, we don't get a bill when we go to the hospital, okay? We don't get a bill and say, okay, you owe. In the United States, hopefully you're insured, you might see that bill. The insurance company lets you see what they had to pay for you. I do everything I can to stay out of the hospital. I want you to stay out of the hospital.
But come on, you get hit by a truck, you'd better go to the hospital. What does it cost? It costs a fortune. It costs a fortune. And they're saying that the average Canadian, okay, average taxes we pay for a family of four, are about $13,000 a year for our medical coverage. I mean, it's not free. Everybody understands that.
But, when you don't see the bills, sometimes you just think, "Oh, well." In Sweden, they were saying for 40 cents a day, they were able to decrease the hospitalization of people that got the virus by 21 days. Can you imagine intensive care, how much that costs?
But it's not going to make the mainstream media because there's no money in it. Now, by the way, if you go out in the sun for 20 minutes, 20 minutes on average, no sunscreen, you're going to get 10,000 international units of vitamin D.
The toxicity for vitamin D, by the way, the vitamin D Council have done a lot of research over the years, and paid for a lot of research over the years on vitamin D, and here's what they say what you need to do to become toxic from vitamin D.
"Ooh!" Doctors. "Vitamin D. You're going to become toxic. It's fat soluble." I know that, but here's what has been studied. You would have to take 50,000 IUs a day, seven days a week, to do what? To become toxic after six months. Every day, 50,000 IUs. Okay? Every day.
In this study, they just use 10,000 IUs, what you would get 20 minutes of the sun. And, by the way, you'll never get an overdose of vitamin D from the sun. Now, you can get burnt from the sun, okay? But you're not going to get an overdose. Your body will just take what it needs from the sun. Viderma. Vitamin D on your skin. Right? How good that is for you. The sun! It's so good for you!
When you read the history of the Spanish flu. You go back to... I think it was 1918. You read the history of the Spanish flu, and you know what they did in these makeshift hospitals and whatever? Whenever the sun would come out, they'd wheel these people with the Spanish flu, and they did it with tuberculosis, too, they wheeled them out in the sun. Now, what did they know about vitamin D in 1918 or whatever, or with tuberculosis?
What did they know? Well, the sun has a very therapeutic effect. Yeah. What was it, a week ago or so, I talked to you about Linus Pauling who won a Nobel Prize because of his work on vitamin C? He only missed by one letter in the alphabet, vitamin D.
But, you see, they don't want you talking about vitamin D. Who's they? The powers that be. They don't want it part of the discussion. I can't get over it. Why wouldn't we use the best of both worlds? When President Trump got sick, I don't know if you remember this or not, but remember when he got the virus? And he got really sick, and very quick. Well, his doctors surrounded him. There were no vaccines or nothing yet. You know what they did? They gave him high, high doses of vitamin D, and zinc, and other therapeutics. And then it was sort of dismissed. Anyway.
And here's what else the study had said, okay? It said, how did vitamin D work? Well, you guys know already, but the study wanted to find out. So, of course they were doing laboratory testing and measuring, doing blood work and measuring. Okay, they gave them 10,000 international units of... When they entered the hospital really ill, they gave them 10,000 international units, not like the other study where they gave them one shot of 300,000, then 5,000 IUs. But this study, they gave 10,000. And then they gave another group that came in 2,000 IU. 2,000 IUs spent a lot more time and were sicker in the hospital. 2,000 IUs guys, of vitamin D. That is for mice. Okay? You got a hamster in your house? Give them 2,000 IUs of vitamin D. Okay?
No. But vitamin D was always measured by bad math. It started out with bad math. It wasn't two plus two equals four. And if you don't start with that... They messed it up. So, you got to understand, I've been around a long time. Okay? You're looking at a dinosaur, guys, when it comes to nutrition and supplements. I learned in the late '60s, 1970s. You know how much vitamin D they were recommending in those days? 200 international units.
Now, we were very fortunate to be introduced to people who thought outside the box, okay? Linus Pauling. Now, that was vitamin C. We learned a lot of things. I remember one of our textbooks was Adele Davis, and she was light years ahead of people in terms of therapeutic dosing of supplements. B12 and vitamin D and vitamin E, the other vitamin E. Not exercise, which is the real vitamin E, by the way. Okay?
No. But they were recommending, at that time, 200 international units of vitamin D, and then don't go over it because that's all you need. Because all they could think of vitamin D, bones. Bones. Even then, that wasn't enough for bones.
But medicine, when it comes to vitamins... Okay? Because look, again, just understand where I'm coming from. When you haven't studied that, really, when you've taken a few hours of nutrition in medical school, you're lucky to get a few hours, but if you did, they're not talking about the therapeutic value of vitamin D. The therapeutic value.
Ah, they might a little bit more about vitamin A because they know that without vitamin A, you go to the third world, there's blindness. So, they know they need therapeutic values of vitamin A in certain countries, especially with malnutrition, right? I mean, you learn that. Okay. But that's it.
They don't learn therapeutic values of vitamins. I talk to you all the time about B12, for example. You need high B12. "Well, my B12 is normal." Normal's no good. That's not going to help you. That's low. Look, I get it. They're always worried about overdosing. Hospitals are full.
I had a radio show for 20 years. I had doctors that wanted to shoot me because was the show was so popular. "I hate him. He doesn't know what he's talking about. Don't listen to Doctor Martin. He's a quack." You know how many times I heard that?
Look, I'm not against medicine. Like I said, you got a raging infection? Don't call me. I don't want you to get an infection in the first place. Do everything you can to stop it. But if you get one, you need emergency medicine. I'm not against medicine. You need an antibiotic to save your life? You need an antibiotic to save your life. Let it save your life. You need surgery to keep you alive? You need a blood transfusion to keep you alive? Hey, 100%.
But what's lost in all of that, under the guise of science, because you have medicine that, by and large, is bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical companies? Listen, folks, you can't get a patent on vitamin D. You can't. You can't patent it.
Okay, there's two things. Not only will they not push it, meaning, you know what? Get some vitamin D. 40 cents worth a day would save the hospitals. Now, the hospitals are always looking for money. They're always short on money. In Canada, it's unreal. We never have enough beds.
Now that's a whole other story. I can help them solve that. Let's get people healthy. The hospital should be for infections and surgeries that are life saving. You get hit by a truck, you need a hospital. But most hospitals are filled with people that started with metabolic syndrome, which is insulin. It's food. And now they have diabetes, and then they get a heart attack. Or, then they lose their limbs. Or, they have metabolic syndrome causing severe inflammation, then they get a heart attack, or then they get cancer, and that's what cost of fortune.
When your treatment is based on wait until you get sick, and now we're going to treat you with chemotherapy or radiation or surgery, or whatever, it costs a fortune.
What I'm saying is, let's try, as much as we can, let's try and avoid that, right? There are no guarantees in life. We know that. But you put everything on your side, what you can control, what you can do. And vitamin D, guys, everybody and their dog ought to be taking vitamin D. Everybody and their dog take vitamin D.
Why? The therapeutics value of it is incredible. Now, you guys thought I forgot to mention this, but... I went down a rabbit trail, but I just came back. Because what they did in this study, when they did the blood work, okay, what did 10,000 international units a day do? What did it do? Almost immediately, it lowered the cytokine storm.
What's that? Well, what happens with a virus is, the body overreacts to it, especially in the lungs. There's a virus, and your body's ambulance system would go crazy, and it would create all this, what they call a cytokine storm. And you know what they found out with vitamin D? Incredible. It lowered the storm, almost eliminating the storm, the cytokine storm. It's almost like autoimmune storm that occurred especially in the lungs.
They thought, my lungs, lungs, lungs. What did they do at first? Remember? Do you remember? The ventilators. Then they found out, no, that was probably one of the worst things they could do. They didn't figure out that it was a cytokine storm.
And one of the things they really found to work, like in Sweden, I don't think it was ever done in Canada. "Bah, vitamin D. What are they crazy or something?" Well, they did it in Sweden, and they found out, you know what, it lowered the cytokine storm. And secondly, you know what they found out? It elevated your immune response compared to 2,000 IUs, and compared to almost anything else.
They found out that the immune system, every T-cell in your body, well, every cell in your body, has a receptor. Have I not told you that? Have I told you lately about vitamin D? Every cell in your body has a receptor, but especially T-cell, and they've got a little antenna, and they go "Get me vitamin D because I need to..."
It's like you own a Prius. It's a battery-operated car, right? Well, it don't work if your battery's not charged. Vitamin D charges the batteries of the T-cells so they can go and fight the virus. That's what they found out.
You impact the study, and they go into some big terminology. They only want doctors to read it, I guess. But, guys, that's how it worked. Very anti-inflammatory. The cytokine storm. And it supercharged your immune system. Is vitamin D just for bones? Nope.
So, you see what I'm saying, guys? It's unreal. And I'm not optimistic. I'm sorry, I'm not. I'm aiming at you. I aim at my audience to educate you, so that you do it, you implement what you need to do to keep your immune system, and you know me, I always start with food, always. Okay?
The people that got sick primarily were either really, really old, or they had metabolic syndrome, the elephant in the room. And metabolic syndrome, 88% of the population has some form of it, is insulin, and insulin, my friend, is food.
When you have insulin resistance, you've made the wrong choices. When I say you, us. We've made the wrong choices, and we've been eating the wrong fuel for a long time. We're carb loaded. We've been duped. We've been lied to.
And then when it comes to therapeutics, we've been lied to, because the pharmaceutical companies... And they do some good things, okay, so I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. They do some good things. But for heaven's sakes, they're never going to allow vitamin D to be a therapeutic, in my opinion. They won't allow it. They have doctors, and they've got marketing people, and they've got politicians.
Have you heard a politician talk about vitamin D? They would be laughed to scorn by the mainstream media. Have you heard about doctors talking about vitamin D? Yeah? You've heard the odd one. We live in a world today where get some alternative media, right? Even what I'm doing right now, right? If I was on the radio, it'd be different. The CRTC controls the radio. And I'm telling you, they would have silence me when it came to therapeutics, in my opinion. The world got silent when it came to therapeutics. Inexpensive, certainly worth trying, isn't it?
I know physicians have told me, "We couldn't even talk about it, otherwise we'd lose our license to practice medicine." And didn't matter what studies I'd send them. It's the way the world is. It doesn't make it right. And, like I said, I don't want to put rose-colored glasses on. I'm not that optimistic. So, what do I do? I aim at you. I want to educate you.
I thank God for the audience I have. Why do you think I tell you I love you every day? Okay? God gave you grey matter. Use it. Be a Berean. You know what a Berean was? Bereans searched the scriptures to make sure what the apostle Paul was telling them was the truth. Right? Be a Berean. You guys study, listen, learn. Okay?
And that's my job, to bring it to you. And I thank God. We're hitting about 50,000 people a week. Between Facebook and the podcast would be probably in the 4 million download, and will hit a million just on the podcast itself. Never mind what Facebook does. That's you guys. Much appreciated, much appreciated that you take time out of your busy day to listen to an old goat.
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