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May 6, 2020

Hello, hello! What a beautiful day it is to be alive and well. I hope everyone is getting outside and getting some sun each day if they live someplace where that is possible. If not, at least getting outdoors and getting some exercise will have a ton of other benefits. 

Today’s podcast is all about vitamin D and how it relates to human health and the immune system. Living a healthy lifestyle, avoiding metabolic disease, eating nutrient dense animal foods, and getting responsible sunlight all play into your vitamin D status. Even some supplementation can be sometimes very necessary and beneficial. I posted another great study out of Indonesia on the correlations between vitamin D status and deaths from COVID-19. They are very striking and everyone should check them out on social media on my Food Lies accounts. Just search for “Food Lies” on any platform.

I’ve been talking to Joel about this vitamin D stuff for about a year now and have been tracking it over the past 6 weeks during the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been trading information and it was good to see that some good data has finally been coming out. I kept mentioning getting outside and getting sun exposure but didn’t want to post anything definitive until the science was clear. I think we’re getting to that point now with multiple studies from multiple countries. Even Dr. Gary has been reporting extremely low levels in all his patients who are having bad cases of COVID. I’d also like to point out that the logo for my company Sapien is a sun. I couldn't think of a better representation of everything that represents healthy humans. 

Dr. Joel Gould is a dentist with 30 years of experience in Canada and the United States. He is on the forefront of revolutionizing modern dental approaches by furthering his knowledge on science, technology, and the human body. He has been featured for his innovative work on network TV such FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. He launched His unique “Sleep Restoration” program in 2016, focusing on organic, non pharmaceutical solutions for insomnia and sleep apnea. Dr. Gould’s new book The Modern Epidemic set to be released this summer lays out a new health paradigm based on sleep and breathing, and natural regeneration, founded on ancestral health, and evolution.

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  • [1:25] Vitamin D and how it relates to COVID-19.
  • [5:30] Vitamin D regulates our gut microbiome. 
  • [7:50] When the Vitamin D level is lower, the sicker the person is according to this study.
  • [12:00] How you can know your Vitamin D levels are low.
  • [16:25] Grassroots health study.
  • [20:50] Vitamin D and Autoimmune disease.
  • [22:00] Vitamin D deficiency allows cancer to grow and manifest.
  • [24:30] Vitamin D comes from UVB radiation from sunlight. 
  • [29:45] Vitamin D is made from cholesterol in your skin.
  • [43:00] Sunlight is antiviral.
  • [53:40] The lower the vitamin D level, the harder it is to access your DNA.
  • [1:03:00] How Vitamin D and sunlight exposure may have helped with the Spanish Flu. 
  • [1:05:50] Supplementing to get a higher Vitamin D level before starting to go out into the sun consistently will protect you from getting skin problems from too much sun exposure, especially all at once.
  • [1:18:00] Factors that affect the amount of Vitamin D that you will produce.
  • [1:29:20] Glyphosate interrupts the enzymes in the liver that take vitamin D itself and activate.
  • [1:43:20] Vitamin D isn't a magic bullet against COVID-19, but it is very valuable in many aspects of overall health.


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