Vitamin D and Skewed Statistics

Dr. John Cannell makes an excellent point that I have thought a lot about as of late — that 99.9999% of statistics are based on populations fucked 10 ways to sunday.

He makes the point of Vitamin D deficiency, but of course, it goes way beyond that. The general population is not just severely deficient in Vitamin D, but deficient in … probably more vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients than any of us care to count.

Not only that, but they are busy actively avoiding foods that have the nutrients they are deficient in, AND, adding insult to injury, they are scarfing down substances that can hardly be called food, that are in turn, only further destroying their health.

People run for the hills from egg yolks, butter, and red meat — and hold on to bread, sugar, soy, and RAPESEED (canola) oil like its their last supper.

This is of course, ridiculous, if not insane, and is 100% downright harmful.

But, point being, like John makes, this is skewing statistics out the wazoo on every disease we know — as well as I imagine, statistics produced from the realm of exercise, rehabilitation, etc.


Bring on the zombie outbreak — I’m packing 6,000 IU of D3 a day.

— Anthony Dream Johnson

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5 Responses to Vitamin D and Skewed Statistics

  1. James Steele II August 17, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Something I need to further investigate when I find the time to do so is the effect of lattitude on LBP rates across epidemiological studies. Dr Hollick discusses vitamin D’s influence on LBP and also muscle strength, inciting what he calls a perfect storm of weak muscles and poor bone metabolism from vitamin D deficiency to explain a considerable amount of low back disorders. It would be interesting to have a look at the effect of lattitude to see whether it has as big an impact as we might expect to see given vitamin D’s role in both. Problem is with LBP epidemiology that most of the studies in different populations use such different methodologies that comparisons are quite difficult and never explain the picture well. Even the stuff I looked at on traditional populations isn’t great due to differences in classification of pain, how it was reported etc.

  2. DJ Fuji August 19, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Interesting. I was just reading about this a few weeks ago. It got linked from lifehacker (

    Was doing some research behind what might be causing the lethargy that a lot of entrepreneurs and work-from-home people experience. Major theory is the whole cabin fever/vitamin D deficiency idea, especially as we become an increasingly indoor society with more reliance on sunblock and avoidance of sun exposure. I’ve started taking 4000IU of D3 myself as an experiment.

  3. Dasani August 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    Awesome post. I had no idea, this kind of information just doesn’t reach me from any other source.

  4. goldernie December 24, 2012 at 4:28 am #

    Do you take Cod Liver Oil, or just D3? Or both?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson December 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

      Both. Usually 10,000 IU of D3 a day. Cod liver oil is not taken as often though.I’m religious with D3.

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