Vitamin D, Cancer, Chronic Diseases
In this video, John Jacob Cannell spends about 26 minutes speaking on "Vitamin D, Cancer, Chronic Diseases" at the 33rd Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.
About John Jacob Cannell
JOHN JACOB CANNELL, M.D., completed his undergraduate work in Zoology with a Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland in College Park. He then graduated from Medical School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and completed his Internship in General Surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and his Residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Dr. Cannell is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and he is a Physician with 30 years of experience in General Medicine. One of his first positions was working in the coal fields of the Mountains of Appalachia as a General Practitioner.
In 1983, he founded Cannell Clinic, Inc., in West Virginia, which funded a prominent anti-smoking campaign - that reached the pages of the New York Times - to change the chronic smoking habits of coal miners.
In the late 1990s, Dr. Cannell began working as a Psychiatrist at Atascadero State Hospital, which reawakened his interest in Clinical Nutrition. His nutritional studies led to several discoveries about the overlooked need for Vitamin D so he created the Vitamin D Council in 2003 to promote the vital need for this common, but little-understood nutrient.
Dr. Cannell is President of the Vitamin D Council, Inc. and may be reached by website www.cholecalciferol-council.com and e-mail [email protected].
I'd like to start just the tribute to Elaine Rosenthal reminded me of the great physician, Harvey. He gave advice that I think a lot of physicians have forgotten. His advice was that physicians have lots of rights. But one right they don't have is the right to take away hope. And to many physicians, I think, who are treating a seriously ill patients take away those patients hope. And Elaine Rosenthal gives a lot of people hope.
I'd like to start with just the camera for a minute, because I'd like to demonstrate something and I need some help here.
When the camera comes on. Oh, I mean, I want it on the screen there. Can you do that? OK.
I just like you to inspect this and tell me what this is.
Nature may. Vitamin D 400 I supplement is that is a seal broken?
Appears to be intact. I wonder if you'd open that bottle for me. Bush. And would you open the other seal, the Inter SEAL? And would you take the cotton up, please?
This is a bottle of vitamin D, you can buy it at any store for three or four bucks. The government says you should take one a day.
If you take more than one a day, it might be a problem. So I'm going to take two days to.
But vitamin D is a fat, skiable, toxic vitamin that can kill you and overdose. It used as a rat poison all over the world. Now, the government says that if I just took one one spill, if the government says if you take two thousand units, which is five capsules. That's the upper limit and that you're flirting with toxicity. So going to take four more. I always want to do this demonstration, and it always it always gets the audience attention because they think I might drop dead.
Imagine going home and you say, hey, I went to this conference. Joe, it was just one of this doctor. He just dropped dead right in front of me. Say what you know.
So I'm going to take now I'm going to exceed this. So I've taken two thousand units. Anybody. Does anybody have. What'll happen if I take more than that? So anybody have an idea? Hyperkalemia. OK. Well, what I'm just gonna do, I'm going to take the whole bottle. OK.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
You know, I wonder if you'd be so kind as to inspect the bottle.
OK, now I just took 20 times what the government says is toxic. We're gonna talk about toxicity later. If I'm still alive, you might believe what I have to