Low Cloud Cover-Adjusted Ultraviolet B Irradiance Is Associated with High Incidence Rates of Leukemia: Study of 172 Countries
Published: December 4, 2015
We know adequate vitamin D is necessary to activate T-cells which attack cancer cells. We know leukemia patients often present with very low vitamin D levels at diagnosis. I know of no study or other research showing patients diagnosed with leukemia having high vitamin D levels (>60 ng/ml). None.
I am coming to the conclusion that if I had a high normal vitamin D level, I never would have developed CML. I feel so strongly about this. It's possible given my undetected status and the fact that my vitamin D level is now maintained between 50 - 80 ng/ml that I put the CML genie back in the bottle. I won't know until I try cessation in a year or so.
I encourage anyone to chat with their healthy family members and friends on the importance of vitamin D and getting it raised to above 50 ng/ml (but keep it less than 100). Could very well minimize the risk of developing leukemia. I will never use sunscreen again. Surprisingly - because my vitamin D level is high normal, I don't burn in the sun like I used to burn (despite using sunscreen) and had low vitamin D. The sun has been around for billions of years and humans for a few million. Sunscreen has been around for less than 100 years. And sure enough - incidence of skin cancer increased after sunscreen. Imagine that. Vitamin D synthesis in our skin is natures protection against the sun and along the way evolved into a powerful cancer preventing hormone.
Get your vitamin D level checked and raise it if below 50.
(side note: I no longer get any more colds or flu either like I used to ... I wonder why?)