In a society where “moderation” seems to be the fail-safe response when there is any doubt or controversy, the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board fits right in. They recently released their new Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Vitamin D intake. Read this article for the full scoop on why their decision to hardly increase the RDA will cost you. Great quote from the article:
“Unless these findings are challenged, the public will accept it as true. Doctors, medical institutions, the media, and governmental agencies will all parrot these ultra-low recommendations on vitamin D dosage, pooh-poohing its important therapeutic benefits, and keeping the American public dangerously deficient in the vitamin.
This will mean more colds, more flu, greater dependence on dangerous flu shots and antibiotics, more illness in general, more weak bones, more cancer, and many more deaths. Some experts calculate that proper vitamin D supplementation could save Americans $4.4 trillion over a decade—about $1,346 per person every year.”