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Vitamin D deficiency in SIDS

Posted on: January 27, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD


The BBC reports just recently that two pathologists in England have seen the light. Not only have they identified two babies who died of (vitamin D deficiency induced) heart failure, and one from (vitamin D deficiency induced) hypocalcemic seizures, they found vitamin D deficiency in eight babies who died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), five infants who died from asthma and five who died from lung infection. In a group of 45 infants who died from “natural causes,” 75% were vitamin D deficient, making these pathologists think that these infants are not dying from natural causes but from a resurgence of a childhood plague from the Industrial Revolution.

As important as their first realization is, don’t forget their second realization: authorities are unjustly snatching helpless infants away from their parents (and often putting the parents in jail) for fractures caused by vitamin D deficiency. As they say, vitamin D deficiency can make bones “brittle and capable of fracture with little or no real force.”

Andrew Hosken Call for vitamin D infant death probe. BBC Radio 1/26/2012

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2 Responses to Vitamin D deficiency in SIDS

  1. jbruno@jamadots.com

    Dr. Cannell,
    Thank you for the work you do and the information you provide.

  2. bacullen@gmail.com

    As with other animals from light challenged regions, there is an advantage in delivering babies in the spring if you are not living in a modern society w/ SPF and a morbid fear of the sun. Sarc. off

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