Vitamin D Aids Colon Cancer Treatment and Survival

Sunday, May 10, 2009 by: Henri Junttila
Tags: colon cancer, health news, Natural News

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

(NaturalNews) Colon cancer was one of the most common cancers in the U.S in 2005 according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. About 150,000 Americans are told each year that they have colon cancer and about 35 percent of these will die. There are many contributing factors in why someone gets colon cancer but the most commonly acknowledged one is diet. Diets high in fat and non-organic non-grass fed red meat are especially dangerous. Other diets help prevent colon cancer such as diets high in fruits, vegetables and other natural raw and organic foods.

Vitamin D May Increase Colon Cancer Survival
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (June 20, 2008) conducted by lead researcher Dr. Kimmie Ng, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, United States, found that high blood levels of vitamin D increased colon cancer patients survival rate by 48 percent. In this study, Dr. Kimmie Ng and her team collected data on 304 patients who had been diagnosed with colon cancer between 1991 and 2002. Everyone in the study had their vitamin D blood levels measured a minimum two years before being diagnosed with the disease. The patients were tracked until they died or when the study ended in 2005. 123 patients died, 96 of them from colon or rectal cancer during the follow-up period. Dr. Ng and her team found that the patients with highest vitamin D levels were 39 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer, compared to the patients who had the lowest levels.

What Can You Do to Prevent Colon Cancer?
Dr. Ng does not yet advocate vitamin D supplements as a prevention or treatment for cancer, however she says "Definitive evidence that our results are due to vitamin D would require a randomized clinical trial". Clinical trials are planned to determine if adding vitamin D to chemotherapy after surgery improves colon cancer survival, a researcher told the Washington Post.

Dr. Michael F. Holick, a professor in the Department of Medicine`s Endocrine Laboratory at Boston University, is convinced that high doses of vitamin D can reduce the risk of malignancy and aid in colon cancer treatment. "This finding is outstanding," Holick told the Washington Post. "It is consistent with dozens and dozens of observations that have been made in the past decade," he said. Holick thinks that most men and women do not get enough vitamin D in their life and says that vitamin D deficiency is the most common medical condition worldwide. He recommends that everyone, including children should supplement with at least 1,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D a day.

The recommended daily dosage of vitamin D is currently around 200-600 IU per day depending on your age. Holick says that this is way too low and that most experts agree that these recommendations need to be markedly increased. Holick also said that many people today are avoiding sunlight because they are afraid of skin cancer. This puts people at high risk of developing vitamin D deficiency.

Short Summary
What we can all be certain about is that sunlight is good for us. If you want to lower your chances of skin cancer you can avoid being in the sun when the sun is the strongest, usually around noon, and eating a healthy natural diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables will decrease not just your risk of colon cancer but also other cancers and diseases.


About the author

Henri Junttila is passionate about topics such as home water filters, natural skin care, omega 3 fish oil and natural supplements. His website Colon Health, provides information on topics such as candida cleanse, hemorrhoid cure, relieving constipation, colon detox, colon cleaning, the best colon cleanse and colon cleanse products reviewed by his visitors.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.