A revolution is underway regarding cancer. Cancer has a new enemy: vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods and naturally occurs when ultraviolet rays from the sun hit the skin. It’s also available as a supplement. Recent evidence cited in the Annals of Epidemiology shows that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with substantially lower cancer incidence rates (breast, colon, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic). According to the study, vitamin D can prevent the disjunction of cells, which is phase 1 of cancer development. It has also proven beneficial in the prevention and halting of other phases of disease progression. The article makes the startling projection that raising vitamin D serum levels would prevent several thousand new breast and colorectal cancers each year and the majority of deaths caused by the disease. This simple approach to cancer prevention, treatment and recovery is indeed revolutionary. Information regarding proposed dosing can be found in the original article.

Garland CF, Gorham ED, Mohr SB, Garland FC. Vitamin D for cancer prevention: global perspective. Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Jul;19(7):468-83. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.03.021. Review. PubMed PMID: 19523595. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19523595