by Morley Evans
Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan, announced yesterday that his government will get behind promoting trials for a new surgical procedure that may help people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Saskatchewan has the highest occurrence of MS in Canada, according to Wall.
But something is already available. It is very inexpensive. What could that be, you wonder? It is Vitamin D. It has long been known that people in the tropics do not get Multiple Sclerosis and that exposure to sunshine is the most likely reason they do not.
Sunshine combines with cholesterol in the skin and makes Vitamin D. The same relationship exists with cancer: the farther south one goes, the lower the rate of cancer! Asthma disappears with Vitamin D too. So do Rickets and other diseases like Macular Degeneration. Vitamin D regulates half our genes scientists are discovering. Give it a try.
People living in Saskatchewan would get very little useful sunlight even if they lived outside because the sun is too weak nine or ten months out of twelve. It is cold too, so people wear warm clothes. Most people in Saskatchewan live inside, where they get no sunshine, even in summer.
For some reason, doctors are 100% ignorant about Vitamin D. "You get that in your food. Eat a carrot." Doctors here in Regina, where I live, abhor Vitamin D. Doctors here have a prejudice against Vitamin D. What do they learn in medical school at the University of Saskatchewan? Snot?
The Premier of Saskatchewan, Mr. Wall, should spend his time, and the people's money, reforming the Saskatchewan health system, which is a complete scandal and which consumes as much as everything else combined. He needs to clean house. Wall needs to divert a river and clean out the Augean Stables.
One excellent example of the relationship between latitude and disease is Cecil Rhodes.
World Map of Prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis
Environmental Health Perspectives: Vitamin D Regulates MS Gene
DIET AND NUTRITION: Vitamin D Regulates MS Gene