C. Norman Shealy, M.D.

“Conventional” medicine has a constipated approach to virtually every new discovery. In fact throughout recorded history, in virtually every field of life, the establishment rejects new ideas. Remember being burned at the stake for suggesting the world is not flat or that the sun does not revolve around the earth?!

At what point does common sense say “It’s at least safe. Let’s try it.” The item that brought this to my attention yet again is

Gracious BL, Finucane TL, Freidman-Campbell M, Messing S, Parkhurst MM. Vitamin D deficiency and psychotic features in mentally ill adolescents: A cross-sectional study. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 May 9;12(1):38. [Epub ahead of print]

In 104 teens assessed at an acute mental health clinic, 96% 0f the teens had very low blood levels of D 3, but the authors suggest more studies are needed to associate this with the teens’ psychosis!! I say too much B-S is just too much. For heaven’s sake, at least give the kids D3 adequate to restore healthy levels! I well remember the resistance of the medical establishment in accepting Dr. Ochsner’s discovery that smoking was unhealthy!

When will common sense become common?

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