The Aids Delusion – new eBook

It’s been a little while since I published something, and while it’s nothing of substantial length I still think it’s a useful title to put out: The Aids Delusion (there are no prizes for guessing what other book that’s alluding to..) [pre-order for 13/3/19]

Readers of Prescribing Sunshine will be familiar with the fact that I am an HIV sceptic (some erroneously label this as ‘AIDS denialism’, just as how now critics of the cholesterol hypothesis are oddly labelled as ‘statin deniers’) as I have detailed how facts around vitamin D undermine the HIV hypothesis.

My Kindle-only (at least, for now) eBook is equivalent to 50 pages – reading like a documentary programme. I didn’t write a lengthy book because there already exist brilliant tomes that I don’t see a need to compete with (referenced within), but there are people who might just want something concise and cheap to begin with which is why I wrote this primer.

The seed for the primer was a rejected submission to the Infected Blood Inquiry, which I’ve included as addendum (are you intrigued? It’s only about 99p/equivalent..). This might sound like hyperbole, but I – and others – feel like “the Grenfell blogger.” The case that I and others made was/is exceedingly sound, but as the terms of the investigation refuse to discount the infectious hypothesis, we cannot really penetrate.

Given that I spent some time on my submission, I thought instead of letting it go to waste that I’d sew it up with a concise case on HIV scepticism. You’ll get a taste of some of the ‘fruits’ of my activism and what the story has been to date and where it’s likely to go.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle device or software as you can read the book via the web – just type read.kindle.[com|uk etc.] into your browser after purchase. You can find it on all Amazon sites worldwide. And thank you for buying me that coffee!

If you’re not interested yourself, perhaps pass this info on to someone who might be. And I’m more than happy to receive comments on it – positive or negative.

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Aluminium adjuvants II

A French video with English subtitles was forwarded on to me by Exley and it’s making me further curious – as well as uncomfortable. Watch the lengthy film here.

I find it interesting that the film mentions reduced bone densities in those exposed to aluminium vaccines, and what do you know, there’s evidence that low vitamin D facilitates aluminium absorption (it’s increased in the blood which means it’s not being problematically gobbled by macrophages) – which probably lowers it even further.

Reciprocally, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and strontium interfere with normal vitamin D metabolism by blocking renal synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D

I’m thinking Cannell, Exley and Baron-Cohen’s insights get us closer to the truth.

Aluminium adjuvants

There must be a blue moon as there’s another entry…

Before I proceed, prescsun.com no longer exists (a giveaway is the missing graphic error on this blog). I decided to not renew my web services as the site wasn’t really generating any traffic (indeed, even my book sales have totally dried up – and it is a 6yr-old title now).

Those of you who have read my book will remember that I believe that the link between vitamin D and autism, as outlined by Dr. John Cannell, makes sense because it gels with my personal story. I always found the Wakefield/MMR theory uninteresting because it didn’t explain pre-MMR cases or outline a mechanism. Americans were blaming the thimerosal component but this was never in British MMR.

That said, one thing bothers me and that was amplified by a talk on a video – which I’ll get to.

Clearly, not everyone with vitamin D deficiency develops autism, and not everyone who has a vaccine – if they are linked – develops it either. But what happens when both of those conditions are met?

I’ve been privy to the HPV vaccine controversy because I was involved in research for the independent film Sacrificial Virgins (see it here on YouTube, it’s been highly popular and been mentioned in the media and journals). You should checkout the link but I can tell you that the baddy is aluminium adjuvants.

When Professor Chris Exley went on to believe that there may be a link between autism and vaccines with aluminium adjuvants (MMR doesn’t fall into this category) I paid more attention because on gut feeling it could explain my brother, and it was a no-brainer that what could damage teenage girls could also largely damage baby boys.

My mother insists that my brother was not born autistic. I was too young myself to judge. And while he did not have MMR he did have the aluminium-based DPT vaccine. And this was given to a boy born 2-months premature who went on to display rickets. I’m not sure if a vaccine could possibly have exacerbated his D deficiency.

Now, if you watch the talk by Exley, you can understand why it chilled me. I contacted Exley and he admitted that it wouldn’t be surprising that some sort of deficiency or deficiencies predisposes to reacting to aluminium, a topic of which he is an expert on, and which he states is neurotoxic.

Exley has unfortunately been tarred with the broad-brush label of ‘anti-vaxxer’ – no, he is  concerned about aluminium adjuvant-based vaccines in susceptible individuals. He could be wrong, but what he says is more firm and more chilling than Wakefield – as a concession, I think Wakefield may at least be right on the bowel connection.

If this story develops it might be possible that autism is partly iatrogenic, and that makes the whole thing even more upsetting. I think the reason why teenage girls get paralysed after HPV but autistics don’t after, say DPT, is because HPV is designed to invoke a higher antibody response. Their brains are already developed to avoid learning difficulties, but they still can’t avoid some kind of tragedy if they’re susceptible.

The other thing is that addressing vitamin D deficiency might not just reduce susceptibility to vaccines but its immunomodulatory nature might make them redundant too.

I’m not saying I know, but I support enquiry and people’s right to choose.

…’til the next blue moon.

Vitamin D and immunity presentation at Maison de la Pierre, Vers Pont du Gard, southern France 16/6/18

On June 15-17 a conference was held in southern France titled Challenging Avaricious Viral Paradigms. This was the follow-up to a conference on the same site – but different venue – six years prior that dealt specifically with the HIV/AIDS controversy, a report of which can be found here.

Thanks to goading and funding, I made an appearance to give a short talk on how vitamin D science supports HIV/AIDS scepticism (while making the caveat that vitamin D scientists would not support my dissent on HIV). While I’m not gifted or sufficiently trained as a speaker I was brought up to a reasonable standard and I was pleased with how it went. Attendees bought copies of my book and some told me they had purchased some vitamin D immediately.

I enjoyed conversing with the diverse audience – one person validly pointed out my hypocrisy at wearing sunglasses to lunch!

The talks were recorded but my video is yet to be available but will appear on this playlist, so I recommend looking out for it (and seeing what others had to say on various viral controversies). I feature briefly in the trailer video.

If you wish to see my PowerPoint file you can view it here (a few slides were cut from the actual talk to save time).

Will I do more talks? Well, I no longer have a fear of them and it was an ego boost to be praised by much more competent fellow speakers from around the world. I just require the opportunities to sell a 6yr-old title!

Salt is born of the purest parents: the Sun and the Sea – Pythagoras

Plug time, but not from anything by me.

I was recently alerted to a book (partly by the author himself) called The Salt Fix by Dr. James DiNicolantonio, which challenges salt as a cause of ill health and convincingly promotes it as a misunderstood savoury saviour.

Anyone who enjoyed Prescribing Sunshine will find this book to be money and time well spent, and I think it functions as a valid unofficial follow-up to mine! We came about in part thanks to the sun, but our earliest ancestors came from the salty sea and we have mechanisms that want to retain those benefits on land.

If the cholesterol hypothesis is assuredly bankrupt and refined sugar is due to stand trial, it makes sense that natural salt deserves reappraisal, and the holes that DiNicolantonio finds in the pro-salt literature, combined with sound logic, makes it all a convincing thesis.

The part that most alarmed me is how salt restriction may in fact play a causative role in high blood pressure while being touted as a preventive.

I don’t want to spoil reading of this new book. I seriously recommend buying it from your favourite bookstore and then adding more salt to your next supermarket basket.

…5 yrs later

Another year and more cobwebs to clear away. There are two reasons for writing today.

The first is noticing signs of an embargo on vitamin D products of 5000 IU and over into the UK. I had been aware of this happening in other countries because of the ‘medicinal’ status of high doses (absurd), but had no problems with ordering from the US directly or indirectly until recently.

Interestingly, the UK’s GreenVits (I am familiar with its founder) seems to be able to sell the US high doses I had bought, but I’m not sure for how long. Very few other local companies sell D3 at meaningful, cost-effective and convenient doses. I’m not sure how this ruling can overturned and it’s likely a mix of import and export restrictions, but it demonstrates a new barrier on something that’s very hard to achieve toxicity from and essential for health.

The other reason I’m writing is, in celebration of the 5th anniversary of the book, Prescribing Sunshine will no longer be a Kindle eBook exclusive. You will soon be able to find it directly on prescsun.com and from other competing eBook outlets. This is a small attempt to get a wider audience, though the paperback itself will still be Amazon-only.

The book itself has not been updated (so there will be no fanfare other than a slightly modified site). Maybe that can be saved for a 10th anniversary?

…4yrs later

There’s a good reason for brushing off the cobwebs here on this hot day to create a new post – the UK government has achieved a milestone (enough to pop one party popper) by recommending that everyone takes vitamin D pills in the darker seasons. Unfortunately, the recommended amount is still an almost worthless 400 IU (better than nothing, I guess) and many of us will need pills throughout the year. The media also seem to be reporting the classic skeletal benefits only.

If you’re interested in the SACN report you can find the PDF here.

It’s also nearly the 4th anniversary of the publication of Prescribing Sunshine. While the book hasn’t set the world on fire (no thanks to my admittedly limited and lacklustre promotion attempts) it does trickle across to new readers and I’m happy at some reach over none at all. In hindsight I probably would have omitted some topics or tried for greater sensitivity, but in not doing that I think my book stands out and delivers a mix of anger, sadness, optimism and awe. (If you haven’t read it yet click the link on the side.) I have no plans to revise it, I’m interested to see how it stands the further passage of time.

This year has also seen cholesterol scepticism go mainstream. Media figures like Dr. Aseem Malhotra are pointing at excessive sugar intake as the enemy (though how dangerous is sugar to the vitamin D replete?) and though statins are still being dispensed, it’s less ‘mad’ to champion fat consumption.

Most of my activism time is directed towards HIV scepticism these days because it’s still a subject that’s not gaining much ground. When the 2015 Penrose Inquiry report was released regarding the alleged HIV infection of Scottish blood recipients, the news was unfortunately overshadowed by the Germanwings plane crash tragedy. I read the executive summary of the inquiry and I wrote about the even greater miscarriage of justice, for the Immunity Resource Foundation’s blog. Read here. Most of the posts there are mine too.

I’m not going to lie and say that I’m fully back to blogging here (or even tweeting, for that matter) but until vitamin D is fully appreciated by the masses, in the words of Arnie, I’ll be back.