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Jim Stephenson’s passion for research in the field of vitamin D began because of a family member’s health issues, which included severe osteoporosis at the age of 51. During his quest to help her, she was prescribed 50,000 IU of vitamin D, which caused her to continue to decline. This incident gave Stephenson the incentive to start doing deep research on the topic of vitamin D.

His previous occupation in the fisheries industry taught him a lot about researching and writing scientific papers so as a natural progression, he applied that knowledge to his vitamin D research. What he discovered was shocking! The truth was that supplementing vitamin D was causing severe, long-term health issues, the claimed vitamin D deficiency was a lie and a hoax! For the past two decades it has been his passion and avocation to keep researching and spreading the word to help people learn about the dangers of supplementing with vitamin D.




Jim Stephenson will cover a basic overview of the vitamin D metabolism in the pathway the mainstream is focused on. He will discuss how the goal for the 25D test has changed over time and what this testing misses. He will offer a deep discussion of the active form of vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D3, which is seldom tested. Lastly, he will give a brief look into other desirable molecules or analogs of "vitamin D"—largely unknown even to medical practitioners.

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