Image: Antibiotics are no match for drug-resistant TB … unless you add vitamin D

(Natural News) Vitamin D is essential for bone health, but it also plays many other important roles. The “sunshine vitamin” is critical for optimum immune system function — so much so, that scientists have been exploring its potential to cure drug-resistant illnesses. Recent research from Queen Mary University of London finds that vitamin D is so effective at boosting immunity, it can help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis when antibiotics just aren’t enough.

Nutrition is one of the most powerful influences on a person’s health, and this new research underscores the importance of adequate nutrition for longevity. More, it showcases how little Big Pharma really knows about human health. The idea that vitamin supplementation is a “novel” approach to curing and preventing disease is truly laughable. While much of mainstream medicine will admit that vitamins and minerals are essential for being healthy, few dare to admit that nutrients can actually help prevent, treat and cure illnesses.

Vitamin D kicks TB to the curb

In a press release, Professor Adrian Martineau, lead researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), explains that multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is on the rise worldwide.

“It’s notoriously difficult to treat, and it carries a much worse prognosis than standard TB,” Martineau says. The professor explains further that vitamin D is a very safe and affordable alternative for fighting off drug-resistant infections. But, in their study of 1,850 patients, the team found that supplementing an antibiotic regimen with vitamin D successfully boosted the patients’ immunity, expediting their recovery.

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“By adding vitamin D to antibiotic treatment, we can boost the immune system to help the body to clear TB bugs, rather than relying on antibiotics on their own to kill the bacteria directly,” Martineau explains.

“This is a novel approach, as it contrasts with the conventional tactic of developing new antibiotics in an attempt to ‘keep up’ with the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria — an arms race that is proving hard for us to win,” he adds.

This is how far gone modern medicine is: Allowing the body to heal itself by giving it the nutrients it needs to function is considered “novel.”

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Vitamin D deficiency is a global health issue. In their research, the scientists looked at people with TB from all corners of the world — including many areas known for vitamin D deficiency, such as the U.K.

Given the frequency of vitamin D deficiency, it seems obvious that nutrient supplementation should be integral to health restoration, TB or not. The high incidence of deficiency combined with the profound effects vitamin D has on immunity are clear indicators that yes, vitamin D can help fight disease.

But talking about the power of nutrients in our pharma-dominated society is a huge taboo these days — and forget about even trying to discuss vaccine ingredients. Censorship is everywhere, whether you’re trying to discuss a healthy lifestyle or share your political opinions — there’s a tyrant somewhere, waiting to cry about it and demand you be silenced.

Past research has shown that vitamin D is “crucial” to the proper activation of immune system defenses. Without it, valuable “killer” immune cells (known as “T cells”) are unable to react to serious infections or fight them off.

The findings from QMUL on TB treatment fall right in line with previous data on vitamin D’s immune benefits. Clearly, nutrients can cure disease, no matter what the pharmaceutical shills would like for you to believe.

Getting enough vitamin D is a challenge for many people, but there are many things you can do to make sure you’re getting enough of the good stuff every day.

See more coverage of the latest health research at Science.news.

Sources for this article include:

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