The Corpus Callosum

White Lions

I was
reading about the epidemic
of vitamin D deficiency
, got curious
about ,
and ended up finding this picture of a white lion.  It is
distributed under a
creative commons license, attribution required.  The
photographer is
Stano Novak.
 The original, in much higher resolution (and not compressed
for the web) is in .


This is not to be confused with the band named .  


epidemic of deficiency is a pretty serious
problem; that is one thing I learned today.  It might make
sense for persons with to get checked, and those with
refractory asthma.


  1. #1 _Arthur
    July 24, 2007

    Dr. Cannell of the “Vitamin D Council” has posted a couple of comments in SciBlog The Island of Doubt, defending is position that vitamin D “deficiency” causes autism.

    Dr. Cannell attributes great properties to overdoses of vitamin D, including cure and prevention of the common cold, cure and prevention of cancer, cure and prevention of diabetes, cure and prevention of autism.

    Dr. Cannell boasts that he often consume a whole bottle of vitamin D pills at conferences, to show its inocuity.

  2. #2 Joseph j7uy5
    July 24, 2007

    Vitamin D overdose is probably more dangerous than vitamin D deficiency, at least in adults. 1000 i.u. per day is plenty.

    Of course one massive dose of vitamin D is not dangerous; there is a limit to how much a person can absorb in one day. But there is absolutely no question that chronic excessive dosing can cause serious problems.

  3. #3 _Arthur
    July 24, 2007

    Dr Cannell deny there is such thing as vitamin D overdose.
    He maintains up to 50,000 IU a day is safe, provided you don’t take it with vitamin A.

    His whole crusade to get people to get more sunlight is just a front. He always follows by the recommendation that, in the winter at least, to pop vitamin D pills, and no such thing as an overdose.

    He also claims that the benefits of vitamin D via sunlight outweight the risks of skin cancer (“by 30 to 1”), and that solar cream interferes with precious vitamin D production.

    He is silent about getting vitamin D via nutrition, because no diet can attain the 2000/5000 UI he likes. Dr. Canell doesn’t like fish oils, as posted on Island of Doubt.

    Maybe you should talk with your fellow blogger Razbib at Gene Expression, his physican told him he wasn’t getting enough vitamin D:

  4. #4 kalvz
    August 5, 2008

    nice band.i like your songs most especially you’re all i need

  5. #5 ej sofea
    September 9, 2008

    this picture most iike about it was very makes me
    impress with it.
    so,would u send me an email or
    a nice photo…?? please….
    only one or else….because i like it…

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