Nutrition Diagnostics - Why is my Vitamin D Low?

Why is my Vitamin D Low?


Surprisingly Vitamin D is low for a reason. This might sound startling,  but many health practitioners are making a big mistake treating it with the hope of improving health.

Treating a low Vitamin D in the short term may not cause harm, but not recognizing what is really happening could be fatal.

In chemistry when we see a low Vitamin D, we immediately give the label Vitamin D deficiency and then begin to prescribe a supplement to treat it.
The treating of a label is what we call the Bio Medical Model of Disease and in return makes people reliant on expensive symptom based treatments.

Every university and holistic college today, still uses the Bio Medical Model of Disease for the foundation of a solution. It is used for accreditation so that a practitioner can abide by medico-legal insurance framework ingrained by society.

The Bio Medical Model of Disease is Crisis Care and its limitations fail to integrate other health philosophies.

It is important to understand that what we see in blood chemistry is an accommodation of survival, where the body is making its best effort to heal. 

What we have developed is a health system aimed at providing an individualized health plan that is based on biochemical individuality. 

We look at how your body is designed to keep itself well and then develop strategies to support that design.

We also recognize there are six subclinical defects that are the catalyste for modern disease.

For someone to get completely well, these six subclinical defects must first be identified, and then addressed in a particular order. We recognize each person as biologically unique, and slight alterations in treatment approach must be made for each individual. This is why so many people who follow a “one size-fits-all” supplements tend to fall through the cracks.

By addressing and treating these defects, the doctor and patient are able to get at the cause of disease, rather than simply treating symptoms for a lifetime. 

Decades of research led to the development of strategy that corrects these defects called the Health Model

The Health Model begins, instead, with the premise that it is necessary to know how something works in order to repair or improve it. It further proposes that health changes must be addressed from the perspective of their impact on total health, rather than just focusing on how a procedure impacts a specific symptom or an isolated biomarker we can test for like Vitamin D3.

The Health Model addresses health from a broader framework than the conventional approach.

It is also our frame of reference for both understanding and attaining the highest level of health. Through this approach we’ve gained the insight that directs us to those steps necessary to not only prevent disease, but also to overcome it.

If you can understand why Vitamin D is low then you can correct most deficiencies with the correct diet and supplementation.

The Bio Medical Model of Disease should work in tandem with The Health Model.

When you can finally understand the important relationship between the BioMedical Model of Disease and The Health Model then you can begin to understand why Vitamin D is low.

What is Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many forms: D1, D2, D3.

Vitamin D3 (25-hydroxycholecalciferol) is the most common form measured in blood chemistry and it is also the the form that is prescribed in supplementation.

To expand, Vit D is also a pre hormone and pro hormone.


The most common myth is you can get all your Vitamin D from the sun. This is not true and it becomes most difficult for those who work hard indoors or live in an environment that does not acquire much sunlight, like in the winter of England.

In nature Vitamin D is found in a perfect balance of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K.

When you consume these fat soluble vitamins predominately from animals fats, pasteur fed muscle and organs meats, depending on the shade of your skin (melanin) the sun will help to activate stores.
Fair skin genetically may suit cooler climates, whereas darker skin may have adapted to suit hotter climates.
Thanks to technology transport has made it easier for migration and now people can live anywhere in the world.
To adapt to an genetically unfavourable environment, ones diet has to adapt to reach to biochemical individual needs.

Why are we suddenly seeing this problem?

It is because the people in that are in charge of health advice are either seeing an illusion and misinterpreting the bigger picture or they are marketing a new trend to address superficial mineral deficiencies as opposed to why Vitamin D is deficient.

Australia has seen an increase of rickets (bone disease thought to be caused by vitamin D and calcium deficiency) despite it being one of the most sunny countries in the world.
So one may consider the problem has been the slip, slop, slap advertisements in the 90's to prevent skin cancer, but the reality is the western world has demonized animal products (red meat), animal fats (Cholesterol) , while turning a blind eye to sugar, alcohol, tobacco and politics.

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We are now currently worried that the United Nations, World Health Organisation and The World Economic Forum has another motive other that climate change to force people back into processed, genetically modified, pesticide laden fake foods just rebranded for t



 As Vitamin D also acts as a hormone it is important to understand hormonal feedback loops.

In chemistry we look at serum Phosphate, Albumin, Total Protein.

When Albumin and phosphates are low the body cannot bind free calcium to be utilised and in return left over albumin cannot make cholesterol.

Without cholesterol you cannot make Vitamin D.

When body chemistry is striving to bring harmony and can no longer control free calcium a negative hormonal feed back loop kicks in as a back up plan to deliberately lowering vitamin D.


What Happens When You Force Vitamin D Up Unnaturally?

You pick up calcium and you end up putting it in the wrong areas:

Plaque on teeth leading to gum disease
Plaque in Organs: Thyroid, Breast, Prostate, Gall bladder, Kidneys,
Bone spurs
Heart disease - atherosclerosis - hardening of the arteries
A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is 
a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in your arteries. Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict blood flow to the muscles of your heart.

In Australia is usually privately requested outside of medicare around $150-180 Australian Dollars.
G.P may not be able to bulk bill or rebate, your cardiologist may consider.
Why would a doctor overlook this crucial test? Politics and depends on whether they have solution for the test.

The royal college of medicine and medicare had strict rules on what tests can be done for free under the medical model or even discussed.

This test will need to be recommended by your doctor based on your individual circumstance as there is radiation involved and other tests available to give a medical differential diagnosis.

Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms

Harumi Okuyama 1Peter H LangsjoenTomohito HamazakiYoichi OgushiRokuro HamaTetsuyuki KobayashiHajime Uchino


In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and 'heme A', and thereby ATP generation. Statins inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K2, the cofactor for matrix Gla-protein activation, which in turn protects arteries from calcification. Statins inhibit the biosynthesis of selenium containing proteins, one of which is glutathione peroxidase serving to suppress peroxidative stress. An impairment of selenoprotein biosynthesis may be a factor in congestive heart failure, reminiscent of the dilated cardiomyopathies seen with selenium deficiency. Thus, the epidemic of heart failure and atherosclerosis that plagues the modern world may paradoxically be aggravated by the pervasive use of statin drugs. We propose that current statin treatment guidelines be critically reevaluated.

This article recognizes a broader awareness on just treating cholesterol with a drug by making it evident for the need of other supplements like Vitamin K2 and addressing free calcium excess.

How Health Practitioners Present Blood Chemistry

Isolated biomarkers are compared to a recorded gender specific (male or female) average reference range per profile per page. When markers are seen in isolation the practitioners has difficult viewing the natural homeostasis of body chemistry to bring the body in balance.

  1. It fails to ask why vitamin D is low - thus falling into the trap of treating the symptoms, not the cause.
  2. It ignores the links between different biomarkers and how they affect one another.

How Nutrition Diagnostics Presents The Balance of Body Chemistry

*Then show micro sections of the step process of regulated Vit D.
Show modified teeter totter

1. Stomach acid, protein digestion (urea), protein absorption, cholesterol production and calcium binding. Vit D neg loop.

114-117 pages in report
page 130 free calcium
147, 148 vit d

Before we conclude that a client symptoms, poor immunity or condition is linked to a low vitamin D state and whether supplementing would correct this, we first must define health.

The typical medical reference range a pathology lab uses is based on the World Health Organization and the client's data average who attend a specific lab.

It is worth noting that in Australia we work with around 8 different pathology labs who are using different reference ranges.

Show diff Vit D lab examples:


Clinical labs
Western Diagnostic 
Tasmanian Laboratory Services

Sullivan Nicolaides

25-OH Vitamin D H 207 nmol/L         ( 50 - 150 )

Comments on Collection 643159870 Elevated 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are caused by excessive supplementation.

This result has been obtained using the Diasorin Liaison automated assay to measure 25-OH vitamin D.
According to the Position Statement 'Vitamin D and health in adults in Australia and New Zealand' MJA, 196(11):1-7, 2012, vitamin D status is defined as:


Vitamin D adequacy: >49 nmol/L at the end of winter (levels may need to be 10-20 nmol/L higher at the end of summer, to allow for seasonal decrease.) Mild vitamin D deficiency: 30-49 nmol/L Moderate vitamin deficiency: 12.5-29 nmol/L Severe vitamin D deficiency: < 12.5 nmol/L Sullivan Nicolaides Pty Ltd. ABN 38 078 202 196. NATA/RCPA Accreditation No 1964

The problem with this approach it is geared up to compare a health seeking client to disease for medical diagnosis.

When a client is choosing to participate in a blood chemistry they are not looking for a disease, they are aspiring for health. Changing the lens from disease to health helps a practitioner better understand what must be done to obtain it.

We compare a client to what we call a Optimum Health Range that was reverse engineered by scientists who observed only patterns of chemistry that exhibit health.

Once a client is compared to a Optimum Health Range which is more narrow and defined and then compared with a full body chemistry of around 128 markers, only then you can see this negative feedback loop or true deficiency stemming from malnutrition.

What we see is an accommodation of survival in where the body is deliberately lowing vitamin D to protect you or not being able to manufacture it from fundamental protein and fat stores.

Many practitioners see blood chemistry numbers in a binary fashion, as things being 'bad' or 'good', being bogged down on risk analysis and treating numbers in isolation comparing to 'sick' people reference ranges developed by the WHO, Pathology Labs, Pharmaceutical quota bias and clientele influencing the bell shaped curve.

What should you focus on?
diet and synergy K2 and biomega 369 show link

How do you safely supplement vitamin D?
When should you worry about a low vitamin D?
less than 50.

What is ideal if the groups of markers above are perfect?

When is vitamin D dangerous? 
Depends on rest of chemistry, duration of time and vitmind D above 200.
We have seen 8 clients with Vitamin D at 356 this year due to the pandemic their doctor or health practitioner prescribing doses greater than 2000 IU.
Some have made the mistake of taking greater that 30,000 or 50, 000

Mention sam queen conferance 2010.

Synergy K2 and Why it is the Best K2 Supplement From Australia

Health Model Thinking allows you to buy the right supplement and help the body balance its own chemistry.

Sometimes doctors only test for the disease state not the key markers to bring about health.

In health a lot of people work in absolutes to ease the mental burden. It’s called a heuristic. Low carb, no carb, plant based, low fat, high fat keto, carnivore. Low vitamin D to prescribe high vitamin D. They are absolutes. The body is a little more complex than working in absolutes.
Absolutes are perfect to diagnose and sell a product whether it be supplement or drug, instead of solving why people are have a low vitamin D to begin with.

Every single person is currently chasing this Bio Marker without truly understanding why Vitamin D is low. It is a common mistake as everyone has been silently ingrained by the BioMedical Model of Disease as this model seems to provide the quickest symptom based monetary solution. It is sold by pandemonium and not on how the body works. 

Biochemical individuality- one size fits all supplement prescription does not work

Ultimately, numbers lead some people astray but the correct interpretation leads the way. To learn more about how to balance body chemistry and how it serves as the roadmap for health

Medicine is what a Doctor does for you. Health is what you do for yourself . So if you were ever going to get truly well, when would be the best time to start?