#103 Rethinking Vitamin D with Morley Robbins


Morley Robbins is back on the podcast this week! This time around he’s teaching us about why we may need to start rethinking Vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D is harmful if you don’t need it. 

It’s a controversial topic but we’re gonna talk about it anyway! Morley does not think that the majority of people taking Vitamin D should be taking it. Too much can induce Vitamin D toxicity.

Everywhere we turn nowadays, from the grocery store to the blogosphere, it’s posted that we need more Vitamin D intake. However, this may not always be true! In this episode of the podcast, Morley is going to share the reasons behind this and the potential health conditions that could be caused by excess Vitamin D supplementation.


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About Morley Robbins

morley robbinsMorley Robbins (aka. “Magnesium Man”) is the founder of the Magnesium Advocacy Group. He has been actively serving the healthcare field for the last 35 years, both as a healthcare consultant and as a hospital executive. Mr. Robbins specialized in developing innovative growth strategies, achieving meaningful alignment around service excellence within organizations, as well as developing optimal organizational design to execute strategy. Prior to his becoming a Wellness Coach, Mr. Robbins served as a principal in several national healthcare consulting firms with a primary emphasis on strategy, market development, and creating consumer-driven organizations.

Since entering the world of wellness, Mr. Robbins has completed the WellCoaches (Boston, MA) training for becoming a Wellness Coach, and has completed the year long curriculum with the Institute for Integrated Nutrition (New York, NY) to serve as a Health Counselor. He is devoting his professional attention to being a “Health Futurist” and delivers lifestyle programs and wellness interventions designed to enable individuals and communities attain healthier futures. He will be preaching to others what he has practiced for the last 30 years.

Mr. Robbins is a regular speaker and author on the changing healthcare landscape, the benefits and challenges of living a healthy lifestyle, and the critical need for individuals to take greater responsibility for their health – with particular emphasis on eating real food and restoring mineral balance.

He has a passionate interest in restoring Magnesium to its majestic and rightful stance as the “Teacher of the Classroom” of the cell’s physiology. He delights in his newfound persona “Magnesium Man!,” and much to his surprise, leading Magnesium researchers claim he is a “lay Mg expert.” Since his rebirth with Magnesium, he has formed a NFP organization, the Magnesium Advocacy Group (www.GotMag.org) which is dedicated to educating the public and health professionals about the central role Magnesium metabolism plays in the human body.

Mr. Robbins received a BA in Biology from Denison University in Ohio and holds an MBA from George Washington University in healthcare administration, with additional concentrations in finance and marketing management. He can be reached online at morley@MagnesiumMan.com and by phone at 847.922.8061. You can also gain additional information about the importance of mineral balancing by visiting his YouTube videos.

Twenty-one books and 1,200 articles on Magnesium and Magnesium deficiency, Morley has come to realize that Magnesium plays a role in all metabolic systems, and is therefore a contributing factor to nearly all major health issues. Through the Magnesium Advocacy Group, he is committed to educating as many people as possible about the MAG-nificence of Magnesium and ending the epidemic of Magnesium deficiency plaguing the health and well-being of human beings.

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  • mike

    cant we just take vitamin k with vitamin d and we will be fine?

    • It’s not that simple. that will not ameliorate all the problems with D. But it does help! Again, I prefer if clients get D from food and ONLY take it if they have the correct testing we talk about in the podcast. Some people, of course, do need Vitamin D.

      • Cindy Rodberg

        and can you give us information about how many people damaged their health from vitamin d3? I mean real information and not generalities.

  • Jim
  • Steven Freier

    I listened to your entire podcast about the problem with overdosing Vitamin D3 and how we all get too much Calcium, and D3 just adds to that problem. You talk a lot about how Magnesium is more important. I get that, but now I am confused about D3 because I just read this book by your fellow health researcher, Chicagoan Jeff T. Bowles – THE MIRACULOUS RESULTS OF EXTREMELY HIGH DOSES OF THE SUNSHINE HORMONE VITAMIN D3 MY EXPERIMENT WITH HUGE DOSES OF D3 FROM 25,000 to 50,000 to 100,000 IU A Day OVER A 1 YEAR PERIOD. And in that book he cites numerous studies that indicate that most people are way too deficient in D. and he also provides numerous testimonials about not only how he used D3 (along with K2) but his readers testimonials of tremendous healing using large doses of D3 + K2 (many also used Magnesium). So how do you explain those results? I mean some of the results are astounding!

    • He got good results because perhaps many of those people needed Vitamin d! I think those doses are crazy. Just because D is good does not mean that more of it is better. And we don’t know what other confounding factors contributed to their regained health. Im sure they were doing a lot more than taking Vitamin d.

      Again, I’m not vilifying D. We are merely pointing out that it is not a good idea to take any vitamin, including Vitamin D, unless you need it.

      • Cindy Rodberg

        We need vitamins to live and our food is dangerously depleted of vitamins and minerals thru over processing. Your comments could really hurt people. I have never heard of such a thing.

  • Fay Louise

    this is just stupid,. wendy meyers aren’t you the least bit embarrassed that you have not read up on vitamin d physiology better? calcium on steroids? seriously? medical conspiracy? obviously you’re spinning along with morley and for people who don’t understand vitamin d physiology, it sounds all so feasible.

  • Fay Louise

    Rethinking Vitamin D With Morley Robbins and Wendy Myers.
    “This Podcast is For Entertainment Only”. that actually sums it up nicely…
    well i wrote my two cents in and .. got deleted, who would’ve thunk?
    “this is just stupid, wendy meyers aren’t you the bit least embarrassed that you haven’t read up on vitamin d physiology better? calcium on steroids? seriously? a medical conspiracy? obviously you are spinning along with morley, and for those who do not know vitamin d physiology, it seems so feasible..for shame

    • HI Fay,
      I have read up on vitamin d. And I have talked to many, many health experts. The good health practitioners that I know DON”T give D to everyone – only to the people that need it. Mind you, we are not talking about avoiding D – only avoiding it if you don’t need it. I always encourage clients to get tested to ensure if they need it or not.

      • Fay Louise

        Fay Louise Wendy Myers • 2 minutes ago
        Hold on, this is waiting to be approved by Liveto110.com.
        well you obviously are spinning, either you are spinning out of ignorance or you are spinning on an agenda. either way, i see it, and anyone who knows vitamin d physiology can see it, and using good-will and well-meaning common sensical generalizations as straw men, don’t cut it,. for shame,..

      • Shannon

        My health got way worse after Vit D. and the internet is riddled with many people in the same boat..people sticking with D, even when they feel horrible because they think it’s some kind of detox reaction when they are really depleting other vitamin and mineral reserves and frying their adrenals and thyroid. I wish I had have known about this and saved myself years of grief. Thanks, Wendy.

  • Cindy Rodberg

    Always sad to hear people cutting down others who are trying to help people. You obviously don’t listen to Dr Mercola. He recommends that you get your vitamin D3 levels checked by a doctor and you get your vitamin d3 thru sensible exposure to natural sunshine. I never get why people do this. We are just all trying to learn and improve our health and that of our loved ones and the negativity really distracts and takes away from this. Everyone needs to let go of their egos and try to help us all learn. Also be sure when you are laughing and giggling at another person just trying to help people learn that you actually do know what they are saying and aren’t misquoting their information.

  • Dr. Mercola sells Vitamin D. This is why I mentioned his name. I’m not laughing at him. I love Dr. Mercola and the amazing info he gives to the public. It’s just that this is a little known issue. The BEST health practitioners I know do now indiscriminantly give vitamin d to everyone like most doctors.

  • yes, you can view all this documentation I have gathered about the negative effects of Vitamin d if you don’t need it. Mind you on the podcast we are saying to get tested before supplementing. Not warning against all D supplementation.
    Vitamin-D Resistance is CAUSED by Mg deficiency:
    Carolyn Dean’s take on D Effectiveness impaired by Mg deficiency:http://www.nutritionalmagnesium.org/magnesium-deficiency-reduces-vitamin-d-effectiveness/