The Vitamin D Revolution is Coming

I am very complimented that so many of my patients have asked what happened to my newsletter?  I have been very busy!

I'm happy to announce to all my patients and friends than on February 23, 2009 my first book, the vitamin D revolution will be released on my publisher Hay House's website, as well as on  This book has been a labor of love for the last approximately eight months.  I am very happy and proud with how the book turned out, and hope that it will help many people.

In all my many years of practice of medicine, I've never seen one vitamin, even vitamin C, have such profound effects on human health.  As most of you who are my patients know I've been normalizing and optimizing my patient's vitamin D levels for the last approximate five years.  90% of the new patients that I see are significantly deficient in vitamin D even in Southern California!  This brought me to the moral and spiritual imperative to share this information with the entire world.  It is estimated that there are over one billion people deficient in vitamin D worldwide.

There are two additional aspects to my "vitamin D project". 


One  is that I've contracted with a nutritional supplement company which only makes products for physicians.  I am partnering with them and with Hay House to release a pharmaceutical quality vitamin D3 which will be sold at supermarket prices.  This will assure that people are honestly and accurately getting the proper dose of vitamin D to help keep them healthy.  There is another exciting aspect to my vitamin D project, which I will be delighted to announce in February.

Above the 35th parallel in the United States there is a "vitamin D winter" from approximately November through March.  Los Angeles is at the 34th parallel.  Therefore sitting in the sun even on these warm January days will make very little vitamin D in your skin.  I encourage all of my patients to ask me to check your vitamin D level so we can make sure that you are optimized.

The website for my book will go live in the first or second week of February.  The book will be available later in February on the Internet, and it will be in brick-and-mortar bookstores by April 1, 2009.  If you're my patient you will be able to get the book at my office for a reduced price.

I am hoping to start a national and possibly international dialogue with the "movers and shakers" in healthcare.  I would ask any or all of my patients or friends if you have any ideas for ways that I can get the word out on Vitamin D,  to please contact me at my e-mail.

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29 Responses to “The Vitamin D Revolution is Coming”

  1. Welcome to the world of publishing, most beloved Dr. Soram!

    The world will benefit from your genius as so many of us who are lucky enough to be your patients have all these many years.

    Perhaps someone you know can introduce you to Dr. Oz which would in turn lead to Oprah…

    God’s blessings on you and this wonderful book.



  2. Judith Barth-Edwards Reply 02. Feb, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    how much vitamin D should the average person take a day

  3. Regarding Vitamin D deficiency: I am a 5 year survivor of metastatic breast cancer and get a blood workup regularly at my oncologist’s office. This year for the first time, the oncologist recommended checking my Vitamin D level as recent research shows a correlation between breast cancer and Vitamin D deficiency. Sure enough, I was below the normal range (despite a very active outdoor life) and I am now adding 2,000 mg Vitamin D twice per week to my regimen, in addition to the 800 units per day that I per day that I was already taking.

    I will be interested in reading your book. Thanks!

  4. D3 ? how is this different from straight D1000mg?

  5. Dear Dr. Soram,

    Hello Again. Will your book be published in French so I can share it with Francophone colleagues?


  6. YOU ROCK DR. SORAM!!! I look forward to seeing you soon.

  7. I am hoping you might comment on the erroneous Vitamin D test results that have been attributed to the testing done by Quest Labs.

    • Yes Mary Ann, they had erroneous results for quite a while as exposed in the News. I am running my patients’ Vitamin D levels at another lab for that reason. Quest tells me they have fixed the problem at this time.
      Thanks for the comment

  8. shirley schackmann Reply 16. Feb, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Dr. Soram, do go on Oprah!
    she still has the most influence on what
    books people choose.

    shirley schackmann

    • Thanks Shirley! I am working on it ! I am quite connected to Oprah through several of my patients and I hope she will allow me the opportunity to spread the word on the importance of Vitamin D on her TV show!

  9. Hi Dr. Soram I very much enjoyed your talk on Hay House and the effects of Vitamin D. I cannot take a Multivitamin because I suffer from Interstitial Cystitis so therefore have to take separate vitamins. Would Vitamin D. be of benefit to me. I do not know what my levels are but, I’m planning on asking my Dr. about it. Would there be any correlation between I.C. and lack of Vitamin D.

    • Yes Pauline sorry for the delay in my answer…..
      Vitamin D would be very helpful for you ..please start with a blood test and my book will tell you how with your doctor to normalize your levels
      Best to you
      Soram Khalsa MD

  10. Hi Dr. Khalsa, truly enjoyed your interview on Hay House.

    I am wondering if you feel that the 50 k level would be beneficial for someone who has mixed connective tissue disease? I ‘ve been taking 2K
    units for about a month but am not sure if this will help or hinder my spasms.
    Any info would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

    • Thanks for the question Alex. I cannot tell you if 50k once a week is a right dose or too high a dose for you. Autoimmune diseases do have a connection with Vitamin D, but without a blood test it is hard to tell how much you really need. On my website in about 2 weeks, I will have available an at home finger-stick blood test that people can do at home. You send your blood spot to the lab and about 10 days later the results come to you. With that result and the information in my book you can work with your doctor to normalize your levels. Of course you can also do a blood test for D with your doctor at his office. Just be sure he orders the correct blood test !
      Very best wishes,
      Dr Soram

  11. Dear Dr. Soram: Thank you for all your love, caring and healing. You have always been there for me and my family and I am so appreciative. Congratulations on your book. I know this is important work. You should have your own weekly talk show. Move over Dr. Oz!
    See you soon, I am sure.

    • Thanks Indy! I have been on several radio shows about my book and am really enjoying talking to a larger group of people about Vitamin D and good health in general. I am working on the TV thing!
      Best to you!
      Dr S

  12. What is the other name for Vit D?

  13. Dear Dr Soram- I’ve read so much about balancing your vitamins so that one does not impede the impact of another- Will taking 5000 IU’s of D for a period of time ( I listened to you on Hay House) to get my level up throw off the effect my other supplements? My last blood level showed a reading of 34. (We live in SF, CA) I have Type 1 DM and have musculoskeletal pain that began around perimenopause and has worsened. I am willing to try anything that will help. Thank you and Best to you~

    • Good question Mary,
      Normalizing your D will NOT imbalance your other vitamins! As you know I get my patients blood levels up to 40-70 ng/ml for optimal health especially with Diabetes. Do watch your blood sugars when your D levels get up as sometimes you can use LESS insulin when the D levels are up.

      With B VITAMINS I do recommend balancing all the B’s. Too much of one B vitamin can throw off the other B’s

      Hope that helps
      Dr Soram

  14. Do I need to take vitam D as I live in the carribean where the sun shines all year long.
    Thank you.

  15. I just finished your book and I thought it was great. Where I live the doctors seem to be years behind. Iam sure my D level is low but am taking D3 tablets to gradually raise it.
    You mentioned cancer in your book,well I have lung cancer and I was hoping you might have other markers I need to check that will help me fight this?
    I would be willing to travel to you for a check up.


    • HI Ken
      I am so glad you liked my book!
      Lung cancer is a vitamin D deficient cancer so I am glad you are taking it.
      Ask your doctor for a blood test for Vitamin D and that will help you/him to determine the best dose as I describe in Chapter 5 of my book. I do have an at home Vitamin D blood test kit you can do if your doctor will not do the Vitamin D test.

      Here is the link:

      I hope that helps
      Dr Soram

  16. I have a vitamin d deficiency how much I can take where I can get your product thx