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World-Renowned Medical Experts join forces to teach the benefits of Vitamin D during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Super Producer Tamra Simmons and Communications Expert Ebony Porter-Ike partner with Global Medical Expert Leslie Ray Matthews to produce a groundbreaking documentary

Atlanta, GA – January 25, 2021 — Internationally Recognized and Award-Winning Surgeon Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews launched a global initiative in late 2020 to educate the international community of the benefits of daily intake of Vitamin D.  Dr. Matthews has revolutionized the use of “high-dose” vitamin D in the frontline treatment of coronavirus and other diseases of chronic illnesses such as traumatic brain injuries, heart attacks, strokes, concussions, ventilator-associated pneumonia, sepsis, ARDS, and infections.

A former Mayo Clinic-trained fellow and Senior Associate Consultant (SAC), former professor of clinical surgery, and a former director of surgical critical care and trauma surgery, Dr. Matthews is no stranger to saving critical lives with cutting-edge vitamin D research.

Dr. Matthews’ desire to educate the masses as quickly as possible was the driving factor behind creating “Vitamin D3: The Miracle Vitamin”.  This groundbreaking project will provide the research and support that highlights that Vitamin D’s proper dosage could eradicate many of our deadly illnesses, including Covid-19.

Executive produced by Emmy nominated Super Producer Tamra Simmons (LA Productions) and Award-Winning Communications Expert, Ebony Porter -Ike.  Joined by some of the brightest scientific minds globally, “Vitamin D3: The Miracle Vitamin” will provide education, debunk myths, and provide a direction for the next phase of the world post-Covid-19.

Many studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency is linked to impaired growth and development within the human body. This documentary is needed to share this information with the world and show the importance of how the world we live in today is deficient, which can cause other illnesses to arise. I am excited to work with a world-renowned physician such as Dr. Matthews to inform and educate on this subject matter,” stated Simmons.

“I am excited to work on this project with Tamra and Dr. Matthews. After Dr. Matthews shared the many benefits of Vitamin D3 and how its daily inclusion can reduce many of our risks, I felt led to tell the world.  This documentary will save many lives,” stated Porter-Ike

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About the Executive Producers

Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews is celebrated as one of the “Top Vitamin D Experts in the World,” A Mississippi native. Matthews earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, cum laude, at the University of Mississippi in 1985, followed by an MD in 1989. He completed his surgical residency training at Morehouse School of Medicine and a two-year surgical critical care fellowship at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Besides his work at Morehouse School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. Matthews has lectured in Dubai and various other Middle Eastern countries. He has also spoken before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Washington, D.C., six times, where he most recently presented on the clinical updates in vitamin D research. He was the first person to ever speak regarding vitamin supplements for the FDA.

Tamra Simmons is an internationally acclaimed CEO, producer, writer, talent director, and entrepreneur. She is most recognized for her work as the creator and executive producer of the ground-breaking Lifetime documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly. The docuseries has reached over 26.8 million viewers and over 20 million live streams since its debut on Jan 3rd, 2019, with part II airing in January 2020. Simmons has become one of the most sought-after executive producers in the nation and has been honored by and nominated for awards such as the 2019 Emmy Award, Critics Choice Award (MTV), Best Documentary Series (MTV), Program of The Year, Inclusion Award, 2020 NAACP Image Award & recently she won a 2020 Peabody Award for her humanitarian work and more. Simmons’ names have become synonymous with some of the most widely known public figures globally, including Ava DuVernay, John Legend, Bill Maher, Chelsea Peretti, and Aziz Ansanri. With an extensive portfolio of work such as Producer on VH1’s Growing Up Hip Hop, Producer for VH1’S Mary Mary, and casting director for several major brands. Her work has been recognized by national media outlets, including The Red TableTalk, NBC, FOX, Variety, and many others.

Ebony Porter-Ike is an Author, Speaker, Publicist, and Producer with over 15 years of strong business consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies in the space of Mergers and Acquisitions, energy, public sectors, and entertainment; Ebony Porter-Ike has been the “Go to Person” for the resuscitation of failing businesses.  She has been known as the guru for assisting new startups with a comprehensive marketing plan and objective.  With a clear view of business, she has worked on brokering deals for reality shows, production of large events, national hair shows, and building industry megastars brands.  She has received numerous awards for her exemplary work in Public Relations & Business.  Ebony is revered in the industry as the “Guru of Business” with her creative skills in helping new and existing brands to maximize their market share.

Stuart Brown is an Actor, Communications Consultant, and Author. He is also the Entertainment Editor for Black Media Daily, a 24/7 media outlet providing a voice for black content creators and a place to control their image throughout the Diaspora. Stuart is also the co-author of the book Blueprint which discusses the everyday tactics of winning.


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