Vitamin D

Vitamin D, Yes, But Do We Know Enough?

"There's overwhelming evidence ... that increasing your vitamin D intake can make substantial improvement in your overall health and welfare," says Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University. "And there is no downside to increasing your vitamin D intake. As a result I think that most people are now getting on the bandwagon." Read more.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D: no end to its benefits?

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study has come out documenting vitamin D's benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

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12 elements for health

As promised in my first blog, we will explore 12 key elements that are needed for the health of individuals and our planet. After years of study, these are the topics we have determined are most critical:                             

Vitamin D

There's a reason why vitamin D now outsells vitamin C in some stores. Starting in 2008, a corona’s worth of research began showing vitamin D is good for most everything under the sun. Study after study came out documenting its benefits on everything from colon, prostate and breast cancer to blood pressure and heart disease to insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance to psoriasis and dermatitis.1-4

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Vitamin D may play key role in immune system activation

Vitamin D is necessary to trigger T cells – the immune system’s killer cells – into action, and insufficient levels of the vitamin mean the cells remain dormant and inactive, according to findings published in Nature Immunology. Read more.

Vitamin D may cut elderly heart disease and diabetes risk

Middle aged and elderly people with high blood levels of vitamin D may be at a 33 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease, says a new review from the UK. Read more.

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Dietary Supplements: What You Should Know

Dietary supplements are ubiquitous in our time. More than 150 million Americans take dietary supplements as part of their ongoing health and wellness regimen.

A visit to any health food store or pharmacy presents a dizzying array of bottles with exotic-sounding ingredients on the labels. Nearly every day in the media one can find the results of new studies about dietary supplements and nutrients. Information about supplements abounds on the internet, but it is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading.

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