vitamin D

Study doubting vitamin D bone benefits was poorly structured and unreliable, say experts

by Ronald G. Reichert, ND Since earning his doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in 1989, Dr Ronald Reichert has worked as an expert consultant to the natural health products industry. In addition to maintaining a private practice, he is an...
Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Guest Post by Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Heidi Fritz, MA, ND  Our society is overburdened with stressors of all kinds: tense work places, long commutes, family/relationship troubles, financial difficulties, too much caffeine, too little sleep, and not enough...

Nursing moms may need vitamin D

Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, found that high doses of vitamin D improved the vitamin D status of nursing moms and their infants. In this study, the objective was to look at how high-dose vitamin D2...

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines

There has been some confusion about the amount of sun exposure required to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D, according to the Canadian Dermatology Association. "People are hearing many different recommendations, some of which can be misleading," says Dr Cheryl...

Reduce PMS Risk: Get more calcium and vitamin D, find researchers

A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), according to a new study. While most women may experience mild emotional or physical premenstrual symptoms, as many as eight to 20% of women experience symptoms severe...

Does winter make you SAD? Try more D

With another long winter upon us, it’s essential to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D in order to prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD can result in anxiety and depression, increased carbohydrate cravings, sleep problems and fatigue. Our main source...

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by widespread damage and inflammation in the joints and soft tissues surrounding the joints. Researchers at the University of Manchester in England compared dietary intake of antioxidants and the risk of developing a type of...