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Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

By | October 10th, 2017|Blog|

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 leisure time. The offshoot of chronic stress results in depression, anxiety, and insomnia. While we ought [...]

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Nursing moms may need vitamin D

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 supplementation for nursing mothers affected their vitamin D levels and those of their [...]

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines

By | August 3rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 Rosen of the Canadian Dermatology Association. "These include claims by the tanning industry that the [...]

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

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 enough to meet the definition of premenstrual syndrome, characterized by moderate [...]

Many Women Lack D: Finding underscores need for education, say researchers

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Low vitamin D status often may be overlooked by doctors, leading to inadequate vitamin D supplementation in patients with osteoporosis, say researchers. A study of 1,554 postmenopausal women showed that 52% of these women had suboptimal vitamin D concentrations. Most study participants were healthy, ambulatory, community-dwelling, white women who were well educated. These results underscore [...]

Does winter make you SAD? Try more D

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 of vitamin D is sunlight. When the skin is directly exposed to sunlight, a [...]

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

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 rheumatoid arthritis called inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). They recorded the diets of a large group of [...]