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 adjunct professor at the Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine, and the Director for [...]

Study doubting vitamin D bone benefits was poorly structured and unreliable, say experts 2018-10-25T10:59:00+00:00

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

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain 2018-02-15T15:52:49+00:00

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

Nursing moms may need vitamin D 2018-02-15T15:52:55+00:00

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

Vitamin D and the Sun: Dermatology association provides guidelines 2015-09-09T13:49:27+00:00

Sunshine Vitamin Ups Cancer Survival: Vitamin D found to play a role in lung cancer progression

Getting enough vitamin D may be a matter of life or death, according to a new study that suggests it plays an important role in surviving lung cancer. Researchers found that the lung cancer patients with high intake who had surgery during the summer were more than twice as likely to be alive five years [...]

Sunshine Vitamin Ups Cancer Survival: Vitamin D found to play a role in lung cancer progression 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

Shedding Light on Prostate Cancer: Vitamin D from sun found to decrease risk

In the largest such study to date, a research team from three cancer centers measured sunlight exposure in men and found that increased exposure to sunlight may decrease the risk of prostate cancer. The researchers, led by Esther John, PhD, of the Northern California Cancer Center, found that men with high sun exposure had half [...]

Shedding Light on Prostate Cancer: Vitamin D from sun found to decrease risk 2015-09-09T13:49:28+00:00

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

Reduce PMS Risk: Get more calcium and vitamin D, find researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:01+00:00

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

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 [...]

Many Women Lack D: Finding underscores need for education, say researchers 2018-02-15T15:53:03+00:00

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

Does winter make you SAD? Try more D 2015-09-09T13:49:30+00:00

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

Vitamins lower risk of arthritis 2018-02-15T15:53:05+00:00

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