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Why You Should Embrace Healthful Sun Exposure

19 Jan 2020

You've been lied to about this, and are probably avoiding it - even though it makes your risk of a heart attack soar. Just 20 minutes can work wonders, opening up your blood vessels and significantly lowering your risk of heart disease.

Vitamin D Protects Against Infections

14 Jan 2020

Vitamin D protects against infection by increasing levels of the cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide, or CAMP. CAMP is made by immune cells and skin and gut cells, which act as a barrier to infection. A bioactive form of vitamin D was also useful for treating staph infections on the skin.

Are These the Top 3 Stress-Busting Supplements?

19 Dec 2019

Stress and anxiety are common conditions negatively affecting everyday life. Relaxation techniques, exercise and getting more sleep, are all positive steps. If you're still struggling, consider boosting your intake of these nutrients.

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

17 Dec 2019

Negative headlines abound, trumpeting the failure of vitamin D supplementation to prevent malignancy and cardiovascular disease. But the researchers and journalists are failing to tell you an important key fact that turns all their data on its head.

Sunlight Improves Gut Health

11 Nov 2019

You may be avoiding the sun, but recent data reveal that even short exposure may improve your gut health and reduce symptoms of certain diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. I'll share ways to enjoy the results of this study.

Research Project Takes Aim at Magnesium Deficiency

23 Sep 2019

Nearly half of Western people don't get enough of this nutrient that's crucial to brain and cardiovascular health, muscle and nerve function, detoxification, mitochondrial function and activation of other nutrients. Even subclinical deficiencies can be deadly, so don't take a chance.

Low vitamin D linked to adolescent behavior problems

05 Sep 2019

Children with low vitamin D levels between the ages of 5 and 12 years are 1.8 times more likely to develop behavior problems in adolescence. Aggression and rule-breaking behaviors were linked to vitamin D deficiency, adding support to the importance of optimizing vitamin D levels to protect mental health throughout life.

Parkinson's patients with low vitamin D more likely to fall

29 Aug 2019

Optimizing vitamin D levels is beneficial for Parkinson's prevention and may help to reduce the incidence of non-motor symptoms, including falls, sleep problems, depression and anxiety. People with Parkinson's are also more likely to have low vitamin D, highlighting the importance of maintaining healthy levels.

Birth rate reaches record low as premature deliveries rise

07 Aug 2019

Recent data reveal the number of new births has been declining over the past 20 years, while the number of preterm births is rising. Some attribute the declining numbers to socioeconomic factors, but it is likely related to multiple factors.

How vitamin D keeps you young and thin

29 Jul 2019

Vitamin D performs a number of vital functions in your body. Optimizing your levels is crucial to good health. Research shows vitamin D is also important to reducing metabolic syndrome and inhibiting DNA damage.

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