Vitamin D Deficiency and SAD

Soon many of us will turn our clocks back an hour as daylight savings comes to an end.  Darkness will come earlier, and that lack of sunlight can have serious health implications.  For many people, the change in seasons can bring about a severe mood change known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  A recent study review… Read more »

Four Vitamin D Rich Foods You Should be Eating

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient required for proper immune functioning, control of cell growth and bone development. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as the body naturally produces it when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D regulates cellular growth and promotes calcium absorption in the body, leading to stronger bones. Natural sources… Read more »

A Link Between Insulin and Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency is an issue in people with and without diabetes. Research has repeatedly found a clear association between low vitamin D levels in patients with insulin resistance and a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, as shown in this study from Canada. A new study suggests that vitamin D supplementation prior to diagnosis, or… Read more »

D Deficiency and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Vitamin D may play a role in controlling normal breast cell growth and may be able to stop breast cancer cells from growing. You likely know that vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for good… Read more »

Six Good Reasons for Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many Americans – even those who eat a good diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the winter months when the days are shorter and we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting our health… Read more »

Summer Foods Rich in Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient required for proper immune functioning, control of cell growth and bone development. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as the body naturally produces it when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D regulates cellular growth and promotes calcium absorption in the body, leading to stronger bones. Natural sources… Read more »

Vitamin D During Summer Months

You may think that just because it’s summer and you’re spending more time outside; you don’t need to worry about your vitamin D levels.  You’re wrong.  Concerns over skin cancer, encouragement to avoid direct sunlight and increased use of sunscreen means we’re all at risk of vitamin D deficiency. Every cell in your body has… Read more »

Seasonal Allergy Symptoms and Vitamin D

Researchers at the Children’s National Medical Center found that children who suffered from asthma and seasonal allergies were 20 times more likely to be vitamin D deficient than children who didn’t suffer. Likewise, other recent study results demonstrated that vitamin D3 supplementation may alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms as well as treat chronic hives. According to… Read more »

Four Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Some of us aren’t getting as much sunshine as we’re used to right now.  Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight exposure.  Without the sun, we are more at-risk of vitamin D deficiency. It is estimated that around 1 billion people experience this condition all over the world. How do you… Read more »

Need D? Eat These Foods

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient required for proper immune functioning, control of cell growth and bone development. It is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as the body naturally produces it when exposed to the sun. Vitamin D regulates cellular growth and promotes calcium absorption in the body, leading to stronger bones. Natural sources… Read more »