Psoriasis and Vitamins

For 8 million Americans, psoriasis is a chronic disease that must be endured daily. Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells grow at an abnormally fast rate, often causing red and silver lesions on the skin which can be itchy, bumpy and painful.  Recent research has focused on vitamin supplementation and how a variety of… Read more »

Psoriasis and Sunshine

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with psoriasis.  Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight.  Vitamin D reduces inflammation.  The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV… Read more »

Sun Safety for the Summer

Summer is here and it’s natural to want to get out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D.  But you also need to think about sun safety and your skin and how you’ll protect it while you’re enjoying the summer season. Ultraviolet (UV) rays – from the sun and other sources like tanning… Read more »

Vitamin D in the Summer Months

You may think that just because it’s summer, 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 a receptor for vitamin D, which makes… Read more »

Brain Boosting Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin supplements for the brain can help with cognitive health by increasing blood flow to the brain and improving the brain’s functions, memory and sharpness. A healthy brain not only helps with alertness, but also helps with better managing stress. Medical experts maintain that certain minerals, vitamins and supplements are an important part of maintaining brain… Read more »

Vitamin D – Do You Get Enough?

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.”  You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the majority… Read more »

Dairy Plus Vitamin D for Healthy Bones

Milk – it does a body good, right?  It is well known that dairy products are essential for healthy bones by helping us meet our daily calcium requirement.  But you could drink 8 glasses of milk a day and it wouldn’t matter without vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium. Researchers from Harvard… Read more »

Lack of Sun Exposure Leads to Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is important for immune system health, and we get it from the sun. That’s why some scientists argue that protecting yourself from UV rays is detrimental to your health. For the last 30 years or so, dermatologists, health officials, beauty experts and companies have shunned the sun. They’ve told us to avoid it… Read more »

IBS – Benefits of Vitamin D

A new study from the University of Sheffield has found that vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms.  In the United States, it is estimated that 10 to 15 percent of the adult population suffers from IBS symptoms, yet only 5 to 7 percent of adults have been diagnosed with the disease. IBS is… Read more »

Knowledge: Signs of D Deficiency

You know there are many benefits of vitamin D – strong bones, improved mood and according to recent research, more efficient weight loss. But the symptoms of a deficiency in this critical vitamin are lesser known and you should be aware.  Here are eight signs of vitamin D deficiency: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Believe it or… Read more »