Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

Research suggests that women with low levels of vitamin D 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… Read more »

D Deficiency Linked to Prostate Cancer

A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency can lead to highly aggressive prostate tumors.  A report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, showed that the lower the vitamin D level, the more aggressive the prostate cancer. The study adds to a growing body of information on the importance of vitamin D, including in the… Read more »

Chronic Pain Linked to Deficiency in Vitamin D

A recent study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be linked with chronic pain.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. Subjects with a… Read more »

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 »