Study Finds Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Chronic Inflammation

If you suffer from chronic inflammation, a vitamin D deficiency may be to blame.  A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and high levels of inflammation, providing an important biomarker to identify those at higher risk of, or severity of, chronic illnesses with an… Read more »

Three Subtle Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency

It’s summer and the sun is shining, so chances are, you’re not thinking too much about your vitamin D consumption. The truth is, many of us suffer from a vitamin D deficiency and no matter how much sun we get in the summer months, it can’t make up for that loss.  But how do you… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Vitamin D and Immune Health

Vitamin D is necessary for the proper functioning of your immune system, which is your body’s first line of defense against infection and disease. This vitamin plays a critical role in promoting your immune health. It has both anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties and is crucial for the activation of immune system defenses. Vitamin D enhances the pathogen… Read more »

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Daylight savings is coming to an end and the diminished sunlight hours could be robbing your body of essential vitamin D. A recent study suggests that nearly 75 percent of American teens and adults are lacking in vitamin D, which is vital for calcium absorption, promoting bone growth and maintaining a healthy immune system.  Sun exposure… Read more »