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There’s a very simple solution to your lack of vitamin D

Posted July 7, 2013

Despite living in a famously sunny country, we’ve been getting reports of widespread vitamin D deficiency for some time now. The solution to this problem is simply the judicious use of a plentiful, if somewhat maligned, natural resource.

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Genetically Susceptible to Breast Cancer? Vitamin D Just Might Save Your Life

Posted July 7, 2013

While age, lifestyle, diet and physical activity all play a significant role in development of breast cancer, an estimated fifteen percent of women fall victim to the disease due to genetic susceptibility. Current treatment options remain limited, but extensive research clearly demonstrates that natural compounds—including vitamin D—may play an effective role in the prevention and even treatment of breast cancer.

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Sunshine could benefit health and prolong life, study suggests

Posted May 8, 2013

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke – and even prolong life, a study suggests.

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Why Sunshine May Be The New Spinach

Posted April 25, 2013

Spinach may still be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, but perhaps Popeye would want to start touting vitamin D as the next great muscle-building powerhouse. For the study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, a team of researchers recently performed a systemic review to find out if and how vitamin D levels in the body are related to muscle strength and/or incidence of injury.

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What Sunscreen to Use

Posted April 9, 2013

Sunny weather is here again and with it comes concerns about sun exposure and sunburn. The sun is beneficial for its ability to induce vitamin D production in our bodies. For those people who take cod liver oil in the winter for its vitamin D value, it may be prudent to switch during the sunny summer months to fish oil or krill oil as an omega 3 supplement, which do not contain vitamin D. It may be possible to build up too high a level of vitamin D in the bloodstream.

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Seven amazing health benefits of sunlight

Posted January 18, 2013

Let’s start with the obvious. Sunlight is the initiator of vitamin D3 creation in our bodies. Sunshine’s UVB rays interact with the cholesterol in our skin that ignites a process to create vitamin D from our kidneys and liver. This doesn’t happen without sunlight.

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Wild bitter gourd improves metabolic syndrome: A preliminary dietary supplementation trial

Posted April 30, 2012

Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) is a common tropical vegetable that has been used in traditional or folk medicine to treat diabetes. Wild bitter gourd (WBG) ameliorated metabolic syndrome (MetS) in animal models. We aimed to preliminarily evaluate the effect of WBG supplementation on MetS in Taiwanese adults.

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Supplementation with Krill Oil May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack: Animal Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers investigated effects of krill oil on cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI). Rats were randomized to pre-treatment with krill oil (KO) or as control (Co) 2 wk before induction of MI.

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Micronutrient Supplementation Cumulatively Increases Fetal Growth

Posted April 30, 2012

In a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso involving 1,056 single pregnancies, the odds of delivering a small-for-gestational age baby was reduced by 21% for each additional tertile of cumulative micronutrient intake (CMI), and this association was positively modified by gestational age at enrollment.

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Evidence Shows Vitamin A for Children Can Save Lives

Posted April 30, 2012

Evidence that vitamin A supplementation for children saves lives and prevents illness is strong enough to deem further placebo-based trials to be unethical and to support supplementation for all children in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new meta-analysis published online August 25 in the British Medical Journal.

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