Kids need supplemental vitamin D in their formative years

Twenty years ago many naturopaths and nutritionists were advocating huge increases in vitamin D for infants and youth—a group generally thought by the mainstream medical community to not need it. The reason these alternative-health experts were recommending increases was because vitamin D had so clearly been linked to solving numerous health conditions. The reward for […]

Cancer prevention/vitamin D link

Vitamin D has been linked to cancer prevention for at least a decade. This link was confirmed stronger than ever in a study published in PLOS ONE, April 2016. Researchers at UC San Diego conducted an analysis of all the data gathered over the years and concluded that vitamin D levels of 40 ng/ml or […]

City life and Alzheimer’s disease

How are city life and Alzheimer’s disease connected? According to The Week, quoting a recent study, breathing air polluted by traffic fumes may be harmful not only to your heart and lungs, but also to your brain. A 15-year study conducted by the University of Umea in Sweden, in conjunction with other study groups such […]

Our largest organ and toxins that affect it

Our skin is our largest organ though we don’t think of it that way. Women, especially, make an effort to protect and treat their skin with expensive lotions and other beautifying cosmetics. Many of us eat carefully, drink carefully and exercise in order to look our healthy best. We think of organs as liver, kidney, heart etc. But the […]

Research points to essential role of sunlight in lowering BMI

With so much of the population currently overweight or obese the magical BMI number (Body Mass Index) is now receiving a lot of attention. It is even standard procedure for many doctors offices to include it in their patient forms. And for those fixated on this important number—or those who know nothing about it, but are […]

Research team determines level of vitamin D needed to prevent cancer

On February 29 we reported on new research that demonstrated vitamin D supplements lowered the risk of heart disease. Now researchers from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine are reporting on how they analyzed the link between vitamin D and cancer to determine what blood level of vitamin D was required to […]

Two common nutrient deficiencies in the Standard American Diet

According to some studies there are two important nutrient deficiencies that afflict about 80 percent of westerners and others who have become addicted to the Standard American Diet. They are vitamin D and magnesium. The best vitamin D, of course, is from the sun, which makes it in the body. Sunscreen use over the last decades has […]

Lack of sun/vitamin D increases risk of pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the world’s 12th most common form of cancer and the 7th most cancer-related cause of death, according to a survey of 107 countries by the Cancer Research Fund International. 338,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. And new research has established a strong link to pancreatic cancer and vitamin D deficiency. Developed countries […]

The cancer patient who outlived his doctors

Stamitis Moraitis, a Greek war veteran who arrived in the U.S. in 1943 to receive treatment for his mangled arm, after which he became a citizen, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 1976. Not willing to accept one opinion, he consulted a total of nine doctors, all of whom urged him to immediately pursue aggressive cancer […]

Weakness and lack of mobility may result from vitamin D deficiency

As we reminded readers in a recent post–it’s winter in much of the world and special care should be taken to get your vitamin D, or ‘sunshine vitamin.’ Modern science has come to realize that this essential vitamin plays more roles in our health than even the medical field knew just a few years ago. Older […]