Vitamin D supplements more likely to prevent respiratory infections than flu vaccine

The research on vitamin D providing bone health benefits is consistently conclusive. The research on using vitamin D to prevent respiratory infections has been more mixed. So, to get a more definitive answer, a team of researchers at Queen Mary University of London decided to take a look at pooled data from 25 separate trials. […]

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 […]

The roles of Vitamin B3

The roles of vitamin B3 (niacin) in your body are many and varied. Vitamin B3 helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. It supports good circulation and helps suppress inflammation. Vitamin B3 (niacin) is important for maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and metabolism. It is […]

Vitamin D supplementing extends life ‘on par with exercising’

In 1822 a Polish physician was the first to highlight the important role of vitamin D by claiming exposure to sunlight could cure rickets. His research was ignored by mainstream medicine… to the detriment of hundreds of thousands of people over the next 100 years. Finally, a century later, vitamin D importance became “mainstream.” So […]

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 […]

Important brain nutrients found in animal products

The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. It consumes by far the most energy compared to weight than any other part of the body. It comprises only 2 percent of the body’s weight, yet uses 20 percent of our energy. And, unknown to many vegans and vegetarians who don’t take appropriate […]