Tag: vitamin d
According to the Research Letter, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, bottle labels on vitamin D supplements aren’t always accurate. As a matter of fact, sometimes they are way off. Vitamin D supplements sold over the counter may have as little as 9% or as much as 146% of the vitamin D that their labels imply.
Depression is a serious problem. But too often people are quick to subscribe to the belief that the only control they have over it involves taking a pill. This simply isn’t the case. Natural, active health can lead to happiness. Here are 5 research-backed strategies for increasing happiness in your own life.
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the third leading cause of death in American. According to the World Health Organization, it shares fourth and fifth places (with HIV-AIDS) as the cause of death worldwide. The disease is marked by significant lung damage, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and a significant amount of mucous, and is primarily caused by smoking.
Suffering from depression? There are natural solutions for avoiding and treating depression. The best part? These tips could not only make you a happier person, but also a healthier person. Here are 5 potential solutions for avoiding depression.
In some of the latest, exciting research, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., found that vitamin D could be a possible treatment for women suffering from a deadly form of breast cancer.
Though winter is almost behind us, germs are spreading year-round. Even if you spend your days locked in a school with children, you can avoid a springtime cold or a resurgence of the flu by preparing in advance. Shoring up your immune system is something you can do daily, through proper diet, plenty of sunshine, and a few valuable herbs and vitamins. Here are 4 immune boosters.
The vitamin D and weight loss connection has been found before, but even newer research is drawing a link. According to a new study, obese mothers are passing along extremely low levels of vitamin D to their unborn child. It is possible that vitamin D becomes trapped inside the fat tissue so that there is less available to circulate through the body.
Radiation can cause cancer; this isn’t news. But for many people, the fact that vitamin D can protect against this and other dangerous harmful effects of radiation is news. Adding radiation-protection to the lengthy list of vitamin D benefits means that if you haven’t already, you may want to consider basking in the sun for a little bit for serious disease prevention and boosted health.
If you make your living off of treating people with melanoma, you might (really, might) know a thing or two about skin cancer. Dr. Angus Dalgleish says he used to advise people slather on the sunblock and avoid the sun like vampires. But now, his tune has changed and he has started advising his patients differently. The crux of his advice: reduce your cancer risk by increasing your sun exposure.