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|6/15/2014 - For years, the mathematical equation offered to those trying to lose weight seemed simple enough: Burn more calories than you consume. Piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, as with almost everything concerning the human body, it's not quite as simple as that. Over the years, more and more scientific...|
|6/11/2014 - The importance of vitamin D is well known. As far back as the 1930s, doctors first recognized the link between a vitamin D deficiency and the skeletal disease called rickets. Rickets causes a softening of the bones and teeth. Even if someone's diet has adequate levels of calcium, without enough vitamin...|
|6/11/2014 - Iron is an essential mineral which surprisingly many people could be lacking. Learn about iron's core functions, symptoms and causes of its deficiency, as well as what high-iron foods to consume.
Core functions Iron combines with other nutrients to form blood proteins which are necessary components...|
|5/28/2014 - A vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a host of health problems ranging from depression to increased levels of bone fractures in adults and even certain cancers.
One of the latest studies confirms the importance of having proper levels of vitamin D in the system, concluding that men with low...|
|5/20/2014 - Feeling tired all of the time, despite having a good night's sleep, may be a sign of an iron deficiency. In fact, according to Mary Bolster, Editor-in-Chief of Natural Health magazine, fatigue is the most common sign of anemia, which means that there's an iron deficiency in the blood.
|5/12/2014 - Men with suboptimal or deficient levels of vitamin D are much more likely than other men to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Researchers from Northwestern University near Chicago found that vitamin...|
|4/6/2014 - While severe deficiency in zinc isn't very common, particularly in developed nations, many people in the United States actually have marginal deficiencies, especially elderly persons. And there is a number of reasons and causes behind why deficiency in this essential mineral could be quite prevalent...|
|12/29/2013 - The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) has grown to become today's most popular sport among America's youth. The sport features amazing athletes battling it out in an octagon, where competitors must combine high-level grappling skills, striking skills, fitness and a strong ground game to achieve victory....|
|10/29/2013 - In another finding extolling its benefits, new research indicates that reversing vitamin D deficiency in women has a substantially positive effect on treating depression.
Results of the study, which were presented in late June at the Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston, indicated that...|
|9/25/2013 - Did you know that a zinc deficiency can cause over twenty health related issues including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, infertility and Crohn's disease? An often overlooked mineral, zinc plays an important role in a wide range of functions, such as DNA repair and immunity. It's also an essential nutrient...|
|8/12/2013 - Low levels of vitamin D may increase a person's risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
In contrast to type 2 diabetes, which typically occurs when the body becomes...|
|7/6/2013 - Along with obesity, poor physical fitness may also be a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers and published recently in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine.
The study was conducted on 470 European males and 536 females between...|
|6/10/2013 - A growing body of research suggests that not only may vitamin D deficiency be a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis, it may also make rheumatoid arthritis patients significantly more susceptible to cardiovascular disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body's...|
|6/5/2013 - Confirming what health professionals have long suspected, a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that obesity is indeed a cause of vitamin D deficiency.
The large study was a collaborative effort between U.S. and European researchers, and was...|
|3/26/2013 - A new study by Canadian researchers has found that some depression may be linked to a vitamin D deficiency.
"A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies with a total of 31,424 participants revealed an association between vitamin D levels and depression," said a summary of the study, from...|
|2/24/2013 - It appears that vitamin D3 undergoes more testing than any other vitamin, even though it isn't a vitamin. It's a hormonal precursor that activates several different metabolic functions throughout the body.
Bonding calcium into bone is only one of many others. It's always mentioned in mainstream medicine's...|
|1/31/2013 - Did you know that high cholesterol; muscle cramps and digestive disorders can be virtually eliminated with a healthy dose of magnesium? Conventional medicine is contributing to so much pain and disease by pushing a pill for every ill. These toxic chemicals pollute the brain; suppress the immune system...|
|1/11/2013 - Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Many forward thinking practitioners and alternative health...|
|12/26/2012 - Severe vitamin D deficiency influences heart health: study
Mainstream medicine has promoted the merits of vitamin D's bone health and rickets prevention for decades. For that level of health protection, a low RDA (recommended dietary allowance) was established of 600 iu (international units) daily...|
|12/11/2012 - There is something to be said for allowing your children copious amounts of free time outdoors to ride their bicycles, engage in sports activities, and play with their friends, especially if you want them to grow up to be healthy, strong, and vibrant members of society. And a recent study published...|
|12/9/2012 - Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1)
In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase,...|
|11/7/2012 12:30:41 AM - Anemia is a symptom caused by a myriad of conditions. These conditions include iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin C deficiency, Vitamin E deficiency, vitamin B6 deficiency, and thyroid disorders, for openers.
Since the most significant and common forms of anemia are related to diet,...|
|10/23/2012 - Many natural defenses slowly begin to decline after we reach our fourth decade of life; due, in large part, to suboptimal nutrition from processed foods, environmental and household pollutants and lack of physical activity. Maintaining sufficient levels of critical nutrients has been shown to help prevent...|
|8/10/2012 - Migraines, depression, fatigue and insomnia - these are just a few of the disorders that may be caused by a remarkably common nutritional imbalance of copper. When proper levels of this mineral are not maintained, illness and disease can develop. Since copper deficiency and toxicity have far reaching...|
|8/3/2012 - Zinc is an essential mineral which, although required in only limited amounts, the body cannot produce and a steady supply must be maintained in order to support important bodily processes like strengthening the immune system, wound healing, cell division and supporting the catalytic activity of various...|
|7/17/2012 - A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D. "We expected the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency would be high, but the magnitude of the problem nationwide was shocking" says Dr. Juhi Kumar of Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical...|
|7/11/2012 - There is no longer any doubt that regular, unfiltered sunlight exposure, which helps promote and maintain optimal blood levels of vitamin D, plays a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention. And a recent study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science further confirms...|
|6/15/2012 - It is already a known fact that individuals with darker skin pigmentation, including people of Middle Eastern and African descents, have a much more difficult time absorbing vitamin D-producing ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun than do individuals with lighter skin pigmentation. And a new study...|
|6/3/2012 - OK, I give up. I admit it, the only books that people are buying are weight loss books. So in order to get the message about magnesium across to the masses, I present you with The Magnesium Weight Loss Cure.
I just read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and I agree with my friend, magnesium...|
|3/15/2012 9:13:19 PM - Like vitamins, minerals are micronutrients, which our bodies require, in small but steady supplies.
As micronutrients, the importance of minerals in our diet is far greater than the required amount indicates.
Our material bodies are made up of more than 100 elements, which have been identified.
|3/15/2012 9:11:27 PM - Vitamins are essential for the body to be able to put the nutrients in food to use.
Because vitamins are not produced by the body, we have to get them through the food that we also eat!
Our bodies only need a certain amount of vitamins, which can be provided by eating reasonable amounts of foods...|
|3/14/2012 - Awareness of vitamin B12's importance is getting more attention lately. Every cell in our body uses vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 deficiency is more common than previously considered, and low B12 levels mimic many symptoms of other diseases.
Most professional health practitioners don't consider it as...|
|2/10/2012 1:00:20 AM - Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health.
Many people believe that maintaining healthy eating...|
|10/15/2011 - Iodine deficiency is thought to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism and the one true cause of goiters. Once researchers realized this many decades ago, health authorities around the world began adding iodine to table salt. But interestingly allopathic medical science is now saying that in countries...|
|10/8/2011 - Most of us today understand the often total madness of allopathic doctors and the institutions that support them. Nowhere is this more evident than in how contemporary medicine views and treats thyroid cancer. Overtreatment of thyroid cancer with radioactive iodine is rampant even though there is substantial...|
|7/27/2011 - A new study shows that children with psychosis and other severe mental health disorders also have twice as much vitamin D deficiency as children who are mentally healthy.
The study, presented to the American Psychiatric Association 2011 Annual Meeting in Honolulu in June by researchers from the Oregon...|
|6/21/2011 - One of the pitfalls of pursuing a healthy diet is that we are sometimes blind to nutrients we may be missing. And in the world of healthy eating, one of the most common nutrient deficiencies involves vitamin B-12, a crucial nutrient for nerve health and the construction of red blood cells that carry...|
|5/2/2011 - The role of vitamin D is increasingly recognized as important for maintaining health, not only for metabolism of calcium in bone health, but also for other conditions as well. This fact makes the current widespread vitamin D deficiency all the more compelling, and a study published in the May issue...|
|4/23/2011 2:19:33 AM - Dr. Anne Looker and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently made vitamin D legend, Professor Hector DeLuca of University of Wisconsin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_DeLuca), and certain folks at big pharma very happy with her widely-reported analysis of the vitamin D status...|
|4/18/2011 - The immune system is normally our natural first line of defense against illness and bad health. However, sometimes immune systems function abnormally due to deficiencies and disorders where the body either loses its natural immunity or else the immune system turns against the body it is supposed to...|
|4/13/2011 - Australian researchers have identified a clear link between vitamin D deficiency and inhibited lung function. Published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new study reveals that inadequate circulating blood levels of vitamin D are responsible...|
|4/13/2011 - Researchers reporting in the FASEB Journal found that selenium deficiency in the American diet may be a significant foundation for the rampant proliferation of heart disease and cancer over the past several decades. By analyzing data from hundreds of published studies, Dr. Bruce Ames of the Children`s...|
|3/23/2011 - Anemia is a blood condition in which the number and/or size of the red blood cells is reduced. Because red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the tissues, any decrease in size or amount limits how much oxygen is transported. Fortunately, anemia can usually be corrected through proper diet and/or...|
|2/28/2011 - Unknown to many people there are particular substances that when taken into the body actually rob the body of crucial nutrients. These popular substances strip the body of nutrients which set the stage for sickness, disease, and finally death.
Now let's look at some of what can...|
|2/10/2011 - Think you've heard everything about vitamin D? As NaturalNews has reported extensively, deficiencies of this amazing health-protective vitamin have been linked to conditions as diverse as breast cancer, hives, weak bones, obesity and more. But now there's yet another discovery showing how important...|
|1/18/2011 - Hair is made up of protein, so a protein deficiency may lead to hair loss. According to Harvard University, most Americans take in adequate protein; however, a deficiency can result from poor absorption. Pregnant women and those who are building muscle with weight training may need additional protein...|
|12/19/2010 - Seven leading health groups in the UK have announced a "definitive statement" that reverses decades of ignorant opposition to sunlight exposure. This statement admits what NaturalNews has been teaching for years: That sunlight exposure is good for you and that people should seek to expose themselves...|
|12/14/2010 - Nations far from the equator are not the only ones with widespread vitamin D deficiency. According to a recent report presented at the second annual 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, vitamin D deficiency is now a widespread epidemic across South Asia, including in countries like India...|
|12/14/2010 - Health conscious individuals understand the importance of maintaining proper vitamin D blood levels to dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer and many autoimmune conditions. Researchers have now made an important connection between vitamin D status and advancing degrees...|
|12/2/2010 - Earlier this week, the Institute of Medicine finally got around to reluctantly admitting that people need more vitamin D. Raising the daily intake recommendation from 200 IUs to 600 IUs still leaves most people pitifully vitamin D deficient, and a flood of scientific research that has emerged over the...|
|11/2/2010 - Numerous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to practically every known malady in the world today -- heart disease, chronic inflammation, arthritis, psoriasis, depression, influenza, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, autism, and even cancer. And even though many doctors still do...|
|10/13/2010 - A new Danish study published in the journal Pediatrics has identified a link between neonatal jaundice and autism. Babies born with jaundice have a significantly increased risk of developing both general psychological problems and autism, and researchers believe a vitamin D deficiency is to blame.
|10/1/2010 - Even teenagers living in the southern United States still suffer from widespread vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Medical College of Georgia.
"Our data demonstrate that low vitamin D status is common among adolescents residing in the southeastern region...|
|9/15/2010 - Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed to her online fans that she has a severe vitamin D deficiency. "My doctors tested my vitamin D levels which turned out to be the lowest thing they had never seen -- not a good thing," she said earlier this month. She then went on to reveal she is suffering from osteopenia,...|
|8/21/2010 - Some vegetarians will avoid becoming vegan because of one simple myth they've heard again and again: they've heard that vegans can suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency based on their diet. Lots of vegetarians decide, based on this faulty information, that they need to continue eating animal protein. However,...|
|8/18/2010 - In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it has been revealed that deficiency of choline, an important nutrient for cell growth and functioning, may lead to higher risk of birth defects in babies.
The study was conducted by researchers of McGill University and Cornell...|
|6/26/2010 - A recent study from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, has found that rheumatoid arthritis is on the increase among Caucasian women. And the culprit is likely an environmental one, like vitamin D deficiency, rather than a genetic one.
"It's pretty unlikely that the genetic...|
|6/10/2010 - Recent research from Scotland reinforces the longstanding medical opinion that vitamin D deficiency leads to a significantly increased risk of bone fractures.
Among people with hip fractures referred to the Scottish fracture liaison service, 98 percent test positive for serious deficiencies in vitamin...|
|5/14/2010 - Doctors are becoming increasingly concerned about growing rates of vitamin D deficiency, leading many of them to recommend that people get more sun or even take supplements.
Vitamin D has long been known to play an important role in bone health. Deficiency can lead to osteoporosis in adults, and...|
|5/1/2010 - A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) environmental health expert came up with an unexpected conclusion. The researchers were investigating why women living in the northeastern United States are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they suspected they...|
|4/19/2010 - Lymphoma patients with vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to die from their cancer than patients with sufficient blood levels of the vitamin, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and presented at a meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
|3/18/2010 - "Pregnancy brain" is a condition whereby expectant mothers experience short term memory loss and forgetfulness that often persists into the postpartum and breastfeeding period. Given widespread fatty acid deficiency in the Standard American Diet (SAD), along with the fact that the brain is built on...|
|3/12/2010 - There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency sweeping across our modern world, and it's an epidemic of such depth and seriousness that it makes the H1N1 swine flu epidemic look like a case of the sniffles by comparison. Vitamin D deficiency is not only alarmingly widespread, it's also a root cause of...|
|3/9/2010 - A clinical review paper published in the British Medical Journal is warning the public that widespread vitamin D deficiency is resurrecting the once-obsolete disease called rickets. According to Professor Simon Pearce and Dr. Time Cheetham, authors of the paper, people are getting far too little sunlight...|
|12/29/2009 - A recent study done by the University of Turin and Mauriziano Hospital in Italy showed a significant correlation between vitamin B12 deficiency and unexplained chronic cough. This study, which was presented at the World Allergy Organization XXI World Allergy Congress, discussed the impact of this new...|
|11/19/2009 - Breast cancer seems to be on everyone's mind these days: How do you detect it? Prevent it? Reverse it?
Fortunately, preventing breast cancer is easy, and iodine is one of the key nutritional strategies for accomplishing precisely that.
Here, we bring you an extremely informative collection of...|
|11/11/2009 - When is Alzheimer`s Disease NOT Alzheimer`s Disease? When it`s actually caused by undiagnosed Vitamin B12 deficiency. This frequent occurrence is a tragedy in our society where growing numbers of those with Alzheimer`s Disease are diagnosed every year. Despite having IDENTICAL symptoms in many cases,...|
|11/6/2009 - Cardiomyopathy is a rare but frequently fatal heart condition in infants and children. In many cases, doctors are unable to find the cause, and severe cases need to stay in the hospital while waiting for their last hope at life- a heart transplant. But whole teams of specialists at major medical centers...|
|11/5/2009 - Of all the trace minerals, chromium may be the most beneficial to diabetes patients. It's an insulin potentiator, so it makes the body's own insulin production go further.
If you have diabetes or blood sugar disorders, you need to know about chromium. We've assembled a large collection of quotes...|
|11/4/2009 - Magnesium may be the most under-rated minerals in human nutrition. It's not only pivotal in preventing heart disease, it also prevents diabetes by helping the body properly regulate sugar metabolism. There are perhaps a thousand benefits for magnesium in the human body, and yet most people are magnesium...|
|10/29/2009 - Conventional medicine's explanations of HIV and AIDS are a medical myth at best; and outright quackery at worst. There is no such thing as a virus that "causes" AIDS, since the very definition of AIDS is widely disputed by scientists around the world. (And patients are often diagnosed with AIDS who...|
|10/2/2009 - If you think that getting minor medical procedures or dental work with 'light' anesthesia is safe- think again. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is frequently used in dental procedures and other seemingly 'minor' in-office procedures to relieve anxiety and pain. But vitamin B12 levels are diminished every...|
|9/25/2009 - Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common problem that is often overlooked, but once a doctor FINDS vitamin B 12 deficiency in a patient, it's likely that the person will STILL suffer from their symptoms even AFTER treatment because most doctors, historically, give too low of a dose to correct the symptoms...|
|9/20/2009 - According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), learning disabilities are disorders that affect the ability to understand or use spoken or written language, do math calculations, coordinate movements, or direct attention. And the number of Americans with these kinds...|
|9/15/2009 - Vitamin B 12 Deficiency is a very common cause of fatigue in certain population groups. While many doctors miss the obvious signs of vitamin B12 deficiency or require a condition called macrocytic anemia to be present first in order to justify further testing, there ARE doctors that are clued in to...|
|9/10/2009 - Usually, the presence of a condition called macrocytic anemia is what makes doctors suspect and begin to look for vitamin B12 Deficiency. But macrocytic anemia is the result of years of vitamin B12 deficiency. This means that until a doctor is willing to even LOOK FOR the easily correctable problem...|
|9/3/2009 - One little known, but extremely common symptom of Vitamin D deficiency is Pain. From bone pain to muscle pain to back pain, any and all unexplained pain COULD have vitamin D deficiency as its cause. Unfortunately, most doctors do not recognize common pain issues as being from vitamin D deficiency, leaving...|
|8/6/2009 - Our children are born into a world where conditions like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are diagnosed at an escalating rate. These conditions are often hastily medicated while parents are given a few vague lifestyle suggestions, with the main advice...|
|8/4/2009 - There once was a Big Pharma zealot
More offensive than insect repellant.
He just couldn't see
What's in vitamin D,
"It's not useful unless we can sell it."
- by the Health Ranger
It's official: Vitamin D deficiency is so widespread in U.S. children that it poses a huge threat to the future health...|
|7/28/2009 - Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient used in the nerves and the blood. Deficiency has now been shown to trigger peripheral neuropathy in diabetes patients who take the drug Metformin. Because B12 is difficult to absorb, many people have deficiencies and are not aware of its effect on their health. B12...|
|6/7/2009 - Children who develop multiple sclerosis have substantially lower levels of vitamin D than children who do not develop the disease, according to a series of studies presented at an international conference on multiple sclerosis in Montreal.
Multiple sclerosis is a degenerative disease of the nervous...|
|5/15/2009 - A letter published in the April 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine states that almost half of critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are deficient in vitamin D, a common thread increasingly being linked to all sorts of adverse health conditions. Dr. Paul Lee, an endocrinologist...|
|4/11/2009 - A study indicates women who are short on vitamin D are more likely to have a cesarean section delivery. The findings can be attributed to the work of a larger study which looked at the vitamin D levels in women within 72 hours of delivery. None of the women in the study had previous c-sections, and...|
|4/5/2009 - A study recently published in the journal Pediatrics has revealed that women who do not have an adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy are at greater risk of having a child with a birth abnormality called neural tube defect.
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|4/2/2009 - Vitamin D is a critically important nutrient. However, with most people spending an increasing amount of time indoors, and wearing long-sleeved tops or slapping on sunscreen lotions when they do go under the sun, levels of vitamin D in our bodies are falling to dangerously low levels. And a recent study...|
|4/1/2009 - Vitamin D levels in the general population are falling, caused in large part by sedentary lifestyles and the often overstated skin cancer scare, and our young ones are not spared from this trend, either. And this is negatively affecting their health, as revealed in a study presented at the American...|
|3/23/2009 - Insufficient blood levels of vitamin D may cause adolescent girls to have weaker muscles, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The research team was composed of scientists from Longsight Health Centre in Manchester, the University of Manchester, Saint Mary's...|
|3/10/2009 - The risk of age-related cognitive decline is significantly increased by vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, the University of Cambridge and the University of Michigan, and published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychology.
|1/8/2009 - Zinc is an integral part of the male hormonal system, and a primary part of the semen. It plays a major role in the production of sperm. Studies also reveal that Zinc Deficiency may be a cause of Prostate Enlargement.
As men age into their 50s and older, there is a natural decline in zinc. A zinc...|
|11/4/2008 - Deficiencies in micronutrients arising from a high-calorie, nutrient-poor diet may be responsible for many modern health problems from cancer to obesity, a health researcher has proclaimed.
The specific effects of many vitamin deficiencies are well known, and have led governments to advise supplements...|
|11/3/2008 - Tanning beds can stimulate the body to produce vitamin D, according to research conducted by Michael Holick of the University of Boston and published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
"Vitamin D deficiency is common in both children and adults worldwide," Holick said. "Exposure to lamps...|
|10/24/2008 - How Important Are Magnesium and Colloidal Minerals? A mutual agreement now exists between the medical and complementary health communities on the fact that a wide range of minerals is essential for human health. Nutrient deficiencies or excesses can influence disease states. According to Dr. Joel Wallach,...|
|10/21/2008 - Iodine may just be the most overlooked mineral, yet its importance to overall health and well being cannot be overstated. Iodine is critical for the formation of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. People who have difficulty losing weight even though they eat small portions of health promoting foods...|
|10/15/2008 - Following the release of a new study strongly correlating vitamin D deficiency with Parkinson's disease, the mainstream media (MSM) has once again gone out of its way to intentionally distort the findings of the study and mislead readers about vitamin D. The study was conducted by Emory University,...|
|8/26/2008 - Large sectors of the U.S. population are deficient in vitamin B6, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The researchers warned that signs of deficiency emerged even among those meeting or exceeding the...|
|7/8/2008 - Researchers at Tufts University have discovered that vitamin B6 deficiency is much more common than previously thought. The National Institute of Health has long held that vitamin B6 deficiency is rare in the U.S. and in 1998 the Recommended Daily Allowance was set in a range, depending on age and gender...|
|7/3/2008 - The United Kingdom's Department of Health has warned that the health condition known as rickets is making a comeback due to more widespread vitamin D deficiency among the British population.
Caused primarily by vitamin D deficiency, rickets is a childhood bone disease that can lead to skeletal deformities,...|
|6/25/2008 - The following is an excerpt from the book "Transdermal Magnesium Therapy" by Dr. Mark Sircus, AC., OMD which introduces an innovative way to increase our magnesium levels through completely natural means, and in much faster ways than oral products do.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral...|
|5/21/2008 - There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins...|
|5/9/2008 - The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Even more frightening are data from this study showing that 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the government's recommended daily intake of magnesium.(1) This article is...|
|5/7/2008 - The word "Vitamin" is composed of two parts: "vital" which means essential and "amine" because it was previously thought that this compound was amine in its nature. Multivitamins are a mixture of vitamins and minerals which are essential for the body to work and stay healthy.
We sometimes try multivitamin...|
|4/30/2008 - Recent research documents the critical nature of two nutrients, vitamin B-12 and folate, in brain health and the maintenance of cognitive functioning, including memory. Deficiencies of these key nutrients are markers of the neuropathology leading to cognitive decline, Alzheimer's Disease, and stroke.
|4/25/2008 - Naturally occurring iodine is a rare trace element that was discovered in the 1800's by a French chemist. It was found to be effective in the treatment of goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland), and in 1924 the United States initiated its use as an additive to common table salt to address the high incidence...|
|4/25/2008 - You are female, over 50, post-menopausal and you keep breaking bones. In fact, you need a hip or knee replacement. The diagnosis? Most likely, your problem will be blamed on osteoporosis.
But the real reason you have brittle bones could be a vitamin D deficiency.
In a recent review of women with...|
|4/18/2008 - There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins...|
|4/11/2008 - Thanks to sun avoidance and indoor lifestyles, Americans are vitamin D deficient. One of the worst things Americans have done to their health is avoid sun exposure. Most of us work inside then sit in our cars, and when we're outside we slather ourselves with sun block and wear wide-brim hats and long...|
|3/26/2008 - Whilst avoiding the harsher elements of direct sunlight is not only wise but is necessary, avoiding the sun all together and as the result, not getting enough direct sunlight on our skin, is even more problematic. So, let's examine the benefits of healthy sun exposure without getting burnt or promoting...|
|2/20/2008 - Overweight toddlers are nearly three times as likely to suffer from iron deficiency compared to those of healthy weight, according to the results of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Researchers examined health data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Examination Survey on 960 children...|
|2/5/2008 - If you suffer from anxiety, depression, insomnia, constipation, high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney stones, hyperthyroidism, arthritis, obesity, headaches, pain in the eyes, muscle spasms, "restless leg syndrome," fatigue, or muscle tension, to name a few, you may be deficient in potassium.
|1/21/2008 - John Cannell, MD, Director of the Vitamin D Council and author of the Vitamin D Newsletter has looked at recent conflicting media coverage of the effects of vitamin D on cancer. The December 2007 issue of the newsletter addresses how studies have been interpreted and how biased interpretation can adversely...|
|9/18/2007 - The vast majority of pregnant women tested in a study published this year in the Journal of Nutrition were found to be deficient in vitamin D, as were their infants. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found widespread vitamin D deficiency, even though more than 90 percent of the women tested...|
|3/27/2007 - More than half of pregnant women today do not have sufficient amounts of vitamin D, even with prenatal vitamin supplements as part of their regimen, a new University of Pittsburgh study shows.
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|10/20/2006 - Diabetes patients treated with the drug metformin are at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, a study reports in the Oct. 9 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
"Identification of risk factors for metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency has major potential implications regarding the management...|
|10/20/2006 - More than thirty-five million Americans may currently be suffering from a newly-discovered disorder that affects brain chemistry, behavior and health: Television Deficiency Disorder, or TDD for short. Based on work by Dr. Anne Tennah, a psychiatrist who specializes in brain chemistry disorders, this...|
|8/31/2006 - Patients with a remote history of major intestinal surgery may have an increased risk of developing vitamin A deficiency, according to a case series reported by two researchers.
Vitamin A is essential for the healthy working of the photosensitive pigment and superficial tissues of the eye," the...|
|8/28/2006 - Among patients hospitalized with heart failure, about one in three has deficient levels of thiamin, although thiamin deficiency was less common among those patients who were taking vitamin supplements, according to a new study in the Jan. 17, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology....|
|8/9/2006 - Major intestinal surgery, including stomach reduction for obesity, may boost the chances of subsequent vitamin A deficiency, suggests a small study published ahead of print in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
The researchers base their findings on three patients with increasingly poor eyesight...|
|8/8/2006 - A new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood has found that more than 70 percent of British teenage girls are deficient in vitamin D -- an essential nutrient for proper growth and development.
Researchers from St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children in Manchester studied around...|
|7/17/2006 - A team of Cleveland Clinic experts is reporting that the treatment of iron deficiency, through diet or supplements, may help regrow hair.
Led by Wilma Bergfeld, M.D., Head of Clinical Research in the Department of Dermatology at the Clinic, the researchers reviewed the scientific literature that...|
|6/28/2006 - A new study funded by Merck, Sharp & Dohme shows that as many as 64 percent of postmenopausal women worldwide are deficient in vitamin D. The study was presented at the 33rd European Symposium on Calcified Tissues held in Prague.
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|12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...|
|1/1/2005 - Fifteen facts you probably never knew about vitamin D and sunlight exposure.
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