Vitamin D news, articles and information:

How sensible sun exposure helps prevent pancreatic cancer

7/2/2015 - A recent study showed individuals living in sunny countries near the equator had only one-sixth the incidence of pancreatic cancer compared to those that live in cloudier climates farther away from the equator. The study, published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, looked at...

Daily vitamin D supplement may prolong remission from Crohn's disease

6/30/2015 - Crohn's disease is a difficult digestive condition marked by chronic inflammation, abdominal pain and bouts of diarrhea. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this disease effects around 200 out of every 10,000 adults here in America and can lead to serious, long-term health problems as well....

Four things you need to understand about your sun exposure

6/25/2015 - As the dog days of summer approach and the sun starts to beat down, it becomes vitally important to know how to use the sun effectively. Far too often people use it in ways that create negative consequences, and as a result, they become jaded, afraid, and end up blocking the healing benefits of the...

Is the CDC inflating influenza death statistics by ignoring vitamin D deficiencies?

6/1/2015 - It is well established that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dramatically inflates the numbers of people who are killed each year by the flu, seemingly in order to push the influenza vaccine. But in its haste to promote vaccination, the CDC may be overlooking a potentially major...

GrassrootsHealth works to solve worldwide vitamin D deficiencies and improve health globally

4/30/2015 - Vitamin D is one of the most basic and easily obtained nutrients in existence, yet millions of people today are grossly deficient in it. But GrassrootsHealth.net, a public health promotion organization working to increase awareness and education about the importance of vitamin D, is changing the game...

Vitamin D reduces inflammation, improves prostate cancer in 60% of men

4/8/2015 - Doses of vitamin D equivalent to those from daily sun exposure were able to slow and even cure low-grade prostate cancer in a new study conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina and presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver on March 23. "We're...

Natural licorice compound helps the body protect skin from sun damage

4/1/2015 - A chemical extracted from licorice root may help protect the skin from the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation - without blocking that radiation and interfering with vitamin D synthesis - according to a study conducted by researchers from Beiersdorf AG in Germany and published in the...

Vitamin D deficiency during childhood can lead to atherosclerosis

3/20/2015 - Just as the "cholesterol causes clogged arteries" myth is finally being put to rest, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reveals what may be a much more likely cause of modern heart disease: inadequate vitamin D intake. Researchers from Finland found that adults...

Childhood vitamin D deficiency causes arterial hardening, increasing heart disease risk

3/17/2015 - Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D are more likely to have hardened arteries as adults, and more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Worldwide,...

Study finds vitamin D helps prevent and treat colon cancer

2/3/2015 - More details on the cancer-preventive benefits of vitamin D have been revealed in a new study published in the journal Gut. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston found that vitamin D plays a critical role in supporting immune system function, including in the prevention and treatment...

Vitamin D combined with exercise is crucial for reversing insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics, study shows

1/26/2015 - Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of South Korea has found that both physical activity and vitamin D supplementation combined can do wonders for reducing abdominal fat, normalizing lipid counts and improving insulin resistance, particularly...

Vitamin D supplementation reduces need for respiratory support, study suggests

1/19/2015 - Researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that inadequate vitamin D supplementation among surgical intensive care patients can increase the amount of time needed on respiratory support.(1) The study, titled "Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin...

Three deficiencies ruining your quality of life, and how to resolve them

1/17/2015 - At the root of any health issue is typically some type of deficiency that is compromising the proper functioning of the body. With continuously tilled soils, heavy processing, poor absorption, and excessive cooking, it is extremely easy for the body to become depleted of essential nutrients and other...

Got the college blues? Student depression linked to low vitamin D levels

1/3/2015 - Living away from home for the first time and having to manage a whole new workload without childhood friends or family nearby is tough for many college freshmen. But a new study published in the journal Nutrients also links vitamin D deficiency to this oftentimes overwhelming mental and emotional burden,...

The best dietary sources of vitamin D

12/12/2014 - Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular...

Vitamin D inhibits prostate cancer by activating inflammation-regulating gene, study suggests

11/28/2014 - Vitamin D may reduce prostate cancer risk by acting on a gene that lowers inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in the journal Prostate. Back in 1990, scientists first suggested that vitamin D might be the common variable...

Vitamin D improves memory and brain cell function

11/6/2014 - Spending more time in the sun to boost your vitamin D levels may help stave off the cognitive decline associated with aging, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on September 29. The study...

Vitamin D deficiency decreases brain function and increases mortality rate after heart attack

11/2/2014 - Maintaining good health through nutritious foods isn't just important for every day well-being but can be crucial when the body needs to repair itself following an injury. Our bodies have miraculous healing capabilities, which can be heightened with a little extra help from nature's vitamins. Luckily...

Mainstream media finally acknowledges vitamin D's ability to mitigate cancer

10/25/2014 - The truth about vitamin D is finally leaking out into the mainstream media. While Natural News has led the way for years, showing various ways one can empower their own immune system, the mainstream media outlets have been hell bent in covering up the fact that something as simple as vitamin D can help...

Another vitamin D clue? Study reveals mental health searches in Google drop dramatically during summer months

10/3/2014 - Google searches for mental health related issues drop dramatically during summer months. This is according to new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. John W. Ayers, PhD of the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University explains, "The Internet is...

Osteomalacia and hypothyroid myopathy are often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia

10/3/2014 - Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease affecting around 5 million Americans. The two primary symptoms of fibromyalgia are muscle pain and fatigue. Other symptoms include sleep disturbances, "brain fog," irritability, and anxiety or depression. Nearly one third of those suffering from fibromyalgia suffer...

D3 and vitamin K2, and the role they play in our health

9/4/2014 - Deficiencies in vitamin D3 and K2 are a current epidemic in our society today. There are very serious health problems associated with long-term vitamin D3 and K2 deficiencies. Vitamin D3 and K2 deficiencies will impact the development and stability of the immune system, the skeletal muscle system, the...

Vitamin D deficiency more than doubles risk of Alzheimer's, dementia

8/13/2014 - The most comprehensive study yet to be conducted on the subject has revealed that vitamin D levels really do affect dementia risk. An expert, multidisciplinary team of researchers hailing from some of the best schools in the world found that elderly folks severely lacking in vitamin D are more than...

Sun exposure cuts the risk of certain cancers in half

8/5/2014 - It's an absolute miracle, an alliance of divine life, how the Earth is positioned, so delicately in relation to the sun. Two stellar bodies communicating with such intricacy and harmony in space and time, one sphere rotating in seasonal rhythm, the other projecting flares of brilliant heat and light. Every...

75% of Americans are at double the risk of schizophrenia due to vitamin D deficiency

8/3/2014 - Vitamin D deficiency may double the risk of schizophrenia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. According to some estimates, that may mean that 75 percent of the US population...

Healthy vitamin D levels help relieve chronic pain

7/28/2014 - Previous studies have proven that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream increases our emotional well-being, encourages longevity and offers relief to patients suffering from chronic pain. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic concluded that sufficient levels of the sunshine vitamin...

Vitamin D supplementation - how will it help me improve my health?

7/2/2014 - Imagine a line stretching across the U.S. from Philadelphia in the East to just north of San Francisco in the West. That's about 40 degrees latitude. If you live north of that line, chances are, you're not getting enough vitamin D. And even if you live in the more southerly latitudes, if you're not...

Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to early death, study finds

7/1/2014 - A lack of vitamin D might be linked to early death. Vitamin D is common in milk, cheese and other dairy products. It is known by most to come from the sun, and getting sunlight is a part of many exercise regimens. The lack of this vitamin may be more detrimental than first noted by scientists. Without...

Infants should be given vitamin D supplements to ensure optimal health

6/22/2014 - The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine are now recommending that all babies be given 400 IU (international units) of oral, liquid supplemental vitamin D, shortly after birth, whether the baby is exclusively breast fed, partially breast fed or formula fed. While breast milk...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of early death for 66 percent of Americans

6/20/2014 - The sun is quintessential in facilitating life on planet Earth, meeting the biological requirements of species in all forms. In addition to making our existence possible, sunlight makes us feel good, and according to a new study, keeps us alive longer. While some places on Earth experience endless...

Vitamin D deficiency causes weight gain; here's how to drop the pounds effortlessly by boosting your vitamin supplementation

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...

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms explained: the top 9 warning signs

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...

Why vitamin D deficiency may be killing you: how cancer, heart disease and diabetes are all made worse when you lack vitamin D

6/5/2014 - Most clinicians and even many people understand that getting the right amount of vitamin D is important for good bone health. In fact, up until the 1930s, the bone disease rickets was a serious health threat, thanks to inadequate levels of the D vitamin. But until recently, few understood the other...

Vitamin D and osteoporosis: How this 'miracle' vitamin can restore optimum bone health in men and women

6/4/2014 - More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, literally "porous bones," a condition that occurs when your body doesn't replace bone cells that are lost naturally over time. (1) Lose too much bone, and your bone density drops, making you much more prone to fractures, especially as you age....

Which foods are naturally high in vitamin D?

6/3/2014 10:01:58 PM - Vitamin D deficiency has been linked with a broad range of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and even cancer. Because one of the primary roles of vitamin D is to help the body absorb calcium, low levels of the vitamin have also been linked with osteoporosis, osteopenia...

Latest study links vitamin D deficiency in men to increased risk of prostate cancer

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...

Is vitamin D the 'miracle' nutrient for multiple sclerosis sufferers?

5/14/2014 - Scientists are now beginning to confirm what they have long suspected: boosting vitamin D levels may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) and prevent brain degeneration. The most recent evidence came from a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published...

Magnesium is perhaps more important than calcium in building strong bones

5/13/2014 - The calcium craze has created quite a bit of confusion in the natural health community, with folks rushing to buy calcium supplements in the hopes of building strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. But loading up on just calcium alone may not provide the benefits you expect, and it could actually...

Aggressive prostate cancer caused by vitamin D deficiency, scientists now declare

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...

Science proves that avoiding sunshine doubles your risk of death

5/11/2014 - The merits of regular sun exposure for optimal health have been reiterated by one of the most comprehensive studies yet to look at the connection between vitamin D and early mortality. Researchers from Sweden, after compiling the results of a 20-year research project they started back in the early 1990s,...

Losing weight can significantly improve vitamin D levels in obese women

5/10/2014 - It's known in the health community that obesity increases one's risk of getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there is more to the story than just weight gain. In fact, in a new study, blood samples of most obese individuals (70 percent) showed low vitamin D levels. That correlation is significant,...

3 essential components required for true health

5/7/2014 - There is no shortage of things people can do in order to live a healthier lifestyle. In fact, the frustration often lies in how much there is TO do, and not knowing where to start! If that is the case, start with these three fundamental factors and get started on the path to true health. Vitamin...

Study shows vitamin D deficient pregnant women more likely to give birth to children with cavities

5/6/2014 - Babies born to mothers who consume low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy are more likely to have cavities, according to the latest research conducted by the University of Manitoba's dental school in Winnipeg, Canada. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the study assessed expectant mothers, all...

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation improves cholesterol in postmenopausal women

4/29/2014 - Maintaining high blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), which is said to be the most accurate indicator of vitamin D levels inside the body, appears to play a prominent role in mitigating inflammation and keeping cholesterol in check. Researchers from the Women's Health Initiative, publishing...

CDC's medical negligence causing millions of preventable deaths from infectious disease

4/27/2014 - In a highly-publicized scientific report (1), the CDC is now making a future-projection claim that immunization programs in the USA will prevent 732,000 deaths over the lifetimes of people born from 1994 - 2013. In analyzing this, I'm going to set aside the fact that the CDC quite literally functions...

Does vitamin D make you smarter?

4/22/2014 - Vitamin D supplementation -- or just getting more time in the sun -- may help stave off cognitive decline in older adults, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study was conducted by researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, the...

High vitamin D levels in pregnant women lead to stronger babies

4/20/2014 - Children born to mothers with high vitamin D levels during pregnancy are significantly stronger at four years of age, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in January. "These associations...

Science proves that low vitamin D leads to bone fractures

4/17/2014 - A new study out of Scandinavia has affirmed the importance of maintaining high vitamin D levels for healthy bones. Researchers from Sweden, after observing more than 1,000 elderly women over a 10-year evaluation period, learned that those who maintained consistent blood levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin...

Americans in low-income, overweight and minority groups more susceptible to vitamin D, calcium deficiency

4/11/2014 - Millions of Americans are unable to meet recommended daily intakes of calcium and vitamin D because of socioeconomic conditions, even though they are vital nutrients in bone health during all phases of life, new research indicates. "Calcium is the fifth most abundant element in the human body, contributing...

Vitamin D supplementation helps sufferers of chronic hives

4/10/2014 - A simple, over-the-counter vitamin D supplement could provide dramatic relief for those suffering from chronic hives, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in February. Chronic hives...

High vitamin D levels improve symptoms in multiple sclerosis patients

4/8/2014 - Supplementation with vitamin D might decrease the severity and slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Bayer HealthCare, and published in the journal JAMA Neurology. The study was funded by the National...

Five ways to get more vitamin D

4/2/2014 - People need adequate amounts of vitamin D in order to maintain their health. This vitamin has been linked to stronger bones as well as a lower risk of obesity, depression and Alzheimer's disease. With the health concerns associated with too much exposure to the sun -- a primary way for the body to be...

Like humans, mushrooms and algae generate vitamin D when exposed to sunlight

3/28/2014 - Although humans cannot produce energy from sunlight the way plants can, we do actually need sunlight to produce one essential nutrient, vitamin D. The human body can also use vitamin D that it gets from its diet -- but like the sugars found in plants, the ultimate source of dietary vitamin D is also...

Breast cancer survival rate higher in women with high vitamin D levels

3/27/2014 - Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have made a fascinating new discovery with regard to vitamin D and the role that it plays in breast cancer survival. High levels of this prohormone, it turns out, more than double a woman's chances of surviving breast cancer, while low...

Vitamin D may double chances of surviving breast cancer

3/19/2014 - The benefits of vitamin D have long been known, and there is no better way to get it than to let the sunshine provide it to you. Vitamin D has been linked to lowering blood pressure and treating or preventing Crohn's disease, and it can alleviate symptoms of fatigue and multiple sclerosis, among other...

Low vitamin D levels in pregnant women increases risk of life-threatening disorder

3/11/2014 - Blocked out of our modern lives with chemical lotions and chemtrail aerosols, sunlight is often disregarded and disrespected. Sedentary lifestyles keep people indoors, out of touch with the sun's living energy. As the main source of vitamin D, sunlight is often taken for granted and misunderstood for...

Active vitamin D helps remove toxic aluminum in chronic kidney disease patients

3/6/2014 - As various amounts of aluminum begin showing up in food products tested at the Consumer Wellness Center Forensic Food Lab, it's becoming clear how metals like aluminum can build up unnecessarily in the body, taxing the organs over time. A percentage of ingested aluminum is naturally retained by the...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Low vitamin D levels increase risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy

2/26/2014 - Getting the right nutrients and eating well when you're pregnant or breastfeeding is vital to your baby's growth and development. If you don't get enough vitamin D, the baby's bones can become soft and more vulnerable to breakage and rickets. Breastfeeding provides the baby with the most nutrients,...

Vitamin D: Are you getting enough of this essential vitamin?

2/24/2014 - Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and one of the most important vitamins for our overall health. Though five forms of it are known to science (vitamins D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5), the two forms that matter most to us are D2 (ergocalciferol, a synthetic form made by irradiating fungus and plant matter)...

Sunning sensibly has numerous health benefits for the body

2/19/2014 - In spite of years of bad press about the harmful effects of the sun, with its powerful ultraviolet rays, such as UVAs and UVBs, researchers are now pointing to its many benefits instead. For both mental and physical benefits, exposure to the sun is necessary for good health. Even the benefits offered...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to host of woes

2/11/2014 - After years of horror stories and hysterical cautions by many media outlets about the harmful effects of the sun and the necessity of slathering on plenty of high SPF sunscreen, the benefits of the vitamin that humans make from their exposure to it continue to mount. Evidence of a vitamin D deficiency,...

US government using humans as guinea pigs in flu virus medical experiments

2/6/2014 - More than 100 Americans will be deliberately infected with live influenza viruses this year as part of a devious government medical experiment designed to help the pharmaceutical industry develop new flu vaccines. The Associated Press (AP) reports that the experiment, which is taking place at the U.S....

Pregnant mothers' vitamin D levels linked to offspring's strength

1/23/2014 - A UK study very recently determined that expectant mothers' children demonstrated better muscular strength during early childhood to the degree that their mothers had vitamin D in their blood during pregnancy. So taking vitamin D, either from sunshine or D3 cholecalciferol supplements, is a healthy...

Vitamin D supplemenation helps fibromyalgia patients manage pain

1/22/2014 - Fibromyalgia is a state of inflammation and fatigue that causes muscle pains and sensitivity. It's a condition that tears down one's quality of life, bringing anxiety and depression. It's a condition that more people are experiencing; estimates show that 1 in 25 now suffer from this painful condition....

Many studies reveal vitamin D's importance as a cancer-fighting agent

1/16/2014 - There is a huge volume of research showing the relationship between vitamin D and cancer. The benefits of this vitamin, or hormone in this regard, apply to both cancer prevention and cancer survival. Here is a rundown on some of the studies carried out on vitamin D and cancer. Types of CancerBreast...

Vitamin D levels inversely linked to colon cancer risk, overall mortality

1/14/2014 - Evidence continues to mount showing that vitamin D may help lengthen life span and decrease the risk of cancer, particularly colon cancer. Scientists have long known that vitamin D is essential for the growth and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth, but recent research suggests that the vitamin...

Statin drugs and vitamin D: A tale of reduction

1/13/2014 - Vitamin D and its role in our health have received a prominent spotlight, and for great reason. So much of what makes up great health depends on it. Unfortunately, vitamin D has come under attack from many seemingly well-meaning avenues. Our incessant, fear-driven approach to controlling cholesterol...

All the latest science links vitamin D deficiency with breast cancer

12/31/2013 - It is an unforgiving disease that reportedly kills more than 450,000 women every single year all across the globe. But breast cancer and the likelihood of developing it is not an inevitable risk dictated purely by chance, as virtually all of the latest science on the subject reveals that vitamin D deficiency...

UFC's Anderson Silva horrifying shin break in Weidman fight most likely due to chronic vitamin D deficiency via dark skin

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....

Biophotonic rhythms are an essential factor for human health

12/19/2013 - Regular sun exposure is one of the most basic human genetic requirements. Sunlight provides biophotons in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. These biophotons help to energize our cells and stimulate vitamin D3 production. Biophoton absorption and rhythmic expression in our bodies enhances immunity...

Lack of vitamin D can lead to chronic pain, depression: study

12/18/2013 - Supplementing with vitamin D can help mitigate the pain and depression often associated with type 2 diabetes, says a new study out of Loyola University in Chicago. Researchers there found that women with the disease who suffered from numbness, tingling and pain in their hands, fingers and legs, as well...

Vitamin D deficiency increases pregnant women's risk of gestational diabetes, C-section delivery and other health conditions

12/10/2013 - A growing number of pregnant women are beginning to develop gestational diabetes during their pregnancy, usually around the 24th week. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 18 percent of hospital pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. This means that a woman is unable to make and...

Top five ways to get more vitamin D in your diet

11/19/2013 - Just about everyone could stand to benefit from eating foods that are rich in vitamin D. But some might be wondering which foods really pack in the nutrients that they need. Take the time to research some of the ways you can incorporate vitamin D into a diet soon. If you do, you will increase the density...

Subpar levels of vitamin D a global problem

11/14/2013 - Although researchers are becoming increasingly aware of just how important vitamin D is to human health, deficiency and insufficiency remain common, according to a global survey conducted by Dutch researchers and published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2010. Researchers...

Depression caused by vitamin D deficiency, research reveals

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...

Little-known form of vitamin D holds key to Alzheimer's disease prevention

10/24/2013 - A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is a significant fear for the vast majority of adults over the age of 50, as this memory-robbing illness continues to strike aging Americans at an ever increasing rate. The cost to care for Alzheimer's patients could eventually topple our failing medical insurance...

Magnesium potently boosts vitamin D's protection from heart disease, cancer and death

10/11/2013 - New research has shown that magnesium is so important for the proper use of vitamin D in your body, it can actually boost vitamin D's protection from fatal heart disease and colon cancer by nearly 500 percent, and from overall death by over 100 percent. Importantly, this also means that those with low...

Vitamin D prevents arterial plaque in diabetics to lower heart disease risk

10/6/2013 - Diabetics' risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans will be affected by diabetes through the year 2050, a strong indicator...

Treat your hypertension naturally with vitamin D

10/5/2013 - Vitamin D supplementation may be as effective at treating high blood pressure as certain prescription drugs, research has shown. If this is true, then millions of people may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke through the safe and simple means of getting more sunlight or taking...

Strong link found between rheumatoid arthritis and vitamin D deficiency: Study

10/3/2013 - New evidence has emerged that vitamin D deficiency might not only be a cause of rheumatoid arthritis but also worsen the severity of the disease. In a study published in the journal Nutrients in June, researchers from the University of Saskatchewan evaluated the vitamin D status in 116 patients at...

Vitamin D halts autoimmune disease

9/25/2013 - Autoimmune diseases are created by the immune system's overworking where it's not needed. So the host, one's body organs, blood or nervous system are attacked by the immune system instead of foreign invaders. In other words, white T-cells begin attacking healthy cells to create several potential...

Large cohort study confirms vitamin D as a powerful weapon against lung cancer

9/18/2013 - Taking vitamin D in quantities higher than what the federal government officially recommends could help you avoid developing lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. A team of researchers from several esteemed academic institutions...

Catch late summer and fall sun rays to experience significant health benefits

9/14/2013 - The power of the sun for health and healing are far reaching. Optimal times to store up on the sun's health benefits are between 10am and 3pm. Overwhelming research shows that sunlight improves mood, athletic performance, blood pressure, immunity and bone health while helping to prevent cancers, heart...

Vitamin D alters genetic expression to shield against bladder cancer

9/11/2013 - New cases of bladder cancer are slowly rising in the U.S., as the disease will be diagnosed in 75,000 new cases this year. Bladder cancer will kill 15,000 people this year, and the incidence is three times more prevalent in men than women. As with many forms of cancer, the disease is the result of poor...

Magnesium is crucial for bone health, says Dr. Carolyn Dean

9/11/2013 - For years, the medical establishment has recommended that aging folks supplement with calcium to maintain strong bones and avoid developing osteoporosis. And more recently, science has revealed vitamin D as a necessary nutrient co-factor in the proper absorption of calcium. But millions of people are...

Breast cancer 600% higher in women with low vitamin D

9/7/2013 - Vitamin D deficiency is a major cause of breast cancer among women, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study, authored by a team of scientists from various organizations, reports that women in Saudi Arabia who have low vitamin D levels have six times...

Seniors: Minimize risk of functional losses with this vitamin

8/30/2013 - Vitamin D has been in the spotlight for a number of years with evidence stacking up that the majority of all chronic, degenerative diseases are worsened by low levels of vitamin D. Research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism evaluated nearly 2000 people aged 55...

Stressed? Fatigued? Check your vitamin D levels: Research

8/25/2013 - Now there's evidence that stress, fatigue, and depression are connected to low serum levels of vitamin D, in addition to known immunity, illness and disease issues. The more up-to-date integrative or holistic MDs and naturopaths recognize 25-hydroxy-vitamin D or 25(OH)D3 test serum level should be...

Vitamin D deficiency may signifcantly contribute to type-1 diabetes risk: Research

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...

Treat hypertension naturally with vitamin D: Study

8/1/2013 - It seems the most studied and tested vitamin these days is vitamin D. Never mind that it is considered by many to not be a true vitamin. Some consider it more of a prohormone, which is an interglandular hormone precursor. Others consider it a prehormone that can be converted into a hormone. A few...

Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency

7/25/2013 12:00:49 AM - The cure for some of the most common and debilitating health conditions today may be as elemental as simply correcting a nutrient deficiency that plagues millions of Westerners: Vitamin D deficiency. Here are eight common diseases that have been scientifically linked to a chronic lack of vitamin D: 1)...

Vitamin D may hold the key to aggressive breast cancer prevention and treatment

7/24/2013 - Breast cancer strikes more than one-quarter of a million women in the U.S. each year, taking the lives of nearly 40,000 annually. While age, lifestyle, diet and physical activity all play a significant role in development of the disease, an estimated 15 percent of women fall victim due to genetic susceptibility....

Treat your Crohn's naturally with vitamin D: Research

7/14/2013 - Increased blood levels of vitamin D may help both prevent and treat Crohn's disease, an incurable, often debilitating gastrointestinal disorder, research has shown. Crohn's disease is a form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which afflicts between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population at some...

Higher vitamin D levels help slash risks associated with high blood pressure

7/11/2013 - High blood pressure or hypertension is a primary contributing factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in industrialized countries, yet millions have no idea they have elevated blood pressure readings that...

Sun exposure tremendously improves MS symptoms - research

7/7/2013 - Increased exposure to sunlight may help alleviate the depression and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and may even reduce the overall level of disability caused by the disease, research suggests. Prior research has linked both vitamin D deficiency and lower levels of unprotected sun...

Overweight and out-of-shape adolescents likely to be vitamin D deficient: Study

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...

Low vitamin D levels increases your diabetes risk: Research

7/3/2013 - Low levels of vitamin D increase your risk for developing diabetes and related medical conditions such as heart disease, research has shown. Two studies into the link between vitamin D and diabetes were presented at the 2010 meeting of the Endocrine Society. In the first, researchers from Johns Hopkins...

Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer's plaque formation

7/2/2013 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness,...

What your doctor won't tell you about vitamin D

6/28/2013 - Are you vitamin D deficient? Most people, living in the "modern" (indoor) world are deficient in this "sunshine" vitamin - which is actually an essential hormone for every facet of your life. In fact, a low vitamin D level in your blood is directly connected to a higher incidence of cancer, osteoporosis,...

Treat your IBS naturally with vitamin D: Research

6/19/2013 - A preliminary review of individual reports strongly suggest that high-dose vitamin D may be one of the most effective treatment yet discovered for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS, also known as spastic colon, is a common disease with no known cause or cure. The disease is characterized by alternating...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to rheumatoid arthritis

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...

Treat PCOS naturally with vitamin D and calcium

6/7/2013 - Supplementation with vitamin D and calcium may be a simple, inexpensive way to significantly reduce many symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by the formation of numerous small cysts on the edges of the ovaries. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women....

Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research

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...

Three health boosting summer-time tips

6/4/2013 - As the temperature outside rises, cubical dwellers start to dream of pristine, sandy beaches and begin carefully plotting how many vacation days they can afford this year. Many others plan a last ditch effort to lose some weight before they have to wear a bathing suit in front of friends and family....

Mushrooms may be another great way to get your vitamin D

4/27/2013 - New research recently presented at a joint meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Experimental Biology confirms a little-known benefit of eating mushrooms - higher vitamin D levels. As relayed by MedPageToday.com, researchers from Boston University (BU) found that...

Research: Low vitmain D levels found in chronically depressed people

4/26/2013 - The most recent study that supports an association of mental health and vitamin D was conducted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It's focus was chronic depression. It was entitled "The association between low vitamin D and depressive disorders," was published in the April 9, 2013 edition of the journal...

Low vitamin D levels can give you cancer and increase your risk of death

4/2/2013 - Two new studies out of Germany add to an ever-growing body of evidence showing that optimal vitamin D levels are crucial for good health. Based on the findings, people who are low or deficient in vitamin D are much more likely than others to develop cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and cancer,...

Fat burning accelerated by calcium and vitamin D intake

4/1/2013 - A Shanghai study entitled "Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation facilitated Fat loss in overweight and obese college students with very-low calcium consumption: a randomized controlled trial" was posted in Unbound Medline PubMed on January 8, 2013. Keep in mind the phrase "very-low calcium consumption."...

Sunshine vitamin - A potent defense against deadly new tuberculosis strains

3/29/2013 - With antibiotic resistant tuberculosis superbugs on the rise around the world, natural remedies are increasingly important to combat the spread of this serious disease. Consuming adequate levels of vitamin D is crucial not only for a healthy immune system, but also to trigger production of antimicrobial...

Your depression may be due to vitamin D deficiency

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...

Supercharge your brain with sunshine

3/26/2013 - Researchers believe that vitamin D3 acts to protect an aging brain and boost overall memory and cognitive function. This is thought to be done by increasing levels of protective antioxidants, increasing key hormones and suppressing a hyperactive immune system that can inflame the neurological circuitry....

Vitamin D supplements influence genes in healthy individuals, could stop cancer, heart disease

3/24/2013 - Mounting research shows that huge numbers of people are deficient in vitamin D - and that a deficiency of that vitamin could be linked to all sorts of health problems, many of them serious. But could taking vitamin D supplements benefit people who appear to be healthy? The answer is a resounding "yes." Research...

Are your children overweight or obese? They may be vitamin D deficient

3/23/2013 - Extra weight on your child might mean even greater risk for health complications than originally thought. According to a recent study appearing in the journal Pediatrics, it may also mean your child is deficient in one of the most important "vitamins" to overall human health and vital functioning --...

Five ways to get more vitamin D through natural sources

3/18/2013 - The form of vitamin D that's credited to ridding the population of rickets by "fortifying" processed milk and bread is D2. But lately, the UK has been reporting a bit of an upsurge with rickets. Furthermore, research over the past two decades shows that vitamin D is important for resisting many other...

Low vitamin D linked to insulin resistance: Study

3/4/2013 - Here is a summary of the Japanese study linking low vitamin D to insulin resistance excerpted from Vitasearch.com and sourced below: A meta-analysis involving a Japanese working population (n=494), aged 20-68 years, found a correlation between calcium levels, low vitamin D status and insulin resistance...

Low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risks

2/25/2013 - More evidence from a new study shows that lower vitamin D levels could be more hazardous to women because it leads to a higher risk of breast cancer. The latest research, conducted by scientists at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, in New South Wales, Australia, followed 214...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to yet another disease: Rheumatoid arthritis

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...

Want to reduce your Type II diabetes risk? Get some sunshine and up your vitamin D intake

2/22/2013 - It's amazing how many different meta-analysis papers and epidemiological studies keep popping up associating vitamin D3 with lower disease occurrences for heart disease, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Type II or onset adult diabetes. An earlier Japanese meta-analysis "...found a correlation...

Low vitamin D levels proven to be deadly, increase mortality

2/13/2013 - The most comprehensive epidemiological review ever conducted on the association between vitamin D and mortality has revealed that low vitamin D levels are directly linked to early death from heart disease and other causes. Published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis Vascular, Biology, the...

Vitamin D compound may help skin lotions reduce DNA damage by up to 80 percent

2/9/2013 - Though the mainstream sunscreen and skin care industries have a rather long way to go in correcting certain misinformation propaganda of decades gone by, the market may soon experience at least a slight shift in direction. Initial reports out of Australia indicate that researchers there say a new vitamin...

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of breast cancer in young women

2/6/2013 - Over the past several years, Natural News has covered research from around the world that shows a lack of vitamin D is somehow associated with breast cancer. Now comes yet another piece to the puzzle. A study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine concludes that...

Don't be scared into getting the flu vaccine: Here's how to protect yourself naturally

2/5/2013 - Every year around this time, health authorities and the media drum up mass hysteria about influenza for the purpose of scaring people into getting flu shots. Without flu shots, we are all repeatedly told, the public has a high risk of serious illness and even death. But as most NaturalNews readers already...

Vitamin D dramatically improves eyesight of elderly

2/5/2013 - Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in many Western nations today, and is responsible for causing an epidemic of illness that touches nearly every aspect of human health. Even proper eyesight is contingent on adequate vitamin D intake, it turns out, as illustrated by a recent study that found a definitive...

Can vitamin D halt growth of triple-negative breast cancer?

1/29/2013 - Vitamin D supplementation may be able to slow or even halt the progression of the most dangerous variety of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Saint Louis University and IRBLleida, Spain, and published in The Journal of Cell Biology. In addition, the researchers isolated...

Yes, vitamin D treats and reverses breast cancer, says new science

1/28/2013 - Occasionally, the laboratory efforts of research scientists contracted by Big Pharma produce side effect findings that are of interest to those of us who focus on natural preventative and healing remedies. It appears that such an event occurred when the research team inadvertently reported vitamin...

Vitamin D treatment for deadliest form of breast cancer

1/23/2013 - Research just published in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals two important discoveries about one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer. Investigators led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University , have...

Obese women give birth to babies with lower vitamin D levels

1/22/2013 - Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with low blood levels of vitamin D that women of healthy weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Vitamin D is produced naturally...

Vitamin D not only prevents chronic diseases, but also extends natural lifespan

1/15/2013 - Vitamin D has been hailed for its unique ability to dramatically lower the risk of many forms of cancer, and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia. As these chronic diseases combine to be the leading causes of death for the vast majority of adults, it likely...

Vitamin D builds stronger muscles

1/10/2013 - Working out and want to build stronger muscles without dangerous steroids? Getting older and worried you are losing muscle strength? New research just published in the January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, concludes there...

Always sleepy? Check your vitamin D levels

1/9/2013 - Low levels of vitamin D may be to blame for some cases of chronic sleepiness, according to a pair of recent studies by researchers from Louisiana State University. Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body upon exposure to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It is known to play an important...

Reverse Multiple Sclerosis by eating the Paleo Diet, increasing vitamin D, and avoiding artificial food additives

1/5/2013 - Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in the brain and spine. The disease causes the body to attack an insulating substance around nerve cells called myelin. When the myelin is damaged, the function of the nerves deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, imbalance or loss...

Dry skin? Try upping your vitamin D intake

12/28/2012 - One of the major drawbacks of winter is the effect cold, dry weather has on your skin. The good news is, research shows that upping your vitamin D intake could actually help mitigate that problem and keep your skin looking and feeling better. One recent study by the Johnson and Johnson Skin Research...

Severe vitamin D deficiency influences heart health: study

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...

High levels of vitamin D deficiency observed in critically ill children

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...

Higher vitamin D intake linked with cognitive performance and Alzheimer's disease risk in women

12/5/2012 - Higher blood saturation levels of vitamin D have been conclusively shown to lower the risk for a myriad of chronic illnesses including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. More recent scientific studies are beginning to draw a solid connection between intake of the sunshine vitamin and how well...

Researchers uncover vital details to explain how vitamin D prevents cancer

12/4/2012 - It is an undisputed, scientifically validated fact that vitamin D helps to prevent many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes, stroke and dementia. Some of the most compelling work has shown that the prohormone can cut the risk associated with certain forms of cancer by as much as...

Vitamin D cuts cavities in half

12/2/2012 - With less time spent outdoors and the constant use of sunscreen by many, vitamin D levels are decreasing in many populations. Meanwhile, the number of cavities in children's teeth has gone up. Is there a connection? A new review of multiple studies of dental caries, or tooth decay, and vitamin D indicates...

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis, significantly speed recovery time

11/14/2012 - Exposing your skin daily to natural sunlight or regularly supplementing with high doses of vitamin D3 can effectively shorten the duration of tuberculosis infection. This is the finding of a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals once...

Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D connection makes winter sun essential

11/13/2012 - A recent review on environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder, summed up a world of scientific evidence on the potential impact of latitude and vitamin D levels on the development of this life-changing illness. Researchers have long suspected a connection between...

Chemotherapy drugs are linked to severe vitamin D deficiency

10/24/2012 - Vitamin D is critically important for cancer patients in surviving their disease longer. Now, researchers have discovered that several chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer may also cause severe vitamin D deficiency in patients. More disturbing is that attempts to give such patients supplemental vitamin...

Vitamin D: How to maintain healthy levels during winter

10/22/2012 - Now that winter is setting in, your vitamin D level is dropping just when you need it the most. In fact, the average American's level will drop well into the deficiency zone, increasing risk of illness, cancer, and a host of other health problems. Fortunately, latest research has provided some very...

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent

10/18/2012 - Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing diseases...

Mastectomy no more! Prevent and treat breast cancer with life-affirming vitamin D

10/8/2012 - For some women, the only thing scarier than having breast cancer is the prospect of being treated for cancer with conventional medicine. In a country dominated by the American Medical Association (AMA), women are urged to turn their bodies over to the horror of breast cancer treatment. It starts with...

More than skeletons in the vitamin D closet

10/3/2012 - In late September 2012, the New York Academy of Sciences held a conference entitled "Vitamin D: Beyond Bone." Scientists, physicians and nutritionists gathered in Manhattan to hear experts present cutting edge information in perhaps the most promising area of nutrition. Roughly 3,000 papers were published...

Suboptimal vitamin D levels significantly increase cardiovascular disease risk

9/30/2012 - The past decade has seen thousands of studies published that all demonstrate the profound importance of obtaining sufficient amounts of the sunshine vitamin from food, sun exposure and supplementation. No other nutrient has been shown to exert such a wide range of health benefits, yet millions of children...

Vitamin D, calcium found to save lives among elderly

9/22/2012 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) has found that elderly individuals who supplement with both vitamin D and calcium together may have a decreased risk of early mortality. Based on data compiled from eight different randomized controlled trials, researchers...

Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?

9/3/2012 - According to recent studies reported by the Body Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake. If cortisol is produced by chronic stress that can't be acted upon by running or fighting for your life, the cortisol builds up in your body. This is...

Vitamin D supplementation can cut risk of respiratory infections in children by half

8/24/2012 - If you or someone you know has children who routinely get respiratory infections, particularly during the winter months when natural exposure to the sun's rays is limited, you might want to seriously consider having them supplement daily with vitamin D3. A randomized, controlled study published in the...

Low vitamin D raises risk of mortality by 30 percent in the elderly

8/20/2012 - Enlightened health followers have heard about the importance of taking vitamin D and maintaining optimal blood levels of the prohormone to prevent chronic disease for more than a decade now. Despite the countless research studies that all demonstrate the critical nature of vitamin D to prevent cancer,...

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