Tag: benefits of vitamin d

The Hormone That Stops the Brain from Aging (And How to Get More of It)

The Hormone That Stops the Brain from Aging (And How to Get More of It)

| Sep 30, 2017

It’s no secret that the brain is an enormously complex organ. There is a great deal that we still don’t know about it—perhaps this is why, for decades, neurodegeneration researchers preferred to assume that cognitive decline is simply an inevitability of old age. After all, how could we possibly claim control over something about which […]

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Optimal Vitamin D Levels Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Optimal Vitamin D Levels Help Prevent Skin Cancer

| Sep 14, 2017

For most of our lives, we’ve been told the same story when it comes to sun exposure and cancer risk: the sun is dangerous and cancer-causing, so slather on that sunscreen and avoid harmful UV rays whenever possible. There’s certainly at least some truth to this belief. Sun overexposure can damage the skin, and the […]

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Critical Vitamin Gets Calcium Out of Arteries and Into Your Bones

Critical Vitamin Gets Calcium Out of Arteries and Into Your Bones

| May 6, 2017

The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates that 44 million Americans suffer either from osteoporosis, or low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the condition.[1] The numbers have continually climbed over the years, despite attempts to address the underlying causes and risk factors for osteoporosis and bone mass loss. In fact, experts predict that the […]

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Fight the Flu with Vitamin D (Not the Flu Vaccine)

Fight the Flu with Vitamin D (Not the Flu Vaccine)

| Mar 6, 2017

If you’ve had the flu recently, you know how miserable it can be. For most people, one bout with it is enough to convince them to run out for a flu shot the following year. This is exactly what flu vaccines manufacturers would prefer—but there’s actually very little evidence that these shots are the best […]

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How to Tell If You’re Vitamin D Deficient (And What to Do about It)

How to Tell If You’re Vitamin D Deficient (And What to Do about It)

| Feb 15, 2017

You may remember the vitamin D craze of a few years ago. Because enthusiasm for the therapeutic benefits of this vitamin has simmered, some people might be tempted to believe that it was just a fad. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Vitamin D is essential for nearly every aspect of your health—and […]

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Protect Yourself from Cancer with Vitamin D

Protect Yourself from Cancer with Vitamin D

| Apr 29, 2016

By now, “make sure you’re not deficient in vitamin D” is an oldie…but it’s still a goodie too. In the years since the vitamin D craze first began, researchers have only become more certain that vitamin D deficiency is a serious problem, and that the simple practice of maintaining optimal levels could be the solution […]

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