Tag: vitamin D

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Vitamin D Deficiency: Cause of Many Diseases

Vitamin D Deficiency: Cause of Many Diseases

| Jul 2, 2016

Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a a public health crisis of epidemic proportions! A study published in the July, 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that a jaw-dropping 59 percent of the population is vitamin D deficient. In addition, nearly 25 percent of the study subjects were found […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Sun Avoidance is as Bad as Smoking for Your Health

Sun Avoidance is as Bad as Smoking for Your Health

| Apr 14, 2016

It’s no secret that we’re afraid of the sun. We blame sunlight for rising cancer rates and premature aging, we avoid its “destructive” rays at all costs, and when we have no choice but to be outside, we slather ourselves and our loved ones with toxic sunscreen for protection. This is perhaps one of our […]

Continue Reading

How Mold Sickness Destroys Your Health (And How to Protect Yourself)

How Mold Sickness Destroys Your Health (And How to Protect Yourself)

| Jan 23, 2016

We’ve written in the past about the manmade toxins that litter our homes: toxic furniture, bedding, clothing, cleaning products, and more. Environmental air pollution gets a lot of attention, but according to the EPA, the air inside our homes is two to five times more polluted on average—and in some cases up to 100 times […]

Continue Reading

Death by Prescription Pad: Can We Survive in a Post-Antibiotic World?

Death by Prescription Pad: Can We Survive in a Post-Antibiotic World?

| Jun 26, 2015

I don’t know about you, but personally, I find horror stories and thrillers about disease epidemics to be some of the most terrifying of all. The only book I’ve ever abandoned halfway through because of excessive fright was one by Richard Preston, who specializes in chilling tales surrounding infectious disease and bioterrorism. Perhaps these stories […]

Continue Reading

Why Store-Bought Sunscreen Can Be More Harmful Than the Sun (Make Your Own Instead)

Why Store-Bought Sunscreen Can Be More Harmful Than the Sun (Make Your Own Instead)

| May 28, 2015

The sun gets a bad rap. Despite the fact that civilization got along just fine without sunscreen for thousands of years, scientists of the 1940’s pegged sun exposure as the main risk factor for skin cancer. This pronouncement just might have had something to do with the release of the first mass-market sunscreen product around […]

Continue Reading