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Meta-analysis confirms that vitamin D has a protective effect against colds and flu

While the pharmaceutical industry is bent on pushing pills and inoculations as the “only” way to prevent cold and flu each season, it turns out the secret to keeping illness at bay has been in front of (or rather, above) us all along. Vitamin D, colloquially known as the “sunshine vitamin,” has just been proven […]

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A natural treatment for PCOS: Vitamin D

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder that affects fertility. Although there is no cure yet for PCOS, there are many ways to improve or eliminate PCOS symptoms naturally. One of these is vitamin D supplementation. According to a systematic review published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, vitamin D supplementation […]

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Vitamin D found to help sunburn from the inside by reducing swelling and inflammation

For anyone who’s ever had a severe case of sunburn, this might be a good development for you – taking in high concentrations of vitamin D an hour after sunburn can be beneficial in alleviating its painful side-effects, according to a study. The results, which were from a double-blinded research made by a joint team from Case Western […]

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Excess Vitamin D: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

By Rosanne Lindsay  Listen to Article reprised from February 2016 Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin.” This is because 90 percent of our D requirements naturally comes from the sun. Bioavailable vitamin D3 is created in the skin through the action of the sun’s UV-B rays on cholesterol (7-dehydroxycholesterol), as one of five forms. Diet offers Vitamin D2 […]

Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

Study: Low vitamin D levels could be the reason why more than HALF of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome

According to a new study, low vitamin D levels could be the reason why over 50 percent of postmenopausal women have a metabolic syndrome. The study, published in the journal Maturitas, found a strong link between the lack of vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is a set of conditions that lead to an […]

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Vitamin D and fertility: Increase your chances of success with this vital nutrient

If you’re having trouble conceiving, boosting your vitamin D intake might help. A recent study revealed that women undergoing fertility treatment are 33 percent more successful if they have healthy levels of vitamin D. Scientists from Birmingham University have determined that women undergoing fertility treatment were 33 percent more likely to get pregnant if they had high […]

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Pharma-controlled Journal of the American Medical Association waging full-scale attack on Vitamin D in effort to push flu shots for toddlers

A recent headline in the U.K.’s Daily Mail boldly declares, “Vitamin D will NOT protect your child from a cold: Myth-busting study says ‘more isn’t always better’ to help toddlers stay healthy.” This disingenuous headline infers that vitamin D has no protective effect against colds and flu. In fact, the study it goes on to cite, published in the Journal of […]

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The Sun’s Benefits Go Way Beyond Vitamin D

By John Naish The sun has got his hat on, our moods feel lighter and we are gripped by a desire to soak up some solar rays. But no, we keep being told: the threat of skin cancer makes this potentially lethal. Now, however, scientists are discovering a positive side to sun-worshiping. Getting a good dose […]

Can Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks?

Can Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Severe Asthma Attacks?

New evidence has shown that vitamin D supplements may actually help reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks, in addition to helping sufferers cut back on steroid treatments. In this recently-published research, it was found that using vitamin D supplements decreased the occurrence of asthma attacks requiring visits to the hospital, going from 6% to 3%. Furthermore, […]

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Vitamin D protects against asthma, reduces attacks by 50%

Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks by 50 percent, according to a recent research review by the world-renowned Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent, international network of researchers, health professionals and patients who work together to review existing scientific research in order to promote evidence-based treatment. Researcher, Adrian Martineau […]