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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Dementia

In addition to the everyday digestive support supplements that I recommend everyone take on a daily basis (whether or not they have “digestive” issues)—High fiber, Omega-3, Probiotics, and digestive Enyzmes (I call it the H.O.P.E. Formula)—I always recommend vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is very common, even in “healthy” people and in those who get regular sun exposure.…

Vitamin D for Children and Teens

The wonders of vitamin D continue to amaze me as study after study links low vitamin D levels to poor health and vitamin D supplementation and optimal vitamin D levels to good health. This holds true in children and teens as well. In two studies recently presented at The Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting, vitamin D again proved its importance to…

Low Vitamin D Leads to Weight Gain

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients that most people do not get enough of. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to a wide range of negative health conditions, and, on the flip side, adequate vitamin D levels have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. Not only is vitamin D good for healthy bones,…

Vitamin D and Diabetes Risk in Obese Children

Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges in today’s world. Over one third of children and adolescents are obese or overweight according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The obesity rate has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Obese children are at increased risk of having prediabetes,…

Vitamin D Helpful for Colds, or Not?

  Vitamin D is one of those nutrients that I highly recommend for just about everyone. Vitamin D levels are being found to be insufficient or deficient in people all over the world, including in the United States. By conventional medical standards, a vitamin D level (25-hydroxy vitamin D) of less than 12 ng/mL is considered deficient, and 20 ng/mL…

Raise Your Children’s Vitamin D Levels for Winter

Vitamin D is one vitamin I recommend often. Insufficient levels of vitamin D lave been linked to a wide range of chronic diseases, and most Americans have insufficient levels—two eye-opening facts that have made vitamin D the star vitamin of the last decade. From infants to the elderly, insufficient vitamin D levels are taking their toll. On the flip side,…

Vitamin D—Are You Taking the Right Form?

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for support of…

Up With Your Vitamin D Level

In 2010 the Institute of Medicine updated the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin D from 400 IU to 600 IU per day for adults up to age 70, and 800 IU per day for adults 71 years and older. While this update was a (tiny) step in the right direction, many experts think it comes up far too short.…