I think it’s safe to say that every woman in her life at some point has been told, “Boys are stronger than girls.” This, of course, is debatable. Many may say if women are not as strong as men, then how do you account for their incredible strength when it comes to the hard labor associated with delivering babies? And of course, there are many physically strong women out there - for example, athletes like Serena Williams.
“I had not been informed of the need for infant vitamin D supplementation, or that we were at greater risk due to having dark skin, and I had no idea how catastrophic the effects of a vitamin deficiency can be.”
For those of you who live in colder climates with limited sun at certain points during the year, I can imagine you are excited for the upcoming months of summer. Pretty soon it will be time for the beach, barbecues and all sorts of fun outdoor activities.
Vitamin D is one of those nutrients that is crucial for maintaining our overall health. For one, it is just as important as calcium when it comes to building and maintaining strong bones. Getting enough vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
Have you ever considered what would happen if the sun disappeared?
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to test your IQ about the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States! Reportedly, it kills 1 in 15 people.
With a crazy presidential election and all the activity and drama in the White House, you may not have heard of Proclamation 9581, which on March 31st declared the month of April as National Cancer Control Month.
When it comes to cancer, what you don’t know can hurt you. And according to a recent survey from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), it seems there’s a lot more many of us need to know -- like which lifestyle choices contribute to cancer and what we can do to reduce that risk.
Americans’ use of supplements has remained consistent over the years, with just over half saying they take supplements. But the supplements of choice are changing. A new study published in JAMA found that fewer Americans are taking a multivitamin, whereas vitamin D, fish oil and probiotic supplements are rising in popularity.
Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath: For millions of people, asthma can be pretty unpleasant. In fact, about 7.4 percent of adults and 8.6 percent of children in the U.S. have asthma, the Centers for Disease Control reports. Treatment can include quick-relief medicines as well as long-term control medicines, but for those who wish there was something more they could do, there is hope! A recent study, featured in The Washington Post, shows vitamin D may help.
You may have heard about the health benefits of vitamin D before – for migraines, uterine fibroids, memory, hives, bone strength, mood and your immune system. But did you know research shows it may help prevent cancer as well? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk of cancer, ScienceDaily reports. The findings were recently published in PLOS ONE.
There are new studies every week, it seems, linking low vitamin D levels with various illnesses and diseases. And with deficiency being so widespread, it’s no wonder vitamin D sales are booming. But even with vitamin D, you can still have “too much of a good thing” and end up overdosing from taking too many supplements. Interestingly, you don’t have to worry about vitamin D overdose from sunshine exposure, because your skin stops making it from sunlight when there is enough. So, how much is too much vitamin D?
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