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Vitamin D for Coronary Artery Disease

August 21, 2014
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Reducing your risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) is now added to the long list of benefits from having sufficient Vitamin D in your body. A recent study concluded that “Vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with the prevalence and extent of CAD…” Make sure you have enough Vitamin D every day. Read the...
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Nutrition and Diabetes

July 3, 2014
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Good nutrition can offset some of the risk of diabetes as well as contribute to the health of those who have diabetes. Researchers report that “clinical trials also provide evidence for the effectiveness of nutrition therapy in the prevention of diabetes.” This study found that “a healthy eating pattern emphasizing nutrient-dense foods in appropriate...
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Safer Pregnancy with Vitamin D

June 26, 2014
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Vitamin D has been shown to be very important for many physiological processes in our bodies. So much so that the findings of the latest study regarding pregnancy come as no surprise: “Normal plasma levels of Vitamin D3 are needed for physiological development of pregnancy, normal skeletal mineralization of the fetal skeleton and lactation....
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Eating Habits Impact ADHD

June 19, 2014
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There are several studies that show an association between what a child eats and their risk of learning challenges, particularly attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The latest study confirmed what others studies have found that “a high intake of sweetened desserts, fried food, and salt is associated with more learning, attention, and behavioral problems, whereas...
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Vitamin D for Psoriasis

June 17, 2014
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Psoriasis is a skin disease that produces unsightly scaly red blotches. While there are several drugs that claim levels of effectiveness, many people prefer to avoid the related side effects. A recent pilot study found that “high-dose vitamin D3 therapy may be effective and safe for vitiligo (patches of skin that have lost their...
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Hospital Formulas Reduce Breast Feeding

June 10, 2014
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There is little argument that breast feeding is best for both mother and infant. Breast feeding reduces the potential for infections, diarrhea and obesity in babies. It also provides significant health benefits to moms including the reduction of postpartum bleeding and a quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive...
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Vitamin E Slows Alzheimer Decline

May 13, 2014
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A recent study tested to see if Vitamin E will “slow progression of mild to moderate AD” in older patients. At the end of the five year study, researchers concluded that “among patients with mild to moderate AD (Alzheimer disease), 2000 IU/d of alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E) compared with placebo resulted in slower functional...
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Strawberries Reduce Cholesterol

May 1, 2014
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A group of healthy people were given 500 grams (about 18 ounces) of strawberries every day for 30 days. At the end of that time, numerous tests showed many benefits including “significantly reducing total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides levels.” The authors concluded that “strawberries consumption improves plasma lipids profile, biomarkers of antioxidant...
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Vitamin D for Dysmenorrhea

April 29, 2014
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Dysmenorrhea (also known as menstrual cramps) can be very severe for some women. Some studies have begun to draw an association between a lack of vitamin D and dysmenorrhea. A recent study of young women looked at this association and found “a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and secondary hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands...
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Multivitamins for Breast Cancer?

April 15, 2014
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Researchers sought to discover if “multivitamins with minerals supplements (MVM) used by women already diagnosed with invasive breast cancer would affect their breast cancer mortality risk.” After an over 7 years of study, they found that “breast cancer mortality was 30 % lower in MVM users as compared to non-users.” The study concluded that “Postmenopausal...
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