Thursday, January 2, 2014

Vitamin D Research

      Have you had your vitamin D levels checked?  Research seems to be pointing to Vitamin D deficiency as a major contributing factor in several diseases. Here is a quote from one of Dr. Mercola's recent articles:

According to a January 2013 press release by Orthomolecular Medicine,1 there are now 33,800 medical papers with vitamin D in the title or abstract, and this veritable mountain of research shows that vitamin D has far-reaching benefits to your physical and mental health. Such research has shown that vitamin D can improve:
  • Pregnancy outcomes (reduced risk of Cesarean section and pre-eclampsia)
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Autism, Alzheimer’s, and other brain dysfunction
  • Bacterial and viral infections
Some of the most recently published studies, which I’ll review here, demonstrate how boosting your vitamin D levels can improve depression and pain in diabetics, Crohn’s disease, and breast cancer."

      You may be interested in reading the entire article if you suffer from any of the above ailments.  It seems obvious considering all the sugar and fast food we eat that we are not consuming enough good nutrients and either need to change our diets or add supplements, preferably both.

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