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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder – 4 Tips to Manage Symptoms & Boost Mood

As the days get darker and the temperatures cooler, it’s not uncommon for some people to find themselves feeling increasingly sluggish and blue during what is supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” In many cases, these feelings are only temporary (who isn’t feeling a little tired and sad heading into yet another pandemic Holiday season?). But other times, these emotions could actually be a signal of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a common type of depression...
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Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D is a family of fat-soluble vitamins naturally present in many foods. Some people call it the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces this compound when the skin is exposed directly to the sun. Humans typically consume two types of vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 comes from animal-sourced foods and D2 is man-made, for the most part. Both types are available as over-the-counter supplements, but studies suggest that vitamin D3 might be better for improving vitamin D...
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Groundhog Day: 6 More Weeks of Winter Migraines?

It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his lair to see his shadow, predicting 6 more weeks of winter. This is particularly challenging for those of you who suffer from winter migraines and headaches. The reasons why migraines can increase with changes in the weather are not clear. Some researchers suggest that changes in oxygen levels, temperature, barometric pressure, and even humidity may affect blood vessels associated with migraine occurrence in some sufferers. It is also thought that migraines...
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Not Supplementing with THIS Vitamin on a Daily Basis? Start NOW!

If You’re NOT Supplementing with THIS Vitamin on a Daily Basis at THIS Amount …You Need to Start NOW! I am hard pressed to name a single vitamin that has consistently shown to be able to decrease all-cause mortality as well as cardiovascular and cancer mortality as Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol). The studies depicting these benefits continue to accrue. At this point in time, I recommend that everyone supplement at least 2000-5000 IU per day of vitamin D-3, with the goal...
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures?

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation for Bone Fractures? – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reports I don’t know whether I should be happy, furious or frustrated Choosing to subscribe to the concept of “better late than never,” I choose happy with a pinch of frustration. You are probably right now asking yourself what the “h” is he talking about? I’m talking about the advice that 95 % or more of physicians give to their patients about preventing bone fractures, and...
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Could This Vitamin Improve Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans?

It is known by many nutrition oriented healthcare professionals, that African Americans tend to produce less Vitamin-D and tend to have lower circulating levels of vitamin-D in their bodies because of their darker skin pigmentation, which interferes with vitamin D production from sunlight. Cancer researchers note that African Americans have an increased risk of dying from certain types of cancers when compared to Caucasians. They postulate that these increased risks of dying from certain cancers may be due to their...
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Sunlight, Vitamin-D and Protection Against Cancers

SUNLIGHT, VITAMIN-D AND PROTECTION AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS GreenMedInfo is an excellent database for people interested in learning about natural medicines. Their article below about a meta-analysis of dozens of studies measuring the cancer protective benefits of sunlight exposure and the subsequent amounts of vitamin D that it generates, is important reading. Of course, some of you may be worried about the cancer causing effects of sunlight exposure, but it takes only 10 minutes or less of sunlight to...
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