Vitamin D Benefits

Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Getting enough vitamin D is crucial to numerous health functions, while low vitamin D stresses the immune system and raises the risk of illness. Research has shown that vitamin D supplementation brings a range of vitamin D benefits including disease prevention. Studies have confirmed that major illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis can be prevented by ... Read More »

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Your vitamin D level is directly linked to cancer prevention

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(NaturalHealth365) Vitamin D benefits have been linked with cancer prevention for years now, and the data keeps coming in. A recent study of pooled data has concluded that a vitamin D level of 40 ng/mL or higher is associated with significantly lowered risk of cancer. Invasive cancers are far less likely to strike when the vitamin D level is optimal. ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels reveal risk of a heart attack and stroke

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(NaturalHealth365) A recent study is now showing strong evidence of a link between lack of vitamin D and poor cardiovascular health. The study results show that low vitamin D levels have been linked with a higher risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure, among other health issues. The results come from an innovative study conducted by the ... Read More »

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Vitamin D deficiency substantially increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

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(NaturalHealth365) Dementia is one of today’s biggest health challenges for older adults. There are currently 44 million cases around the world, and this number is expected to triple by the year 2050. An estimated billion persons around the world now have low vitamin D levels, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  In fact, a major study has ... Read More »

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9 reasons you need to be supplementing with vitamin D

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(NaturalHealth365) If you are relying on a multivitamin supplement to meet your need for vitamin D, think again. A quick glance at package labels shows most popular multivitamin supplements do not even come close to providing the amount of vitamin D necessary to achieve maximum health benefits and reduce the risk of disease. Most readily available commercial multivitamins contain only ... Read More »

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Research news: Sunbathing decreases risk of premature death

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(NaturalHealth365) We’ve all heard the warnings about sunbathing and getting too much sun exposure, but recent scientific research gives us good reason to rethink any fear-based concerns about the sun. A major study done by Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute has found that persons who avoid the sun altogether actually have a higher risk of skin melanomas. They also ... Read More »

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Recent study confirms low vitamin D levels increase mortality risk

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(NaturalHealth365) Last June, in the Journal of Public Health, after analyzing 32 vitamin D studies over a 40 year period of time, researchers suggested that risk of premature death from any cause was significantly higher when vitamin D levels fell below 30 mg/nl. Now, another 13-year prospective study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms these findings. This ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels increase risk of Parkinson’s disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects another 50,000 to 60,000 Americans each year. Complications from Parkinson’s disease make it the 14th most common cause of death in the United States.  It attacks the dopamine-producing cells in your brain – leading to debilitating motor dysfunction. Although it may be difficult to diagnosis Parkinson’s in its early stages, ... Read More »

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Nursing mothers need ample vitamin D for healthy infants

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(NaturalHealth365) Conventionally speaking, the adequate daily intake of vitamin D for infants in the United States is 400 IUs. Yet, only one in five babies is currently receiving the amount advised by both the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In fact, for babies who are exclusively breastfeeding, the odds slip to an alarming one ... Read More »

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Health alert: Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor mobility

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(NaturalHealth365) With inadequate levels of vitamin D existing in a staggering 75 percent of adults and teenagers in the United States, researchers continue to explore the potential harmful effects of this national vitamin deficiency. According to Harvard School of Public Health – which estimates the number of vitamin D- deficient people worldwide as over 1 billion – lack of vitamin ... Read More »

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The signs of vitamin D deficiency

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(NaturalHealth365) Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin, because sunlight is the primary source of this vitamin. A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D deficiency is linked to a host of chronic disease conditions including heart problems, diabetes, and even cancer. This unique biological compound is a nutrient as well as a hormone that plays a ... Read More »

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Low vitamin D levels will promote brain disorders

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(NaturalHealth365) Over the years, we have been instructed to ‘stay out of the sun’ and if we do venture outside to slap on the sunscreen. But, in truth, these toxic chemical lotions block out the healing benefits of sunlight and promote many brain disorders. Scientists have proven that low levels of vitamin d increase your risk for cancer, osteoporosis and ... Read More »

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