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10 Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer.[1] Here are 10 signs you're not getting enough vitamin D: Depression or anxiety Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures Fatigue and generalized weakness Muscle cramps and weakness … Read More

Sunburn: How Bad Is It for Your Health?

Guess what! I’m a bad mother (well, at least some of the time). The other day I was playing in a pool with my kids. We had finally escaped the winter to a place where the warm sun shone, and our goosebumps dissolved into a distant memory. We were having … Read More

Rickets on the Rise?

Rickets—a common health problem in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—might be making a comeback where you would least expect it: in a modern, industrialized European nation. A recent University of Toronto study (Scientific Reports, Nov. 17, 2017), focused on a mysterious increase in cases of rickets among British children … Read More

Brain Vitamins: Do They Work?

The statistics on vitamin and other dietary supplement use in the United States are staggering, and the numbers appear to be on the rise. A 2016 CRN Consumer Survey showed the percentage of Americans taking dietary supplements—everything from multi-vitamins to "brain vitamins" to calcium pills to weight-loss supplements—to be at … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you're familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you?  While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Is Milk Really Good For You?

You have probably seen the advertisements with celebrities sporting milk mustaches. If so, you are familiar with the slogan, “Milk, it does a body good!” But, is milk really good for you? While proponents tout that drinking milk is the best and most efficient way to increase consumption of calcium, this claim is … Read More

Vitamin D3 Benefits… Only if You Get Enough

You’ve heard about the wonderful vitamin D3 benefits, not just for bone health but for your immune system, cancer prevention, protection from depression, and more. But did you realize these benefits and many others don’t come unless there are adequate (or arguably, optimal) levels of vitamin D in your blood? … Read More

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