“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
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In late 2016, Johns Hopkins Medicine released the results of a 10-year study that questioned the value of calcium supplement pills as sources of calcium. The findings prompted those with calcium deficiency symptoms to reach instead for calcium-rich foods. The study found that taking supplements as sources of calcium may
Researchers still haven’t found a fool proof way to cure or prevent mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease that works for everyone. However, a handful of strategies stand out in their ability to profoundly inhibit the risks.
A healthful dietary pattern will give you the energy you need to optimally fuel activity, and the nutrients you need to get the maximum benefit from your exercise. If you don’t regularly fuel your body with nutritious foods, you’ll be at greater risk of fatigue, injury, and illness. Nutrients, such
Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,
Here comes the sun! The human body makes vitamin D – termed the “sunshine vitamin” – when the skin is exposed to the ultraviolet B rays (UVB) in sunlight. This works because UVB radiation striking the skin…