We know we need vitamin D: It contributes to healthy muscles and bones and also plays a role in our mental well-being. In fact, new research from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging (TILDA) at Trinity associates vitamin D deficiency with a substantially increased risk of depression—more than 75 percent—over … Read More
Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed.
But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even if … Read More
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic or inherited disease of the mucus and sweat glands. It affects approximately 30,000 Americans, leading to chronic health problems and premature death. Advances in treatment, however, have dramatically improved outcomes in the past 20 years.
In people with cystic fibrosis, or CF, the mucus produced by … Read More
B vitamins are often referred to as "the energy vitamins” because they help your body’s natural process of obtaining energy from the food you eat. When consumed, they literally provide your body with a “boost” of energy. B vitamins also can lower cholesterol naturally by reducing LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels … Read More
Those who suffer with inflamed nerve cells in neurological disorders such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, and neuropathy know the burning, the numbness, and the pain that comes with these conditions. Fortunately, exciting research is showing that the symptoms associated with many neurological disorders can be … Read More
It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are causes for low energy and fatigue, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple … Read More
You’re looking for a boost, and you’re wondering if vitamin supplements are all you need to lift that sagging energy level. Perhaps you’ve taken vitamins sporadically over the years and are thinking about taking them on a daily basis.
First, realize that extreme fatigue may be a symptom of … Read More
The most accurate method of checking testosterone levels is to have your physician conduct a hormone blood test. If your levels are near the lower limit, or if multiple tests display a decreasing trend over time, you should consider taking measures that will allow your body to produce more of … Read More
I recently had what I thought was a case of severe chapped lips that extended to the corners of my mouth, where small, painful cracks developed. I was surprised to learn that the condition, called angular cheilitis, is actually the result of a vitamin B deficiency. I’d recently stopped taking … Read More
Vitamin D3, officially known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced in our skin. UVB radiation from the sun enters the skin, where it converts cholesterol to cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). The kidney and liver then convert vitamin D3 into other substances to provide various … Read More