Tag: vitamin d

Vitamin D may be a key ingredient your body needs to recover from Covid19 according to USA Today.

Vitamin D may be a key ingredient your body needs to recover from Covid19 according to USA Today. On our Covid19 blog, I discussed a study that had shown that people who were vitamin D deficient had a more difficult time dealing with the effects of Covid19. Vitamin D is important for immune system function and especially important for preventing the acute respiratory stress caused by the Covid19. Genetics may play a part in how much vitamin D you naturally have with people of color and older people having less naturally produced vitamin D. You need vitamin D to fight Read More »

Vitamin D and Estradiol supplementation may help prevent metabolic syndrome in post menopausal women according to a new study.

Vitamin D and Estradiol supplementation may help prevent metabolic syndrome in post menopausal women according to a new study. Metabolic syndrome, which leads to abdominal obesity and heart disease in women may be prevented by supplementation with Vitamin D and Estradiol.   Vitamin D and Estradiol are known for helping women improve bone health. Once a woman becomes menopausal, her metabolism changes and most women gain abdominal weight.  A new study from China suggests that abdominal obesity, heart disease and metabolic syndrome is directly related to estrogen loss in post menopausal women. Vitamin D has been associated with several markers of Read More »

Vitamin D and Fish Oils are ineffective for preventing cancer and heart disease, but may have other benefits.

Vitamin D and Fish Oils are ineffective for preventing cancer and heart disease, but may have other benefits. Omega 3’s and fish oils and vitamin D have been used for cardiovascular health and may also have other health benefits.  A new study is now showing that they do not prevent cancer and heart disease. On the other hand, there may be other benefits such as reducing the risk of heart attack. Statins which are heavily promoted and sold medically are said to reduce heart attack risk by 28 percent. Fish oil may do this or more, without the side effects of Read More »

Vitamin D; is it a potential sunburn and skin cancer remedy? Check out this USA Today article.

Vitamin D; is it a potential sunburn and skin cancer remedy?  Check out this USA Today article. Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem that has been verified in recent studies. Years ago, most of us would spend hours in the sun, often without any protection. Years and many sunburns later, dermatologist offices are treating many skin growths and cancers that were thought to be caused by these activities.   The growing concerns of skin damage from the sun has reduced the amount of time most of us spend in the sun and most of the public is more careful about Read More »

Are you suffering from mal-illumination?

Are you suffering from mal-illumination? Many years ago, playing out in the sun was something we never thought much about.  Children would play outdoors with other children until they were called in by their parents. Beach going was done with little or no sun block and working outdoors was something many of us just did. Over the years, we have learned that sun exposure like what we did years ago may have a side effect; skin cancer.   As our generation has gotten older, visiting and being checked by a dermatologist has become a right of passage as many of us Read More »