(cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol)   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for promoting calcium absorption thereby playing a role in bone and joint health.  This vitamin also has strong anti-cancer benefits as those with lower intakes have higher rates of colon and breast cancer.   Major functions of Vitamin D: – Required for… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports identifies the “12 Most Dangerous Supplements” along with the “11 Supplements to Consider” in its September 2010 issue which hit newsstands last week.   Using an independent research group, Consumer Reports compiled the report using the Natural Medicines Comprehensive database, reviewing over 1,100 ingredients.   The “dirty dozen” were selected based on whether… Continue Reading

October 8th 2018 marks World Osteoporosis Day.  While this health event may not be as widely recognized as others, it is of great importance.  World Osteoporosis Day, which is sponsored by the International Osteoporosis Foundation, provides an all-important focal point for informing and educating the general public and policy makers about the prevention of osteoporosis which… Continue Reading

Two new studies published today in the online version of Pediatrics indicate that our nation’s children have very low levels of vitamin D, increasing their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes later in life.   These findings support researchers concern that vitamin D deficiency was a growing problem among youth and certain minority groups. … Continue Reading