Vitamin D Info

got-vitamin-d-sml-iconThere is a lot of information online and on TV about sunshine, vitamin D, melanoma, and other types of cancer.

The problem is that most information disseminated by the mainstream media is biased in the direction of companies selling chemical sunblock and cancer treatments.

The reality – according to myriad scientific studies you can read about below, is that the health benefits of sunshine helping the human body to produce vitamin D are simply incredible.

The body – through the power of vitamin D – has been shown to fight melanoma, cancer, and have an improved immune system, thanks to measured UV exposure to the sun or a high-pressure tanning bed.

But we’re not scientists, so we are not allowed to make any official claims – we can however suggest that you read the huge amount of information about vitamin D and your health in the articles below, and see for yourself what sunshine & vitamin D can do for you!

Are you a teenager, or a parent of a teen? Check out the article Let The Teens Tan on the Huffington Post.

You can also follow along with Tan Republic girl Ariel as she travels the world in search of sunshine, learning about global cultures, health, and vitamin D!

Vitamin D news, articles and information:

Treat hypertension naturally with vitamin D: Study

8/1/2013 – It seems the most studied and tested vitamin these days is vitamin D. Never mind that it is considered by many to not be a true vitamin. Some consider it more of a prohormone, which is an interglandular hormone precursor. Others consider it a prehormone that can be converted into a hormone. A few…

Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency

7/25/2013 12:00:49 AM – The cure for some of the most common and debilitating health conditions today may be as elemental as simply correcting a nutrient deficiency that plagues millions of Westerners: Vitamin D deficiency. Here are eight common diseases that have been scientifically linked to a chronic lack of vitamin D: 1)…

Vitamin D may hold the key to aggressive breast cancer prevention and treatment

7/24/2013 – Breast cancer strikes more than one-quarter of a million women in the U.S. each year, taking the lives of nearly 40,000 annually. While age, lifestyle, diet and physical activity all play a significant role in development of the disease, an estimated 15 percent of women fall victim due to genetic susceptibility….

Treat your Crohn’s naturally with vitamin D: Research

7/14/2013 – Increased blood levels of vitamin D may help both prevent and treat Crohn’s disease, an incurable, often debilitating gastrointestinal disorder, research has shown. Crohn’s disease is a form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which afflicts between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population at some…

Higher vitamin D levels help slash risks associated with high blood pressure

7/11/2013 – High blood pressure or hypertension is a primary contributing factor in the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in industrialized countries, yet millions have no idea they have elevated blood pressure readings that…

Sun exposure tremendously improves MS symptoms – research

7/7/2013 – Increased exposure to sunlight may help alleviate the depression and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and may even reduce the overall level of disability caused by the disease, research suggests. Prior research has linked both vitamin D deficiency and lower levels of unprotected sun…

Overweight and out-of-shape adolescents likely to be vitamin D deficient: Study

7/6/2013 – Along with obesity, poor physical fitness may also be a significant risk factor for vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by Spanish researchers and published recently in QJM: An International Journal of Medicine. The study was conducted on 470 European males and 536 females between…

Low vitamin D levels increases your diabetes risk: Research

7/3/2013 – Low levels of vitamin D increase your risk for developing diabetes and related medical conditions such as heart disease, research has shown. Two studies into the link between vitamin D and diabetes were presented at the 2010 meeting of the Endocrine Society. In the first, researchers from Johns Hopkins…

Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer’s plaque formation

7/2/2013 – Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person’s personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness,…

What your doctor won’t tell you about vitamin D

6/28/2013 – Are you vitamin D deficient? Most people, living in the “modern” (indoor) world are deficient in this “sunshine” vitamin – which is actually an essential hormone for every facet of your life. In fact, a low vitamin D level in your blood is directly connected to a higher incidence of cancer, osteoporosis,…

Treat your IBS naturally with vitamin D: Research

6/19/2013 – A preliminary review of individual reports strongly suggest that high-dose vitamin D may be one of the most effective treatment yet discovered for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS, also known as spastic colon, is a common disease with no known cause or cure. The disease is characterized by alternating…

Vitamin D deficiency linked to rheumatoid arthritis

6/10/2013 – A growing body of research suggests that not only may vitamin D deficiency be a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis, it may also make rheumatoid arthritis patients significantly more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body’s…

Treat PCOS naturally with vitamin D and calcium

6/7/2013 – Supplementation with vitamin D and calcium may be a simple, inexpensive way to significantly reduce many symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by the formation of numerous small cysts on the edges of the ovaries. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women….

Obesity causes vitamin-D deficiency: Research

6/5/2013 – Confirming what health professionals have long suspected, a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine provides some of the strongest evidence yet that obesity is indeed a cause of vitamin D deficiency. The large study was a collaborative effort between U.S. and European researchers, and was…

Three health boosting summer-time tips

6/4/2013 – As the temperature outside rises, cubical dwellers start to dream of pristine, sandy beaches and begin carefully plotting how many vacation days they can afford this year. Many others plan a last ditch effort to lose some weight before they have to wear a bathing suit in front of friends and family….

Mushrooms may be another great way to get your vitamin D

4/27/2013 – New research recently presented at a joint meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Experimental Biology confirms a little-known benefit of eating mushrooms – higher vitamin D levels. As relayed by MedPageToday.com, researchers from Boston University (BU) found that…

Research: Low vitmain D levels found in chronically depressed people

4/26/2013 – The most recent study that supports an association of mental health and vitamin D was conducted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s focus was chronic depression. It was entitled “The association between low vitamin D and depressive disorders,” was published in the April 9, 2013 edition of the journal…

Low vitamin D levels can give you cancer and increase your risk of death

4/2/2013 – Two new studies out of Germany add to an ever-growing body of evidence showing that optimal vitamin D levels are crucial for good health. Based on the findings, people who are low or deficient in vitamin D are much more likely than others to develop cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, and cancer,…

Fat burning accelerated by calcium and vitamin D intake

4/1/2013 – A Shanghai study entitled “Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation facilitated Fat loss in overweight and obese college students with very-low calcium consumption: a randomized controlled trial” was posted in Unbound Medline PubMed on January 8, 2013. Keep in mind the phrase “very-low calcium consumption.”…

Sunshine vitamin – A potent defense against deadly new tuberculosis strains

3/29/2013 – With antibiotic resistant tuberculosis superbugs on the rise around the world, natural remedies are increasingly important to combat the spread of this serious disease. Consuming adequate levels of vitamin D is crucial not only for a healthy immune system, but also to trigger production of antimicrobial…

Your depression may be due to vitamin D deficiency

3/26/2013 – A new study by Canadian researchers has found that some depression may be linked to a vitamin D deficiency. “A systematic review and meta-analysis of 14 studies with a total of 31,424 participants revealed an association between vitamin D levels and depression,” said a summary of the study, from…

Supercharge your brain with sunshine

3/26/2013 – Researchers believe that vitamin D3 acts to protect an aging brain and boost overall memory and cognitive function. This is thought to be done by increasing levels of protective antioxidants, increasing key hormones and suppressing a hyperactive immune system that can inflame the neurological circuitry….

Vitamin D supplements influence genes in healthy individuals, could stop cancer, heart disease

3/24/2013 – Mounting research shows that huge numbers of people are deficient in vitamin D – and that a deficiency of that vitamin could be linked to all sorts of health problems, many of them serious. But could taking vitamin D supplements benefit people who appear to be healthy? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Research…

Are your children overweight or obese? They may be vitamin D deficient

3/23/2013 – Extra weight on your child might mean even greater risk for health complications than originally thought. According to a recent study appearing in the journal Pediatrics, it may also mean your child is deficient in one of the most important “vitamins” to overall human health and vital functioning –…

Five ways to get more vitamin D through natural sources

3/18/2013 – The form of vitamin D that’s credited to ridding the population of rickets by “fortifying” processed milk and bread is D2. But lately, the UK has been reporting a bit of an upsurge with rickets. Furthermore, research over the past two decades shows that vitamin D is important for resisting many other…

Low vitamin D linked to insulin resistance: Study

3/4/2013 – Here is a summary of the Japanese study linking low vitamin D to insulin resistance excerpted from Vitasearch.com and sourced below: A meta-analysis involving a Japanese working population (n=494), aged 20-68 years, found a correlation between calcium levels, low vitamin D status and insulin resistance…

Low vitamin D levels increase breast cancer risks

2/25/2013 – More evidence from a new study shows that lower vitamin D levels could be more hazardous to women because it leads to a higher risk of breast cancer. The latest research, conducted by scientists at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead Hospital, in New South Wales, Australia, followed 214…

Vitamin D deficiency linked to yet another disease: Rheumatoid arthritis

2/24/2013 – It appears that vitamin D3 undergoes more testing than any other vitamin, even though it isn’t a vitamin. It’s a hormonal precursor that activates several different metabolic functions throughout the body. Bonding calcium into bone is only one of many others. It’s always mentioned in mainstream medicine’s…

Want to reduce your Type II diabetes risk? Get some sunshine and up your vitamin D intake

2/22/2013 – It’s amazing how many different meta-analysis papers and epidemiological studies keep popping up associating vitamin D3 with lower disease occurrences for heart disease, breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and Type II or onset adult diabetes. An earlier Japanese meta-analysis “…found a correlation…

Low vitamin D levels proven to be deadly, increase mortality

2/13/2013 – The most comprehensive epidemiological review ever conducted on the association between vitamin D and mortality has revealed that low vitamin D levels are directly linked to early death from heart disease and other causes. Published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis Vascular, Biology, the…

Vitamin D compound may help skin lotions reduce DNA damage by up to 80 percent

2/9/2013 – Though the mainstream sunscreen and skin care industries have a rather long way to go in correcting certain misinformation propaganda of decades gone by, the market may soon experience at least a slight shift in direction. Initial reports out of Australia indicate that researchers there say a new vitamin…

Low vitamin D levels linked to high risk of breast cancer in young women

2/6/2013 – Over the past several years, Natural News has covered research from around the world that shows a lack of vitamin D is somehow associated with breast cancer. Now comes yet another piece to the puzzle. A study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine concludes that…

Vitamin D dramatically improves eyesight of elderly

2/5/2013 – Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in many Western nations today, and is responsible for causing an epidemic of illness that touches nearly every aspect of human health. Even proper eyesight is contingent on adequate vitamin D intake, it turns out, as illustrated by a recent study that found a definitive…

Don’t be scared into getting the flu vaccine: Here’s how to protect yourself naturally

2/5/2013 – Every year around this time, health authorities and the media drum up mass hysteria about influenza for the purpose of scaring people into getting flu shots. Without flu shots, we are all repeatedly told, the public has a high risk of serious illness and even death. But as most NaturalNews readers already…

Can vitamin D halt growth of triple-negative breast cancer?

1/29/2013 – Vitamin D supplementation may be able to slow or even halt the progression of the most dangerous variety of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Saint Louis University and IRBLleida, Spain, and published in The Journal of Cell Biology. In addition, the researchers isolated…

Yes, vitamin D treats and reverses breast cancer, says new science

1/28/2013 – Occasionally, the laboratory efforts of research scientists contracted by Big Pharma produce side effect findings that are of interest to those of us who focus on natural preventative and healing remedies. It appears that such an event occurred when the research team inadvertently reported vitamin…

Vitamin D treatment for deadliest form of breast cancer

1/23/2013 – Research just published in The Journal of Cell Biology reveals two important discoveries about one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer. Investigators led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University , have…

Obese women give birth to babies with lower vitamin D levels

1/22/2013 – Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with low blood levels of vitamin D that women of healthy weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Vitamin D is produced naturally…

Vitamin D not only prevents chronic diseases, but also extends natural lifespan

1/15/2013 – Vitamin D has been hailed for its unique ability to dramatically lower the risk of many forms of cancer, and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and dementia. As these chronic diseases combine to be the leading causes of death for the vast majority of adults, it likely…

Vitamin D builds stronger muscles

1/10/2013 – Working out and want to build stronger muscles without dangerous steroids? Getting older and worried you are losing muscle strength? New research just published in the January edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, concludes there…

Always sleepy? Check your vitamin D levels

1/9/2013 – Low levels of vitamin D may be to blame for some cases of chronic sleepiness, according to a pair of recent studies by researchers from Louisiana State University. Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body upon exposure to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It is known to play an important…

Reverse Multiple Sclerosis by eating the Paleo Diet, increasing vitamin D, and avoiding artificial food additives

1/5/2013 – Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, degenerative disease of the nerves in the brain and spine. The disease causes the body to attack an insulating substance around nerve cells called myelin. When the myelin is damaged, the function of the nerves deteriorate, resulting in muscle weakness, imbalance or loss…

Dry skin? Try upping your vitamin D intake

12/28/2012 – One of the major drawbacks of winter is the effect cold, dry weather has on your skin. The good news is, research shows that upping your vitamin D intake could actually help mitigate that problem and keep your skin looking and feeling better. One recent study by the Johnson and Johnson Skin Research…

Severe vitamin D deficiency influences heart health: study

12/26/2012 – Severe vitamin D deficiency influences heart health: study Mainstream medicine has promoted the merits of vitamin D’s bone health and rickets prevention for decades. For that level of health protection, a low RDA (recommended dietary allowance) was established of 600 iu (international units) daily…

High levels of vitamin D deficiency observed in critically ill children

12/11/2012 – There is something to be said for allowing your children copious amounts of free time outdoors to ride their bicycles, engage in sports activities, and play with their friends, especially if you want them to grow up to be healthy, strong, and vibrant members of society. And a recent study published…

Higher vitamin D intake linked with cognitive performance and Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

12/5/2012 – Higher blood saturation levels of vitamin D have been conclusively shown to lower the risk for a myriad of chronic illnesses including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. More recent scientific studies are beginning to draw a solid connection between intake of the sunshine vitamin and how well…

Researchers uncover vital details to explain how vitamin D prevents cancer

12/4/2012 – It is an undisputed, scientifically validated fact that vitamin D helps to prevent many chronic conditions ranging from heart disease to diabetes, stroke and dementia. Some of the most compelling work has shown that the prohormone can cut the risk associated with certain forms of cancer by as much as…

Vitamin D cuts cavities in half

12/2/2012 – With less time spent outdoors and the constant use of sunscreen by many, vitamin D levels are decreasing in many populations. Meanwhile, the number of cavities in children’s teeth has gone up. Is there a connection? A new review of multiple studies of dental caries, or tooth decay, and vitamin D indicates…

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis, significantly speed recovery time

11/14/2012 – Exposing your skin daily to natural sunlight or regularly supplementing with high doses of vitamin D3 can effectively shorten the duration of tuberculosis infection. This is the finding of a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which reveals once…

Multiple sclerosis and vitamin D connection makes winter sun essential

11/13/2012 – A recent review on environmental risk factors for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disorder, summed up a world of scientific evidence on the potential impact of latitude and vitamin D levels on the development of this life-changing illness. Researchers have long suspected a connection between…

Chemotherapy drugs are linked to severe vitamin D deficiency

10/24/2012 – Vitamin D is critically important for cancer patients in surviving their disease longer. Now, researchers have discovered that several chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer may also cause severe vitamin D deficiency in patients. More disturbing is that attempts to give such patients supplemental vitamin…

Vitamin D: How to maintain healthy levels during winter

10/22/2012 – Now that winter is setting in, your vitamin D level is dropping just when you need it the most. In fact, the average American’s level will drop well into the deficiency zone, increasing risk of illness, cancer, and a host of other health problems. Fortunately, latest research has provided some very…

Vitamin D insufficiency promotes chronic disease and increases risk of early death by 50 percent

10/18/2012 – Medical researchers have been sounding the alarm about the importance of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels from childhood through to the adult years, but millions of aging adults remain grossly deficient in this critical hormone-based nutrient. Vitamin D has demonstrated efficacy in preventing diseases…

Mastectomy no more! Prevent and treat breast cancer with life-affirming vitamin D

10/8/2012 – For some women, the only thing scarier than having breast cancer is the prospect of being treated for cancer with conventional medicine. In a country dominated by the American Medical Association (AMA), women are urged to turn their bodies over to the horror of breast cancer treatment. It starts with…

More than skeletons in the vitamin D closet

10/3/2012 – In late September 2012, the New York Academy of Sciences held a conference entitled “Vitamin D: Beyond Bone.” Scientists, physicians and nutritionists gathered in Manhattan to hear experts present cutting edge information in perhaps the most promising area of nutrition. Roughly 3,000 papers were published…

Suboptimal vitamin D levels significantly increase cardiovascular disease risk

9/30/2012 – The past decade has seen thousands of studies published that all demonstrate the profound importance of obtaining sufficient amounts of the sunshine vitamin from food, sun exposure and supplementation. No other nutrient has been shown to exert such a wide range of health benefits, yet millions of children…

Vitamin D, calcium found to save lives among elderly

9/22/2012 – A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) has found that elderly individuals who supplement with both vitamin D and calcium together may have a decreased risk of early mortality. Based on data compiled from eight different randomized controlled trials, researchers…

Are stress and high cortisol depleting your vitamin D?

9/3/2012 – According to recent studies reported by the Body Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can disrupt your body’s vitamin D3 uptake. If cortisol is produced by chronic stress that can’t be acted upon by running or fighting for your life, the cortisol builds up in your body. This is…

Vitamin D supplementation can cut risk of respiratory infections in children by half

8/24/2012 – If you or someone you know has children who routinely get respiratory infections, particularly during the winter months when natural exposure to the sun’s rays is limited, you might want to seriously consider having them supplement daily with vitamin D3. A randomized, controlled study published in the…

Low vitamin D raises risk of mortality by 30 percent in the elderly

8/20/2012 – Enlightened health followers have heard about the importance of taking vitamin D and maintaining optimal blood levels of the prohormone to prevent chronic disease for more than a decade now. Despite the countless research studies that all demonstrate the critical nature of vitamin D to prevent cancer,…

Restore your health with Vitamin D

8/16/2012 – If you got sick – who would you turn to? Most people would go to a conventionally-trained medical doctor. But, here’s the problem, poorly educated, western-trained physicians are not able to teach you about optimal health. So, if doctors don’t know about health – why do people rely on them for “treatments”?…

High-dose vitamin D needed to prevent bone fractures

8/10/2012 – If you had a major health risk you could mitigate with an inexpensive yet very effective, safe, easy treatment, would you do it – or would you think it’s too good to be true? A new analysis of multiple studies on vitamin D has proven its effectiveness at preventing broken bones in elderly individuals….

Salmon – A superfood that fills in the gaps

8/6/2012 – Salmon is a species of fish that is commonly eaten for its nutritional properties. The fish live in both fresh and salt water, depending on where the salmon is in its development. Preparation methods for salmon vary, as some prefer barbequing, baking, or even sauteing their fish. Vitamin D is obtained…

Low vitamin D coupled with obesity dramatically raises diabetes risk

8/3/2012 – It is no surprise to most people that the current obesity epidemic is placing millions of unsuspecting individuals at grave risk of early death, in part by dramatically increasing the incidence of diabetes. Excess body weight damages metabolic balance, allowing wildly fluctuating blood glucose and insulin…

Vitamin D revealed to be miracle anti-cancer ‘drug’ with astonishing chemical properties

7/26/2012 – A new study published this month finds that the hormonally active form of vitamin D, Calcitriol 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), inhibits the growth of many kinds of cancerous cells, including breast cancer, indicating that vitamin D3 can be useful in treating and even preventing a variety of cancers. Authors…

Essential Fatty Acids and the sun

7/21/2012 – Most of us are now aware of the importance of Essential Fatty Acids to our overall health and well being. What isn’t so commonly discussed; however, is the relationship between EFAs and the sun. Don’t be afraid of the sun It seems many people are so concerned with covering themselves up from any…

Starving for vitamin D

7/17/2012 – A study published in the journal Pediatrics found that 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D. “We expected the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency would be high, but the magnitude of the problem nationwide was shocking” says Dr. Juhi Kumar of Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical…

Not getting enough vitamin D could cause you to lose mobility, become disabled

7/11/2012 – There is no longer any doubt that regular, unfiltered sunlight exposure, which helps promote and maintain optimal blood levels of vitamin D, plays a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention. And a recent study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science further confirms…

Wanna get fat fast? Stay vitamin D deficient!

7/3/2012 – You have no doubt heard that excess fat, corn syrup, sugary drinks and high-fructose, high-starch diets will boost your beltline and add pounds to your physique. Well, according to a recent study, if you’re a woman there’s another way to tilt your scales: Just remain vitamin D deficient. Kaiser Permanente,…

Is US government setting stage to outlaw Vitamin D like raw milk? Mainstream media attacks nutrition

6/26/2012 – The United States government has just crossed the threshold of nutritional insanity with an announcement that postmenopausal women should avoid taking vitamin D. This announcement, made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is tantamount to declaring war on nutrition. In a nation where 90+ percent…

Sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 50 percent

6/21/2012 – The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone’s specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking…

Blacks more likely to die from cancer because of vitamin D deficiency, study finally admits

6/15/2012 – It is already a known fact that individuals with darker skin pigmentation, including people of Middle Eastern and African descents, have a much more difficult time absorbing vitamin D-producing ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun than do individuals with lighter skin pigmentation. And a new study…

Vitamin D protects against colds, flu and viral infections

6/14/2012 – Vitamin D is an essential cofactor in the prevention of a host of conditions ranging from cancer to diabetes, dementia and cardiovascular disease. The sunshine vitamin is a critical part of our evolution as it has been circulating in our ancestral blood for countless generations due to plentiful sun…

‘Vitamin D Guide’ infographic explains importance of vitamin D for optimal health

6/11/2012 – The vital importance of getting plenty of vitamin D as part of a healthy lifestyle cannot be overstated, and a newly released NaturalNews infographic explains some of the many reasons why vitamin D is crucial to health, as well as how much of it you should be getting. You can view the infographic…

Vitamin D in pregnancy may help prevent childhood obesity

5/30/2012 – A recent study of vitamin D levels in pregnant women has revealed a remarkable finding. Children born to women with a lower vitamin D level during pregnancy have increased body fat later in childhood compared to those children whose mothers have a higher vitamin D level. A maternal vitamin D level…

Vitamin D reduces major medical risks in the eldery if taken in high doses

5/9/2012 – Most NaturalNews readers know some of the health values of vitamin D3, which go well beyond the accepted bone health quality. But how much is enough and how little is not enough is a controversial subject. Adding to the confusion is some concern of how much would lead to excessive vitamin D3 intake…

High vitamin D level essential to prevent chronic inflammatory diseases

4/27/2012 – The connection between cellular saturation of the prohormone vitamin D and development of chronic conditions ranging from cancer, dementia, stroke and heart disease have been well documented among forward-thinking scientists for at least a decade now. The specific mechanism of action has not been well…

Take a vitamin D supplement during pregnancy

4/9/2012 – A study published in the March 2012 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Association of Pediatrics, has shown again how important vitamin D3 supplementation is during pregnancy. This study measured the vitamin D level of pregnant women and then observed language development in their children…

Vitamin D found to help reduce fracture risk in young people, too

3/24/2012 – Healthy bones require a lot more than just calcium intake, and a number of studies over the years have verified that vitamin D also plays a critical role in helping to prevent bone fractures, particularly among the elderly. But a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent…

Vitamin D3 and curcumin synergistically clear brain tangles to help prevent Alzheimer’s dementia

3/23/2012 – New diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease cases continue to mount at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the lives of those suffering from this dreaded illness and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this lifestyle-mediated disease. New hope is…

Vitamin D3 inhibits systemic inflammation to improve heart health markers

3/20/2012 – Thousands of research studies have demonstrated the powerful health-promoting properties of the prohormone compound, vitamin D3. Researchers publishing in The Journal of Immunology explain the specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation in the human body. In a very…

How vitamin D helps prevent lung cancer

3/18/2012 – Increasing vitamin D may now be a matter of life or death, as recent studies have shown that it may play a vital role in the fight against lung cancer. To date, lung cancer is one of the three most common cancers that kill men and women in developed countries with a statistic of one million deaths every…

Vitamin D prevents stress fractures in preteen and teenage girls

3/16/2012 – Conventional wisdom holds that calcium and dairy products are needed for strong, healthy bones and teeth. However, recent research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that vitamin D intake may actually be the more essential nutrient for strong bones. The team of researchers,…

Vitamin D found to shrink fibroid tumors

3/14/2012 – Each year, roughly 200,000 women undergo a surgical procedure that involves the removal of their uteruses due to the growth of non-cancerous tumors known as uterine fibroids, which commonly develop in and around the walls of the uterus. But a new study published online in the journal Biology of Reproduction…

Forget diet drugs: Learn how natural vitamin D can help you maintain a healthy weight

3/10/2012 – The pharmaceutical industry is poised to begin churning out a slew of new diet drugs within the next few years that are sure to come with some very serious side effects, and that may not even work in the first place. But if you are an overweight or obese individual looking for solutions to your weight…

Single mega-dose of vitamin D eases menstrual cramps for up to two months, study reveals

3/1/2012 – It is now becoming widely known that maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D in the body boosts immunity and prevents a variety of debilitating diseases. But a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has found that women with primary dysmenorrhea, a gynecologic problem in menstruating…

Vitamin D and cancer – nine facts “they” won’t tell you

2/25/2012 – Before, to be diagnosed with the big C seemed to be an implied death sentence. Patients even go through a stage of self-denial. Who can blame them? Conventional medicine paints a rather bleak future for cancer patients and the remedy it offers does nothing to improve their quality of life, nausea and…

The 10 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency you need to recognize

2/10/2012 1:00:20 AM – Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health. Many people believe that maintaining healthy eating…

The top three supplements used by the Health Ranger: Vitamin D, astaxanthin and fish oil

1/23/2012 – Over the past several years, astaxanthin has earned a reputation as one of the most potent and powerful nutritional supplements ever made. I first began spreading the word about astaxanthin in 2004 when I toured the BioAstin production farm in Hawaii and published a series of articles and interviews…

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in children

1/23/2012 – Are your kids getting enough vitamin D? If not, they could be at a higher risk for depression. A new study from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom shows that children and teens with higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience depression than those with lower levels. The…

Optimum vitamin D blood saturation reduces all-cause mortality by nearly thirty percent

1/18/2012 10:02:31 AM – The importance of vitamin D for human health has been the topic of extensive research over the past decade. Suboptimal levels of the prohormone are known to compromise immunity, cardiovascular health, bone health and normal metabolism. The result of a new meta-analysis study published in the European…

Study review shows vitamin D, cod liver oil very effective at preventing and treating tuberculosis

1/2/2012 – Sometimes the old fashioned ways of treating disease are still the safest and most effective. A recent review of an 1848 study conducted at the former Hospital for Consumption in Chelsea, UK, now known as the Royal Brompton Hospital (RBH), has found that cod liver oil, which is rich in vitamin D, is…

Low vitamin D in children behind current explosion of new diabetes cases

12/15/2011 – Researchers publishing in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism have found that children with low vitamin D levels, especially when overweight and obese, are at much higher risk for developing insulin resistance that progresses to full-blown diabetes by early adulthood. Based on cellular…

Pro-active breast health prevents cancer

12/11/2011 – Protecting your health requires more than a good diet and regular exercise. It also involves having the courage to look beyond the received wisdom of the day. This is especially true in avoiding diseases which have reached epidemic proportions in our culture such as breast cancer. Just as the medical…

New research finds possible reason for obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemics in kids: lack of vitamin D

12/6/2011 – If there’s one nutrient that has received an amazing amount of attention and research over the past year, it’s vitamin D. As NaturalNews has reported extensively, a lack of the vitamin has been linked to everything from dementia and arthritis to heart disease and breast cancer. What’s more, as scientists…

Can you treat cancer with nutrition? Here’s what doctors are doing right now

12/1/2011 – While the majority of the cancer establishment continues to seek a magic bullet pharmaceutical cure for cancer, another group of physicians has been taking a fresh look at the concept of a nutritional cure. It turns out that preventing, or even reversing, some forms of cancer may involve not the development…

Study: Vitamin D deficiency linked to recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease

11/28/2011 – Patients who suffer from recurrent transverse myelitis (TM), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), or various other NMO spectrum disorders, all of which are spinal cord diseases, could be deficient in vitamin D. A new study published in the journal Archives of Neurology has identified a link between recurrent…

Vitamin D3 does even more than publicized – it enhances mental health

11/21/2011 – Most of us know that vitamin D3 helps prevent almost anything from flu to cancer by strengthening our immune systems. But little has been publicized about D3’s potential for preventing or getting out of depression. Recent studies link D3 deficiencies to depression. And there is some, who speculate how…

Vitamin D triggers natural immune response against tuberculosis, study finds

10/27/2011 – There is no need to get vaccinated against tuberculosis if you maintain high enough levels of vitamin D, suggests a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers found that, in the presence of even minimally adequate levels of vitamin D, the body’s own immune system…

Increased vitamin D in blood adds years to life and helps prevent colon cancer

9/20/2011 – Just in case you needed more proof that low blood levels of vitamin D represent a significant health concern, researchers publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that small increases in the sunshine vitamin can add precious years to your life. For nearly a decade scientific…

New product reviews: Five nutritional products that stand out

9/19/2011 – What are some of the best nutritional products that have been recently introduced? Here are some of the best that I’ve become aware of recently, along with a new colloidal silver device that can help protect you from respiratory infections. None of these are paid placements. These are all independent…

Resveratrol and vitamin D synergistically team to boost metabolism and prevent obesity

9/19/2011 – Resveratrol has been on the nutritional radar of researchers because of its proven ability to mimic some of the life-extending characteristics provided by calorie restriction as seen in animals and humans alike. Scientists publishing in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research draw a solid…

Institute of Medicine adverse reactions report admits MMR vaccines cause measles, seizures, anaphylaxis and other health problems

8/28/2011 – The Institute of Medicine, which has long functioned as a front group for the pharmaceutical industry and receives tens of millions of dollars in annual funding from drug companies and global elitists (like Bill Gates, Ted Turner, etc.), has issued a report that declares the MMR vaccine is not linked…

Lack of vitamin D can lead to diabetes, study finds

8/28/2011 – The array of undiscovered health benefits afforded by high vitamin D intake is vast thanks to several new studies linking deficiency in this important hormone to diabetes. One study published in the journal Diabetes Care explains that a simple 25 nanomole per liter (nmol/L), or 10 nanograms per milliliter…

Understand the importance of vitamin D and essential nutrients to prevent chronic disease

8/23/2011 – Prominent research studies continue to extol the virtues of maintaining proper levels of critical nutrients such as vitamin D throughout life to prevent most diseases that plaque western cultures. Publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that by simply raising the low…

Relieve joint and muscle pain, maintain healthy bone density with high doses of vitamin D

8/15/2011 – A recent study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment has found that taking high doses of vitamin D can help relieve the joint and muscle pain caused by taking aromatase inhibitor drugs for breast cancer. The research, which appears to apply generally to joint and muscle pain,…

Big Pharma looks to capitalize on success of vitamin D by turning it into a ‘drug’ for kidney disease

7/31/2011 – With an incredible success rate for vitamin D in treating a myriad of health conditions, it is no wonder that some drug companies are looking for new ways to capitalize on this natural, inexpensive nutrient. Biopharmaceutical giant Rockwell Medical recently announced that it has acquired a US Food…

Vitamin D deficiency causes mental disorders in children

7/27/2011 – A new study shows that children with psychosis and other severe mental health disorders also have twice as much vitamin D deficiency as children who are mentally healthy. The study, presented to the American Psychiatric Association 2011 Annual Meeting in Honolulu in June by researchers from the Oregon…

Mike Adams interviews Executive Director of Vitamin D Council

7/22/2011 – An extensive audio interview with the Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, Dr. John Cannell, MD, is now available on NaturalNews. In the audio interview, Dr. Cannell speaks candidly with Mike Adams about various little-known facts and myths about Vitamin D, as well as the vastly important…

Vitamin D and calcium slashes risk of skin cancer by 50 percent

7/21/2011 – Another study has verified the outstanding health benefits of taking vitamin D and calcium, this one showing that the supplements can reduce a womans risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 50 percent. “It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of…

Vitamin D discoveries keep growing — lack of vitamin D linked to muscle injuries and Alzheimer’s disease

7/19/2011 – Over the past few years, researchers have come up with a mountain of evidence that vitamin D is extremely important to maintaining health and preventing and even treating a host of health problems. For example, studies have shown that too little vitamin D may trigger breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis…

Interview with Dr. John Cannell on benefits of vitamin D

7/18/2011 – Mike Adams recently interviewed the Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, Dr. John Cannell, MD, in order to obtain more information about the nutrient which has been gaining ground as a proven necessity for cancer protection, good overall health, and a strong immune system. Vitamin D has been…

Vitamin D influences brain proteins to protect against Alzheimer`s disease

7/18/2011 – Advanced age and the build-up of amyloid beta protein clumps on brain structures are the clinical manifestation leading to the devastating form of dementia known as Alzheimer`s disease. Breaking research published in the journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS provides crucial evidence that vitamin D…

7 surprising things you’re not supposed to know about sunscreen and sunlight exposure

6/25/2011 – Ask somebody about sunscreen and you’re likely to receive an earful of disinformation from a person who has been repeatedly misinformed by health authorities and the mainstream media. Almost nothing you hear about sunscreen from traditional media channels is accurate. So here’s a quick guide to the…

The truth about tanning beds: They boost vitamin D production

6/23/2011 – The FDA has the media and subsequently many Americans in a (perhaps unjustified) uproar about teens using tanning beds, and they are now pushing to ban tanning for people under 18. It is time to set some of this witch-hunting straight. The ruckus comes in the wake of a report that was released last…

Scientists discover natural therapies treat COPD

5/23/2011 – At the national meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), currently underway in Denver, much of the research presented has dealt so far with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a serious and progressive disease that makes it difficult to breathe. The miserable symptoms it…

Vitamin D intake in pregnancy prevents RSV infections in infants

5/23/2011 – The Journal of Pediatrics published a study that found infants, who are deficient in vitamin D at birth, have a six times higher risk of developing RSV during their first year of life. Nearly 100,000 children under the age of one are hospitalized every single year due to RSV infections. Pregnant mothers…

StopAgingNow.com offers free vitamin D3 supplements to NaturalNews readers (in USA)

5/9/2011 – I don’t run the ad department at NaturalNews, so I didn’t even know about this until I saw it in our email newsletter, but the StopAgingNow.com company has put together a ridiculously good offer for NaturalNews readers by offering a free 90-day supply of vitamin D3 (at 5,000 IUs per day) where you only…

Low vitamin D levels linked to more aggressive breast cancers

5/9/2011 – Vitamin D has been in the news recently as more studies talk about the metabolic effects of the vitamin and why we need it. A new study has added to evidence for the need for vitamin D. In a study just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists report that breast…

Vitamin D deficiency linked to childhood obesity

5/2/2011 – The role of vitamin D is increasingly recognized as important for maintaining health, not only for metabolism of calcium in bone health, but also for other conditions as well. This fact makes the current widespread vitamin D deficiency all the more compelling, and a study published in the May issue…

Conventional medicine finally admits MS caused by vitamin D deficiency

4/29/2011 1:55:39 PM – Is it true that those who suffer from Multiple sclerosis (MS) just need a little sun? Researchers at the University of Oxford seem to think so. In 2006, a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested higher levels of vitamin D might decrease overall risk of developing MS. Now researchers…

Help reduce your risk of breast cancer with vitamin D

4/29/2011 – New research out of the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington, DC, has found yet another link between high vitamin D intake and a reduced risk of breast cancer. Presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the findings reveal that high doses of vitamin D are…

Betrayal of a Nation: Why U.S. health authorities are keeping you vitamin D deficient and who stands to gain

4/23/2011 2:19:33 AM – Dr. Anne Looker and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently made vitamin D legend, Professor Hector DeLuca of University of Wisconsin (//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_DeLuca), and certain folks at big pharma very happy with her widely-reported analysis of the vitamin D status…

Optimal vitamin D levels and acai fight arterial plaque, lower heart disease risk

4/18/2011 – Critical research into the importance of vitamin D on vascular health was carried out at the Emory University School of Medicine and reported to the American College of Cardiology. Researchers provided evidence that increasing levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood is essential to improved cardiovascular…

Vitamin D helps diabetics maintain healthy blood sugar levels

4/17/2011 – An Iranian study has found yet another way natural way by which diabetics can help keep their blood sugar levels in check. Researchers from the National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute in Iran discovered recently that when given extra vitamin D as part of their daily diets for several…

Vitamin D deficiency inhibits lung growth, function

4/13/2011 – Australian researchers have identified a clear link between vitamin D deficiency and inhibited lung function. Published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new study reveals that inadequate circulating blood levels of vitamin D are responsible…

D-Feat Breast Cancer Campaign recruits salons to help promote the message that vitamin D helps prevent breast cancer

4/8/2011 – The 2011 D-Feat Breast Cancer Campaign, an initiative of the Vitamin D Council, is now in full force as the group works to raise awareness about natural ways in which to prevent breast cancer. One of the primary ways to prevent breast cancer is to maintain high levels of vitamin D, particularly through…

Vitamin D is all-natural disease fighter

4/4/2011 – Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months – and with good reason. This article highlights several ground-breaking studies showcasing how important the sunshine vitamin is for our overall health and wellbeing. For twenty years, dermatologists have demonized sun exposure and told us it is…

Rickets is back as a new “affluence disease”

3/23/2011 – The bone disease rickets, thought to be all but vanquished in the 1940s, is making a comeback in the United Kingdom, doctors have warned. Rickets is a bone-softening disease caused by vitamin D deficiency. In severe cases, it can lead to deformities that can only be corrected with surgery, such as…

Higher vitamin D levels required to protect against cancer and chronic diseases

3/14/2011 – The correlation between serum blood levels of circulating vitamin D and lower risk from many cancer lines has been well documented over the past two decades. Scientists have revealed the mechanism used by this powerful pro-hormone to guide healthy DNA replication and cellular division and to dramatically…

Mega-doses of vitamin D help prevent breast cancer and other diseases, study finds

3/7/2011 – Current government recommendations of 400 or 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day are insufficient to prevent serious diseases like breast cancer, a new study published in the journal Anticancer Research has found. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of…

8000 IUs of vitamin D daily necessary to raise blood levels of “miracle” anti-cancer nutrient, declares groundbreaking new research

3/3/2011 – The reign of censorship and suppression against vitamin D is now coming to an end. Even though the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and many institutions leading the cancer industry (including the ACS) have intentionally tried to downplay the ability of vitamin D to prevent cancer, a new study appearing…

Scientists say higher vitamin D intake will slash cancer, MS, and diabetes risk by half

3/2/2011 – In findings just published in the journal Anticancer Research, scientists at the University of California (UC) San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that most people need a much higher intake of vitamin D. And that simple step added to your life…

Vitamin D grows hair, prevents the flu and reduces arthritis pain

2/28/2011 – Vitamin D prevents flu. Vitamin D has been shown to help prevent hair loss, reduce back pain, grow bones, prevent osteoporosis, and even prevent dozens of types of cancer. Vitamin D has been called the “antibiotic vitamin” by the journal, Science News, because of its recognized ability to build immunity….

Low vitamin D linked to allergies in children

2/27/2011 – A new paper published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found a link between low vitamin D levels and the onset of allergies in children. The study of over 3,000 children concluded that among children with low or deficient levels of vitamin D, sensitivity to allergens was present…

Vitamin D and sun exposure work synergistically to prevent breast cancer

2/25/2011 – Both vitamin D and exposure to sunshine are known to provide protection against many forms of potentially deadly cancer lines. The combination of both supplemental vitamin D and moderate sunlight provide a synergistic effect that is shown to dramatically lower the risk of developing breast cancer. Many…

Protect yourself with this vitamin to dramatically lower colon cancer risk

2/22/2011 – Evidence in support of the health-promoting properties of vitamin D continues to mount as new research shows a direct link between blood levels of the super-nutrient and the risk of developing colon cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides statistics showing that colon cancer is the second most…

Take vitamin D during pregnancy for your baby

2/16/2011 – A new study reveals an association between low vitamin D levels and respiratory problems in infants. A groundbreaking study has now revealed how important vitamin D is for the immune system of the fetus and newborn. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the umbilical cord-blood…

Overweight and obese individuals at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency

2/15/2011 – A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition indicates that overweight and obese individuals might benefit from testing their vitamin D levels. Low levels of this vitamin may indicate health issues and might be linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even some kinds of cancer. Maintaining optimum…

Vitamin D helps prevent multiple sclerosis

2/12/2011 – For the first time, researchers have observed that having high vitamin D levels is clearly linked to warding off multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Published in the American Academy of Neurology journal Neurology, the study found that having…

Crucial vitamin D discovery: deficiency alters lung growth, harms lung function

2/10/2011 – Think you’ve heard everything about vitamin D? As NaturalNews has reported extensively, deficiencies of this amazing health-protective vitamin have been linked to conditions as diverse as breast cancer, hives, weak bones, obesity and more. But now there’s yet another discovery showing how important…

Vitamin D may prevent and reduce symptoms of depression

2/10/2011 – It makes sense that diet can impact the way you feel. After all, it comes down to chemical and physiological interactions. Food and people are each combinations of a variety of chemicals, and when they are mingled, there are specific effects. Certain nutrients can have a substantial impact on our mental…

Sun exposure and vitamin D may prevent multiple sclerosis

2/8/2011 – For decades, scientists have noticed something odd about the condition known as multiple sclerosis (MS). This chronic disease of the brain and spinal cord is less likely to occur in people who live in warmer climates than those dwelling in colder places. Now a study published in the February 8, 2011,…

Vitamin D fights urinary tract infections

2/3/2011 – Besides protecting from cancer, obesity, autoimmune diseases and cardiovascular problems, vitamin D helps build strong bones. And scientists have found this health building vitamin has a remarkable impact on the immune system, too. Vitamin D, it turns out, is necessary for the production of anti-microbial…

Breast cancer breakthrough: vitamin D in combination with sun exposure is key to prevention

1/18/2011 – As NaturalNews has covered for years, researchers have found a profound link between breast cancer and low levels of vitamin D (//www.naturalnews.com/023264_Vitamin_D_cancer_brst.html). Women with the lowest blood levels have the highest breast cancer risk and those dying of metastasized disease…

Treat chronic hives with vitamin D, says university study

1/14/2011 – Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have found that vitamin D plays an important role in mitigating chronic hives. Jill Poole, M.D., and her colleagues observed that patients with chronic hives typically have very low vitamin D levels, and that supplementing with the vitamin…

Obesity may be a factor in vitamin D deficiency

1/11/2011 – People who weigh more have lower circulating levels of Vitamin D according to recent research conducted at the Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center in Oslo, Norway and published in the Journal of Nutrition. Lead researcher, Zoya Lagunova, MD and her colleagues measured the serum levels of…

Vitamin D deficient newborns have high risk of infection, study finds

12/31/2010 – Newborns deficient in vitamin D are twice as likely as newborns with higher levels to develop respiratory infections, says a new study out of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Carlos Camargo and his team found that low blood levels of vitamin D are linked to markers of respiratory disease,…

Vitamin D levels found to be extremely low in women with breast cancer

12/29/2010 – Vitamin D deficiency may contribute to the development of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of South Carolina and presented at the Third American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Miami. Researchers…

With food safety bill, U.S. government will spend nearly $1 million per person to prevent food-borne illness deaths

12/28/2010 – The recently-passed Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in order to prevent food-borne illness deaths in the USA, will cost $1.4 billion over the first five years. But nobody thinks about the economics of the issue. How many people are we going to save by spending this $1.4 billion, even…

Swine flu pandemic outbreak sweeping through Britain even though 70 percent were vaccinated last year

12/27/2010 – A swine flu pandemic is sweeping through Britain despite the fact that 70 percent of Britain’s over-65 population was vaccinated against swine flu last year. This year, that number is nearly the same — 68.5% — but flu vaccine proponents insist that until everyone is vaccinated, the flu will continue…

Health organizations urge more sun exposure, less sunscreen

12/25/2010 – Seven U.K. health organizations, including Cancer Research U.K. and the National Osteoporosis Society, recently made a joint announcement that the population needs to get more sun. Reversing decades of warnings about the supposed dangers of sun exposure, the groups now cooperatively agree that humans…

Vitamin D found to protect against obesity-induced cancer

12/20/2010 – Higher levels of vitamin D appear to protect women against obesity-related cancer of the uterus, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and published in the journal Comprehensive Cancer Research. Researchers fed mice that were genetically…

UK non-profits end era of sunlight ignorance and vitamin D denial

12/19/2010 – Seven leading health groups in the UK have announced a “definitive statement” that reverses decades of ignorant opposition to sunlight exposure. This statement admits what NaturalNews has been teaching for years: That sunlight exposure is good for you and that people should seek to expose themselves…

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cognitive decline, increased risk of Alzheimer`s disease

12/14/2010 – Health conscious individuals understand the importance of maintaining proper vitamin D blood levels to dramatically lower the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, cancer and many autoimmune conditions. Researchers have now made an important connection between vitamin D status and advancing degrees…

Vitamin D deficiency widespread across South Asia

12/14/2010 – Nations far from the equator are not the only ones with widespread vitamin D deficiency. According to a recent report presented at the second annual 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Singapore, vitamin D deficiency is now a widespread epidemic across South Asia, including in countries like India…

Healthy hips require plenty of vitamin D

12/14/2010 – Healthy bones cannot be maintained without adequate levels of vitamin D. And a recent study out of New Delhi, India, confirms what previous studies have already found concerning vitamin D’s critical role in bone health. According to recent data, more than 75 percent of people who experience hip fractures…

Lack of vitamin D makes kids fat

12/7/2010 – Why are American kids so often overweight and even downright fat to the point many are developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be unheard of except among middle-aged folks? Is it all due to junk food diets and lack of exercise? Those factors no doubt contribute to the epidemic of childhood…

It’s amazing: Scottish doctors now warning people to get more sunshine and vitamin D

12/5/2010 – The Scottish government has begun distribution information urging people to get enough vitamin D in an effort to reduce rates of rickets, cancer and autoimmune diseases. The body naturally produces vitamin D upon exposure to sunlight. Moderate deficiency is believed to hamper the immune system, while…

New vitamin D recommendations promote nutritional deficiency, protect cancer industry

12/2/2010 – Earlier this week, the Institute of Medicine finally got around to reluctantly admitting that people need more vitamin D. Raising the daily intake recommendation from 200 IUs to 600 IUs still leaves most people pitifully vitamin D deficient, and a flood of scientific research that has emerged over the…

Vitamin D controls genetic expression for health, disease

12/1/2010 – Vitamin D is especially active in areas of the human genome related to autoimmune diseases, providing yet more evidence that the vitamin plays a critical role in regulating the immune system and protecting against certain diseases. In a study published in the journal Genome Research, researchers…

Obtain your natural weight with Vitamin D

11/29/2010 – Excess body weight and abdominal obesity represent an astounding threat to the health of millions of men, women and children worldwide. Over the past century obesity has been relatively rare, affecting less than 1% of the population at the turn of the 20th century. Today the number of obese individuals…

(Part III) Whole grain toxicity – Phytic acid causes bone loss (Opinion)

11/25/2010 – In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss. As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward…

Follow these tips for better Vitamin D absorption

11/24/2010 – Vitamin D has come to the forefront recently as a hugely important vitamin for the human body. This makes it that much more urgent that we follow some simple steps to ensure our bodies are absorbing enough of this pivotal nutrient. Since most Americans are grossly deficient in vitamin D, it is important…

Diabetics with low vitamin D have high risk of death

11/19/2010 – A new study published in the American Diabetes Association journal Diabetes Care says that diabetics who are deficient in vitamin D have a significantly higher risk of dying from all causes or developing cardiovascular disease than those with higher levels of the vitamin. The findings support a multitude…

Blacks have more serious cancer due to vitamin D deficiency caused by skin color

11/14/2010 – Women of African ancestry are more likely to develop a more aggressive form of breast cancer known as “triple negative,” researchers have found, but the explanation for this correlation may have more to do with vitamin levels than with genetic predisposition. Breast tumors may carry any combination…

Low vitamin D levels linked to Parkinson’s disease

11/7/2010 – Low levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare and published in the journal Archives of Neurology. Researchers took blood samples from 3,000 people…

Vaccination rates fall among better educated families even while CDC keeps pushing vaccine quackery

11/5/2010 – Vaccination rates among children insured by commercial health insurance plans have dropped four percent between 2008 and 2009, says a new report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In its annual State of Health Care Quality report, the organization revealed that vaccine rates are falling…

Widespread deficiency leads to massive boost in vitamin D sales

11/2/2010 – Numerous studies have linked vitamin D deficiency to practically every known malady in the world today — heart disease, chronic inflammation, arthritis, psoriasis, depression, influenza, asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, autism, and even cancer. And even though many doctors still do…

Huge increase in rickets among ethnic groups due to vitamin D deficiency

11/1/2010 – Rickets, a disease formerly considered vanquished in most of the world, is now undergoing a resurgence, doctors are warning. Rickets is a childhood disease caused by deficiency in vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bone growth and maintenance. In children, deficiency can produce stunted growth,…

Some cancer industry groups finally admit that advice to avoid the sun may be causing vitamin D deficiencies

10/27/2010 – A major British cancer organization is preparing a new position statement on sun exposure that may acknowledge vitamin D deficiency as an effect of sun avoidance. “Cancer Research UK’s SunSmart campaign encourages people to enjoy the sun safely and avoid exposures that lead to sunburn,” reads the…

Is asthma just a symptom of vitamin D deficiency?

10/19/2010 – Low vitamin D levels may make asthmatic children significantly more likely to suffer from severe attacks, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. The researchers took blood samples from 1,024 children…

Vitamin D deficiency could be a cause of autism

10/13/2010 – A new Danish study published in the journal Pediatrics has identified a link between neonatal jaundice and autism. Babies born with jaundice have a significantly increased risk of developing both general psychological problems and autism, and researchers believe a vitamin D deficiency is to blame. Formed…

Treat Rosacea: New Research Sheds Light on Possible Role of Vitamin D

10/9/2010 – Rosacea is a disease that has been hiding in plain sight. Over 16 million Americans are affected, yet many more are undiagnosed, and the details of its pathophysiology are not very well understood or studied. Various factors are implicated (but far from substantiated) as triggers. New research sheds…

What You Need to Know about Vitamin D

10/8/2010 – Until recently, the powerful effects of vitamin D have been largely unknown and easily misconstrued. Vitamin D has been tied to preventing cancer, aiding in weight loss, fighting bone fractures, and much more. Mass media coverage of vitamin D has brought knowledge of it to the forefront, and yet…

Study links vitamin D deficiency to breast cancer

10/7/2010 – Researchers from the University of South Carolina (USC) recently conducted a study that found a clear connection between low vitamin D levels and some of the worst and most aggressive forms of breast cancer. Particularly in women with darker skin, those deficient in vitamin D were found to be eight…

Vitamin D Influences Genes and Improves Mood and Memory

10/7/2010 – The importance of Vitamin D is rapidly coming into the consciousness of the masses and for good reason. Simply put Vitamin D is one of the hardest working nutrients utilized by the body in order to thrive. It is well known that the appropriate levels of Vitamin D is great for preventing diseases such…

US teens suffer widespread vitamin D deficiency, even those living in southern states

10/1/2010 – Even teenagers living in the southern United States still suffer from widespread vitamin D deficiency, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Medical College of Georgia. “Our data demonstrate that low vitamin D status is common among adolescents residing in the southeastern region…

Vitamin D Cuts Cancer and Heart Disease Risk by Up to Fifty Percent

9/29/2010 – Health conscious individuals have been closely following Vitamin D research for the past decade as volumes of scientific evidence prove this prohormone has been selected through our evolution to provide critical protection against many inflammatory and immune mediated diseases. New information now reveals…

Low vitamin D causes depression in older people

9/28/2010 – Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to a higher risk of depression in adults over the age of 65, in a study conducted by researchers from the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. “[Preventing] vitamin D deficiency…

Fortified orange juice delivers vitamin D to your body

9/20/2010 – Fortified orange juice is just as effective at delivering vitamin D to the body as supplements in pill form, according to a study conducted by researchers from Boston University and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition “The consumer now has one more option for obtaining vitamin…

Getting enough vitamin D may require more than just sunlight exposure

9/20/2010 – Regularly exposing your skin to natural sunlight is arguably the best way to maintain optimal levels of vitamin D. But according to researchers from the Arizona Cancer Center (ACC), not everyone gets enough vitamin D from the sun, which means they may need to supplement in order to maintain optimal…

Vitamin D: Let the Sun Give You Healthy Skin

9/17/2010 – For years we have been told to avoid the sun due to the “damaging” effects of UV radiation. The newest research has shown that the sun’s rays do much more good than harm. The sun’s ability to charge our bodies with vitamin D makes it extremely powerful at minimizing free radical damage and maintaining…

Vitamin D proven far better than vaccines at preventing influenza infections

9/16/2010 – If scientists discovered something that worked better than vaccines at preventing influenza, you’d think they would jump all over it, right? After all, isn’t the point to protect children and adults from influenza? A clinical trial led by Mitsuyoshi Urashima and conducted by the Division of Molecular…

Gwyneth Paltrow reveals vitamin D deficiency caused osteopoenia diagnosis

9/15/2010 – Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed to her online fans that she has a severe vitamin D deficiency. “My doctors tested my vitamin D levels which turned out to be the lowest thing they had never seen — not a good thing,” she said earlier this month. She then went on to reveal she is suffering from osteopenia,…

Virtually all babies need a vitamin D supplement

9/15/2010 – Almost no children under the age of one get enough vitamin D in their diets to meet new guidelines, according to a study conducted by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers used a nationwide infant feeding survey conducted…

Stronger Bones – Without Drugs

9/14/2010 – After making a splash in Gidget and The Flying Nun, Sally Field went on to a distinguished film career. Now the two-time Oscar winner has taken on another role: Sally is the public face of osteoporosis. She’s appeared on countless magazine covers, schmoozed with talk show hosts, and addressed members…

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