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The Truth Behind Your Supplements

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

A study will support the benefit of certain supplements in one type of patient but show harm when the same supplements are taken by another group or people with different medical conditions. The key is to know the difference.

How Much Vitamin D Do Women Really Need? From Dr. Christiane Northrup (VIDEO)

Posted 02.09.2015 | MarloThomas

How much vitamin D should women take daily? Dr. Christiane Northrup says that women over 30 should be getting at least 5,000 IUs of vitamin D per day....

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D

Napala Pratini | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you.

Slimming Sunlight?

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Our bodies evolved to love the sunshine, not to hide from it. So it's only natural that we need a little dose of this natural medicine every day.

Vitamin D vs. Common Cold: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Now that winter is basically knocking at our door, many of us will have to face the most common and dreaded disease in America: the common cold. Upper...

Rosemary Ginger Salmon Over Zucchini Pasta

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.22.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

This is the perfect Monday night dinner for those of us that tend to carb-load on the weekends.

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

Processed Feud: How the Food Industry Shapes Nutrition

Andy Bellatti | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?

5 Things You Should Know About Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan for Life by DailyBurn Imagine there were a nutrient that could protect your bones, brain and heart, and maybe even help you liv...

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

LuluLemon's False Claim Is A Slap In The Face

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Companies interested in sharing health messages should partner with physicians, nutritionists, nurses and educators versed in messaging for final editing/approval.

I On Beauty: Chapter 3 Surviving Challenges: Post 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The one common element to all of these extraordinary recoveries was the person's positive state of mind, whereby nothing was going to get in their way or prevent them from returning to their previous lifestyles; which enabled them to pursue all of their goals, some of them even bigger and better than before.

Surviving Challenges After 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

A few years ago I had an accident while on my horse, Marc, that resulted in a fractured femur in six places; I was unable to move and had to be transported in an ambulance.

Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. S...

Bradley Cooper's Thighs See The Light Of Day For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

There are short shorts, and then there are dangerously short shorts. And Bradley Cooper's khakis definitely fall in the latter category: Cooper...

As Global Demand for Dairy Products Soars, Domestic Innovation is Key

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Every day, our increasingly independent children and adolescents are faced with coolers full of beverage and energy drink options, and they must have innovative and attractive milk alternatives that make it easier to make the nutritionally smart choice.

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

SELF | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

No matter how old you are or where you live, there's a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that an estimated 1 billion people worldwide have inadequate amounts of vitamin D in their blood.

7 Signs You May Have A Vitamin D Deficiency

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

With the Polar Vortex now firmly in our past, we're ready to shed some layers and soak up some springtime sun. About time, too, considering it's ou...

Out Damned Spot: What Actor James Rebhorn Says to Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although Lady Macbeth says "out damned spot" probably to a blood stain she thinks she has on her hands, it's a more damned spot when it represents a m...

Nutrition Label 2.0: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Paul Rodgers' Royal EPK Premiere, A Conversation With Astro Raph, Plus Exclusives From MODOC and Christine Rosander

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Think Kings of Leon meets Imagine Dragons and you get Nashville rockers MODOC.

Vitamins in Pregnancy: What's a Girl to Do?

Kelly Brogan, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Eat food, actual food, do it with loved ones, and in a state of relaxation. Then determine how research around supplementation can best support the unfolding of an infinitely complex symphony of information exchange between mom and fetus.

Do You Need to Take Vitamin D?

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

Many otherwise healthy individuals take vitamin D supplements with the hope of preventing osteoporosis. Don't do it. It doesn't work. Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis.

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 2

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In Part 1 of this series I discussed what factors contribute to bone health and various ways to assess the health of your bones. Now I will discuss th...