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Vitamin D

Is Taking Vitamins Ever Useful?

SELF | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

For SELF, by Korin Miller. While experts agree that multivitamins aren’t needed for most Americans, there’s been a lot of talk about vitamins lat...

A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many...

Breast-Fed Babies Aren't Getting Enough Vitamin D, Study Suggests | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living

Many breast-fed infants may not be getting enough vitamin D, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed 184 women who were breast-feeding, and found t...

Low Vitamin D Linked To Frequent Headaches In Men

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Men who have low levels of vitamin D may be at increased risk for frequent headaches, a new study from Finland suggests. The study analyzed informatio...

Meatless Monday In Pursuit of Happiness -- Recipe for the Trump Years

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.21.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Q I'm in a serious post-election depression. Thank goodness marijuana's been greenlighted. What other pick-me-ups can you recommend? A Our founding ...

Meet Vitamin D

Deepti Pradhan | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Deepti Pradhan

The sweet spot for vitamin D is still debated, and there are many who are confused by the current brouhaha about this vitamin. It's almost impossib...

Do Red Heads Feel Pain Differently?

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Not many people know that the color of a person's hair may have something to do with their tolerance for pain.

The Role Of Supplements In Personalized Medicine

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

As a physician, one of the greatest tools I have is the use of high quality, natural compounds. When used correctly, supplements given to patients can...

DHA May Slow Cognitive Decline

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

While more research is needed to demonstrate the value of routine DHA screening for all seniors, these studies suggest it may play a role in helping slow the progression of very early Alzheimer's disease.

UPDATE: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

There has been plenty of focus on the dangers of getting too little vitamin D, but did you know you can also get too much?

5 Vitamin D Myths to Stop Believing Now

Allure | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living

Look, we all want healthy bones and a better mood. But they shouldn't come at the cost of healthy skin.

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

Alan Christianson | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Since it is fat-soluble, either once or twice daily works well. I don't recommend once-weekly or once-monthly dosing because many patients have anecdotally shared with me they feel fatigued the first 1-2 days after a high dose.

The #1 Best Path To Stronger Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

To celebrate, the National Osteoporosis Foundation has teamed up with Huff/Post50 to bring you the latest science-backed and holistic information on how to keep your bones strong at every age.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby (Part 3 of 3): Treating Maternal Depression and Anxiety

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

The gold standard treatment for antenatal depression is psychotherapy either with or without pharmacotherapy (medication), depending on specific symptoms. A typical treatment protocol for Jane (listed alphabetically below) combines these with adjunct and complementary therapies for improved healing.

Shedding Some Light: Avoiding Sunshine Can Kill You?

Adam Friedman, MD FAAD | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Friedman, MD FAAD

For certain and without a doubt, in this case, the last thing we all need is for people to believe that baking in the sun will prolong their lives.

6 Green Tips to Help Improve Your Winter Mood

Dorit Sasson | Posted 02.26.2017 | Green
Dorit Sasson

There are things we can do to avoid getting trapped in our winter doldrums and are eco-friendly at the same time. Here are six green techniques that can improve your mood each winter.

Darkness Lifted: Light Therapy for Depression No Longer a Seasonal Thing

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

We take sunlight for granted. In our hubris we produce our own version of light and imagine it an acceptable replacement. Oddly, we have a greater appreciation of plants' need for natural light than our own. Recent research now adds depression to the already lengthy list of illnesses associated with inadequate sunlight.

Why Would I Be Low in Vitamin D?

Alan Christianson | Posted 11.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

My doctors and I test blood levels of vitamin D on everyone we see in our clinic. When the results come in, two things happen: 1. Pretty much everyone is low in vitamin D. 2. Pretty much everyone is shocked that they are low in vitamin D.

Simple Tips for Staying Healthy This Cold and Flu Season

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates there are nearly one billion cases of the common cold each year in the U.S. Aside from washing our hands, what else can we do to boost our immune system?

The #1 Vitamin You Need More Of | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.19.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Read more from 6 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together 7 Questions to Ask Your Spouse Right Now 8 Creative, Romantic A...

These Fall Colors Can Help Build Strong Bones

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.16.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Mark your calendars! October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day, an annual event dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.

Breast Cancer and Vitamin D, What's the Connection?

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

But in particular, women with breast cancer can confidently supplement their Vitamin D knowing it has definite benefits in living a healthy and longer life with breast cancer.

Vitamin D May Be the Most Important Nutrient You Need

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism explored the importance of vitamin D related to heart health. A connection was made between children having low vitamin D levels and experiencing heart disease later in life. Learn more on this connection between heart disease and low vitamin D.

Vitamin D: Don't Overdo a Good Thing

Tod Cooperman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Tod Cooperman, M.D.

If you don't get much sun exposure and don't consume vitamin D from fortified foods, such as dairy foods, you may be deficient. Taking 400 to 1,000 IU is very safe. Otherwise, don't overdo a good thing.

Should You Take a Multivitamin?

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Part 1 of 2 Up to two-thirds of adults use supplements on a regular basis [1] despite the fact that many authorities say they should not: "Vitamins ...