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Vitamin D

Confused By Conflicting Reports On Calcium And Vitamin D? You're Not Alone

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds?

Vitamin D Needs Don't Vary By Race After All: Study

Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

Vitamin D levels are at an all-time low this time of year and for African Americans, whose vitamin D deficiency levels have consistently hovered aroun...

The Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance: 10 Need-to-Knows

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

There once was a time when all the milk you needed was provided daily at breakfast or suppertime, but times have changed and, as a busy adult, so have...

How to Make Your Baby Smarter

Laurence Hayes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
Laurence Hayes

Are you hoping for a Baby Einstein? You don't need to be a Tiger Dad to want the best for your kids, and being smart generally leads to an easier, happier life. But what are the facts and what are myths?

Preventing And Treating Influenza With Natural Medicines

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

Vaccinations and antiviral drugs are not the only options available for preventing and treating influenza. There is some scientific evidence that that certain nutrients and herbs may also be useful.

Is Vitamin D The Secret Weapon Against Aging Muscles?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Muscle mass loss is a normal part of aging, but one that can be mitigated with proper diet and exercise -- particularly strength training. But accordi...

The Real Reason For Your Midday Slump?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Black Voices

Scientists have been postulating for years as to why our energy levels often take a dip during the middle of the day. And while some blame our bio...

The Vitamin Women Over 50 Should Pay Attention to

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile... and maybe just a little smug.

Foods That Are A Great Source Of Vitamin D, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer, visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she told me that fatty fish are the best food source to get vitamin D fr...

Are Vitamins Effective? From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

While you should always aim to get an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals from whole foods, health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer assured me that...

Is Vitamin D A Good Idea For Diabetics?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The so-called popularity of vitamin D has reached a level such that even people and doctors who do not generally believe in vitamins or supplements have started to jump on the bandwagon of keeping vitamin D levels hearty.

Shedding Light On The Sunshine Vitamin

Everyday Health | Regina Boyle Wheeler | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Getting enough vitamin D is essential, the latest research finds, but it's not necessarily a cure-all....

3 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Terri Cole | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Winter can be a challenging time for many people. How do you feel as the days get shorter and colder? Do you gain weight or slack on your workout routine? What is your script about winter that you tell yourself and others?

Sensing Sniffles? New Ways To Avoid Catching A Cold This Season

Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living

You knew it was coming: Flu season's back, and there's no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). "The severity of each season ...

The Best Natural Sources Of Vitamin D

Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living

While you probably know that the body produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight, there are also other ways to get the crucial nutrient. However, ...

10 Things You May Not Know About Your Fertility

Carolyn R. Givens, M.D | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
Carolyn R. Givens, M.D

Here are ten things you may not know about your fertility.

To D or Not to (Vitamin) D

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

There is a link between vitamin D and depression. That seems clear. What that link looks like, though, is still somewhat uncertain. This raises three important issues.

12 Ways To Get Your Daily Vitamin D

Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ella Quittner Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against col...

Tips On Keeping Bones Strong, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer told me about some steps we can take to keep bones strong when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. And, if y...

The Best Vitamins And Supplements, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

I'm always hearing about new vitamins and supplements that we're supposed to be taking. Joy Bauer, health and nutrition expert, taught me how to deter...

A Supplement-Free Way To Get Your Vitamin D

Paul Stamets | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Mushrooms are not only wonderful sources of vitamin D, but they offer us many opportunities for maintaining and improving health. Whether you expose cultivated mushrooms or wildly-harvested edibles, both become jam-packed with vitamin D after light exposure.

6 Things That Will Simultaneously Save And Ruin You

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women

Almost daily, new studies come out saying some habit or pill will either benefit your health, or destroy it. If you look closely, the studies end up c...

Could a Vitamin D Supplement a Day Keep the Colds Away?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

At this point, if you are someone who is interested in supplements and vitamins, you might be getting tired of hearing about all the extensive virtues of vitamin D.

Beyond Sunlight: Try This Trick To Get More D

Paul Stamets | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that boosts the immune system and plays vital roles in human metabolism. Did you know that tasty mushrooms are one source for vitamin D, and that you can naturally multiply their levels by exposing them to sunlight?

What Your Vitamin D Levels Might Have To Do With Your Weight

Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Your weight and your vitamin D levels may be linked, according to new research. A recent study from the nonprofit Kaiser Permanente Center for Hea...