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Vitamin D

Three deficiencies ruining your quality of life, and how to resolve them

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) At the root of any health issue is typically some type of deficiency that is compromising the proper functioning of the body. With continuously tilled soils, heavy processing, poor absorption, and excessive cooking, it is extremely easy for the body to become depleted of essential nutrients and other life promoting agents.

Vitamin D supplementation reduces need for respiratory support, study suggests

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that inadequate vitamin D supplementation among surgical intensive care patients can increase the amount of time needed on respiratory support.(1)

Got the college blues? Student depression linked to low vitamin D levels

By Benson: (NaturalNews) Living away from home for the first time and having to manage a whole new workload without childhood friends or family nearby is tough for many college freshmen. But a new study published in the journal Nutrients also links vitamin D deficiency to this oftentimes overwhelming mental and emotional burden, noting that many depressed college students are lacking in vitamin D and either need to supplement or go out in the sun more often.

The best dietary sources of vitamin D

By Ravensthrope:(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular conditions, low moods and countless other health conditions.

The best dietary sources of vitamin D

(NaturalNews) Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins needed by our bodies to maintain optimum health. It facilitates calcium absorption in our stomachs, modulates cell growth, regulates our mood and much more. When we are deficient in vitamin D, we often begin to suffer from bone pain, muscle weakness, cardiovascular conditions, low moods and countless other health conditions.

Vitamin D inhibits prostate cancer by activating inflammation-regulating gene, study suggests

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Vitamin D may reduce prostate cancer risk by acting on a gene that lowers inflammation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and published in the journal Prostate.

Aggressive prostate cancer caused by vitamin D deficiency, scientists now declare


Men with suboptimal or deficient levels of vitamin D are much more likely than other men to develop prostate cancer, according to a new study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Researchers from Northwestern University near Chicago found that vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer in some men by nearly 500 percent, highlighting the need for increased focus on natural sunlight exposure and supplementation.

Science proves that avoiding sunshine doubles your risk of death


The merits of regular sun exposure for optimal health have been reiterated by one of the most comprehensive studies yet to look at the connection between vitamin D and early mortality. Researchers from Sweden, after compiling the results of a 20-year research project they started back in the early 1990s, found that avoiding natural sunlight, or slathering yourself with sunscreen every time you go outside, can actually double your risk of premature death.

Losing weight can significantly improve vitamin D levels in obese women


It's known in the health community that obesity increases one's risk of getting cancer, heart disease and diabetes, but there is more to the story than just weight gain. In fact, in a new study, blood samples of most obese individuals (70 percent) showed low vitamin D levels. That correlation is significant, since vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient.