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Vitamin D

Treat your hypertension naturally with vitamin D

Vitamin D supplementation may be as effective at treating high blood pressure as certain prescription drugs, research has shown. If this is true, then millions of people may be able to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke through the safe and simple means of getting more sunlight or taking a vitamin D supplement.

Vitamin D prevents arterial plaque in diabetics to lower heart disease risk

Diabetics' risk of developing heart disease or suffering a fatal heart attack are nearly doubled due to the devastating effect of insulin dysfunction and high blood glucose levels. Experts estimate that as many as one in three Americans will be affected by diabetes through the year 2050, a strong indicator that rates of cardiovascular disease and death from heart attack will skyrocket in a linear fashion. Fortunately, diabetes and heart disease are preventable through proper diet, physical activity, lifestyle alterations and a host of natural compounds including vitamin D.

When Vitamin D Bottoms Out

Vitamin D has proved to be a crucial nutrient for helping the body defend against cancer and heart disease, fight off the flu, and keep bones strong. But the body’s supply of this often bottoms out in most people, according to researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) and the Mayo Clinic. That can lead to serious health consequences.

Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency

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:

Headlines Scream “Danger”! What’s the Truth about This Week’s Vitamin D Study?

A new study says that taking excessive amounts of vitamin D may cause atrial fibrillation (AF). The research, presented at the annual meeting of American Heart Association, says that people who take too much vitamin D were 2½ times more likely to develop AF.