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Vitamin D

Scientists detail how vitamin D and omega-3 fats synergistically halt Alzheimer's plaque formation


Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a loss of short-term memory, cognition and thought processes that define a person's personality, and new cases are exploding exponentially. Though allopathic physicians and researchers maintain there is no known cause or treatment for the ultimately fatal illness, alternative practitioners understand the etiology has evolved from decades of living an unhealthy lifestyle. Dietary transgressions, exposure to cosmetic and household pollutants, lack of physical activity and long-term nutritional deficiencies all combine to promote Alzheimer's disease development and progression.

Is There A "Safe Upper Level" Of Vitamin D? asks Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby MD, MB Ch PhD


A recent Israeli study raises some concern that certain individuals may be able to get too much vitamin D. But leaving such judgments in the hands of violently anti-nutrition orthodox doctors would be something that worries me. The evidence would have to be very convincing.
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Is there a link between vitamin D status and kidney transplant outcome?


Renal transplantation is now a common procedure. End-stage renal disease is the reason for kidney transplantation. Causes of end-stage renal disease include untreated hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, and other rarer conditions. Diabetes accounts for one fourth of transplants. The majority of recipients are on dialysis at the time of surgery.

The 10 symptoms of vitamin D deficiency you need to recognize


Taking vitamin D while still young may be good for the body in the long run. Results from a study conducted by the University of Zurich have confirmed that sufficient amounts of vitamin D taken consistently are necessary to maintain bone health.
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Are your children overweight or obese? They may be vitamin D deficient L


Extra weight on your child might mean even greater risk for health complications than originally thought. According to a recent study appearing in the journal Pediatrics, it may also mean your child is deficient in one of the most important "vitamins" to overall human health and vital functioning -- vitamin D, a necessary contributor to healthy skeletal development in children, among other things.

Vitamin D supplements influence genes in healthy individuals, could stop cancer, heart disease


Mounting research shows that huge numbers of people are deficient in vitamin D - and that a deficiency of that vitamin could be linked to all sorts of health problems, many of them serious. But could taking vitamin D supplements benefit people who appear to be healthy? The answer is a resounding "yes."

Vitamin D, omega-3 may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's


A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.