More on Asthma and Vitamin D

More on Asthma and Vitamin D

Another article looking at the importance of vitamin D in patients with asthma has just been published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and  Immunology. The authors, MS Sandhu and TB Casele, point out that evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency is associated with lung airway over-responsiveness, worse asthma control, and possibly resistance of asthma patients [...]

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Mental Health and Vitamin D

Mental Health and Vitamin D

I was recently interviewed about the role of vitamin D in depression. When the article comes out I will post a link on my blog. What I basically said is that the medical literature supports the possibility that vitamin D deficiency is connected with depression but more studies need to be done to prove the [...]

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Vitamin D Now Found Useful in Certain Lymphomas

Vitamin D Now Found Useful in Certain Lymphomas

The standard message for patients with vitamin D deficiency is that everyone can take vitamin D unless they have a granulomatous condition (for example tuberculosis or sarcoidosis), or a lymphoma. The exact details on the why and why not this vitamin D optimization of patients with these diseases is not discussed in detail in the [...]

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Vitamin D Related to Pre-Eclampsia

Vitamin D Related to Pre-Eclampsia

A new study shows a possible link between vitamin D deficiency and a pregnancy condition called preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a condition which usually occurs at the end of pregnancy that is characterized by high blood pressure as well as protein in urine. Without treatment it can become very serious and can affect the delivery of [...]

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Dr Soram’s Interview with Joel Roberts

In this video, Dr Soram is interviewed by Joel Roberts on the benefits of vitamin d on your health and its impact on disease prevention. Download Link

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Economic Burden and Premature Deaths in Canada Due to Vitamin D Deficiency

Economic Burden and Premature Deaths in Canada Due to Vitamin D Deficiency

Studies by Garland and other medical researchers have shown the tremendous economic cost of vitamin D deficiency in America. For example, studies published in 2004 estimated that vitamin D deficiency costs the United States from $40-$56 billion annually. It is estimated that every year there are 60,000 premature deaths from cancer caused by insufficient vitamin [...]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated  with Dementia

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Dementia

A new study has been published in the Archives of Internal Medicine looking at vitamin D levels and brain function. The study was led by David Llewellyn, Ph.D. of the University of Exeter in England. His group evaluated elderly patients' brain function 3 times over a six-year period. The researchers tested overall cognition which includes [...]

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50% of Americans Don't Have Enough Vitamin D!

50% of Americans Don't Have Enough Vitamin D!

In a new article in Endocrine Today, Anthony Norman, MD, distinguished professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at the University of California, Riverside has said that "it is now widely appreciated by vitamin D scientists that 50% of people in North America and Western Europe are vitamin D insufficient. As far as the rest of [...]

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Welcome to the Vitamin D Revolution! A Message from Dr. Soram

Welcome to the Vitamin D Revolution! A Message from Dr. Soram

I am very excited about the possibility of improving the health of our country and indeed the entire world by helping every person and every member of your family, to achieve normal—or even better—optimal Vitamin D levels so that all the benefits of this pro-hormone may improve your quality of life and extend your years [...]

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Happy Summer! More and More Vitamin D Studies!

Happy Summer! More and More Vitamin D Studies!

The amount of information coming out about vitamin D is exploding! There are currently more than 1000 ongoing studies looking at the benefits of vitamin D listed on clinicaltrials.gov. From 1995 to 1999 the average number of papers with the term "vitamin D" in the title or abstract was about 700 to 900 annually. In [...]

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Vitamin D Revolution Book

Vitamin D Revolution Book

…According to recent estimates by the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women in the United States. Rates of breast cancer are higher in white women after the age of 40 and higher in black women before the age of 40. Black women are more likely to [...]

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Vitamin D From Food

Some health experts and nutritionists insist that we can get access to sufficient supplies of Vitamin D from eating food rich in Vitamin D. A plethora of press releases have alerted the world about the health implications of Vitamin D deficiency. Reporters are interpreting the findings, and interviewing doctors, nutritionists and health professionals for their [...]

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How Do we Get our Vitamin D?

How Do we Get our Vitamin D?

How Do we Get our Vitamin D? Step One—Sun hits your skin It all begins when the skin is exposed to the sun. The UVB light in the sun interfaces with a form of cholesterol in your skin called 7-dehydrocholesterol, and this substance is synthesized into pre-vitamin D3. The pre-vitamin D3 immediately converts into Vitamin [...]

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