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No. Please, no more. Beloved celebrities Carrie Fisher, Florence Henderson, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, and Alan Thicke have died over the past several weeks due to heart-related disease. Their untimely deaths prompt me to share information about a simple, non-invasive, and inexpensive test that may save your and your loved ones’ lives. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart failure, is the leading global cause of death, according to the American Heart Association. CVD accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths worldwide. And about one of every three deaths in the United States is attributable to CVD. Unfortunately, the CVD death rate is […]

Beloved TV icon mom Florence Henderson passed away unexpectedly on America’s Thanksgiving holiday on November 24, 2016. Only three days before her death she enthusiastically cheered her “Brady Bunch” daughter, Maureen McCormick, as she competed in another iconic TV show, “Dancing With The Stars (DWTS).” As a member of the studio audience for the DWTS season finale, Florence–at today’s relatively young age of 82– appeared to be healthy, sporting an ivory turtleneck and flashing her famous smile to the cameras. Six years earlier, at the age of 76, Florence herself competed in Season 10 of DWTS. Florence Henderson’s untimely death […]

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  Let’s take a brief look at genetic traits. We inherit about 23,000 genes – both “good” and “bad” – from our biological parents. The great news is we no longer need to acquiesce to being stuck with with “bad” genes.  In fact, we can — at least in some cases — influence the behavior of “bad” genes so that they become “good” genes. By identifying and treating our vitamin D-related gene variants, we can simply reverse this inheritance to enjoy improved health. By now, you probably have heard that vitamin D offers some pretty awesome health benefits. Yet vitamin […]

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A little-known nutrient called vitamin K2 may inhibit the growth of two deadly forms of breast cancer. In a recent ground-breaking study, Irish researchers discovered that the most common form of vitamin K2, menaquinone-4 (MK-4), demonstrated a dramatic reduction in invasive breast cancer cell growth. A Nutrient Called Vitamin K2 MK-4 Vitamin K2 MK-4, a fat-soluble nutrient, is abundant in grass-fed animal proteins such as meat, cheese, egg yolk, and butter. Its known health benefits include potential prevention of osteoporosis, arterial plaque, and dental cavities. By partnering with vitamin D3, vitamin K2 moves calcium to the bones and teeth, as […]

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Calendars may serve little purpose to mark the month of October. We are simply inundated with the color pink. Countless objects in the public’s eye sport various shades of pink to remind us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why, after over 30 years of honoring annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pouring billions of dollars into conventional medical research, does breast cancer remain the most common cancer among women in the world? Let’s rise above the ubiquitous pink when we think about diagnosing and treating breast cancer. And let’s nudge aside obscenely expensive diagnostic equipment and debilitating cancer […]

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Welcome to the Vitamin D Wellness Protocol designed for members of this Facebook group. You can “Defend Your Life” against a long list of diseases by having adequate amounts of vitamin D (suggesting a goal of 100ng/mL (250 nmol/L)). To enjoy the best vitamin D and its partners have to offer, we suggest following these simple 3 steps. We did, and our health and quality of life have improved tremendously! Vitamin D3:  Most diets do not contain adequate vitamin D3. Start by taking 5,000 IU daily of vitamin D3 oil-based, softgel supplements with or right after your breakfast that includes […]

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During the month of October, the color pink adorns almost every publicly-viewed surface imaginable from newspapers to football towels. Yes, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yet, after 30 years of honoring annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month and billions of dollars poured into conventional research, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the world. Let’s go beyond pink when thinking about breast cancer awareness. How about preventing breast cancer by reducing its risk with vitamin D? And how about increasing survival rates by treating breast cancer with safe, inexpensive, and non-invasive vitamin D supplementation? By attaining and […]

Monkeys in Sri Lanka tested my vitamin D bone strength!

Our knowledge of vitamin D’s beneficial role in health has greatly expanded over the past couple decades. Thanks to lots of credible scientific research, we have learned about vitamin D’s expanded link to a wide array of medical conditions, ranging from cancer to autoimmune diseases. Burgeoning studies supporting vitamin D’s amazing health advantages have tended to overshadow one of the most basic benefits of vitamin D: healthy bones. Vitamin D partners with minerals and vitamin K2 to ensure that our bones receive adequate calcium to maintain their strength. Before I explain the easy steps to bolster your bone strength, I […]

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The mere mention of “Jane Fonda” evokes a potpourri of perceptions including legendary actress, fitness guru, political activist, feminist, and author. Having recently met Jane Fonda, I noted a couple additional characterizations that surprised me: library geek and advocate of adolescent health. I also discovered that she was unfamiliar with vitamin D3’s beneficial role in teen health. Jane Fonda loves libraries. On a recent Saturday morning in Las Vegas, she endeared herself to hundreds of enthusiastic attendees at the American Library Association Annual Conference. A featured speaker at the 2014 event, Fonda emphatically admitted, “All my life I’ve taken refuge […]

Pets Also Need Vitamin D

The importance of vitamin D to our health cannot be understated. Vitamin D is not only essential to our bone and dental health but to our overall well-being. Adequate vitamin D in our bodies protects us from a wide range of medical conditions including cancer, heart disease, infections, and rickets.

For many of us, our pets are family members, and their health is important. But how often have we thought of essential vitamins for our pets? For example, do our precious pets need vitamin D? Absolutely. In fact, all land vertebrates (animals with a backbone) require vitamin D for their health. Without adequate vitamin D, pets may suffer from a variety of serious medical conditions including cancer, heart disease, infections, and rickets. (Do you see a pattern?)

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The month of April coincidentally brings us Autism Awareness Month and the beginning of “vitamin D” season. You may ask, “Coincidentally? How are autism and vitamin D related?” The answer may surprise you. Autism on the Rise Over the past couple decades, an alarming number of children—in the United States and other industrialized countries—have been diagnosed with autism, a group of complex brain disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that an astounding 1 in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder (1). (The March 28, 2014 CDC report is based on 2010 data when […]

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People interested in improving their health often ask, “How much vitamin D should I take?” A common response is “Get your blood tested, and supplement according to the results.” The suggestion is logical. However, many folks do not know that the global medical community has yet to agree to standardization of vitamin D testing. In other words, test results can vary from laboratory to laboratory due to different testing equipment and protocols. Furthermore, the optimal reference range for vitamin D levels continues to be a subject of debate. As a passionate vitamin D advocate, I attended the 2013 Vitamin D […]

A recent Associated Press article by Asif Shahzad grabbed my attention. Women in Pakistan not only suffer the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia, but the majority is completely ignorant of the disease! Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among adult Pakistani females, according to World Health Organization official Shahzad Aalam. About 40,000 women succumb to the breast cancer each year. Aalam stated that the disease is rampant. Numerous challenges contribute to the disturbing rate of breast cancer incidences in a developing country such as Pakistan. Cultural Taboos Taboos in a conservative, Islamic culture significantly hinder the awareness […]

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It seemed only fitting that I found myself, a health and vitamin D advocate, meandering through a “medicine market” during a mesmerizing visit to the People’s Republic of China. Tucked along a highway outside the ancient walled city of Xi’an, several structures housed a maze of stalls replete with raw medicinal goods that supply local hospitals, clinics, and health care practices. As I sauntered along a narrow muddy path through the market, I was dazzled, yet humbled, by the sight of large sacks of unidentified herbs, jars of dried sea horses, flattened lizards on a stick, and elixirs promising to […]

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Do you want your baby to grow stronger? New research from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom suggests that young children are likely to develop stronger muscles when their mums enjoyed a higher level of vitamin D during pregnancy. The connection between vitamin D levels and muscle strength has been well-established by the scientific community. However, the Southampton study, published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, marks the first time that the relationship between maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy and the muscle development and strength in offspring was examined. Led […]

The seasonal menu offers a dazzling variety of options. Choices for everyone including young children. Unfortunately, this menu is not from a high-end restaurant but from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). I am referring to the CDC’s seasonal flu shot menu. The Seasonal Selection For the 2013-2014 influenza season, the CDC offers Americans an unprecedented number of vaccine options from which to choose: 1) The standard flu shot is designed to protect against two common A-strain viruses (H1N1 and H3N1) and a B-strain virus from the B/Yamagata lineage. The vaccine is recommended for ages 6 months and older. […]

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Are you standing on the cliff of heart disease? If you enjoy adequate vitamin D in your body, your risk of heart disease may be reduced. But are you aware of the benefits of vitamin D’s essential partner, vitamin K2? This little-known nutrient may play a role in whether or not you develop heart disease. Vitamins D and K2 partner to build and maintain strong bones and teeth as well as fight heart-related diseases. Vitamin D regulates calcium absorption in the intestines to maintain strong bones and dental health. However, once calcium enters the blood stream, vitamin D transfers the […]

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For Immediate Release: October 28, 2013 For additional information, contact: info@smilinsuepubs.com The Mom’s Choice Awards® Names Defend Your Life Among Best in Family-Friendly Products! Media Release – October 28, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named the vitamin D health book Defend Your Life among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Defend Your Life encourages readers to discover how vitamin D supplementation provides a safe, easy, and inexpensive approach to improve health and quality of life. The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an international awards program that recognizes authors and others for their efforts […]

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The month of October typically evokes pleasant thoughts about seasonal changes, upcoming holidays, and family gatherings…about enjoying quality of life. October also is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of a disease that adversely affects the quality of lives of millions of women, their families, and friends around the world.* Many women truly fear breast cancer. Unfortunately, their trepidation is well justified. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. This devastating disease annually steals the lives of hundreds of thousands of women, according to the World Health Organization. When hearing the words “breast […]

Sue in Naarden

As a health advocate and author of the vitamin D book Defend Your Life, I field a lot of questions about vitamin D supplementation. I find that many people are specifically unaware of the importance of vitamin D3 to their health. Moreover, they need guidance about how to best supplement with vitamin D3. With these observations in mind, I offer five (5) thoughts about how to select and take vitamin D3 supplements. Vitamin D3 is the Only “Real” Vitamin D First and foremost, there is only one truly effective vitamin D form. It is called vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. Vitamin […]

Choices host, Judi Moreo, interviews Susan Rex Ryan, author of Defend Your Life, about the amazing benefits of vitamin D3. Challenged by declining health and quality of life in her early 50s, Sue chose to embark upon an educational journey to understand the benefits of natural medical choices such as vitamin D3. She discovered that adequate vitamin D3 supplementation can provide a simple, natural, and inexpensive approach to improve health and quality of life. Impassioned with sharing the wonders of vitamin D3, Sue discusses vitamin D3’s awesome benefits as well as her thoughts about how vitamin D3 can empower your life! […]

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The Scandinavian country of Norway sports the nickname “The Land of the Midnight Sun.” The appellation is appropriate because Norway—one of a handful of countries transcending the Arctic Circle–enjoys more than 20 hours of sunlight between late May and late July. During most of year, however, Norway’s denizens endure lengthy “vitamin D winters” – a season marked by the absence of sufficient ultraviolet B (UVB) rays to induce vitamin D production in the skin. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting the Land of the Midnight Sun. My trip commenced in Norway’s cultural capital city of Oslo and […]

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World-renowned speaker, author, and coach Judi Moreo recently published the inaugural Summer Issue of her online magazine Choices. The current issue focuses on health and beauty topics, and includes my article “Vitamin D3: A Healthy Choice.”  If you are interested in finding out how easily you can add vitamin D3 as one of your healthy choices in life, this brief article is for you.  Enjoy!  http://bit.ly/13tpHfq Photo: Courtesy of SMG SHARE ON

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The warmest season of the year has arrived.  Many of us are looking forward to school holidays, work vacations, and relaxing.  And shopping often accompanies our summer fun. So take advantage of the best bargain of the season: better health—for free!  That’s right, I am talking about sunshine: the light emitting from the fiery heart of our solar system.  Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun provide us with an essential nutrient called vitamin D. Yes, this is the vitamin that not only strengthens our bones and muscles but may significantly protect us from a wide range of serious diseases […]