Category: Diet
Cheese Vitamin K2

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 […]

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 […]

20131215_155448

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 […]

Family Strolling in the Sun

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 […]

iStock_000021022342Medium

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 […]

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 […]

LonePalmPhoto

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