Have You Inherited a Vitamin D Deficiency?

By |2019-04-27T16:45:53+00:00April 27th, 2019|DNA Mutations, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency|

  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 [...]

Paternal Vitamin D Impacts Childhood Growth

By |2017-05-22T16:52:05+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Healthy Children, Vitamin D|

Attention, future parents! Do you want your baby to grow stronger? New hallmark research from University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland suggests that biological fathers' vitamin D status prior to conception plays an important role in determining the future height and weight of their children. As the sun basked Porto, [...]

Save Your Life with a Simple Test!

By |2016-12-27T12:22:03+00:00December 27th, 2016|Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2|

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' [...]

Vitamin K2 Inhibits Deadly Breast Cancer Growth

By |2015-10-19T13:18:29+00:00October 19th, 2015|Breast Cancer, Diet, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Beyond Pink: Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

By |2014-10-13T12:53:49+00:00October 13th, 2014|Breast Cancer, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency|

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 [...]

Meeting Jane Fonda: Libraries, Teen Health, and Vitamin D3

By |2014-07-05T07:08:26+00:00July 5th, 2014|Healthy Children, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

An Effort to Standardize Vitamin D Measurements

By |2014-01-31T17:50:54+00:00January 31st, 2014|Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Vitamin D: Plant a Seed for Stronger Children

By |2014-01-12T21:45:29+00:00January 12th, 2014|Diet, Healthy Children, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Preventing Seasonal Flu: Plenty of Choices

By |2013-12-04T23:07:21+00:00December 4th, 2013|Vitamin D|

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 [...]