Our Pets Need Vitamin D, Too!

By |2014-05-07T17:16:31+00:00May 7th, 2014|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?)

Food for Thought: Lessons Learned from China

By |2014-01-21T15:00:47+00:00January 21st, 2014|Diet, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Vitamin D and the Land of the Midnight Sun

By |2013-08-26T15:15:43+00:00August 26th, 2013|Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Summer’s Best Bargain: Free Vitamin D

By |2013-07-03T14:53:17+00:00July 3rd, 2013|Vitamin D|

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 [...]