Insights from the 2024 Vitamin D Workshop

By |2024-07-07T22:40:51+00:00July 7th, 2024|Autism, Brain Disorders, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin K2|

In late June 2024, I attended a Vitamin D Workshop in Ireland, where Vitamin D experts from around the world gathered. During my daily commute to the conference, I strolled along the serene River Lee to the venue at University College Cork, where vitamin D scientists and other related professionals [...]

Autophagy:  A Secret to Weight Loss and Better Health

By |2021-07-05T22:29:03+00:00July 5th, 2021|Autophagy, Diet, Fasting|

Autophagy is a cellular process induced by fasting, which may lead to fat and weight loss, as well as other health benefits. Derived from the Greek word for “self-eating,” the word autophagy (au-TAH-fuh-gee) is not included in everyday speech. After doing due diligence to autophagy’s benefits, you may realize that [...]

Can Vitamin D Reduce the Risk of Developing Coronavirus?

By |2020-03-12T22:04:36+00:00March 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin K2|

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm, causing thousands of deaths across continents, wreaking global economic havoc, and instilling widespread stress. Referred to as “novel”, the respiratory-centric virus is new to the global medical and scientific communities. At the time of this writing, we know little about [...]

Methylation Gene Variants Associated with Common Brain Disorders

By |2023-03-13T20:20:47+00:00August 4th, 2019|Brain Disorders, DNA Mutations|

The sheer complexity of the human brain is daunting. A healthy adult brain includes approximately 100 billion nerve cells called neurons. Neurons are connected through minute gaps called synapses across which impulses pass through neurotransmitters that link more than a 100 trillion points in the central nervous system. A biochemical [...]

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 [...]

This Simple Calcium Test May Save Your Life

By |2018-11-27T16:21:47+00:00November 27th, 2018|Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2|

My dear, sweet brother-in-law suddenly died at the age of 50 from massive heart failure. His untimely death prompts me to share information about a simple, non-invasive, and inexpensive calcium test that may save your and your loved ones' lives. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart failure, is the leading global [...]

Hearing Loss and High Homocysteine

By |2018-03-19T11:36:05+00:00March 19th, 2018|Diet, Hearing, Homocysteine|

Hearing loss is commonly attributed to aging. We see lots of seniors wearing hearing aids and assume that is a fait accompli as we grow older. Recent research however reveals that elevated homocysteine – long associated with cardiovascular and neurological conditions – may also contribute to hearing loss. The Impact [...]

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' [...]

What We Can Learn from Florence Henderson’s Death

By |2016-11-25T21:23:52+00:00November 25th, 2016|Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

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