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 [...]

The Coincidence of Autism and Vitamin D Deficiency

By |2014-04-14T11:47:22+00:00April 14th, 2014|Autism, Healthy Children, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: 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 [...]

Avoiding Heart Disease with Vitamin D and Vitamin K2

By |2013-11-14T10:25:56+00:00November 14th, 2013|Diet, Heart Disease, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

“Defend Your Life” Wins a Mom’s Choice Award®

By |2013-10-28T09:01:12+00:00October 28th, 2013|Healthy Children, Mom’s Choice Award, Vitamin D|

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 [...]

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Awareness

By |2013-10-20T19:32:37+00:00October 20th, 2013|Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Vitamin D|

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 [...]