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' [...]

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 [...]

Rise Above Pink: Vitamin D and Breast Cancer

By |2015-10-07T13:23:42+00:00October 7th, 2015|Breast Cancer, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency|

Calendars may serve little purpose to mark the month of October. We are simply inundated with the color pink. Countless objects in the public’s eye sport various shades of pink to remind us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why, after over 30 years of honoring annual Breast Cancer [...]

The Vitamin D Wellness Protocol

By |2019-08-16T17:49:52+00:00March 6th, 2015|Mom’s Choice Award, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamin K2|

Welcome to the Vitamin D Wellness Protocol designed for members of this Facebook group. You can “Defend Your Life” against a long list of diseases by having adequate amounts of vitamin D (suggesting a goal of 100ng/mL (250 nmol/L)). To enjoy the best vitamin D and its partners have to [...]

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 [...]

How Vitamin D Saved the Day

By |2014-10-02T16:39:38+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Diet, Vitamin D, Vitamin D Deficiency|

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 [...]

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 [...]