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Use Food to Change Your Mood

Posted on February 27, 2018 -

Though science hasn’t yet found a food that instantly elevates mood or cures depression, there are definitely some bites you can choose on a daily basis to improve your overall long-term mood. The basic principle behind using food to help with your mood is that eating certain foods can alter brain structure, aiding in brain…Read More

Treat Your Joints Like Gold

Posted on January 12, 2018 -

  Joint health is essential for optimal body functioning, especially as we age. There are the obvious, large joints to take care of (the knees, hips, and shoulders) but did you know know the human body has between 250-350 joints?! There are 30+ joints in the hand alone! Joints provide the mechanical structure to allow…Read More

Preventing the Flu Naturally – Part 2

Posted on January 12, 2015 -

Medicinal Mushrooms for Natural Flu and Cold Prevention As I noted in Preventing the Flu Naturally Part One, the most important thing to avoid all illness, not just the flu, is to keep your “terrain” healthy. This means maintaining a healthy diet, and eating more alkaline foods rather than acidic ones. But, if an invader…Read More

Vitamin D Prevents Inflammation

Posted on March 10, 2014 -

Vitamin D DOES Prevents Inflammation “I think vitamin D is introducing a golden age of medicine.” This enthusiastic quote, from Dr. Cedric Garland, professor of preventive medicine, University of California, was produced in the early days of the new research on vitamin D. Because I tend to agree with Dr. Garland’s position, I am all…Read More

Vitamin D2 VS D3

Posted on February 25, 2014 -

The Difference Between Vitamin D2 and D3 As a supplement, vitamin D is available in two forms: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2), made from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol (a form of yeast) derived from the mold ergot; and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), made from lanolin irradiated with ultraviolet light. While vitamin D3 is the same as the form…Read More

Vitamin D Foods

Posted on January 31, 2014 -

Food Sources of Vitamin D Vitamin D is only found in a few food sources, such as dairy foods (mostly because they are fortified with vitamin D), eggs, cold water fatty fish, and mushrooms. Moderate levels of vitamin D are also found in organ meats, including kidneys and liver, however, these foods are not commonly…Read More

Vitamin D Testing

Posted on January 8, 2014 -

Testing for Vitamin D A vitamin D blood test is the only way to know if we are getting enough vitamin D or not. I believe in the therapeutic power of higher than normal doses of vitamin D, but I also believe that high levels of isolated nutrients can lead to problems down the road.…Read More

Vitamin D Toxicity

Posted on December 17, 2013 -

Avoiding Vitamin D Overdose How much vitamin D is too much?  Can you overdose on vitamin D? You will find a far different range of recommendations depending on who you listen to, from the conservative approach of a doctor, through the more up-to-date suggestions of a naturopath, all the way to the enthusiastic over-kill of…Read More

Optimal Blood Levels of Vitamin D

Posted on December 10, 2013 -

What are optimal blood levels of vitamin D?  In the last vitamin D blog, I showed how the New Zealand study that tried to suggest that vitamin D was of no value in preventing osteoporosis was hugely flawed. The majority of that flaw was the fact (revealed by other studies) that the daily intake of…Read More

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