Vitamin D Lowers Blood Pressure

by Dr. Mercola
Research has recently found that vitamin D has a protective effect against arterial stiffness and impaired blood vessel relaxation.
Study participants with reduced levels of vitamin D had increased arterial stiffness and vascular function impairment. However, among those whose vitamin D levels were normalized over a six month period, vascular health improved and […]

Why U.S. health authorities are keeping you vitamin D deficient and who stands to gain

by John Cannell MD
(NaturalNews) Dr. Anne Looker and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently made vitamin D legend, Professor Hector DeLuca of University of Wisconsin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector…), and certain folks at big pharma very happy with her widely-reported analysis of the vitamin D status of Americans. Using definitions of deficiency straight from […]

HEALTHY HABIT: Treating hypertension naturally

By Dr. Neetu Dhiman – Richmond Review

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Vitamin D levels: Vitamin D is a simple inexpensive way to decrease risk for hypertension. Vitamin D blocks the uptake of cholesterol by certain cells of the body. Vitamin D functions to reduce inflammation, optimize insulin levels, and reduce calcification and hardening of the […]

What Dose of Oral Vitamin D Do You Need to Prevent Cancer?

by Dr. Mercola
Researchers have found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4000-8000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels of vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce by about half the risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes.
While an Institute of […]

Mega-doses of vitamin D help prevent breast cancer and other diseases, study finds

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Current government recommendations of 400 or 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day are insufficient to prevent serious diseases like breast cancer, a new study published in the journalAnticancer Researchhas found. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Creighton University (CU) […]

Vitamin D may help keep blood sugar under control

By Leigh Krietsch Boerner
(Reuters Health)

Drinking yogurt with extra vitamin D may help people with diabetes regulate their blood sugar, a study from Iran finds. In the trial, 90 adults with diabetes were divided into three groups, all given daily yogurt drinks: one group received plain yogurt, one got yogurt with extra vitamin D, […]

Low vitamin D levels linked to allergies in kids

by Kim Newman
eurekalert.org
February 24, 2011 ─ (BRONX, NY) ─ A study of more than 3,000 children shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies, according to a paper published in the February 17 online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of […]

What Dose of Oral Vitamin D Do You Need to Prevent Cancer?

by Dr. Mercola
Researchers have reported that a much higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent breast cancer and other major diseases than had been originally thought.
They found that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults in the range of 4000-8000 IU are needed to maintain blood levels […]

Take vitamin D during pregnancy for your baby

by Dr. Randall Neustaedter
NaturalNews
(NaturalNews) A new study reveals an association between low vitamin D levels and respiratory problems in infants.
A groundbreaking study has now revealed how important vitamin D is for the immune system of the fetus and newborn. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the umbilical cord-blood […]

Health Claim Filed for Vitamin D

by Dr. Mercola

The Alliance for Natural Health USA is filing a Qualified Health Claim Petition with the FDA for vitamin D. For years, the FDA held that health claims could only be made if there was Significant Scientific Agreement (SSA) about the claim — a standard almost impossible to reach in science. Following court […]