Vitamin D Articles

Recommendations for Healthy Blood Sugar

…hours, but you do need to be outside, since exposure to sunlight through windows will not activate the formation of vitamin D. Also, make sure you're getting at least 400 IU of vitamin D a day. This is especially important if you spend most of your time indoors or have a history of low sunlight exposure…

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When Should You Take Your Vitamins?

vitamins and minerals should be taken before meals, after meals, and between meals. However, due to the vast number of combination vitamins, use this as a general guide only. Before Meals * Multivitamin or multimineral formula * Digestive aide for the gallbladder * Vitamin B complex * Individual B vitamins

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The Power of Antioxidants

…inflammation as the body responds to the assault. Under ordinary circumstances, your body has the means to manage the process. Substances such as vitamins A, C, and E, selenium, and glutathione all act to step in and absorb these free radicals. (At this point I should mention the obvious: Antioxidants…

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Nutrients for Overall Heart Health

…the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood and inhibits platelet clotting. Finally, magnesium is critical to getting potassium into cells. * Niacin (vitamin B3) — 50 mg. Niacin has been shown to reduce total cholesterol levels while raising HDL levels. * Quercetin — 50–100 mg. This bioflavonoid helps…

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Lowering Blood Pressure With Targeted Nutrients

Lowering Blood Pressure With Targeted Nutrients--> Learn which vitamins and minerals can support a natural blood pressure–lowering program A diagnosis of high blood pressure doesn't have to mean years of prescription medications. Targeted nutrients, along with blood pressure–lowering diet changes…

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Recovering from an Addiction to Alcohol

…deficiencies in most of the water-soluble vitamins (C and the Bs) and minerals, due in part to the diuretic effects of alcohol. A high-dose vitamin B-complex is an essential base nutrient. I would recommend additional niacin in the range of 2 to 3 grams daily. Buffered vitamin C can be spread out through the day…

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Estrogen Dominance and Obesity: A Clear Connection

…tissue is also the main source for aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. Aromatase levels go up if you are deficient in vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. Alcohol also increases aromatase and has routinely been linked to low testosterone and high estrogen levels. Certain…

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More Items For Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

…sardines. Sardines are not only non-perishable—they are also a healthy “meal in a can.” They are particularly good sources of omega-3 oils, vitamin D, and calcium. An Emergency Radio Is Essential Another basic piece of equipment (along with flashlights and rechargeable batteries) that I consider…

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Conventional Treatments for Lowering Cholesterol

…bile acids (cholesterol is a key component of bile acids). However, the drug also binds and inhibits the absorption of various fat-soluble vitamins like A, K, and D. Its side effects include: * Constipation * Nausea * Bloating * Other gastrointestinal problems * Night blindness * Prolonged or unusual bleeding…

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How to Get Rid of Warts Without Burning or Freezing

…rid of even your most stubborn warts. Aspirin Most folk remedies involve using some type of oil. You’ve probably read that daily application of vitamin E, A, castor oil, or cod liver oil will get rid of warts. I know these oils work for a lot of people, but personally I haven’t had too much success…

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Probiotics 101: What They Are and Why You Need One Every Day

…excess bile acids and hormones, keeping cholesterol and estrogen levels in a healthy range. Bacteria in the large intestine play a key role in making vitamin K, which affects how readily blood clots. (Learn more about the overall benefits of probiotic bacteria and the specific ways that probiotic bacteria…

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How to Stop Muscle Cramps Naturally

…to your body contain other elements along with calcium. Look for a product that contains the digestive acid betaine hydrochloride, magnesium, and vitamin D. Each of these will help increase the amount of calcium you assimilate into your system. Back to Top Pickle Juice Years ago, one of my newsletter…

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Give Your Libido a Lift

…the normal bee life span of forty days. Royal jelly contains an abundance of minerals; essential amino acids; acetylcholine; and vitamins A, C, D, E, and most B vitamins (in fact, it’s the richest source of pantothenic acid or B5). Royal jelly also contains a small amount of testosterone, which may…

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"Forbidden" Foods to Eat Regularly

…protective properties. Rich, dark yellow butter produced by cows on spring pastureland is best because it has a higher content of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and E, and numerous trace minerals. Butter from grass-fed cows is also a good source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This nutrient may help…

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