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Vitamin D deficiency is linked to the increased risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. A new study determined the deficiency level associated with the increased risk of developing heart conditions.


Do you get the winter blues? Many people do, and if you’re one of them, you might want to consider checking your Vitamin D level, as we now know that Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health. It also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.


The results of a systematic view recently published in the American Journal of Public Health , involving more that 560,00 people confirms what a number of studies conducted over the past decade have indicated: that having a higher vitamin D level is associated with a lower risk of dying prematurely.


Do you take vitamin D? It is one of the most potent health enhancing vitamins known, and I’ve written about it extensively. If you don’t, perhaps the findings of this study will persuade you to reconsider doing so. I am very happy to share this study with you, as it is very instructive as to how to prevent cancer with adequate vitamin D intake (and blood levels).





In one of our February 2010 newsletters, I shared a research study that predicted the reduction of 100,000 cases of breast and colon cancer annually in the US as well as a 75% reduction of cancer deaths, with adequate vitamin D levels.  As more research studies continue to be reported, I am becoming increasingly impressed […]


Loyola University’s Nursing School located in Chicago, IL plans to conduct a large trial to evaluate vitamin D’s effect on depression and insulin resistance in women with diabetes.   Sue Penckofer, Ph.D., RN, a professor at the school remarked, “Vitamin D deficiency continues to be a problem despite the nutrient’s widely reported health benefits.   […]