Posts Tagged ‘vitamin d’

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(Natural News) Vitamin D surfaces as a news topic every few months – and with good reason. This article highlights several ground-breaking studies showcasing how important the sunshine vitamin is for our overall health and well being. For twenty years, dermatologists have demonized sun exposure and told us it is bad for our health and causes cancer. As a result, the world is now facing a major vitamin D deficiency epidemic with symptoms such as fatigue, restless sleep, weight gain, chronic pain, muscle cramps, poor concentration and headaches. In fact, more than half of all adults living in the United States and Europe don’t get enough vitamin D. To make matters worse, a 2009 study published in the journal Pediatrics […]

Comments Off on Vitamin D Deficiency Now so Widespread that Rickets is on the Rise Once Again

http://www.naturalnews.com/028329_vitamin_D_rickets.html   NaturalNews) A clinical review paper published in the British Medical Journalist warning the public that widespread vitamin D deficiency is resurrecting the once-obsolete disease called rickets. According to Professor Simon Pearce and Dr. Time Cheetham, authors of the paper,people are getting far too little sunlight exposure which is necessary for the body to produce adequate levels of vitamin D.   Now  a days,children spend most of their time indoors staring at computer and television screens rather than playing outside in the sunlight. On the rare occasion that they venture outside, zealous parents are quick to apply UV-blocking sunscreen that prevents the sun’s useful UVB rays from penetrating their skin and producing vitamin D. The result is an epidemic […]

Comments Off on Vitamin D ‘Triggers and Arms’ the Immune System

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7379094/Vitamin-D-triggers-and-arms-the-immune-system.html   Vitamin D is crucial to the fending off of infections, claims new research. The so-called sunshine vitamin, which can be obtained from food or manufactured by human skin exposed to the sun, plays a key role in boosting the immune system, researchers believe. In particular it triggers and arms the body’s T cells, the cells in the body that seek out and destroy any invading bacteria and viruses. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that Vitamin D is crucial to activating our immune defenses and that without sufficient intake of the vitamin, the killer cells of the immune system – T cells – will not be able to react to and fight off serious infections in […]