Why you need more vitamin D

You are almost certainly not getting enough vitamin D, according to the latest medical evidence. Along with other health researchers in the field, I am concerned that most people have far too little vitamin D for their best health – especially in the winter. Research shows that Vitamin D at an optimum level has many … Read more

The case for optimum Vitamin D

Scientific medical research shows that optimal levels of Vitamin D have the potential to: Reduce the risk of many cancers Lower the risk of dementia Reduce asthma symptoms Reduce the risk of bone fractures … and even increase life span Yet, according to the leading vitamin D researchers, the majority of us have well below … Read more

Grapeseed protects the brain

Medical News Today mostly tracks developments in conventional medicines, but a recent article highlighted multiple impressive therapeutic benefits of grapeseed extract as a supplement.   Grapeseed benefits include: Preventing cognitive decline Because grapeseed extract is very high in the polyphenol group called proanthocyanidins, which are neuro-protective in the hippocampus, it may prevent cognitive loss with … Read more

Supplements, doctors and the K connection

Doctors in general do not practise preventative healthcare. Almost all the so-called ‘age-related’ diseases take from 10 to 20 years to surface as tangible life-threatening illnesses – heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia. That’s equally true of life-diminishing illnesses like chronic tiredness and erectile dysfunction . Magic bullet drugs are too late Because doctors are faced … Read more

Vitamin D Depletion

Vitamin D isn’t really a vitamin. Whatever the original source – sunlight, food or supplements – vitamin D is turned by your liver into a hormone called calcitriol – or ‘activated vitamin D’. Without supplementation you get most of your vitamin D from sunlight, because surprisingly small amounts are found in a relatively few foods – … Read more