Many think that osteoporosis is a disease effecting only the elderly. One may associate osteoporosis with older women whose backs are slightly hunched over and can no longer stand up straight. The truth is that an estimated 20 million American women suffer from osteoporosis, and 80% of them don’t even know it.
Vitamin D is not really a vitamin, but is an essential hormone. It forms in the skin of humans and some animals that are exposed to sunlight and have the capacity to make vitamin D. In humans, the vitamin D hormone is critically important for the development, growth, and maintenance of healthy body function, throughout the […]
You may remember the public health slogan, ‘Vitamin D helps build strong bones”. This message could be seen on colorful school posters and heard on radio and television programs as early as the 1950s. Getting enough Vitamin D was a major health issue, primarily for its role in preventing childhood rickets – “softening of the […]
Many judge the status of their health by the number of medications they are taking. The fewer, the better. Obviously this can lead to some erroneous conclusions. While we cannot drug ourselves to good health, we can be proactive about optimizing our nutritional status. Here are five “pills” that everyone should be taking.