4 Surprising Facts About the Flu Vaccine

If you’ve been following the news lately, you know there’s been a lot of concern surrounding vaccines. Should parents have the choice of deciding whether or not their children receive vaccinations? Do adults have the right to deny vaccines for themselves? While this article is going to focus on some of the facts you may … Continue reading 4 Surprising Facts About the Flu Vaccine

New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

The Times of London recently published an article covering the effects of Vitamin D in children as a flu preventative [1]. Researchers at Japan’s Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo conducted the double blind, fully randomized study during the 2008-2009 winter season [2]. All said, 354 children whom participated in the study were administered 1200 IUs … Continue reading New Study Suggests Vitamin D is Better than Vaccines at Preventing Flu

Is Vitamin C Really as Effective as Exercise?

When it comes to encouraging good health, it’s hard to beat exercise. Hundreds of health benefits are associated with physical activity, ranging from weight loss to mood support. Even if you are eating a 100% organic, raw vegan diet, without exercise you’re missing an integral piece of the puzzle. A recent study presented at the American … Continue reading Is Vitamin C Really as Effective as Exercise?

Study: Vitamin D Relieves Joint, Muscle Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Every year, approximately a quarter-million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States. About 12 percent of all American women will develop some form of breast cancer during their lifetime; roughly one out of every eight will have to undergo some form of cancer treatment. Battling any form of cancer takes a … Continue reading Study: Vitamin D Relieves Joint, Muscle Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Protecting Against Sun Damage Without Sunscreen

Nothing beats the feeling of pure, warm sunlight on your skin, especially after a cold and dreary winter. We often take for granted the life-giving power of the sun and completely ignore its many health benefits. On one hand, sun helps us to produce vitamin D, a hormone necessary for bone health and optimal immune function; … Continue reading Protecting Against Sun Damage Without Sunscreen

New Study Says Caucasians at Higher Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

Perhaps the most misguided health advice given by many well-meaning health enthusiasts and government agencies in the past 25 years is to avoid direct sunlight exposure. While it is true that excessive sun exposure can increase unfavorable results in one’s health, healthy exposure to sunlight is an integral aspect of maintaining your health. Totally avoiding … Continue reading New Study Says Caucasians at Higher Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency

New Research: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Fight Crohn’s Disease

According to a new study coming out of Canada, Vitamin d supplements have shown the ability to counter the negative effects associated with Crohn’s disease. A team of researchers from McGill University Health Centre in Montreal suggest that if you suffer from Crohn’s Disease, having a deficiency in vitamin d can actually make it worse [1]. … Continue reading New Research: Vitamin D Supplements Could Help Fight Crohn’s Disease

6 Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make Today

Over the years, I’ve helped thousands of people make better choices for their life and their health. People from all backgrounds say they feel sick, tired, and depressed. What’s truly scary is that people begin to accept that feeling as normal. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to, nor should you, … Continue reading 6 Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make Today

Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth

Hair loss and thinning hair is a problem that affects many people. By the age of 35, about 66% of men will experience some type of hair loss or thinning. By their mid-50s, about 85% of men will have lost a significant amount of hair.[1]Although it’s talked about less, hair loss affects women as well; … Continue reading Best Vitamins and Minerals for Hair Growth

Vitamin D and Obesity in Children

The University of Michigan School of Public Health published research that suggests inadequate levels of vitamin D could be a key factor in increased fat accumulation in children, and could be an important weapon in the fight against childhood obesity. According to their findings, there is a strong correlation between vitamin D deficiency and the … Continue reading Vitamin D and Obesity in Children