Does Maternal Vitamin D Affect Childhood ADHD?

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Can ADHD Be Prevented? If you are pregnant, or of childbearing age, should you be supplementing with vitamin D? Increasingly, the answer appears to be yes. 1) Based on blood 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels (considered the most accurate marker of vitamin D status): 8-11% of pregnant women in the US are deficient in vitamin D (<30 ...

Can DNA Testing Help You Lose Weight?

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How Does DNA Testing Work Best? Genomics (DNA testing) is hot. You are being told that if you just knew your genes, you could lose weight successfully, be healthier, be happier, leap tall buildings in a single bound (Actually, I haven’t heard the last claim, but it’s about the only claim that genomics marketers haven’t made). ...

Can You Improve Your Healthspan?

Can You Live Healthier, Longer? Ever since Ponce de Leon led an expedition to the Florida coast in 1513, we have been searching for the mythical “Fountain Of Youth”. What does that myth mean? Supposedly, just by immersing yourself in that fountain you would be made younger. You would experience all the exuberance and health you enjoyed ...

Does Vitamin D Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

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Does Genetics Influence Supplementation Benefits? The cause of type 1 diabetes is a mystery. If you go to an authoritarian source like the Mayo Clinic, you will discover that: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that selectively attacks the insulin-producing islet cells of the pancreas. Certain genetic variants predispose individuals to type 1 diabetes. The ...

Which Foods Should I Avoid?

In Defense Of Food

What Is Nutritionism? Recently, I have been reading Michael Pollan’s book “In Defense of Food”. Yes, I know the book has been around for a long time. Normally I read the scientific literature rather than popular health books. However, in the past few weeks I have had a lot more time to read books, so I ...

Relief From Sinus Pain

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Are Spring Allergies Ruining Your Time Outdoors? The lovely month of May!  The air is warm, the breezes are soft, and the flowers are blooming.  We’re surrounded by nature coming alive as animal’s pair-up to again start the circle of life, and it’s all beautiful! Hopefully, you are having the opportunity to go out and enjoy this ...

Preparing For The New Normal

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Can Supplements Strengthen My Immune System? The United States and the rest of the world are facing the biggest challenge of our lifetimes. COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of people and decimated economies around the world. As of the publication date of this article we have no vaccine and only one treatment option that appears to ...

Does Fiber Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

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Start Young And Finish Strong The idea that dietary fiber reduces the risk of breast cancer has been around for a long time. But it is controversial. It has been difficult to prove. Part of the difficulty arises from what scientists call confounding variables. What do I mean by confounding variables? Let me explain. A high fiber diet ...

Does Vitamin D Affect Muscle Strength?

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Why Is Vitamin D Research So Controversial? Most people lose muscle strength as they age, something called sarcopenia. This is not a trivial matter. Loss of muscle mass: Leads to loss of mobility. It can also make it difficult to do simple things like lifting your grandchild or carrying a bag of groceries. Increases your risk ...

Relief From Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery

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Natural Relief For Trigger Finger In 1997 I had wrist pain that was so incredibly severe that I couldn’t take my left hand from flat on a table and bring my thumb up to two o’clock.  I couldn’t pick up a pen, never mind write with it, and the pain was like someone was cutting my ...

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