Vitamin D May Help Chronic Fatigue

It is typical following traumatic brain injury that chronic fatigue sets in and last for years.  A new study shows that this fatigue and its severity are predicted by the extent of vitamin D deficiency1 in these patients.  I believe that this finding can be generalized to most situations of chronic fatigue, regardless of their cause. (more…)

Low Vitamin D Increases Odds of Breast Cancer Spreading by 800%

While many factors may predispose a woman to breast cancer risk, having low vitamin D appears to facilitate the aggressive spreading of the cancer to other areas of the body, according to research presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. (more…)

Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

one study with 2100 female twins showed that having adequate vitamin D extends life by five years

Patients with Parkinson’s were 55% more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Some of the newer colon cancer research finds that vitamin D turns on death signals in colon cancer cells and works synergistically with calcium to help prevent colon cancer cells from spreading.

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Low Vitamin D Contributes to Thyroid Problems

Researchers at UCLA tried to show that low vitamin D1 would make an autoimmune thyroid problem worse.  Their experiment was based on the idea that vitamin D has a dampening effect on an excessive and inappropriate immune response in many areas of your body, so they figured this was likely to apply to the thyroid as well.  This turned out not to be the case, but what they did find was rather surprising. (more…)

How Protein Helps Weight Loss

The amount of quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, favorably influencing weight loss.  Quality protein also helps you sustain muscle during weight loss, improve muscle fitness, improve immunity, improve antioxidant function, build HDL cholesterol, and enhance insulin and leptin function – all of which contribute toward optimal weight management efforts over time. (more…)

Antibiotics Proven to Alter Digestive Flora

The new tools of science are not friendly to the inept practices of Western medicine.  Using advanced genomic analysis of stool samples researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine1 have clearly proven that the commonly prescribed antibiotic Cipro can alter the ecological balance of power in the digestive tract, setting the stage for all manner of future health problems.

The study showed that a single five-day course of Cipro could induce problems.  However, two courses over a 10 month period were adequate to cause adverse changes. (more…)

FDA Management Escapes Culpability for Avandia Debacle

In the face of overwhelming evidence that the diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks, the lead-footed FDA finally removed the dangerous drug from most of the U.S. market while European health officials totally removed it from the market.  By leaving it on the market as a diabetes drug of last resort in the U.S. the FDA was seeking to throw GlaxoSmithKline a dog bone for their future legal liability cases.  Escaping public attention is that fact that the last FDA management team was criminally negligent in allowing Avandia on the market without a black box warning. (more…)

Vioxx Mechanism of Heart Attacks Discovered – All NSAIDs May Have Risk

As of this year Merck has settled the majority of Vioxx claims following their 2004 “voluntary” removal of the heart-attack-causing medication.  It has cost them 4.85 billion dollars.  They ghostwrote the “scientific” studies for false marketing purposes and hid safety data from the FDA.  The FDA allowed the drug on the market over the objection of its safety scientists.  Finally, the likely mechanism explaining why Vioxx caused cardiovascular death1 has apparently been stumbled onto.  The mechanism of injury raises serious risks for any NSAID drug as well as other drugs of safety concern, such as fibrates, that are used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. (more…)