Vitamin D helps prevent Musltiple Sclerosis

For the first time, researchers have observed that having high vitamin D levels is clearly linked to warding off multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Published in the American Academy of Neurology journal Neurology, the study found that having high vitamin D levels helps prevent the development of MS in those who are beginning to observe symptoms of its onset. (more…)

Protecting Breast Health

The future for alternative breast health products is poised to become increasingly popular, according to natural product manufacturers. That’s thanks, in part, to pioneers such as Suzanne Somers, who have dedicated themselves to informing women of topics such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and non-conventional approaches to protecting against breast cancer. The desire among women to “think outside the box” is intensifying like never before.

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Researchers recommend greater intake of vitamin D to lower the risk of serious diseases

Cedric Garland, DrPH of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his colleagues recently revealed that significantly higher amounts of vitamin D than what are currently recommended are needed to raise levels to those that help prevent breast cancer, type 1 diabetes and other diseases. The findings were published on the website of Grassroots’ Health, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to promoting public awareness about vitamin D, and will appear in the journal Anticancer Research.   (more…)

Low Vitamin D linked to allergies in children

A new paper published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found a link between low vitamin D levels and the onset of allergies in children. The study of over 3,000 children concluded that among children with low or deficient levels of vitamin D, sensitivity to allergens was present in more than half of those for which they tested.

A research team from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York collected blood samples from more than 3,100 children and 3,400 adults, and analyzed sensitivity to 17 different allergens. The team measured the production levels of Immunoglobulin E (IgE), the protein made when the immune system reacts to allergens, and compared it to blood serum levels of vitamin D.

While no specific correlation in this particular study was observed between vitamin D and allergens in adults, children and adolescents with low levels of vitamin D were found to be sensitive to an average of 11 of the 17 allergens, which included environmental allergens like ragweed and oak, and food allergens like eggs and peanuts. Children with less than 15 nanograms per milliliter (Ng/mL) of vitamin D in their blood, which was the threshold of deficiency used in the study, were 240 percent more likely to have a peanut allergy than children with 30 Ng/mL of vitamin D or higher, for instance.

The findings confirm those of a 2007 Harvard University study that claimed increased sunlight exposure could reduce the onset of both allergies and asthma in children. That study found a link between vitamin D deficiency and such conditions in adults as well, noting that pregnant women who are vitamin D deficient are more likely to bear children with allergies or asthma than pregnant women with higher levels (http://www.ei-resource.org/news/all…).

To learn more about the many benefits of maintaining high levels of vitamin D, visit:
http://www.vitamindcouncil.org

Sunday, February 27, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff

Breast Cancer Breakthrough – Cut Your Risk of Death in Half

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed each year in the US, making it threetimes more common than other gynecological cancers.

Breast cancer will claim the lives of 40,000 people this year.

What is really disturbing is the speed at which breast cancer rates have risen over the past 5 decades. In 1960, one in twenty women were diagnosed—but today, it is one in seven.

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Protect yourself with this vitamin to dramastically lower colon cancer risk

 

Evidence in support of the health-promoting properties of vitamin D continues to mount as new research shows a direct link between blood levels of the super-nutrient and the risk of developing colon cancer. The National Cancer Institute provides statistics showing that colon cancer is the second most deadly form of the disease, taking the lives of more than 50,000 each year in the US. The International Journal of Cancer has published a meta-analysis from nine comprehensive studies showing dramatic reductions in colon cancer risk with higher blood concentrations of the sunshine vitamin.
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5 Supplements That Can Save Your Life

In these tough economic times, I hear a lot about healthcare. But no matter what your opinion on the new healthcare laws, the truth is that modern medicine still focuses on disease instead of wellness. In my opinion, that’s simply the wrong approach!

If you want to save on health care and sidestep the red tape so prevalent in the insurance industry, look to prevention. After all, fighting cancer, heart disease and diabetes can cost you thousands of dollars yearly in medication, doctor visits and treatment. But it’s a lot cheaper to keep from getting sick in the first place.

Along with eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise, here are my top 5 supplements for staying healthy:

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Warning: Vaccinations can Harm You

Despite Big Pharma’s press releases promoting vaccine safety, many are recognizing the dangers of vaccinations. Additives and adjuvants to preserve and enhance the purported efficacy of vaccines, such as thimerosal (mercury), aluminum, formaldehyde and squalene, are causing serious damage, usually neurological, to more and more who are vaccinated. Yet parents continue to be coerced into exposing their children to dozens of vaccinations before they become adults.

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Whats really in your eggs

Today there are many labels on an egg carton meant to steer one to the best, most nutritious choice. But do these labels accurately describe what’s really in your eggs?

“Free-Range” or “Cage-Free” is a popular term meant to connote chickens living off the land with ample space to move about, plenty of sunshine, and fresh air. (more…)