#Vitamin D

Women’s health at risk due to rise in meat-free diets, scientist says

Young women who consume little to no red meat and dairy are at risk of developing vitamin deficiencies that could lead to health problems later in life, a scientist has said.Professor Ian Givens, director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health at Reading University, told a briefing at the Science Media Centre that half of young women aged between 11 and 18 were consuming below the minimum recommended level of iron and magnesium.A quarter of women from this age group were consuming too little iodine, calcium and zinc, he added. Prof Givens warned that young women were more...
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Can You Get Vitamin D From Vegetables? Uh, That's Kind Of A Trick Question

Just eating your vegetables won't do when it comes to consuming more vitamin D. It turns out that the only vegetable that contains this bone health and immune-system-supporting vitamin is the mushroom.* (And the funny thing is, it really isn't even a vegetable. It's a fungi!) Keep reading to find out why vitamin D is so important and how you can use mushrooms as part of a nutrient-dense diet to up your D status and aid all sorts of systems in your body.

Vitamin D plays a big role in fighting infections

In a new study from the University of Eastern Finland, researchers highlight the benefits of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections. The researchers exposed human blood immune cells to molecules from infectious bacterial and fungal pathogens. In addition, the cells were treated with vitamin D before, after, or in parallel with the pathogenic stimuli.

5 Legit Benefits to Running Outside When It’s Really, Really Cold

There’s no shame in hitting the treadmill when conditions get tough—not only is the moving belt free of slippery ice, but indoor running is also a great way to train for a fast 5K, hone your pacing, or give your joints a break from pounding cold, hard pavement.

Cannabis CBD may help protect against COVID-19

In a new study from the University of Waterloo, researchers found synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, may prime the innate immune system of cells. This potentially offers protection against pathogens such as the COVID-19 virus. They found that synthetic cannabidiol (CBD) augments the anti-viral...

Vitamin D Absorption In The Gut Is *Not* Guaranteed: 4 Tips To Help

Over 90% of American adults are struggling to consume adequate levels of vitamin D from their diet, and less-than-ideal gut health might be further inhibiting your ability to absorb this essential nutrient. Luckily, there are some concrete tips that can help you enhance your gut microbiome and vitamin D absorption so you can be cruising at healthy, sufficient levels in no time.* (Of course, assuming you're consuming adequate amounts of the nutrient).
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Lauren Bushnell Lane Responds After Troll Calls Her 'Sickly Looking'

Lauren Bushnell Lane is getting candid about her struggles with postpartum body image after welcoming her first child last year. The "Bachelor" alum, who shares 7-month-old son Dutton with husband Chris Lane, spoke about her post-pregnancy figure during a Q&A session Thursday on her Instagram Story, sharing a direct message in which someone said she was "sickly looking."

12 instant ways to boost your health

THE ‘New Year New You’ messages we’ve been bombarded with in recent weeks can be daunting and thankfully are now receding for another year - but what if you could improve your health and happiness with very little effort?. Nutritional consultant MaryRuth Ghiyam insists very small changes,...

Lauren Bushnell Reacts to Comment That She is ‘Sickly Looking’ 7 Months Postpartum

Lauren Bushnell Lane called out a social media follower for body shaming. The “Bachelor” alum, who was previously engaged to Ben Higgins before marrying country singer Chris Lane, shared a hateful DM she received on her Instagram story. In the message, the commenter remarked on Lane’s postpartum body seven months after she gave birth to her first baby. Bushnell and Lane welcomed their son, Dutton, on June 8, 2021, per Page Six.

The relationship between food and the signs of aging

It’s no secret that it's important to eat healthy and stay in optimal health. Food contains nutrients that our bodies need to function properly, and those same nutrients can help maintain our youthful energy and appearance. Combating the signs of aging in the healthiest of ways means eating some of these specific nutrients. Subhas Gupta, MD, chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Loma Linda University Health, shares key foods to implement in nutrition for aging well.

Sunlight for Vitamin D

The topic of vitamin D has always been a hot one. In the past few years, we have learned more about it and its role in our bodies than ever before. However, we still don’t know everything about this vitamin. It is clear that vitamin D plays an important role in our health, but many people don’t know how much time they need to spend in the sun to get enough of it.

Cinnamon supplement appears to effect glucose reading

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had slightly elevated glucose levels (104-109) for several years. I found a dietary supplement of cinnamon, vitamin D and chromium. I took the directed amount for a period of time and had a glucose test of 61. I don’t know if it was a fluke or not. A recent A1C test came in at 5.9%. I backed off that dosage and now take only half three or four times a week. My glucose has gone back up.

These are the best vitamins to buy on Amazon for the whole family: Stock up on Vitamin C, Zinc and Collagen

If there was ever a time to give your immune system a boost, it’s now. This year, people are reclaiming control of their health and vitamins are a good place to start. Amazon has put an emphasis on its “New Year, New You” shop, which includes self-care and skincare products, along with a variety of vitamins. Some of the highlighted products include vitamin A, C, D, elderberry, zinc, and collagen. All have different benefits and multivitamins provide the necessary amounts of vitamins and minerals for optimal nutrition.