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Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Why is a Vitamin D test important? With temperatures starting to drop, you may find yourself outdoors less, and did you know the most efficient way our body synthesizes Vitamin D is done using sunlight? While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the [...]

October 1, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Cholesterol Screens, Exercise, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Hormone Tests, Men's Health, Nutrition, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D. What’s your status?

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

Vitamin D plays a critical role in promoting good health. Unfortunately, during the winter months, many people become deficient because weather conditions force them to stay indoors. While fortified foods and certain types of fish provide limited amounts of Vitamin D, direct sunlight is the primary source for this important nutrient. As people limit their [...]

December 30, 2013 Ashley Blood Testing, Nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Vitamin D Deficiency: A Detriment of Staying Indoors All Winter

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

Treating yourself to a diet rich in highly processed, salty, fatty foods puts you at risk for heart disease and diabetes—and may also damage your bones. Studies suggest a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins (such as fish), where the main source of dietary fat is olive oil, may produce [...]

October 4, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Trick or treat? What you eat affects your bones.

How to prevent bone loss

How to prevent bone loss

Bone growth and loss is a natural, regenerative process called bone turnover.  During childhood, bone formation exceeds bone deterioration resulting in bone growth. However, around age 30, breakdown exceeds formation and normal bone loss occurs. By midlife, because of hormone changes, diet, and lifestyle, about half of all women and a quarter of all men [...]

October 3, 2012 Susan Bone health, Men's Health, Monthly Promotions, Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on How to prevent bone loss

Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D or the “sunshine vitamin” is derived mainly from sunlight. The main role of vitamin D in the body is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, and is critical to the formation of strong bone tissue. Symptoms (though often subtle) of a vitamin [...]

May 26, 2012 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency, Women's Health Comments Off on Got bone pain? It may be a vitamin D deficiency.