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Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

What is Vitamin D? • Vitamin D is a critical nutrient that actually acts more like a hormone than a vitamin. In general, we get vitamin D from the sun. The UVB rays from the sun interact with our skin and cholesterol to create vitamin D. In today’s society, with limited time in the sun, [...]

December 10, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

The U.S. Women’s Hockey Team rely on blood tests several times a year to measure the players’ levels of vitamin D. While fortified milk, cereal and certain types of fish can provide limited amounts of Vitamin D in the diet, the main source is sunlight. For that reason, many people with indoor jobs, living in [...]

February 20, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Bone health, Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Simple Blood Test Help Olympians Go for Gold

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

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

A healthy diet and regular exercise are common recommendations to help support an optimal metabolism, but there are plenty of other simple ways to enhance metabolism. 1. Stand up and move—every 20 minutes. Are you sitting yourself to death? Standing up and moving for a few minutes every 20 minutes can have a positive effect [...]

May 1, 2013 Susan Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

Most women are aware of the risks of osteoporosis; but few know the extent of the risk. Low bone density affects women of all ages and ethnicities. Some startling statistics published by the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Of the nearly 10 million people with osteoporosis, 8 million or 80% are women. In the years following menopause, [...]

October 1, 2012 Susan Bone health, Nutrition, Women's Health Comments Off on Frightful Facts for Women and Osteoporosis

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.

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans

“Light Rhythms” From Experience Life, June 2009 Recent studies in North America and Europe indicate that a staggering 95 percent of people are vitamin D deficient — not surprising given how much time we spend inside. Sunlight doesn’t just help set your internal clock, it actually nourishes your body by helping it create vitamin D.  [...]

May 26, 2009 Susan Vitamin D Deficiency Comments Off on Vitamin D deficiency is common in Americans