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Vitamin D as cancer fighter?

Monday, January 21, 2008
EVRA TAYLOR LEVY & EDDY LANGĀ  Most vitamins have proven disappointing in the area of cancer prevention when subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation. There appears to be one important exception, however, and this edition of HealthWatch takes a look at one of last year’s hottest health topics.… continue reading

Natural Medicine: Natural Treatments for SAD

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or winter depression, is very common in the Pacific Northwest. The lack of sunlight in winter is thought to contribute to symptoms of SAD, including loss of energy, mild depression, oversleeping, overeating and carbohydrate cravings. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to combat these symptoms.… continue reading

Low vitamin D levels raise cardiovascular risk

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Many recent studies have made connections between a lack of Vitamin D and increased risk of cancer. Now a new study finds that a vitamin D deficiency can increase one’s risk of cardiovascular problems, particularly if a person has high blood pressure.… continue reading


Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Jeremy Bloom — Staff Writer Vitamin D is as effective as anything under the sun for helping people maintain health and fight some diseases. Most Canadians are deficient in the vitamin. Most Canadians are deficient, so when winter suppresses sunlight, alternate sources are important Vitamin C comes from oranges, vitamin A from carrots, but the main source of vitamin D is the sun.… continue reading

Sunbathing comes out from under a cloud

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
By Oliver Gillie Have your say Read comments Johan Moan, a Norwegian cancer researcher, was very surprised when he found that cancer patients diagnosed in summer live longer than those diagnosed in winter. This vital clue convinced him that vitamin D from summer sun is one of the best treatments a cancer patient can get – and led him to question conventional wisdom on dangers of sunlight.… continue reading

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