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Province to provide one-time relaunch payment to Alberta’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Small businesses struggling to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic will see some monetary relief from the provincial government through a one-time relaunch payment. continue reading

Watch Out!  Too Much Vitamin D can be Toxic: The toxicity debate (Pt. 2)

Monday, June 8, 2020
Vitamin D toxicity is rare and usually caused by excessive vitamin D supplementation, which can lead to hypercalcemia (increased calcium in the blood), hyperphosphatemia (increased phosphate in the blood), and suppressed serum PTH concentrations. JCTA NOTE: You cannot go to Toxic levels when producing Vitamin D naturally from UVB exposure. Your body self-regulates. continue reading

City of Toronto advises personal service settings – to prepare for safe reopening

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Information on reopening Personal Services in Toronto. Still waiting on Province to lift the order. See futher information in Member Update continue reading

Vitamin D and Immunity: The Sunshine Vitamin

Friday, June 5, 2020
The recommendation is to expose at least 25% of bare skin (no sunscreens please) for at least 30 mins to the sun between 11-2 pm (JCTA added UV INdex above 3 and shadow shorter than you are) or longer for the morning sun for adequate exposure to UVB rays and production of Vitamin D. 3-4 times a week should suffice continue reading

Vitamin D is Fat Soluble: The storage debate

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Vitamin D is Fat Soluble: The storage debate
Dear Steven, 
We hear it sometimes, in the media and from our doctors.  “You don’t need to supplement with vitamin D because it is stored in your fat cells for use,” or “Be careful supplementing with vitamin D – it is fat soluble and can easily lead to toxicity if you take too much.”
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