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Canadian pediatricians recommend more vitamin D for pregnant, nursing women

Thursday, September 27, 2007
The vitamin D intake mentioned by the pediatricians’ group is significantly higher than Health Canada’s current recommendation of 200 IUs for adults 19 to 50 years of age, which includes pregnant and lactating women. Health Canada also released a statement Monday, saying that it believes a number of independent recommendations issued by various organizations on vitamin D are coming too soon.… continue reading


Thursday, September 27, 2007
( – As we are all being subjected to a seemingly endless stream of political rhetoric, most of what we hear about health care is all negative. Are you ready for some good, maybe even sensationally good news? – Michael D.… continue reading

Vitamin D Deficiency a Common Problem in Children and Adults

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Posted By Sandco In a review article to appear in the July 19th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Michael Holick, an internationally recognized expert in vitamin D, provides an overview of his pioneering work that expounds on the important role vitamin D plays in a wide variety of chronic health conditions, as well as suggesting strategies for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.… continue reading

Women’s Skin Cancer Risks Raised by Antioxidants

Thursday, September 27, 2007
By: Sylvia Hubbard Women who think they’re protecting themselves from skin cancer by taking antioxidants may be doing themselves more harm than good, according to a new French study. The study showed that instead of raising the level of protection, antioxidants may actually raise the level of risk.… continue reading

Turning down tanning’s appeal for young women

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Vivian Macdonald When Virginia Disimino needed a pregnancy test 10 years ago at the age of 30, she casually asked her physician to also check a mark on her arm that seemed to be worse than her usual eczema. The doctor immediately sent her to a dermatologist.… continue reading

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