Health & Wellness

Lack of Sunshine
Causes One Million Deaths a Year.  If vitamin D3 levels among populations worldwide were increased, 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancers could be prevented each year Read More.
Vit D Test Valid?
Are Your Vitamin D Test Results Valid?It is clear that there are irregularities in the values obtained from the different testing methods. Although results from any of the three commonly used assays may be analytically accurate, they might not be clinically accurate, which is, ultimately, what matters. Read More.
Vitamin D Council
The high rate of natural production of vitamin D3 cholecalciferol in the skin is the single most important fact every person should know about vitamin D—a fact that has profound implications for the natural human condition. Read More.

Vitamin D - Optimum Levels Are Crucial For Your Health

I hesitate to single out the value and need for one vitamin. Nutrients work together for your health. However, there is much talk about Vitamin D today. Studies show that almost all of us are sorely deficient in Vitamin D. So what? Well, it seems Vitamin D is very essential for your immune system to function properly, or at all.

You might ask why all the talk about Vitamin D today? Haven't we known this before. Actually the study of Vitamins and your health is relatively new. Linus Pauling was one of the first to say Vitamins were important to our health. When Dr. Pauling first said Vitamin C was crucial to health he was all but ridiculed. In 1966, he advocated taking at least 3 grams of Vitamin C to fight off colds. He published "Vitamin C and the Common Cold" in 1970. Thirty years later studies are showing not only was he correct in recognizing the value of Vitamin C to the body, but all the vitamins are necessary for health.

Prior to this the accepted approach to health is eat right, exercise and if you are feeling poorly, get a prescription. My body is not sick because it is missing a drug. It is sick because it is lacking nutrients. The body is an amazing thing and will take care of itself if you feed it properly. If you were allowed only one car in your lifetime, how well would you take care of it? Would you use the best oil you could find? Because if you don't that car will fail you. You are given only one body. It has to last you a lifetime. If you don't feed it properly and take care of that one body, it will fail you. Most of us will live too short and die too long.

Back to the topic of Vitamin D, your body will manufacture Vitamin D when exposed to sunshine. That's right. You can get the Vitamin D you need for your health from simple exposure to sunshine. Well, how can we all be deficient in Vitamin D if all you need to do is get sunshine? How much sunshine do you get daily? And if you are in the sun did you lather your exposed skin with sun screen? Sun screen blocks out the ultra violet rays. Wait a minute, aren't we all suppose to protect our skin from sun exposure? I am going to raise the point that we may have been mislead hugely on this topic. Read the article Cancer Society’s Anti-Sun Ads Decried as Deceptive. Skin cancer may not be caused by excessive exposure to sun. Sunburn is definitely damage to the skin so you don't want a burn. But the sunscreen you put on your body is more hazardous to your health from what your body absorbs, then any danger to sun exposure.

Because there is so much information coming out on Vitamin D, I am changing how this information is laid out. This is the main Vitamin D page with many articles and sources tied to this page. Read on for your own health.


bulletVitamin D Council - Home Page

Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center—Vitamin D Micronutrient Research, Oregon State University.


Link List from the Vitamin D Council  


Vitamin D in the News
 September 2008
(Hopefully these links will still work. Even if the links don't work you can see that Vitamin D is in the news as of August & September 2008. Links from Vitamin D Council)

ABC News - New York, NY, USA

ABC Online - Australia

Abilene Reporter News - Abilene, TX, USA


Antara - Antara, Indonesia

Baltimore Sun - United States

BBC News - United Kingdom

Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji, MN, USA

Brittania Radio

BUPA - London, UK

Business Daily Africa - Nairobi, Kenya

Business Journal - Greensboro, NC, USA - Don Mills, Ontario, Canada

Care 2 News Network

CBS News - New York, NY, USA

Center For Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research

Courier Mail - Australia

Daily Planet - Telluride, CO, USA

Daily Times - Lahore, Pakistan

Dallas Morning News - Dallas, TX, USA

Denver Post - Denver, CO, USA

Doctor's Guide News - USA

Dr. Thompson's Blog

Dutch Harbor Fisherman - Dutch Harbor, AK, USA

Effective & Trusted Medications Guide

Endocrine Today - Thorofare, NJ, USA

EUR Web - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Eurek Alert! - Washington, DC, USA

Europa Press - Spain

Express Buzz - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Prishtina, Serbia

Florida Neuroscience Blog

Food Consumer - Lisle, IL, USA

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN, USA


Free Diabetic Supplies

Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec, Canada

Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Globe and Mail - Toronto, ON, Canada

Grand Forks Herald - Grand Forks, ND, USA - Arlington, VA, USA

Health News Digest - New York, NY, USA

Health News Weekly - Hueytown, AL, USA

Healthcare Republic - London, UK

Healthy Skeptic

The Herald - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

HOI News - Peoria, IL, USA

Jeffrey Dach MD Blog

Johns Hopkins University Gazette - Baltimore, MD, USA

Journal Gazette - Mattoon, IL, USA

KSBY Action News - San Luis Obispo, CA, USA - Washington, DC, USA

Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire, WI, USA

The Local - Stockholm, Sweden

Looking Fit - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Malaysia Star - Malaysia

March of Dimes - New Moms Need

Med India - India

Medfinds - Seattle, WA, USA

Medical Health Articles

Medical News Today - United Kingdom

MedPage Today - Little Falls, NJ, USA

Mina - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA

MinnPost - Minneapolis, MN, USA - Michigan, USA

MLW magazine - United Kingdom

My Central Jersey - East Brunswick, NJ, USA

Natural Products Marketplace - Phoenix, AZ, USA

NBC Augusta - Augusta, GA, USA

The National - Abu Dhabi

Natural Cures and Natrual Remedies

Natural Remedies For You

New York Times - New York, NY, USA

News Blaze - Folsom, CA, USA

The News International - Pakistan

News of the North - Rhinelander, WI, USA

News Sentinel - Fort Wayne, IN, USA - Sydney, Australia

Newsweek - USA

Newswise - USA

Oneindia - Tamilnadu, India

Orlando Sentinel - Orlando, FL, USA

Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand (Pressemitteilung) - Wien, Austria

Press TV - Tehran, Iran

Rebuild From Depression

Red Orbit - Dallas, TX, USA

Red Scrubs

Renal and Urology News - New York, NY, USA

Renal Business Today - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Retriever - Baltimore, MD, USA

Reuters - New York, NY, USA

Reuters India - Mumbai, India

Rockefeller University Newswire - New York, NY, USA

Rocktown Weekly - Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Science Centric - Bulgaria

Science Daily - Rockville, MD, USA

Scientific American - New York, NY, USA

Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, USA

Senaca News Dispatch - Seneca, MO, USA

Seniors World Chronicle

South Coast Today - New Bedford, MA, USA

Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, USA

Stillwater NewsPress - Stillwater, OK, USA

Stop Aging Now - Washington, DC, USA

Sunday Herald - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tehran Times - Iran - Bangkok, Thailand

Times of India - India

Times Online - United Kingdom

Times Union - Albany, NY, USA

Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada

UMDNJ - Newark, NJ, USA

University of California San Diego - USA

University of Ulster Online - Coleraine, UK

US National Library of Medicine - Bethesda, MD, USA

US News & World Report - Washington, DC, USA

Vidyya Medical News - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Village News Network - Fallbrook, CA, USA

Vineland Daily Journal - Vineland, NJ, USA

Vitamin Information Center

Wall Street Journal - New York, NY, USA

Washington Post - Arlington, VA, USA

WebMD's The - Montreal, QC, Canada

What Doctors Don't Tell You - London, UK

Winnipeg Free Press - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - United States

Yahoo! News



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