One in four Americans aged 45 and over take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, despite the fact that the risks are very high, and “high” cholesterol is not always the enemy it’s made out to be. Statin drugs are effective in that they do lower cholesterol, but falling cholesterol levels do not necessarily equate with good health. […]
By Dr. Mercola Thousands of studies have been done on the health effects of vitamin D, and research shows that it is involved in the biochemical function of all cells and tissues in your body, including your immune system and function. When you’re deficient in vitamin D, your health can deteriorate in any number of […]
There’s so much confusion regarding health information in the media. How do you determine which advice to follow and what to take with a grain of salt? Dr. Malcolm Kendrick wrote the book Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense to help you answer that question. His fabulous book will teach […]
For the past half century, cholesterol has been touted as a grave health hazard, and dietary fat and cholesterol have been portrayed as being among the “deadliest” foods you could possibly eat. This may finally change, as limitations for cholesterol will likely be removed from the 2015 edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It’s about […]
Researchers such as Dr. Robert Heaney, who I previously interviewed, have now realized that vitamin D is involved in the biochemical “machinery” of all cells and tissues in your body, which is why it has such a potent impact on health and disease. When you don’t have enough, your entire body will end up struggling […]
In the United States, nearly 80 million people, or one in four, have diabetes or pre-diabetes. What’s worse, diabetes among children and teens has also skyrocketed. The most recent data1, reveals that incidence of type 2 diabetes among children aged 10-19 rose by 30 percent between 2001 and 2009. The same situation exists in other […]
In the last five years, the number of children with vitamin D deficiency has increased by more than 200 percent, according to a study commissioned by the UK-based public awareness campaign Vitamin D Mission. What’s more, they uncovered that many physicians and parents had a “worrying lack of knowledge” about the importance of vitamin D […]
Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia—the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer’s disease.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, many do not realize that there are different kinds of vitamin K, and they are completely different. The health benefits of vitamin K2 go far beyond blood clotting, which is done by vitamin K1, and vitamin […]
American children are hitting puberty earlier than ever before, and the health ramifications of this go far beyond the obvious emotional challenges it may produce.