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Vitamin D in Health and Disease

Vitamin D in Health and Disease

There is confusion out there about vitamin D in health and disease. In other words, I thought it would be useful to review some basics about vitamin D and how it can help you to benefit from it. Last year an overview about this topic was published. Notably, a lack of vitamin D causes
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Beneficial Effects of The Mediterranean Diet on The Gut Flora

Beneficial Effects of The Mediterranean Diet on The Gut Flora

Recently the British Medical Journal described the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet on the gut flora. It was a one-year study where 612 elderly people from the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom were observed. That is to say, 323 of them consumed a
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Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Vitamin K2 Improves Arterial Elasticity

Research from the Netherlands showed in 2015 that vitamin K2 improves arterial elasticity, if taken over 3 years. The researchers measured carotid artery elasticity with Doppler ultrasound. They examined various parameters. 244 postmenopausal women were part of a placebo group or a vi
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Good Nutrition Can Manage Chronic Inflammation

Good Nutrition Can Manage Chronic Inflammation

Dr. Mitchell Fleisher explained that good nutrition can manage chronic inflammation. He presented his talk at the 24th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine (Dec. 9-11, 2016) in Las Vegas that I attended. It was entitled “Effective Anti-Aging Nutritional Management of Chronic I
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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

Mediterranean Diet Prevents Fractures

A new study from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that an alternate Mediterranean diet prevents fractures. A total of 93,676 women were enrolled in the WHI study. They were between 50 and 79 years old. Recruitment into the study took place between October 1, 1993 to December
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Melatonin Helps Bone Density

Melatonin Helps Bone Density

You may have heard about melatonin as a sleep aid. Melatonin is a natural hormone of the pineal gland, but by the age of 50 the secretion is only 5 to 10% from what it was when we were 10 years old. A new study from September 2015 has detected an important effect of melatonin on bones
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Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 For Your Arteries

Vitamin K2 (=menaquinone-7 or MK-7) has been known for some time to be needed for prevention of osteoporosis and for prevention of hardening of arteries. But a new study from April 2015 from the Maastricht University in the Netherlands has found that flexibility of arteries, which is
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Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

Resveratrol Improves Bone Density

An interesting study from the Aarhus University in Denmark showed that high dose resveratrol could increase bone density significantly in only 16 weeks. The results were published on Oct. 16, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 66 middle-aged obese men with
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Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

Calcium Supplementation Reduces Mortality

A study in the American Journal of Nutrition (August 2014) looked at the effect of calcium intake in diabetics and their risk to develop heart disease; not only did they fail to show a negative effect of calcium supplementation, but instead detected a reduction in all-cause mortality
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Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

Vitamin E Prevents Hip Fractures

In August 2014 the journal “Osteoporosis International” published a report from a trial where two groups of patients were compared, those who consumed high doses of vitamin E and those who only had low doses of vitamin E in their food intake; the hip fracture risks of both groups were
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