Category Archives: Vitamin D

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes type  2 is an all too common affliction: From the data at the Center For Disease Control [1], we estimate that approximately 2 million Americans have diabetes type 2 , and the numbers are growing. Drugs like Metformin, or supplementing the body’s natural insulin production by insulin injection are …Read the Rest

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

 A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology [1] purports that a combination of vitamin D and Calcitriol (a hormonal for of vitamin D) was effective against Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), an Multiple Sclerosis (MS) model,. The times of India even claimed full remission in the mice… We are …Read the Rest

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Sunburns Effects On Skin Vitamin D Synthesis

Is Too Much Sun As Bad As Too Little for Vitamin D Synthesis? By now most of us have heard that many illnesses (Insulin resistance, high blood pressure,immune function heart disease and cancer) have in common a lower level of vitamin D in the blood serum than the general population. Multiple Sclerosis …Read the Rest

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

Low blood serum  levels of vitamin D are often associated with  chronic issues as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular diseases. Is vitamin D supplementation helpful, and does it carry risks? Let us look first at the role of vitamin D in Cardiovascular diseases: My previous post on the dangers of …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

  A study shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment by Interferon-Beta  improves  the ability of the MS patient to produce vitamin D by exposure of their skin to the sun The research was done at the Australian facility  Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Quoting the article [1]: “…In this study, we found …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

In Brief: High Doses of Vitamin D Not Very Helpful in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

High doses not better than low dose in vitamin D2 treatment of RRMS according to astudy published in Neurology[1]. “…No significant treatment differences were detected in the primary MRI endpoints.” That begs the question: What is the efficiency of a low dose treatment? Low dose being usually understood as less …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

IN BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis and Vitamin D: A Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency Diminishes the Severity and Delays onset of MS Model ??

Vitamin D Deficiency diminishes the severity and delays onset of MS? That flies in the face of numerous MS and vitamin D studies! One of three possibilities: All previous studies are wrong Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis is a poor MS model This study [2] is flawed One study does not proof …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated to less cognitive performance [1,2]. Then again, pain is also associated with lower cognitive performance.  So vitamin D deficiency and pain have in common that low cognition.   It is a stretch to hope that  bringing Vitamin D  to “normal” levels might help pain, but: …Read the Rest

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