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High Levels of Body Fat? You Could Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

High Levels of Body Fat? You Could Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

According to data presented in Barcelona at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals. The study reports that vitamin D levels are lower in individuals with higher levels of belly […]

Bone Tips for Stronger Hips by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Bone Tips for Stronger Hips by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

About 325,000 Americans over the age of 65 will break their hip this year. A minimum of 25% of those with hip fractures will need assistance walking after the fracture, 25% will end up in a nursing home and 25% or more will die within […]

New Study: Vitamin D & Light Exercise Prevents Falls For Elderly

New Study: Vitamin D & Light Exercise Prevents Falls For Elderly

Researchers at the School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University in Japan studied 91 elderly subjects who were fragile and institutionalized in nursing homes for a three month period. One group received counseling on falls, and was given two individualized and one group exercise class […]

Expert Discussion: Magnesium by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

Expert Discussion: Magnesium by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

Jerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals […]

Digestive Health and Vitamin D

Digestive Health and Vitamin D

Up to 70% of Americans suffer from low levels of vitamin D due to low sunlight for much of the year, avoiding the sun during the summer months, and/or insufficient consumption of food sources. Without an adequate amount of this “sunshine vitamin”, you may become […]

Could Vitamin D Help Reduce Ear Infections in Children?

Could Vitamin D Help Reduce Ear Infections in Children?

About 75 percent of children get ear infections and by one years old, 60 percent will have had at least one.[1] Ear infections occur when fluid is trapped in the middle of the ear. It is a common side effect of a cold, throat infection […]