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Vitamin D

Which Vitamins and Minerals Are Worth Taking? 

Lisa Torelli-Sauer, a 39-year-old vegetarian, used to be one tired woman. She put her two young sons to bed at 7:30pm, and says, “I could barely stay awake long enough to say goodnight to them.” Her most recent blood tests from her annual checkup had been normal, so her doctor…

Vitamin D: Pros and Cons

Is it possible that vitamin D can ward off cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, depression, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, mortality and even autism? Readers of health articles have been deluged by such stories.

Side Effects of Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis

You might think of your skeleton as simply providing structure for your body, but our bones are actually living organs with many essential functions. In addition to allowing movement and protecting our organs, for example, bones store almost all of the calcium in our bodies, and most of our blood…

Not All Vitamin D is Equal: D3 Found More Effective Than D2

When it comes to vitamin D, not all nutritional supplements are created equal. Vitamin D comes in 2 types, D2 and D3. D2 is derived from plants, while D3 comes from animals. A new study found that taking vitamin D3 was much more effective in raising levels of vitamin D…