A pilot study illuminates that high-dose vitamin D significantly improves lesions and depigmentation in psoriasis and vitiligo, respectively. Because Vitamin D deficiency is implicated in the pathophysiology of autoimmune responses, these findings may be applicable to other autoimmune disorders.
Vitamin D: A Hormone Critical to Health
Vitamin D insufficiency is a pandemic affecting nearly half of people worldwide, while one billion people are classified as vitamin D deficient . Hypovitaminosis D, or vitamin D deficiency, represents an independent predictor of total mortality in the general population, and conversely, vitamin D supplementation has been illustrated to be protective against mortality . Continue reading →
Vitamin D isn’t a magic panacea, but it has been implicated as one factor in many serious health conditions.
What does vitamin D deficiency look like? In its most extreme form, prolonged and severe vitamin D deficiency during childhood, known as rickets, can delay growth and lead to visible skeletal deformities.
Today, rickets is relatively rare, but that doesn’t mean that vitamin D deficiency is—more than 40 percent of Americans are deficient. The potential health consequences of this epidemic are serious, as vitamin D deficiency is linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, and poor pregnancy outcomes. Continue reading →
It appears connected to almost every known chronic disease—from heart disease to cancer, diabetes to obesity, autism to dementia, and even depression.
Other inflammatory diseases such as allergies, asthma, arthritis, and autoimmune disease are increasing at dramatic rates. As physicians we are trained to shut off inflammation with aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil or Motrin, steroids, and increasingly more powerful immune suppressing medication with serious side effects.
But we are not trained to find and treat the underlying causes of inflammation in chronic disease. Hidden allergens, infections, environmental toxins, an inflammatory diet, and stress are the real causes of these inflammatory conditions. Continue reading →
Americans spend $13 billion a year on over-the-counter and prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), the most popular anti-reflux medications on the market
Acid reflux, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a condition affecting about 20 percent of the U.S. population
Consuming a Mediterranean diet may be as effective as PPIs in treating acid reflux symptoms; a Mediterranean-style diet focuses on fruits, healthy fats, lean meats, nuts and vegetables
Often, you can restore your body’s acid balance simply by avoiding processed foods and sugar, eating real food and infusing your gut microbiome with beneficial bacteria from fermented foods or a high-quality probiotic
A number of natural remedies, including apple cider vinegar, baking soda, ginger and slippery elm, can be useful to address occasional reflux problems and, in conjunction with diet changes, may eliminate the need for PPIs and other medications
According to the industry publication New Hope, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the reduced version, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of Americans using CoQ10 increased from an estimated 2 million to 24 million, and the number of brands featuring CoQ10 has increased from 18 brands to 125. This rapid growth suggests people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mitochondrial health, which is really great news.
Researchers confirm link between vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy and autism traits
A published study by researchers in Australia suggests that insufficient vitamin D levels among pregnant women may increase the likelihood of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children. Moreover, vitamin D supplements may be able to reduce the autism risk, according to the same study. Continue reading →
Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is growing by 50 percent every decade and causes upwards of 180,000 deaths per year. The cause is not well-understood but here are 8 proven ways to help relieve symptoms naturally. Continue reading →
If you or someone you love suffers from heart failure, I bet it’s been a while since you got good news.
You’ve probably been told that the breathing problems… the constant fatigue… the feeling like your heart is beating out of your chest… are going to be with you for the rest of your life. And that they’re only going to get worse.
But some exciting new research out of the UK may be turning that all on its head. Because researchers say they’ve discovered a powerful natural remedy that can actually reverse some of the damage of heart failure, and get your ticker pumping better than it has in years. And this life-saving treatment isn’t just dirt cheap — it’s practically free. Continue reading →
When in doubt, cut it out! That’s been the breast cancer industry’s sickening mantra for years. The moment a mammogram or biopsy turns up a tumor — or even abnormal tissue — you’ll have some mainstream surgeon in your ear promising that a lumpectomy or mastectomy will save your life. He’ll even tell you that it’s better to be safe than sorry.
But a massive new study proves that thousands of American women are being needlessly disfigured and traumatized ever single year. All thanks to aggressive breast surgery that we now know won’t add a single day to your life. Continue reading →
Doctors admit flu vaccines are useless to people taking statin drugs – and both cause brain damage!
(NaturalNews) The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an apology to hundreds of millions of people late 2014, admitting that the flu shot didn’t work. The strain of virus manufactured in the vaccine did not match the actual dominant flu virus strains going around. Flu viruses mutate now so unpredictably that no scientist can accurately predict what each individual is bound to face in their environment. Continue reading →