Lyme Disease And What It Means For Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vectorborne illness in the U.S. and in 2012 had over 22,00 confirmed cases. Read more about this on the CDC Website here http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/index.html. According to the National … [Read more...]

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

The Health Ministry of St. Patrick's Church presents Senescence: Human Aging How do we bring this life in for a soft landing? What is senescence? What changes are occurring in your body during this period? How does this affect the risk of chronic disease? What can you do about … [Read more...]

Paleocuisine for Life

By: Kelly and Adam Postal Owners of: Taste. Smile. Repeat. Personal Chef Service & Nuthin' but Nuts Inspired Nut Butter Creations The Paleolithic Diet is the way we were intended to eat as humans. Mother Nature provides all that we need, not just to survive, but to thrive. We used to call … [Read more...]

The Vitamin D Cure Blog is now the Dr. James Dowd Blog

Recipe of the Month Remember our recipes are courtesy of Chef Kelly (www.tastesmilerepeat.com ). Grilled Halibut & Romaine Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw Makes 4 Servings Ingredients: 1 lemon, sliced 4 (4-6 oz.) fillets of halibut (or other steak-like fish, swordfish, tuna, etc.) Salt … [Read more...]

When The Leaves are Falling Vitamin D Levels are Falling

Look for the New Revised Edition of The Vitamin D Cure in bookstores and online in June 2012! It has 15 new recipes and an all new 2 week menu along with revised chapters on the immune system, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. It will make a great Holiday gift for your loved ones. When The … [Read more...]

New Vitamin D Recommendations Miss the Mark

The Institute of Medicine released its updated recommended daily intakes of calcium and vitamin D on November 30th. In summary they INCREASED the required vitamin D intake, DECREASED the required calcium intake, and RAISED the maximum safe intake of vitamin D. There recommendations are complicated … [Read more...]

Vitamin D, Dementia, and Parkinson Disease – A September to Remember

Vitamin D plays an important role in the formation, function, and protection of the nervous system. Extremely low vitamin D levels are associated with depressed mood, chronic pain from osteomalacia, lower seizure thresholds, and dementia. In the September blog we present more observational data from … [Read more...]

How much sunshine should I get to make enough Vitamin D?

The Vitamin D Cure is a breakthrough self-help book that takes the most recent scientific ideas and provides a practical program to promote the reader’s health. Here is some of what the Vitamin D Cure provides: • Explains how vitamin D works in health and how deficiency causes disease. • … [Read more...]

Boneing Up on Osteoporosis

I recently touched base with a colleague, Dr. Howard Schubiner who has helped me understand chronic pain as it relates to stress. We collaborated on a study looking at cognitive behavioral techniques to facilitate the ‘unlearning’ of pain pathways. He has a new book out titled, Unlearn Your Pain: A … [Read more...]

Which is better Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3?

Easter is a Lunar Holiday or Moveable Feast. It falls on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Yes our lives and celebrations are still tied to this SOLAR system. I have had recurring questions about vitamin D2 and D3, so I thought I would repeat an old commentary from past blogs, D2 or … [Read more...]