Aging Metabolism Understood

There is a change in our metabolism with time. Why does our metabolism slow down with aging? We used to attribute the slowing of our resting metabolic rate with loss of lean body mass, muscle and bone. More recent data tell us that loss of lean body mass only accounts for about 20% of the … [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...]

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...]

Happy Valentine’s Day – Celebrate Your Heart and Soul

This blog focuses on the heart and soul of health. The Vitamin D Cure emphasizes nutrition, targeted supplements, and exercise. Omega 3 fats and exercise were all over the science news in the last week. Remember in the book we recommend about 15 mg/lb of body weight daily of omega 3 fats from diet … [Read more...]

Vitamin D and HIV/AIDS

Recipe of the Month Remember our recipes are courtesy of Chef Kelly (kellychez@gmail.com). If you have recipes you would like to share or convert to follow the rules of The Vitamin D Cure send them to contact@thevitamindcure.com . Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup Yield: 8 servings (1 1/3 … [Read more...]

The Vitamin D Cure is Healthcare Reform

July 2009 Just a comment on health policy: There is no better time than now to write your congress persons about healthcare reform. The key word is healthcare, note; it does not say health insurance reform. Giving more money in the form of premiums to health insurance companies does not make … [Read more...]

Live Long and Prosper

This week saw the publication of another study showing a 26 percent greater all-cause mortality with vitamin D levels below 17.8 ng/mL when compared to vitamin D levels above 32 ng/mL in adults older than 20 from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III (1988-1994). This … [Read more...]