The Palio Diet, Eat Like Your Ancestors

Every year seems to bring new fad diet and weight loss plans to get your body ready for beach weather, but few actually offer nutritionally sound advice for trading in your old potato chip lifestyle for one that you can both tolerate and reap benefits from. Thankfully, in recent years we have seen a … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd’s Supplements Guide

Vitamin D deficiencies are a common, and an increasingly dangerous, problem for people young and old all over the world. In my book, I talk about all the ways you can improve your life by identifying your supplemental needs and correcting a barrage of physical, mental, and emotional problems through … [Read more...]

Dr. James Dowd Discusses “The New USDA Food Guidelines” on the One Life Radio Podcast

Dr. James Dowd is a frequent guest on One Life Radio. You can listen to this episode live at Here are a few of the key points from this interview: What are the changes in the USDA 2015 food guidelines? Cholesterol is no longer a nutrient of … [Read more...]

The Vitamin D Cure Breakfast: The Toughest Meal to Change

Dr. James Dowd is a frequent guest on One Life Radio. You can listen to this episode live at Here are a few of the key points from this interview: Where did breakfast cereal come from? Between the Civil War and the turn of the last century … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Happy Valentine’s Day РCelebrate 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...]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Vitamin D

Happy Holidays and Welcome to the Vitamin D Blog/Newsletter! I will attempt to keep you up on what I feel to be the most interesting vitamin D research. I have a very busy clinic in adult and pediatric rheumatology at The Arthritis Institute of Michigan in Brighton, Michigan, so my time available to … [Read more...]