UV Index

The sun is a powerful force of energy that is constantly releasing UV radiation, and if not minded can cause unexpected health concerns such as skin cancer, premature aging, cataracts, immune system suppression, and more. A UV index is a great tool to help people living anywhere around the country … [Read more...]

Arthritis Information Resources

Learning more about arthritis and other rheumatic diseases can be especially important for anyone who has, or knows someone who has, a rheumatic disease such as inflammatory arthritis, crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more. Luckily, there are many arthritis information resources available to … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Sweet Summer Sun Heal Me

The Vitamin D Cure is now available in paperback! Now your healthy new lifestyle manual will cost you even less. It’s a great gift idea as well. 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 … [Read more...]

The Vitamin D Season Begins with Spring Blossoms

Remember the type of suns rays that are necessary for vitamin D production (UVB) are only available between spring blossoms and fall colors. This season is long in the Southern United States but here in Michigan late April to May marks the beginning of the vitamin D season. Allergies come with … [Read more...]