Vitamin D Deficiency? Look at Your Health Issues

At steadily increasing rates, Americans report they feel achy, sick and tired.  If you are among those dealing with daily pain and fatigue,  there is a simple but important nutrient you may be missing.  Mayo Clinic researchers looked at the vitamin D level of patients who had … [Read more...]

A Look Inside ‘The Vitamin D Cure’ by Dr. James Dowd

Through his groundbreaking research with the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, rheumatologist Dr. James Dowd discovered that many of his patients suffered from vitamin D deficiency,  and that most of us need far more vitamin D than previously believed.  When Dr. Dowd wrote The Vitamin D … [Read more...]

Dr. Dowd and the Arthritis Institute of Michigan: Making a Difference

When Dr. James Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, he made it his mission to create a treatment center that is focused on the specialized needs of patients with rheumatologic diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, and systemic autoimmune conditions that affect the bones, … [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 ( ). 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...]