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...]

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...]

Vitamin D Levels Keep Falling

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 . Sesame Chicken & Snow Peas Rice Bowl 2 tsp. Toasted sesame … [Read more...]

Happy Valentines Day!

Do something sexy for your special someone. Give them vitamin D. It will boost their mood, memory, muscle strength, and immune system while reducing their risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and death from all causes. Recipe of the Month Milanese-Style … [Read more...]

Stand Up 2 Cancer – The Solution

I briefly watched the three network program aired on September 5th entitled Stand Up 2 Cancer. Hollywood sure knows how to put on a fundraiser, and raise money fast. All the money they raised goes to the Entertainment Industry Foundation. The EIF then grants money for research and education. Let’s … [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...]