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 – 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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Diet and the “Anthropologic Rule of Thumb”

Dietary recommendations seem to change year after year. The food industry sends us an endless stream of choices and provides reasons for why we should choose their products. They even invent new food categories and meal times. In an effort to simplify decision making and ignore the noise, we … [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...]