vitamin D

From as early as the 4th century B.C. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine recommended the sea as an important natural source of healing.  The sea’s many naturally healthy properties were used in thalassotherapy and hydrotherapy to actively treat diseases of the body and mind as well as maintain good health

vitamin D

We all know that Vitamin D is of great importance to our health and aging. However, researchers have made it clear that the factors which affect our vitamin D levels are complicated.  Your skin’s absorption of UVB sun rays is the best source of vitamin D. This does, however, come

winter blues

When blue becomes the dominant colour of your landscape, the light in the sky, and the mood on your mind, it may be time to add a few sunny elements into each day. Living in a place with minimal sunlight can easily catalyse the depressing experience of seasonal affective disorder,


Stroke patients with low vitamin D have been found to suffer more severe strokes and have poorer health in the months following a stroke, than those who have normal vitamin D levels, according to research presented at last year’s American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. In past studies on neurovascular

Living with anxiety can be immobilizing. It’s difficult to navigate your day if you don’t know when or where your next panic attack may occur. Even though anxiety is often seen as a mental issue one forgets that neurotransmitters and steroid hormones largely influence our mental state. Even though it

For those living in sunny countries, vitamin D deficiency is often not thought to be a concern, but maybe it should be. In our modern society the average person spends a large majority of their lives indoors, dramatically limiting the amount of vitamin D synthesized. Recent research has found that

We need calcium and vitamin D for strong bones and for avoiding diseases such as osteoporosis. In general, the recommended daily allowance of calcium for adults is between 1,000 and 1,200 mg. Women need the upper recommended level of calcium, as they are more likely to develop osteoporosis. A serving

A new study suggests that taking daily vitamin D supplements might help children with eczema that gets worse in the winter. Researchers found vitamin D significantly reduced the uncomfortable symptoms associated with the inflammatory skin disorder. According to study leader Dr. Carlos Camargo, of Massachusetts General Hospital’s department of emergency