Sun Exposure and the Truth about Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D is important for the body because it is essential for bone develop and may help prevent other diseases like cancer and heart disease. Vitamin D is a unique type of vitamin, because you may take it orally or let the body synthesize the sunlight that it absorbs (cholesterol helps synthesize absorbed sunlight).

 

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Food and the Different Reactions We Get

It is always a pleasure eating food because of the different tastes and flavors they come in. Most especially, we need them to survive because they provide us essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. However, there are times when certain foods cause discomfort, leaving us sick and unable to perform our daily tasks. These discomforts usually [...]

What You Need to Know about Food Triggered Diseases

There are several diseases that are associated with food like food intolerance, celiac disease, food allergy, and food sensitivity. Although these possess similarities in symptoms, they are different from each other because of how the body’s mechanism react and work against the food.

Food related symptoms that are caused by any of the diseases mentioned [...]

What You Need to Know about Dairy Intolerance

Have you ever experienced getting headaches, cough, sinus pain, stomach bloating, irritable bowel and other uncomfortable feelings after eating dairy products? If so, it’s possible that you are suffering from dairy intolerance. According to studies, 75% of the world population is lactose intolerant, and most cultures have a higher percentage – 90% of African Americans [...]

Vitamin D Found to Possibly Decrease Risk of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It normally affects the ileum, the end of the small bowel. However, it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. There is no known cure for Crohn’s disease but those [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Test for Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency signs and symptoms can range from muscle pains, to insomnia, to fatigue. At face value, these signs maybe nothing harmful and will not make us bother to take any tests that would explain or interpret to us further implications on our health. But would we really know they’re harmless if we don’t [...]

Five Most Interesting Vitamin Deficiency Signs & Symptoms

Most of us take our health and wellbeing for granted. We eat larger amounts of meat than vegetables and we don’t even take into consideration that we probably need extra vitamins and minerals to help our bodies continue to function properly.

Although you may not know it, you might already be experiencing vitamin deficiency. And [...]

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Causes, Signs and Symptoms

Vitamins supplements are selling like hot-cakes nowadays. However, a significant proportion of consumers are merely driven by the notion that vitamins-are-required-for-a-good-health and have a very little idea of what they really are! Vitamins are a group of organic substances which cannot be synthesized in sufficient quantities by an organism, and must be obtained from the [...]

Niacin Deficiency Testing

Niacin Benefits

Niacin, also called as Vitamin B3, is an essential substance for ones health and wellness. Like other B-class vitamins, Niacin helps release the energy for cells and facilitate over 50 body processes including the absorption of carbohydrates and fats, metabolism of protein, hormone production, and formation of red blood cells. The various functions [...]

What Folic Acid Is & Where It Comes From

Folic acid (C19H19N7O6), also known as pteroyl-L-glutamic acid, Vitamin M, folate, folinic acid, folacin etc., is a water soluble compound which is better known as vitamin B9 to “normal” people who live outside chemistry Labs! It is found mostly in leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach, orange juice, and enriched grains.

Several studies have [...]