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Chiropractic: Lower Vitamin D Linked to Older Women with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Past studies have suggested that vitamin D plays a role in protecting the nerves from injury or degeneration. In a new study, investigators found that the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome was higher among women who were vitamin D deficient than women who had healthy vitamin D levels, especially in those under the age of 50. The study suggests improving vitamin D status could help women under...

 

Monday, February 15, 2016 Lynette Pritchard

Wellness/Prevention: Can Vitamin D Lower Heart Disease Risk?

Vitamin D supplements may improve exercise performance and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers say that vitamin D can block the action of an enzyme called 11-ßHSD1, which assists in making the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of this hormone can increase blood pressure by restricting the arteries, narrowing blood vessels, and encouraging the kidneys to retain water. Thus,...

 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Lynette Pritchard

Wellness/Prevention: Vitamin D May Prevent Macular Degeneration in Some Women

Women who are deficient in vitamin D may be up to 6.7 times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than women without who have healthy vitamin D levels. AMD is the leading cause of legal blindness, and it affects more than ten million Americans. The study's lead author, Dr. Amy Millen writes, "Most people have heard that you should eat carrots to help your vision....

 

Monday, October 19, 2015 Lynette Pritchard

I tested my vitamin D level. What do my results mean?

If you have had your vitamin D levels tested, it’s important to understand what the results mean, and what action you might need to take. The blood test that measures vitamin D is called a 25(OH)D blood test. The results of the blood test can tell you whether you’re getting too little, too much or the right amount of vitamin D. This will help you to decide whether to take more or less...

 

Friday, March 20, 2015 Lynette Pritchard

Vitamin D deficiency is extremely common in northern latitudes and is considered an epidemic

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, vitamin D3 is essential for the "formation, growth, and repair of bones and for normal calcium absorption and immune function" and there are studies to suggest that "higher levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with reduced risks of colorectal cancer.   It is crucial for the absorption and metabolism...

 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Lynette Pritchard

 


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