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Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment Through Exercise

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Exercise is beneficial for both prevention as well as treatment for cancer and its spread. Lifestyle factors are often more effective than conventional cancer treatments yet this is largely ignored in mainstream medicine. Diet, sleep, exercise, vitamin D, sunlight are reviewed.        

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2016
  There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency because we don't get enough sun from 10-2:00. UVB rays are not present at other times & they don't go through glass, clothing, sun block, or clouds. We need 10-30 minutes on a large surface area depending on our skin pigmentation and age. There is also a pandemic of osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension,...

How Vitamin D Affects Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/24/2016
Vitamin D may increase longevity in people with cancer according to an article from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai in the April 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinoloogy and Metabolism. Scientists measured vitamin D levels in more than 17,000 patients diagnosed wth cancer and found that those with higher levels had better survival...

How You Get Vitamin D with Bill Grant

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2019
  We need UVB light is necessary to make vitamin D. The amount of exposure to sunlight is reviewed. The production of vitamin D is also reviewed. Organs that are prone to cancer convert the circulating 25 hydroxy vitamin D to the hormonal form of 1, 25 dihydroxy vitamin D (calcitriol), which is 1000 times more effective in fighting cancer. Too much of...

Osteoporosis Overview

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
  The definition, risk factors, causes, and treatment of osteoporosis and osteopenia are reviewed. The problems with bisphosphonates are reviewed and natural strategies for prevention and treatment discussed.          

The Importance of Vitamin D in Serious Illness

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2016
A study published in Pediatrics from the University of Ottawa documented that 75% of children in ICU with serious illnesses had low vitamin D levels and were noted to be sicker, requiring more life support services, and longer times in the ICU. Considering that there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of exposure to sunlight, it is not particularly...

The Role of Exercise in Cancer

submitted by: admin on 04/06/2014
According to a study from Loyola University School of Medicine published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health in January of 2014, physical activity extends the life of men with cancer by as much as 38% as well as reducing mortality from cardiovascular disease by 49%.  These researchers found that in 1000 men with cancer that burning...

UV Light, Melanoma, and Skin Cancer

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
There are three types of UV light, A, B, and C; they are reviewed. DNA damage from UV light is a concern and the dose makes the difference. UVA is the tanning ray and is responsible for tanning the skin; it does not burn. UVB and C penetrate deeper and can be a problem if we burn. We need UVB to make vitamin D. UVC light is filtered by the ozone layer and protects...

Vitamin D Deficiency

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2016
There is a pandemic of vitamin D deficiency because we don't get the UVB rays from sunlight that are needed to make it ourselves. This leads to not only an increased risk of osteoporosis but also of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, several cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and seasonal affective disorder. Vitamin D replacement is necessary for most people. The...

Vitamin D in the Elderly

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The elderly don't get enough sunlight to make adequate vitamin D. There are many diseases that are related to deficient levels such as immune disorders, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart attacks, cancers, hypertension, and even more. Sunscreen propaganda is one of the causes.