Category Archives: Vitamin D

New research has established a clear link between autism and maternal vitamin D deficiency. Two new studies by the University of Queensland Brain Institute have shown that vitamin D supplementation in the first trimester of pregnancy can prevent the development … continue reading "Vitamin D supplements may help with autism" »

Around 30% of New Zealanders are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for aiding in the absorption of many minerals that our bodies need, especially calcium and phosphorus. Deficiency can lead to a number of symptoms such as … continue reading "Vitamin D benefits And The Sun" »

Sun protection is a major concern particularly in New Zealand and Australia, the two countries with the highest rates of melanoma in the world. This is where the ozone is thinnest and offers the least protection from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. … continue reading "Does sunscreen cause more harm than good?" »

Skin. It forms the entire covering of our body and is one of the first things people assess when they meet you (before your eyes and your witty intellect). So it is no surprise that the state of your skin … continue reading "Nutrients for healthy, naturally radiant skin" »

Sunscreen or Vitamin D will be back up for debate

A lab study examining hundreds of ingredients has demonstrated that resveratrol could help improve the human immune system, and may also enhance the effect of vitamin D. In an analysis of 446 compounds, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at … continue reading "Lab Study: Resveratrol and Vitamin D combine for extra benefits" »

There is no evidence that sunscreen protects you from Melanoma, none, zip. This is what Ian Wishart States in his book, Vitamin D : Is this the miracle vitamin? While I do not pretend to have read the thousands of … continue reading "Ian Wishart slams Cancer Society’s sunscreen claims" »

The previous article outlined how critical adequate vitamin D levels are for health, and how overly zealous sun avoidance has led to an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency – a serious, life-threatening condition.  The questions that remain are:  how much … continue reading "Sunshine and Vitamin D – so how much do you really need?" »

Slip, slop and slap: is this still sound advice? For New Zealanders, summer is synonymous with three other ‘S’ words:  slip, slop, and slap.  This nationwide sun protection campaign encouraging us to wear shirts, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen has seen … continue reading "Slip, Slop And Slap: Is This Still Sound Advice?" »

During winter our immune system can take a beating, (read more about how you can prevent this) we get sick with cold and flu and spend more time in-doors sheltering from the bad weather.  June 21 was the shortest day … continue reading "Multifunctional Vitamin D" »

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