How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?

If you have paid the least bit of attention to health care coverage in the past few years, you probably have noticed the growing number of studies citing that insufficient levels of vitamin D contribute to elevated disease risk from … Continue reading

Sjögren’s Syndrome Patients May Suffer Symptoms Similar to Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis

Recently I have been reviewing chronic fatigue and pain symptoms for somebody I know. Most of the symptoms sound a lot like those of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, but this person also has chronic dry eyes with blurry vision … Continue reading

High Bioavailability Curcumin Supplements from Indena, Dolcas Biotech, Verdure Sciences, and Theravalues

Curcumin is believed to be one of the most health beneficial components of the spice turmeric. One of the big challenges to effectively using turmeric as a nutritional supplement is the poor bioavailability of curcumin in its raw form. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Telomeres May Shorten More Quickly and Lead to Early Death Due to Oxidative and Inflammatory Damage

Researchers from the University of Washington have found a weak link between leukocyte (white blood cell) telomere length and increased risk of mortality in aging humans. In their study Leukocyte Telomere Length and Mortality in the Cardiovascular Health Study, they … Continue reading

Chronic Stress Kills: High Cortisol Levels Damage the Brain, May Lead to Shorter Life and Neurodegenerative Diseases Such As Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers have noticed that there may be a connection between chronically elevated cortisol levels, typical of people under chronic stress, and damage to portions of the brain including the hippocampus and hypothalamus that are seen in neurodegenerative diseases of aging … Continue reading

Glucosinolates and Sulforaphane in Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Prevent and Treat Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Bacterial Infections, and Some Cancers

Sulforaphane is a biochemical nutrient found naturally in broccoli and many other cruciferous vegetables. It is created by a reaction between the enzyme myrosinase and glucoraphanin, one of the forms of glucosinolates found in cruciferous vegetables that is readily converted … Continue reading

Tired All the Time for Months or Years? Here’s A Resource With Many Possible Explanations.

While recently writing about adrenal fatigue, depression, and anxiety, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis), and hormonal imbalances that are also commonly associated with severe fatigue, chronic pain, and … Continue reading

Low Cortisol, Low CoQ10, and Mitochondrial Dysfunction Often Found in Adrenal Fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Patients

One of the many challenges for people who suffer from symptoms of chronic fatigue and pain is determining what the root cause or causes are. This is particularly difficult because the symptomology of adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndome (CFS), fibromyalgia … Continue reading

Great Combo Deal on Vitamin D and CBC Blood Tests for $45

Inadequate levels of vitamin D in the blood are a chronic and epidemic problem in most parts of the developed world. But overcoming this problem requires vitamin D blood tests because of the highly variable nature of the body’s response to vitamin D. Fortunately, there’s a great deal on a combined CBC (Completed Blood Chemistry) and vitamin D test available via an offer through Life Extension for only $45 through January 3, 2011. This article also provides a source for 5000 IU vitamin D3 softgels that should cost most people less than $2 per month for enough vitamin D to achieve adequate blood levels.

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