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Quick quiz

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What do mindfulness, medical marijuana, vitamin D supplements, and probiotics have in common? A raging army of supporters. A host of testimonials and sworn affidavits. And a nearly complete absence of hard data to show that any of them work better than placebos for the myriad conditions they are so highly recommended for. So maybe […]

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Watch Out: Another mark against vitamin D

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So here’s yet another mark against supposed benefits from extra vitamin D. Observational studies have shown that low vitamin D levels are linked to a higher risk of upper respiratory infections in kids, particularly colds. Ergo, some in the very populated vitamin D crowd have concluded, bring kids’ vitamin D levels up with artificial means […]

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Watch Out: You may be taking the wrong Vitamin D

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A new small study that’s about vitamin D supplements is spurring a lot of discussion in health circles. In this Australian study, researchers divided a group of 325 south Asian and Caucasian women into 3 groups: one got vitamin D supplements in the form of vitamin D 3, one group got vitamin D 2 supplements, […]

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Watch Out: Too much of a (maybe) good thing

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From likely the same people who hyped hormone “therapy” for menopausal women (for chronic disease prevention) and vitamin E (for heart disease protection) and selenium (for prostate cancer protection), none of which work and some of which cause significant harm for some┬ápeople, we are being bombarded with hype for vitamin D (a supposed cure-all for […]