Vitamin D is Crucial for Athletes

Your body needs vitamin D — especially if you are active. Vitamin D has the power to maintain and repair bone.  Plus, vitamin D helps prevent low bone density, osteoporosis and fracture. Vitamin D helps you reach your peak athletic performance by improving strength, speed, endurance, balance and reaction time, explains Cleveland Clinic Sports Health medical … Read More

Do You Have “Tanorexia?”

It is Prom season. Last night my family made the trek to our community’s gathering place where all the senior prom couples from our school congregate with family and friends for pictures before slipping into sleek limos to head to the Prom.

7 Myths About Calcium, Vitamin D and Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and easily shatter, can rob us of independence as we age. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis and help us remain active and independent. Myths about calcium, a mineral found in many foods, and vitamin D, absorbed from food and sunshine, are common. Below, … Read More

Too Little and Too Much Vitamin D

Vitamin D.  You don’t want to be without it.  Vitamin D helps the body build bones.  A vitamin D deficiency can lead to rickets, a once common skeletal disease.  It may even be associated with some other medical conditions — like heart disease. But right now, that’s a big “maybe”. In fact, too much vitamin … Read More

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