Vitamin D

How Much Vitamin D do We Really Need?

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

The Canadian Pediatric Society and American Academy of Pediatrics say babies and children should get at least 400 international units (IU) or vitamin D per day. The vast majority of babies and children do not get close to this.

Maybe You Don't Need Some More Vitamin D

CBC | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Living

Taking vitamin D supplements to prevent cancer, heart disease, fractures and premature death provide few if any benefits, a new review of studies says...

VIDEO: Understanding Blood Test Results

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Most often we get blood tests done, and if all is normal, we never hear another thing about it. If something is off, we get the call to either take one supplement or another, are advised to monitor and have another test done. How many of us actually say "Thank you, and please send me a copy?" You. Must. Start. Now.

The Healthy Benefits to Cold Weather

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Most of Canada and parts of the United States has been gripped in a cold snap that has seen temperatures dip below -40ºC in some places. While we may have little enjoyment from this forecast, in terms of germs and pests, this may actually be good news.

Ways to Improve Your Health for the New Year

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Contrary to popular belief, improving your health is possible with just a few basic habits that take only minutes a day. Follow my advice and try these simple, fast and effective tips below -- and I promise you will boost your total wellness and see a new healthy glow as soon as tomorrow's sunrise.

Ten Foods You Should Be Eating More Of

Kathryne Grisim | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Living
Kathryne Grisim

Someone once said to me: "For ultimate good health, instead of focusing on what you should be eliminating from your daily diet, focus instead on consuming the foods that will increase your wellness." Recently, my husband and I got a "speed-dating" style opportunity to hear what she has to say about including 10 particular foods that will "rock your socks off."

Five Ways to Ward off the Winter Blues

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Every season in Canada has its positive side, but we all have one season that's more difficult for us -- whether it's summer's blistering heat, or winter's cruel cold. For me, it's the short, dark days of fall and winter. Here are some of the ways I stay positive and happy when the thermometer starts to dip and the sun's rays begin to wane.

This Vitamin's Bone-Bracing Power

CBC | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living

Getting enough vitamin D has long been associated with maintaining healthy bones, and now a new international study gives some idea of how much supple...

Not Enough Vitamin D Could Leave You Tongue-Tied

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Living

Children born to women who had low levels of vitamin D during their pregnancy are more likely to have language problems, a new study sugge...

Stave Off A Cold Or Flu By Doing 5 Simple Things

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

Sick of feeling sick? Dr. Janine Bowring offers five steps to help you prevent and treat your next cold. We always talk about treating a cold or fl...

Build Bone Strength With These 10 Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Doug DiPasquale | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

Although the dairy industry have done a great job in convincing everyone that they need to consume dairy products to avoid osteoporosis, the research ...

Vitamin D News?

Theresa Albert | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada
Theresa Albert

Oh, boy. Here it comes, I can feel it! "There's a new study out saying that Vitamin D causes skin cancer, can you comment?" I am really bad at not ro...

Sun Protection Made Delicious

Meghan Telpner | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada
Meghan Telpner

What if I told you we can protect ourselves from the inside out and make our own delicious sunscreen beverage? Using some nutrient and antioxidant-rich powerhouses, I believe this drink is chock full of greatness.