Category: Vitamin D

October 25, 2019

Are You Ready for Cold and Flu Season?….some things to consider

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND   With the recent change to colder temperatures and shorter days we are now in the season of increased frequency of colds and flus. You may notice people around you with runny noses, congestion, coughs, sneezing and red, irritated eyes. Many people wait until it is too late but now is […]

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January 22, 2018

Your Mood and Vitamin D Testing

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND “We just passed Blue Monday  – January 15, 2018 – a title given as it’s the 3rd Monday in January and has been considered to be the saddest day in the year.  While not a fully scientific label it does generate conversation and can be a point of personal check-in each […]

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November 13, 2017

5 Immune System Boosters

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND Our bodies work tirelessly to defend us against foreign invaders. The immune system itself is composed of lymphoid organs, a variety of cells, proteins and cytokines. Various micronutrients and minerals help in the regulation of a smoothly functioning immune system. As we transition into the winter months it is always a […]

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October 14, 2017

The Fats that Nourish Us

Dr. Samantha Gray, ND RAc Recent research into the positive role of saturated fat in our diet has been nothing if not surprising given the decades of bad press this vital nutrient has received.  Over the years, saturated fat has been blamed for almost everything that ails us from heart disease to cancer to diabetes. […]

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June 15, 2016

Vitamin D – How To Determine If You Have Enough

Dr. Julia Christensen ND Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin available in some foods like egg yolk and mackerel, although the majority of our levels are synthesized by the skin through exposure to ultraviolet light. Vitamin D is critical for a variety of functions in the body and is very important for bone, hormonal, and […]

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June 14, 2016

Four Tips For Healthy Summer Skin

Dr. Giselle Lefebvre, ND Summer is the time to be outside, maximize your Vitamin D absorption and enjoy the sunshine. Increased playtime, sunscreen and higher temperatures all can lead to increased toxins in your system, as well as possible sun damage and dehydration. To keep your skin’s youthful glow and lessen the appearance of wrinkles, […]

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June 16, 2015

To Sunbathe or Not to Sunbathe

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND The lowdown on SUN SAFETY AND VITAMIN D It’s almost here!  What we’ve spent the long fall, winter and sometimes spring months dreaming about.  Cloudless skies and beautiful sunshine. Every day, all day, as often as we can get it!  The more the better, right?  Not so much. In the face […]

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March 12, 2015

Don’t Just Take Vitamin D – Test Your Levels

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function, energy levels, mineral absorption and in prevention for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and autoimmune conditions. Knowing your levels is important for determining your optimal dose. We commonly hear the phrase “we know everyone is low so just take it…you […]

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September 9, 2013

Quality is Key

Dr. Lisa Polinsky, ND In a recent study, researchers performed an independent analysis of several over-the-counter vitamin D supplements, and the results were surprising.  The actual vitamin content varied from as low as 9 percent to as high as 146 percent of the amount of vitamin D listed on the bottle. If you take a […]

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March 6, 2013

Our Declining Vitamin D Levels

Statistics Canada recently published a study indicating that Canadians are declining in their levels of Vitamin D.  Given the significant health impact that ideal levels of Vitamin D provide including optimizing bone health, reducing Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer and Depression and reducing the incidence and severity of infection these results are suprising and concerning to […]

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