A Vitamin That May Reduce the Risk of Uterine Fibroids

…..It seems that every day there is a study revealing the importance of having a normal level of vitamin D.  A new report even points to an association between fibroids and vitamin D.  Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterine smooth muscle, and this affects approximately 30 to 40% of all women.  It is…

Add Vitamin D to Your New Year’s Resolutions

…..The new year comes with all the resolutions we promise to keep.  Weight loss is always the one we want to accomplish.  I wish to remind you again to continue your vitamin D supplements if you were found to be needing them.  Every day I read about the importance of this vitamin and appreciate its…

Vitamin D – Is Your Serum Sufficient?

…..I hope everyone has survived the earthquake and Irene; my home lost power for five days, and it was not easy without the lights.  Today we will finish up our discussion of vitamin D. …..Vitamin D2 and D3 are changed in the liver to 25-Hydroxyvitamin D.  That is the last time you will see that…

Do You Have an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency?

…..I cannot believe how fast the summer always seems to go.  As August slips away, enjoy as much time as you can surrounded by family and friends.  Now let’s go over who is at an increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. …..People at an increased risk are those who have: Obesity Dark skin pigmentation Decreased…

Vitamin D – More Important Than You May Think!

…..This past year has seen the discovery of vitamin D deficiency in a large portion of our population.  In my office, we never measured the value before but now I speak about low vitamin D many times a day. Today you will be given some basic points, and over the next few blogs you will have…