Vitamin D

Could Taking Vitamins In Huge Doses Produce A Health Miracle After All

The Conversation UK | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For decades, some people have embraced the idea that there might be major health benefits from taking vitamins in quantities well beyond the recommended daily requirement. The concept was very popular for a while in the media, but research findings to the contrary gradually made it virtually untouchable for scientists.

Vitamin D - The Health Values

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Up to 10 million Brits are simply not getting enough sunlight to make the right levels of Vitamin D. That's about 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 children. There are certain groups of people in particular that are more at risk and the risk is greatest between October to April when the sun isn't out very often.

Could Vitamin D Pills Hold The Answer To Keeping Coughs And Colds At Bay?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vitamin D supplements could help keep winter coughs and colds away, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen Mary University in London said t...

Vitamin D And Babies: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

France is suspending the sale of a vitamin D supplement after a newborn baby suffocated hours after being given it. The 10-day-old baby died at home o...

Your Complete Guide To Getting The D This Winter - Part 2

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

In Part 1 of my blog on Vitamin D, I explained that there aren't many great dietary sources of vitamin D and it's really difficult to get all you need from food. In part 2 I'm laying down how to guarantee you get enough D and clearing up why it's so important that you get the right amount.

Your Complete Guide To Getting The D This Winter - Part 1

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Hold up, not so fast. Vitamin D isn't like a regular nutrient that you just get from food. That would be too easy. Vitamin D is kinda freaky - but in a good way. It's one of the few nutrients that your bod can actually make by itself - pretty badass.

Vitamin D, Alert!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The evidence shows some apparent benefit of vitamin D on bone health and muscle strength. Many of the benefits of vitamin D are linked to having adequate calcium too as the functions of vitamin D and calcium are closely linked - so ensure you also get plenty of dairy, leafy greens, canned sardines or salmon, nuts and other good sources.

M&S Add Vitamin D To Sandwiches To Boost Britain's Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Marks & Spencer has announced it has fortified all of the sandwiches in its takeout range with vitamin D. The retailer said the sandwiches, which hit ...

7 Foods With Vitamin D You Should Be Eating More Of

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

To stay healthy, we all need to increase our vitamin D levels to an average daily intake of 10 micrograms, Public Health England has advised. Vitamin ...

5 Things You Can Do To Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you want to live a long and healthy life, there are five things you should be doing, says Dr Sanjiv Chopra. In his new book, 'The Big Five', Dr Cho...

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked To Migraines In Young Adults

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're prone to migraines, you might be deficient in vitamin D, a new study has suggested. A high percentage of children and young adults who suff...

Getting Enough Vitamin D Could Solve Your Erectile Dysfunction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Getting enough vitamin D each day could prevent some men from suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), a new study suggests. Researchers at John...

We Need to Take Control of Our Health This Winter - Easy Steps to Helping Yourself and the NHS

Rose Gallagher | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Rose Gallagher

Winter puts enormous pressure on the NHS as common mild infections spread rapidly and demand for healthcare soars.

It's the Simple Things in Life That Keep Us Feeling Younger for Longer!

Diana Moran | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

Growing older isn't a disease - it happens to us all so we need to look after our health. Simple things in life can help to replenish your natural resources as you age and it's also essential to keep active.

What's Vitamin D Got to Do With MS?

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mitchell

We don't know what causes MS, but it's likely to be a complex link between genetic and environmental factors. So far, research has flagged up viruses, smoking and vitamin D as triggers that could affect your risk.

At Last the Scots See Sense and Lead the Way in Vitamin D Advice

Nigel Denby | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

The bottom line is that Vitamin D isn't found in enough foods that we eat regularly to meet our needs, and the UK is just too far North to allow most of us to make enough Vitamin D in our skin via sunlight.

Britain's Miserable Weather Is Causing Vitamin D Deficiency

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The public should be boosting their vitamin D intake with supplements because of a lack of bright sunshine in the UK, government health experts have ...

How Vitamin D Supplements Could Aid Weight Loss

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to kickstart weight loss, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D could help. That's according to a new study that has found taking vi...

Why Sunshine May Decrease Your Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We know sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer, but new research suggests spending some time in the sunshine could reduce the risk of pancr...

All Children Under-Four May Be Given Free Vitamins To Prevent Rickets

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Parents

Health experts are calling for all children under-four to be given free vitamins to combat a rise in rickets. Dame Sally Davies, the government's c...

Can You Be Sure Your Toddler Has the Best Nutrition?

Nigel Denby | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

Prolonged nutrient deficiency can have serious effects on health, growth and development, but most can be corrected if spotted early by either changing the diet or supplementing it with the missing nutrients.

5 Signs You Need To Dose Up On Vitamin D

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unfortunately, many people seem unaware of is how crucial vitamin D is for keeping bones and teeth healthy. But with the distinct lack of sunny w...

How Low Vitamin D May Be Linked To Alzheimer's Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we've long known that vitamin D deficiency can increase risk of bone health issues such as rickets in children or osteomalacia in adults, a rece...

Study Finds Link Between Prostrate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 individuals diagnosed with the disease every year, and more than 250,000 ...

How A Vitamin D Deficiency Can Double The Risk Of This Mental Health Condition

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin,...