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May 21, 2014
Appropriating Plant Defenses
Plants and animal share similar biochemical pathways and signaling systems, which may explain why so many phytonutrients are beneficial to our physiology.
February 19, 2014
Orange Aromatherapy for Anxiety
The smell of sweet orange essential oil may have anxiety-reducing properties without the potentially addictive, sedating, and adverse effects of Valium-type benzodiazepine drugs.
February 13, 2013
Is Vitamin D3 Better Than D2?
Vitamin D3, sourced from sunlight exposure, animal, and plant sources may be preferable to vitamin D2 sourced from fungi.
December 9, 2011
Vitamin D Supplements May Be Necessary
To reach the circulating (25-hydroxy) vitamin D levels associated with the lowest overall mortality, one may need to take supplements, given data suggesting suboptimal production from sun even under...
December 8, 2011
Vitamin D and Mortality May Be a U-shaped Curve
Vitamin D deficiency may shorten one's lifespan, but getting too much vitamin D may also adversely affect longevity.
December 6, 2011
Evolutionary Argument for Optimal Vitamin D Level
Should the vitamin D levels found in lifeguards be considered the norm for our species given the fact that we evolved running around naked all day in equatorial Africa?
December 30, 2010
Melatonin & Breast Cancer
There are components of our diet that may increase cancer risk by mimicking the role of light pollution in melatonin suppression.
December 27, 2010
Vitamin D Pills vs. Tanning Beds
A reclassification of tanning beds as a category 1 carcinogen underscores the importance of vitamin D supplementation for those at risk for deficiency.
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