May 9th, 2013

How to Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency may be a pervasive problem — one that we treat with specific therapies at our medical practice — but the best way to protect yourself from any deficiency is to build your health from the bottom up and let your body balance itself. Read here 5 tips to reduce the chances of getting vitamin D deficiency. Allow yourself limited, unprotected sun exposure in the early morning and late afternoon (no more than 15 minutes for light-skinned individuals, 30 minutes for darker skin) Eat a diet rich in whole foods. Nutrient-dense, fatty fish like mackerel and sardines are good sources of vitamin D. Egg yolks, fortified organic milk and other dairy products, and some organ

May 9th, 2013

Handle Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B 12 deficiency is very common in working women, informs Dr Kataria. Vitamin B12 is crucial for the proper formation of red blood cells, as well as the health of nerve tissue. Vitamin B 12 deficiency reflects in panting (shortness of breath), palpitations and digestive problems, muscle weakness and irritation. What should you do Unfortunately meat products are good sources of vitamin B12. Vegetarians should talk to their doctor about injections of vitamin B12 or supplements of vitamin B12.

November 15th, 2011

Get Enough Sunshine Vitamin

About 80%- 90% of Vitamin D is gained from sunlight exposure. Most of us know this; but do you also know how important is this ‘D’ factor for our good physical and mental health? My Health Guardian interviews Geetu Amarnani, the expert nutritionist to understand why getting enough vitamin D is absolutely essential to maintain good health. She also informs about the food and supplement that helps to achieve optimal vitamin D levels. Keep reading… ‘D’ is unique among vitamins; because it’s basically a hormone that our body creates naturally from sunshine informs Amarnani. After the skin converts sunlight into vitamin D, or when it is ingested, the kidney and liver convert it

September 7th, 2011

Get Your Share of Vitamin C Naturally

Vitamin C is a must have if you want to keep illnesses at bay tells experts since time immemorial. It has been proved that if you do not consume vitamin C daily, your immune system and body may not be functioning at its peak performance! So a daily shot is must! But, you don’t need to go an extra mile and spend extra penny on supplementation, because you may get a complete dose of Vitamin C in your kitchen too. My health guardian brings to you 7 most common fruits and vegetables that give you the complete shot of Vitamin C. Potatoes are regarded as a fairly good source of vitamin C and possess considerable healing virtues. Being an alkaline substance, its consumption supports the

March 19th, 2010

Vitamin D–Sunshine Vitamin

Since our body can directly absorb vitamin D, fat-soluble vitamin from sunshine, hence the name. The Need Vitamin D is critical for bone health. In children it promotes bone development and growth. In adults, it is necessary for bone maintenance. In the elderly, vitamin D helps prevent bone loss and fractures. Most importantly vitamin D works with parathyroid hormone to regulate blood calcium and phosphorus levels in a normal range. With parathyroid hormone, vitamin D stimulates the body to move calcium back and forth between the blood and the reservoir of calcium in bone.  Vitamin D enhances the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the small intestine.  It protects against muscle

November 30th, 2009

Vitamin C

Almost all animals and plants synthesize their own vitamin C. Unfortunately, human beings do not, hence we need a steady inflow of this water soluble vitamin. Why do I need vitamin C? Vitamin C plays an essential role in maintaining health of the immune system. It is found in every cell of our body and performs various functions: • Vitamin C is needed for the production of collagen, which is involved in the building and health of cartilage, joints, skin, and blood vessels. • It aids in fighting off foreign invaders. • It helps protect the fat-soluble vitamins A and E as well as fatty acids from oxidation. • This antioxidant neutralises pollutants. • It is needed for antibody

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