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Pregnancy and Vitamin D

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Pregnancy and Vitamin D

Before you get pregnant, or right when you get pregnant, blood tests are done to check for anemia, certain viruses, blood type and other markers. Increasingly, doctors are now also testing a woman’s vitamin D level. Vitamin D has been a hot topic in the medical world for a few years, but why and how is it affecting conception, pregnancy and the health of the newborn? This question - about vitamin D and pregnancy - has kept scientists busy for almost a decade now. Let’s start by understanding what vitamin D is. Vitamin D is Actually a Hormone Vitamin D is a...

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Having Persistent Skin Problems? It might be your Hormones

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Having Persistent Skin Problems? It might be your Hormones

The Skin and Hormones It certainly isn't news that hormones are involved in skin health. But it may be news that effects of declining estrogen levels are more obvious on the skin of the face than elsewhere on the body.  How so? Read on. Lower Hormone Levels = Lower Skin Vitality Women and their doctors have known for a long time that the decline in hormone levels as we age has a negative impact on skin properties, and we typically see skin thinning, wrinkling, discoloration, and dryness. This is because hormones are intrinsically involved with maintaining collagen content, skin lipid...

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The Phenomenon of Vitamin D

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The Phenomenon of Vitamin D

Scientists, in early 20th century, were swiftly realising that the nutritional requirements to "support life, growth and reproduction" in both animals and humans were more than simply proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals, as commonly believed. And, all scientists working in the field knew that this missing knowledge was key to relieving a host of common afflictions. In 1912 one scientist, Casimir Funk, isolated a substance found in the hulls of rice that cured beriberi, a nutritional disease linked to thiamine (B1) deficiency. From this revelation, he theorized that other diet-related ailments such as pellagra, scurvy and rickets could also be a...

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