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Digestive Disorders and What You Can Do

Digestive Disorders and What You Can Do

(http://www.lanisimpson.com/~lanisimp/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/Digestive.gif) Now that Thanksgiving is over, let’s take a look at the wondrous digestive system. The primary function of the digestive system is to break down the food w  ...

 

Vitamin D Winter

Vitamin D Winter

Vitamin D is one of the main topics of my forthcoming book, The Sun Companion. It is critical for you and your family to get this vitamin/hormone in the right amount. I used to think that I was not deficient. After all, I live in California   ...

 

Flu Shot or Not?

Flu Shot or Not?

Many of my readers have asked me to weigh in on the H1N1 vaccination controversy. There are two extreme points of view when it comes to vaccinating for the H1N1/swine flu. The CDC recommends that everyone get the vaccine starting with those most   ...

 

Sleep Disorders and What You Can Do

Sleep Disorders and What You Can Do

Getting a good night sleep is not only glorious; it is essential for our health. Most people experience an occasional night or two of sleeplessness due to stressful life situations. More serious is prolonged sleepless nights that leave you e  ...

 

Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency

Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency

I’ve listed some of the specific risk factors for vitamin D below. Which ones apply to you and your family members? Not enough exposure to sunshine when vitamin D producing UV-B rays are abundant. Dark pigmented skin without enoug  ...

 

Are Bio-Identical Hormones Safe?

Are Bio-Identical Hormones Safe?

Bio-identical hormones are in the news again. Oprah featured Christian Northrup on her show January 15, 2009. In addition, Oprah announced that Suzanne Summers will be on her show in the near future. Several readers have asked me to weigh in with  ...

 

Okinawans Teach the World a Lesson on Longevity

Okinawans Teach the World a Lesson on Longevity

There is a saying that Okinawans utter before eating: "Hara Hachi Bu", or "Eat until 80% full". Okinawans are the oldest living society on the planet and many are centurions. What is the key for their longevity and excellent health quality? M  ...

 

Quest Acknowledges Errors in Vitamin D Tests

Quest Acknowledges Errors in Vitamin D Tests

As I mentioned in my December newsletter on vitamin D, the testing procedure that Quest lab uses for vitamin D (25 hydroxyvitamin D), will give a false reading - 30% higher than the actual vitamin D level. On January 9, 2009, the New York Times r  ...

 

Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer

Vitamin D Deficiency and Cancer

Dr. Lani Simpson, D.C. Excerpted from her forthcoming book,The Sun Companion As we are nearing winter months, I am concerned that many of my readers are vitamin D deficient and unaware of it. In this newsletter we will focus on vitamin D deficien  ...

 

HPV Vaccine Yes or No?

HPV Vaccine Yes or No?

By now most of us have seen the television commercials with girls of every race playing together, smiling and chanting, “I’m not going to be the one. I’m not going to be the one.” This is the commercial that Merck pharmace  ...

 


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