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Vitamin D2 (Plant-Source) Is Effective At Raising Vitamin D Levels In The Body

Up until now, vitamin D2 and D3 were assumed to have the same nutritional value. This landmark study out of the University of Surrey, U.K. looked at both types of vitamin D—D2 (plant source) and D3 (animal source) and their effectiveness in raising levels of vitamin D in our body.


Vitamin D May Improve Asthma Control in Children and Adults

On September 5, major global news agencies, including the BBC, Washington Post, NY Times, CTV News, CNN and MSN reported on this Cochrane Report.


Pre-Menopausal Lipid Profile May Predict Risk of Stroke in Post-Menopausal Women

More than 1 in 3 women have some form of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in North America (Wellons et al., 2012).

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Omega-3 May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease: Brain Imaging Shows Possible Link

This paper and several similar studies were epublished ahead of print. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has been the focus of major media networks such as CNN, BBC, CTV, NBC and ABC, as well as global medical and scientific societies.


NSAID Drugs Increase the Risk of Heath Failure

On September 29, the major global newspapers and agencies, including the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, CBC, BBC and CTV reported on the BMJ paper.


Excipients Alter Nutrient Absorption

Did you know that Canadians consume >1012 particles per day of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and mixed silicates (Martirosyan, A et al, 2014). Nanoparticles are approved by Health Canada as food coatings and colour additives. TiO2 is found in processed foods, medications and nutritional supplements.


Does Inflammation Cause Depression? Growing Evidence Suggests Immune System May Be Behind Condition

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. Several clinical studies have found that reducing inflammation relieves symptoms of depression. This study was highlighted on several Canadian national news reports in November 2016.


Children With Autism May Benefit From Vitamin D3 Supplementation

The potential benefits of vitamin D in the management of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have been a topic of discussion in global and national medical news and the media. The prevalence of ASD has risen dramatically over the last several decades, from 1 in 5000 children in 1975 to 1 in 88 children in 2012, a 600% increase within 30 years.


Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 25% of cases are missed

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complex, multifactorial disease affecting approximately 13% of Canadians. AMD may lead to the progressive loss of central vision and ultimately the complete loss of vision. Early AMD has a significant effect on a person’s quality of life, including the potential loss of independence.

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Nutrients to Slow Down Advanced AMD and Protect Vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the major causes of vision loss affecting 1 million Canadians. It can occur among young people, but is common among those over the age of 50.