Low Vitamin D Linked to Infection During Pregnancy

According to new research in The Journal of Nutrition, experts claim low blood levels of vitamin D increase risk of a harmful bacteria infection called vaginosis. For the study, scientists tested 469 women in their first trimester of pregnancy and found 41% of women had vaginosis and 52% had low levels of vitamin D. The women with vaginosis had lower levels of vitamin D than those without the infection; Reuters explains.

Recently, low levels of vitamin D were tied to multiple sclerosis and higher risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. So make sure you get enough vitamin D! Vitamin D reduces risk of prostate cancer and helps build strong bones, which protects against osteoporosis.

If you need help keeping your vitamin D up, Dr. Fuhrman’s Osteo-Sun is specially formulated to provide sufficient vitamin D, both in its vegan and non-vegan forms.

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greg wong - February 21, 2012 6:40 AM

I find your dvd Osteoporosis protection for life most informative and practical. I would like you to clarify whether all the 10 exercises describe in the dvd are suitable for individuals who already being diagnosed with osteoporosic spine. For instance the back extensions exercises would subjected the weakened spine with additional compression stress on the back section of the spine and tension stress on the lower section of the spine. In fact, physiotherapists would not recomendthe extensions exercises for their osteoporosic patients. Are they correct in their recommendation.

Since grains ,legumes ,nuts and seeds are also consided to be phytate-containig foods and have a fibrous material that binds to essential minerals like iron zinc ,calcium,etc.,in the digestive tract and reduces their absorption, should one limit their intake of these foods or it is not a concern.

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