Vitamin D is now known to be linked to over 200 different genes, in that its presence or deficiency can impact the way that those genes operate. These genes include several which are related to some cancers as well as autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rickets, Crohn’s disease and even dementia. […]
FDA Panel Calls Obesity Drug Qnexa Unsafe, is Vitamin D a Viable Alternative?
An obesity drug called Qnexa, which is a combination of Phentermine (a common prescription obesity medication) and Topiramate (a seizure drug) has been called unsafe by an FDA panel which also stated that Qnexa should not be sold. Though there were studies that showed that there were significant health risks to taking the medication, the […]
Could Vitamin D and Sunshine Offer an Alternative to the Avandia Safety Issue Questioned by FDA?
The safety of the popular diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone), manufactured by Glaxo, has been called into question by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff scientists and the drug was recently placed at risk for a massive recall. The result of the vote by the FDA panel after a two-day meeting with the endocrinologic and metabolic […]
Is Acne a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?
“Vitamin D” is actually a pre-hormone, not a vitamin. Given that a widely accepted cause of acne is hormone imbalance, it is very easy to see how adequate, steady levels of Vitamin D3 would lend itself to a “cure.” In the October 2008 issue of the Vitamin D Council’s newsletter, there was a connection made […]