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The Relationship between Vitamin D Levels & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vitamin D, coined the “Sunshine vitamin”, is a group of fat soluble prohormones that play a critical role in regulating calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. Not technically a vitamin since sunlight triggers its synthesis in skin, vitamin D is a secosteroid. Vitamin D is considered the most important secosteroid in the body because it directly regulates genes. Therefore, deficiencies or insufficiencies can have a significant harmful impact on health.

Risks of Iron Overload

Hemochromatosis, or iron overload, is a condition where the body absorbs too much iron and can result in liver disease, arthritis and heart conditions. Hereditary hemochromatosis is an iron overload condition that is linked to variations in the HFE or SLC17A1 genes.1,2 Symptoms of hemochromatosis result from damage to various organs caused by iron overloading. Symptoms tend to appear earlier in affected men than in women.3,4

Benefits of Increasing your Intake of Healthy Fats

Over time, “fat” has gotten a bit of a bad reputation. Many people associate fat in their diet with poor health and being overweight. While it's true that some types of fat in large amounts are bad for your health, there are others that are an important part of a healthy diet. Evidence indicates that cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammation, depression, behavioural and mood disorders, and early dementia may all benefit from improvements in essential fatty acid balance.

Elements of Arthritis

Your Gut and Autism

 

Toxic Elements and Their Effect on Neonatal Development

Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental syndrome with onset prior to age 36 months. The global prevalence of autism spectrum disorders was estimated in 2012 to be 62 cases out of every 10,000 people, which has increased since the previous estimate in 1997 of 16 cases in every 10,000 people.1 For many, this brings up the burning question of what has caused such an exponential increase in autism?

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