Items Tagged ‘vitamin D’

Calcium is key to bone health

February 6, 2019

Calcium is key to bone health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Your body needs calcium to make strong, healthy bones — but many children and adults in the United States aren’t getting the calcium they need. Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral, your bones are at risk for osteoporosis when you don’t consume enough calcium from food or supplements. Lack of calcium creates weak, […]

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Tags: blood calcium level, bone health, brittle bones, healthy bones, nutrition, osteoporosis, osteoporosis screening, vitamin D


Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

August 21, 2018

Dietary supplements: weighing the risks and benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

From daily vitamins to bodybuilding products, it is important to realize that supplements are not regulated the same way as medicines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So consider the health benefits — and risks — before taking a dietary supplement. What are dietary supplements? Dietary supplements are manufactured to provide the body with […]

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Tags: amino acids, botanicals, caffeine, dietary supplements, enzymes, essential vitamins, folic acid, ginseng, herbals, minerals, supplements, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

August 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad claim.  As I wrote in a prior column, vitamin D is not so much […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu, influenza, lung disease, research, vitamin D


To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

July 18, 2018

To ease the transition to a plant-based diet, try these foods

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Plant-based diets are associated with numerous health benefits, but it’s not so easy for meat eaters to suddenly drop foods they’re used to eating daily. Certain foods can help ease that transition, says UCLA senior dietitian Dana Hunnes, by providing nutrients and textures that are comparable to beef, chicken and other meat. If you feel […]

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Tags: almond milk, calcium, Dana Hunnes, diet, dietician, dietitian, dietitians, food, food choices, foods, healthy diet, meat


June 13, 2018

Hyperthyroidism

By S landlubber355

My story is that I was diagnosed with Primary Hyperthyroidism by my primary care doctor and the VA. I read up on the disease, and became familiar with it. Meanwhile, My blood calcium levels were increasing, and my vitamin D level was decreasing. I was heading for trouble. I decided to research it, and came […]

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Tags: benign, blood calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, parathyroid tumors, patient stories, primary care doctor, Primary Hyperthyroidism, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

May 29, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I boost my vitamin D levels to reduce disease risk?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I had my thyroid removed because of papillary cancer, and my surgeon has advised me to take high levels of vitamin D. He says there may be a correlation between low vitamin D levels and the development of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. If I remember correctly, the normal blood range for vitamin D […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, Ask the Doctors, colon cancer, dietary supplements, Dr. Robert Ashley, menopause, papillary thyroid cancer, radiation exposure, thyroid cancer, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

April 24, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I get enough Vitamin D, do I need the supplements?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Should I take large doses of Vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis? This is an excellent question.  Vitamin D appears to be a wonder vitamin in regard to health.  For whatever ails you, it seems, vitamin D is the cure. Vitamin D is so crucial for healthy bones that deficiencies in children lead to […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bone health, calcium, cancer, Dr. Robert Ashley, fracture risk, heart attacks, osteoporosis, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


Ask the Doctors - I'm past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

April 2, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I’m past menopause. Should I be worried about osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I just turned 65, and even though I’m strong and healthy, my friends say I should be concerned about osteoporosis. What is it, and how do I know if I have it? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bones,” is a progressive disease in which bone mass is lost. As a result, […]

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Tags: Agility, Alcoholism, Anorexia, Balance, bone health, bone loss, Bone mass, Bones, cigarette smoking, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko


March 28, 2018

#1 Top Choice Surgeon

By Eagle liu91acura

I did a lot of my own research online before having parathyroid surgery. Originally I thought I would go to Tampa, Florida. But as I continued my research, I found videos of Dr. Michael Yeh. I saw that he was experienced, he had a good reputation and he was local. After an initial visit, I […]

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Tags: calcium, Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, heart condition, minimally invasive, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, surgery, vitamin D


Ask the Doctors - Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

March 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is it OK to switch kids to a vegan diet?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. But I’m really worried — is it possible for young children to stay healthy and get all of the nutrients that a growing body requires? Unlike a vegetarian diet, which cuts out meat, poultry and fish, […]

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Tags: animal-based products, calcium, children, diet, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, essential fatty acids, fish, growth milestones, health, iron, malnutrition