Vitamin D and the Gut

Most doctors today realize that Vitamin D is a vital factor in many diverse functions of the body. Technically, Vitamin D should more accurately be designated as a hormone because it is actually a form of steroid hormone in our body, which impacts our blood pressure, skeletal structure, brain function and immunity. Did you know…

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What you need to know about Crohn’s Disease and Vitamin D

Crohn’s Disease is actually part of a group of conditions known collectively as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (or IBD). One of the other primary diseases in this group is known as Ulcerative Colitis, but for now let’s focus on Crohn’s. Crohn’s is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It can affect any part of…

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Do Low Vitamin D Levels have a big impact on your Health?

Usually I try and avoid talking about dry subjects like vitamin D deficiency, but the amount of patients that I see lacking in Vitamin D in the Quad City area is significantly high and that concerns me. Low levels of vitamin D has can be linked to many health problems including increased risk of heart…

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Can a lack of Vitamin D lead to Dementia?

Vitamin D deficiency is something I talk to my patients about all the time especially because of the limited amount of sunlight we get in the winter time here in the Midwestern part of the United States. I regularly run into patients who have low-vitamin D levels. I know I may at times sound like…

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