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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body. Vitamin D is produced when sunlight converts cholesterol on the skin into calciol (vitamin D3) which is then converted into calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) in the liver and lastly converted by the kidneys into the active form of vitamin D, called calcitriol (1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3). Dr. Michael Holick, MD, a pioneer in vitamin D research stated “The data shows that nearly every tissue and cell...

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Jane's Blog Allergies or COVID-19

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Jane's Blog Allergies or COVID-19

More people than ever before say they are suffering from allergies, particularly seasonal. In fact, over 67 million Americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. Experts say the mild winter and early spring could mean higher-than-average pollen counts.  Those with allergies will face a rougher go than in years’ past.  This year is an even bigger challenge as many people are concerned if their symptoms are due to allergies or the COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and a fever. Dr. Aaron Kobernick,...

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

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Jane's Blog Stress and Infection

As the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread around the world and here in the United States we are all getting very stressed and anxious watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. Continuous stress not only affects us mentally but also physically too.   The body's stress-response system is usually self-limiting. Once a perceived threat has passed, hormone levels return to normal. As adrenaline and cortisol levels drop, your heart rate and blood pressure return to baseline levels, and other systems resume their regular...

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