vitamin d 

Kids Really Only Need 2 Cups of Milk a Day, Study Says

Kids only need two cups of milk and not a gallon! Credit: Getty Images "Fresh, wholesome milk ... Vitamin D, calcium, essential for good strong bones and healthy teeth. But that's all Greek to you, isn't it, Mr. Gingivitis?" -- Sgt. ...Researchers strike a balance between getting enough Vitamin D without risking iron deficiency.

Help! My Teenager Is Going Vegan

Dear Karla, My teenager daughter has decided to follow a group of her friends and skip out on all items that come from animal meat. I am OK if she cuts back a bit, but myself grew up with agriculture all around me, so am a bit confused. Because she ...

How to Optimize Your Child's Bone Health

Dear Karla, I grew up with the message that I had to drink lots of milk so that I'd get enough calcium for healthy, strong bones. I know that in today's society, dairy items are not necessarily as popular as they once were, and my family does not ea...

Lack of Vitamin D Tied To Increased Likelihood of C-Section

Could a lack of D cause a C? The results of a recent study on the link between Vitamin D deficiency and C-sections seem to point in that direction. Most women, I'd wager, would rather not have a Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, to bring ...

Breast milk lacks vitamin D

Is there a downside to breastfeeding? A new report from the New York Times might have you thinking so. In a recent article, several studies monitoring a lack of vitamin D in infants might support that breastmilk is not enough to prevent things like ...

Parents of girl brought up on vegan diet may face charges

Parents of a 12-year-old Scottish girl may face charges after the child was brought to the hospital with a degenerative bone disease. Doctors say that she has the spine of an 80-year-old, caused by a severe case of rickets, which occurs when a person...

Lack of vitamin D putting kids at risk

For some reason, Ellie has decided that milk is the most delicious beverage known to man and requests glass after glass of the stuff. Obviously, this is a good thing as we all know that vitamin D is good for her growing bones. But did you know that s...

Life in the womb helps to predict health of child

As if harboring another life within our bodies for approximately nine months is not enough of a feat in itself, research indicates that the womb enivironment for that small being could predict a child's well being later in life. It is not enough to m...

Vitamin D supplements and Asian children

An article online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood contends that vitamin D supplements should be given to Asian children from birth up to the age of two years, to curb the reemergence of vitamin D deficiency in the UK. They base their claims o...

Breast-fed infants and vitamin D supplements

As recently noted by fellow staff member Rachel Mosteller in a Blogging Baby post about the low levels of Vitamin D in adolescent girls, a study in Pediatrics suggested that breast-fed babies living in northern latitudes often lack healthy levels of ...

Benefits of Vitamin D for moms

It looks like many moms might want to add Vitamin D to their lists of must have vitamins. Recent research has shown that Vitamin D ease aches and pains, strengthen bones, might slow down cancer and prevent diseases as varied as Type 1 diabetes, multi...

Fortified Milk Makes Bigger Babies?

My son was a huge baby, tipping the scale at 9 pounds, 14 ounces when he was born. This isn't greatly shocking, as both of his parents are gigantic people, but it is interesting that several of my less enormous friends are having newborns that enter...

Protect your baby from osteoporosis

Concerned about your unborn child getting osteoporosis when he or she gets older? Probably not the first concern on your mind during your pregnancy, but an easily preventable one nonetheless. A recent study showed that if a pregnant mom didn't get e...

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