Vitamin D For Dummies
Vitamin D is in the news every day, as new tests and studies reveal encouraging information about its power in maintaining good health and preventing major illnesses. No longer thought to just play a role in calcium intake and bone growth, Vitamin D has a host of other functions in the body, playing a role in prevention of serious diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, as well as boosting immunity, improving athletic performance, losing weight, and more.
This hands-on, plain-English guide is perfect for anyone looking for helpful advice and information on the "nutrient of the decade."
- Coverage of how Vitamin D works, and how much is needed for disease prevention
- How and where to get sufficient amounts of the right kind of Vitamin D – from both your diet and nutritional supplements
- The best ways to maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D
If you're looking to learn more about the many benefits Vitamin D can have on you and your family, you'll find everything you need right here.
Part I: The Life History of Vitamin D.
Chapter 1: The Essentials of Vitamin D.
Chapter 2: Finding Out If You Have Enough Vitamin D.
Chapter 3: Considering Calcium.
Part II: Key Roles of Vitamin D.
Chapter 4: Facilitating Bone Growth and Strength.
Chapter 5: Protecting the Immune System.
Chapter 6: Preventing Cancer.
Chapter 7: Safeguarding Your Heart.
Chapter 8: Avoiding Diabetes and Related Conditions.
Chapter 9: Looking at Other Possible Functions of Vitamin D.
Chapter 10: Furthering Science’s Knowledge of Vitamin D.
Part III: Getting Enough.
Chapter 11: Getting Vitamin D from the Sun.
Chapter 12: Getting Vitamin D from Food.
Chapter 13: Getting Vitamin D from Supplements.
Chapter 14: Appreciating Special Needs in Pregnant Women and the Elderly.
Part IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Myths Regarding Vitamin D.
Chapter 16: Ten Possible New Functions of Vitamin D.