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Carl Gregory

Why Do We Need Vitamin D in Summer?

Vitamin D deficiency has been steadily on the rise in America. An insufficient supply of the so-called “sunshine vitamin” has long been linked to poor bone health, and more recently, associated with other ailments, such as multiple sclerosis, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, low fertility, bouts of sadness and more. Today, it is estimated close to 1 billion people are deficient and even more are at risk. See, vitamin D is not your typical vitamin—it actually is more like a hormone than anything else. It isn’t really present in a lot of foods and traditionally, the easiest way to obtain it is...

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Carl Gregory

How to Avoid Jet Lag

"What are the best ways to avoid jet lag?" It’s a question I am commonly asked, not only from a medical perspective but also due to my experience as a frequent flyer. Here’s some information on jet lag and my top tips on how to minimize its effects. What is jet lag? Jet lag is the term used for the collective symptoms caused by the disruption of the body’s ‘24 hour internal clock’ (also referred to as the circadian rhythm), normally as a result of rapid travel across several time zones. Disruption to the circadian rhythm is more likely to...

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Carl Gregory

Treating Insomnia through Medication

Insomnia is a medical condition that causes the victims to have difficulties in falling asleep. There are many causes that have been suggested to be behind insomnia amongst them bad sleeping habits, medications, stress, and even anxiety. Some cases of insomnia have with time subsided without the need for medication. However, doctors have prescribed drugs, particularly for insomnia cases. It’s advisable that all insomnia medication be taken shortly before going to bed and the patients should not drive or perform other activities which require concentration after taking insomnia drugs due to the drowsiness and sleepiness these drugs cause. For optimal...

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Carl Gregory

Signs You Need a Vitamin D Boost

The availability of health information has given a lot of people the power to make healthy choices. In addressing vitamin D problems and likely deficiencies, most people have gone the preventive route to take balanced diets, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and bask for several hours to maximize on vitamin D absorption. While this is commendable, there are chances that you could be neglecting a very important issue that puts you at risk of developing hypertension and diabetes. As a matter of fact, lots people across the world either suffer or are at risk of developing vitamin D deficiency. To...

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