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God, Don't Let Bessie Die! (1930s Memoir)

Daddy came in to supper, worried to death.  Bessie, our cow had had a calf and had “got down.”  This was a catastrophe. “Getting down” meant certain death for the cow and a disaster for us. 889 more words


Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is essential to your health. It strengthens your immune system and helps prevent autoimmune diseases and cancer. It also regulates the absorption of minerals in your body, such as… 466 more words

Health Promotion

The identification of Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults from Post-Medieval Sites.

I haven’t been around to do a post on a particular pathology for a while but as I was looking through the International Journal of Paleopathology I came across an article looking at osteomalacia. 866 more words

Seasonal Affective Disorder - Sunshine and Tryptophan

Yesterday’s blog explored what I believe to be the reason that millions of people around the world have a clear seasonal, mental and physical change when winter arrives. 1,237 more words

Health And Nutrition At Any Age

18th October 1645.

Rickets: Old English: ‘Wrickken’ (to twist); Greek: ‘Rachitis’ (In/of the spine). The word rickets was adopted as having similarity of sound.

Today in 1645 Daniel Whistler read his Dissertation at Leyden University on the disease rickets. 302 more words


The Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a group of fat‑soluble secosteroids found in egg yolks, liver, and fish oils. Vitamin D has amazing health benefits. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating normal immune system function.  346 more words