Grief Center (griefnet community)

Grief Center (griefnet community) Grief Center (inspired by griefnet) is an internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. There are e-mail support groups and other web sites. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds. Another site, KIDSAID, provides … Read more

Vitamin D Infocenter

Vitamin D Infocenter Vitamin D is a category of fat-soluble vitamins primarily recognized for its role in bone metabolism. Vitamin D is also involved in other metabolic activities, protein synthesis, and gene regulation. Also, several connections between vitamin D availability and chronic illnesses, and novel preventive strategies are concurrently developed, observing correlations between vitamin D … Read more

One Health concept & approach

One Health concept & approach The Holistic View of Health The term One Health (“one health”) is used to summarize in one word the complex interplay between human health, animal health and the environment. In other words, optimal health and well-being can just be seen in the context of interconnections between people, animals, plants and … Read more

Vitamin D levels

Vitamin D levels Experts refer to a vitamin D level below 20 micrograms per liter as vitamin D deficiency. Between 20 and 30 micrograms per liter also still represents too low a vitamin D level. When winter ends, more than half of Germans have a vitamin D deficiency of 20 micrograms per liter. The reason … Read more

Vitamin D supplements

Vitamin D supplements Vitamin D is necessary above all for the regulation of calcium balance and is therefore important for bone formation, blood clotting and the immune system. What cannot be synthesized in the skin under UVB irradiation, the body must absorb with food. We explain what forms of vitamin D there are and how … Read more

Wellbeing: multidimensional view of life

Wellbeing: multidimensional view of life What is wellbeing? In worldwide societies, Wellbeing has been a central term for measuring human prosperity and sustainable development. Amartya Sen, who won the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on welfare economics, paved the way for the development of holistic welfare standards in the early 1980s. With … Read more

Vitamin D benefits

Vitamin D benefits The functions and modes of action of vitamin D Cholecalciferol (vitamin D) is found in all non-plant eukaryotes, living organisms with a nucleus in their cells. Animals and humans possess it. Its designation as a vitamin leads to misunderstanding, since vitamin D exerts the action of a prohormone in the human body. … Read more

Vitamin D dosage

Vitamin D dosage Calculate vitamin D dosage per day, according to the DGE What vitamin D dosage is recommended for an adult? The German Nutrition Society (DGE) and the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment recommend supplementation with 800 International Units (IU) if the supply of vitamin D from sun exposure is insufficient. This vitamin … Read more

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency t has been known since about the 1990s that vitamin D occurrence extends to several organs and various tissues in humans. The essential function is the regulation and support of cell division in all areas of the body. Vitamin D occurrence and diseases in the organism The functions of the hormonal system … Read more

Vitamin D foods

Vitamin D foods Consumption of vitamin D through foods is possible, but there are only a few foods that really have a significant amount of vitamin D. How much vitamin D is contained in food? Although vitamin D is called a vitamin, it is actually a messenger substance. Vitamin D is normally produced by the … Read more

Vitamin D side effects

Vitamin D side effects No vitamin is discussed as much as vitamin D. Much helps much is a mistaken assumption, because too much of the vitamin has serious effects on the organism. Therefore, some points must be observed when taking vitamin D in order to avoid undesirable side effects. The good news is that side … Read more