Demystifying Vitamin D: Experts available to clarify the facts

    TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - The verdict is unanimous: vitamin D is an
essential supplement for Canadians. We've all heard about its amazing
benefits, but every finding leads to more questions - dosage, sources, etc. -
which can ultimately confuse consumers.
    Dr. Joel Gagnier and Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed, both naturopathic doctors
with extensive experience in this field, are available to answer questions and
offer perspective on the issues surrounding vitamin D, such as:

    -   If it's the sunshine vitamin, why can't we get enough vitamin D from
        the sun?

    -   What is the relationship between vitamin D and cancer, heart disease,
        rickets, osteoporosis and other diseases?

    -   How much vitamin D do I really need? What about children and
        pregnant or breastfeeding women?

    -   Why can't I get enough vitamin D from my diet alone?

    -   Are there any side effects to taking a vitamin D supplement?

    -   Where is vitamin D sourced from? Are all vitamin D supplements the

    Dr. Kendall-Reed is the author of the Naturopathic Diet and co-author of
Healing Arthritis. She practices naturopathic medicine at the Urban Wellness
clinic in Toronto.
    Dr. Gagnier runs a successful Windsor, Ontario naturopathic clinic. He
holds a Naturopathic Doctorate, a Master's of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
and Health-Care Research, and is completing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in
Medical Sciences.

    Jamieson Laboratories, Canada's leading manufacturer of natural health
products is Canada's largest supplier of vitamin D.

For further information:

For further information: For interviews with Dr. Gagnier or Dr.
Kendall-Reed, please contact: Stephanie Blok, Manager of Public Relations,
Jamieson Laboratories, (416) 960-0052, Ext. 2714,;
Brigitte Cote, Public Relations Coordinator, Jamieson Laboratories, (416)
960-0052 Ext. 2708,

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