Vitamin D ‘significantly reduces severe asthma attacks’ – BBC News

Dietary supplements, such as the vitamin B sup...

Dietary supplements, such as the vitamin B supplement show above, are typically sold in pill form. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The BBC News reports that taking vitamin D supplements in addition to asthma medication appears to reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks, citing a review of the evidence.

Source: Vitamin D ‘significantly reduces severe asthma attacks’ – BBC News

With no downside risk from taking vitamin D supplements, it would appear beneficial for asthma suffers, especially those that do not get regular exposure to the sun. However, the benefits are marginal and no substitute for regular medication.


Did you know that White Tea is better for you than Green Tea? – no I am not refering to tea & milk!

English: A small white Japanese-style tea cup ...

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Red, black and green tea
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By White Tea, I am not referring to traditional Black Tea with Milk!

White Tea is a more rare tea that is drunk without milk. Both White Tea and Green Tea have important health qualities, especially being high in antioxidants, a natural defence against cancer and good for the heart.

Unlike Green Tea, I have recently discovered that White Tea does not contain traces of caffeine.

According to Wikepedia:

White tea (Chinese: 白茶; pinyin: báichá) is a lightly oxidized[1]tea grown and harvested almost exclusively in China, primarily in the Fujian province.[2]

White Tea comes from the delicate buds and younger leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. These buds and leaves are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing. This preserves the characteristic flavour of the white tea.

So if you want drink a healthy tea before you go to sleep, check out White Tea!