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Vitamin D deficiency: What you can do about it

Vitamin D deficiency is a widespread problem.  Vitamin D is also called ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ because the body actually produces the vitamin when it is exposed to the sun.  It also occurs naturally in some foods.  However, those who avoid…

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Natural Sun Protection the Wellness Way

It’s summertime and millions of Americans are excited to spend hours outdoors at the beach, sunny parks and beautiful bike trails. At the same time, sun protection and fear of skin cancer is a major concern as well. Have you…

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5 Surprising Reasons You Aren’t Manufacturing Vitamin D

Now that the warmer weather is here you can get outside and replenish your much-needed stores of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin.
“20 minutes twice a week” is the usual rule of thumb for getting enough sun to keep your vitamin…

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Darker Skin Needs More Time In The Sun To Produce Vitamin D

People are often told to get 15 minutes of sun exposure a day to get their optimal level of vitamin D from the sun.
This recommendation simplifies the issue and can do a disservice to the many people who need…

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Vitamin D: The Body’s Essential Nutrient

Theoretically, our bodies make plenty of Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, when exposed to the sun. But today, people shy away from the sun, due to cancer concerns, or lather on the sunscreen. We spend too much time in homes,…

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The Dangers of Sunless Tanning

Over the past decade the media has pushed the idea that the sun is dangerous and harmful so hard that the majority of people now believe this to be fact. We, as a society, have come to fear the suns…

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Benefits of Vitamin D That We Should Be Talking About

Last week we looked at a few of the supplements that might be necessary to take if you consume a plant-based diet. One such supplement that I mentioned was vitamin D; the sunshine vitamin. This fat soluble hormone is typically…

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The Real Link Between Cortisol and Depression

Cortisol and depression have been linked by a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(1). This connection has raised hopes that depression will soon be able to be predicted similar to the way heart disease…

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3 Supplements For A Plant Based Diet

Whether it’s for the health benefits, ethical reasons, or environmental concerns; it seems like everyday more and more people are moving towards a whole-food, plant-based diet. But not everyone is convinced. Many people are uncertain whether this way of eating can provide…

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The Risks of Spending Too Much Time Indoors

While we heard a lot of public health warnings in the past century about the dangers of too much exposure to UV radiation from the sun, the truth is that such exposure only accounts for 0.1% of the world’s disease…

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