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The Benefits of Sun Exposure

We’ve been told to steer clear of the sun most of our lives, but as the old saying goes: moderation is key.
The sun can provide a bounty of benefits, and without it, our lives would be gloomy. Here are…

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Vitamin D Could Lower Diabetes Risk and Increase Life Span

New research is coming to light that suggests that adequate amounts of Vitamin D in the body can reduce the risk for developing diabetes and add to the person’s longevity. The problem is, however, that the majority of Americans do…

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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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