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Foods rich in vitamin D when the sun is scarce

Posted December 19, 2013

If you live where the winter gray skies and cold conditions makes daily exposure to sunshine difficult, eating vitamin D rich and vitamin D fortified foods is essential for good health.

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Sunlight’s feel-good effect combines infrared heat, light therapy

Posted October 18, 2013

Most of us have heard of the affliction known as SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which overcomes many in the northern hemisphere during the winter months. What we don’t totally grasp or even think about is the question behind why the sun has such a powerful effect on our mood and overall emotional well being.

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Genetically Susceptible to Breast Cancer? Vitamin D Just Might Save Your Life

Posted July 7, 2013

While age, lifestyle, diet and physical activity all play a significant role in development of breast cancer, an estimated fifteen percent of women fall victim to the disease due to genetic susceptibility. Current treatment options remain limited, but extensive research clearly demonstrates that natural compounds—including vitamin D—may play an effective role in the prevention and even treatment of breast cancer.

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Sun Exposure: Vitamin D And Other Health Benefits Of Sunlight

Posted June 6, 2013

The debate on whether the sun is a friend or a foe is ongoing, with more and more people afraid of sun exposure given its ties to skin cancer and premature aging. But don’t completely shun the sun, as sun exposure has numerous health benefits that go beyond just vitamin D.

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What Sunscreen to Use

Posted April 9, 2013

Sunny weather is here again and with it comes concerns about sun exposure and sunburn. The sun is beneficial for its ability to induce vitamin D production in our bodies. For those people who take cod liver oil in the winter for its vitamin D value, it may be prudent to switch during the sunny summer months to fish oil or krill oil as an omega 3 supplement, which do not contain vitamin D. It may be possible to build up too high a level of vitamin D in the bloodstream.

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Supercharge your brain with sunshine

Posted March 26, 2013

Researchers believe that vitamin D3 acts to protect an aging brain and boost overall memory and cognitive function. This is thought to be done by increasing levels of protective antioxidants, increasing key hormones and suppressing a hyperactive immune system that can inflame the neurological circuitry. Sun charge your brain for maximal cognitive function. The sun provides our body with essential stress through its UV radiation.

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Seven amazing health benefits of sunlight

Posted January 18, 2013

Let’s start with the obvious. Sunlight is the initiator of vitamin D3 creation in our bodies. Sunshine’s UVB rays interact with the cholesterol in our skin that ignites a process to create vitamin D from our kidneys and liver. This doesn’t happen without sunlight.

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Sunlight and vitamin D findings may help understanding of autoimmune diseases

Posted July 19, 2012

Aberdeen scientists have demonstrated for the first time a clear link between sunlight, vitamin D and an impact on regulatory cells in the immune system in findings that might provide new insights into diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Sunlight and vitamin D findings may help understanding of autoimmune diseases

Posted July 17, 2012

Aberdeen scientists have demonstrated for the first time a clear link between sunlight, vitamin D and an impact on regulatory cells in the immune system in findings that might provide new insights into diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 50 percent

Posted June 22, 2012

The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone’s specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking research, individuals exposed to natural sunlight, which is the most abundant source of natural vitamin D, are nearly 50 percent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than others who are not exposed.

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