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The Dose of Vitamin D Most People are Taking is Way Too Small

Friday, June 2, 2023
Published on June 2, 2023

Vitamin D doses video reaches almost 673,400 views in just 15 days, reviews safety of higher doses of vitamin D and calls to move evidence-based vitamin D research into practice

Key Points

  • A study by Dr.
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What Happens in Your Body When You Are Exposed to Full-Spectrum Sunlight?

Thursday, June 1, 2023

What Happens in Your Body When You Are Exposed to Full-Spectrum Sunlight?

Friday, May 26th, 2023

Wavelengths of Energy from Sunshine: UVB, UVA, Red, Near Infrared, Far Infrared, and Blue Light from sunshine all have unique health consequences

Key Points

  • There are several wavelengths of energy from sunshine that trigger specific actions within the body to influence our health; different wavelengths are able to penetrate the skin to different depths and have certain effects on the cells and tissues they reach
  • UVB radiation stimulates the production of vitamin D, as well as serotonin and beta-endorphins, UVA promotes the release of nitric oxide into the blood, and both have a positive effect on the diversity of the microbiome on the skin and in the gut
  • Blue light has a strong regulatory effect on the circadian rhythm and the release of melatonin from the pineal gland, while red light, near-infrared radiation, and far-infrared radiation have anti-inflammatory and tissue healing effects; infrared radiation also stimulates the production of melatonin inside the mitochondria for a strong antioxidant effect

The energy given off from the sunshine (aka the solar spectrum) consists of different wavelengths between 300 nm and well over 1 mm.
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Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 320

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles 320 We already have an answer to eczema. Humans with eczema respond well to sunlight exposure or other UV radiation. UV radiation has successfully treated eczema for decades. The most recent review of studies concludes that phototherapy [UV light from sunlamps, sunbeds etc.]… continue reading

A reminder to review the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policies on taxable benefits

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
A reminder to review the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) policies on taxable benefits ¬† If you are an employer and offer taxable benefits to your employees or workers, please review the January 1, 2023, updates to taxable benefits policies on gifts, awards, long-service awards, social events, hospitality functions, and parking.… continue reading

Optimizing Your Health with Exposure to Sunshine: A Sunshine Month Review

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Published on May 30, 2023  

As public guidelines begin to change, knowledge of the harms of avoiding sunshine exposure must be balanced with the harms due to sunburns and overexposure

Key Points

  • While vitamin D supplements can partially make up for inadequate sun exposure, no supplement can replace all the health benefits provided by sunshine exposure
  • Due to the majority of current public health recommendations, most individuals are not getting the amounts of sunshine exposure their bodies need, and are therefore putting their health at risk by practicing sunshine avoidance
  • According to world renowned dermatologist, Dr.
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