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Heal Yourself With Sunlight

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
By Andreas Moritz (NewsTarget) The time when one’s immediate natural impulse on the first sunny spring day was to get outside and enjoy it is long gone. Only the very courageous or “careless” who defy the grim warnings from medical mandarins and cancer specialists, wholeheartedly endorsed by the sunscreen industry, dare to venture forth into the “dangerous” sun.… continue reading

Vitamin D vs broad spectrum phototherapy in the treatment of SAD

Wednesday, December 5, 2007
By Gloth FM 3rd, Alam W, Hollis B The Department of Medicine, The Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-2895, USA. J Nutr Health Aging 1999; 3(1):5-7  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is prevalent when vitamin D stores are typically low. Broad-spectrum light therapy includes wavelengths between 280-320 nm which allow the skin to produce vitamin D.… continue reading

Canadians Advocate Boosting Vitamin D in Pregnancy

Friday, November 30, 2007
A Canadian medical society recommends pregnant women and nursing moms boost their intake of vitamin D dramatically Janet Raloff Canadian pediatricians certainly aren’t shirking controversy when it comes to a vitamin guideline they’ve developed for pregnant women and nursing moms. They’re asking these women to boost their intake of vitamin D dramatically—to 10 times the daily doses advocated by most health organizations in the States.… continue reading

Vitamin D- Ways to get your dose in winter

Thursday, November 29, 2007
By Georgie Binks, CBC News As evidence of the health benefits of Vitamin D continues to grow, running out and catching a few rays of sunshine has never felt healthier. However, here in the northern hemisphere the days of sunshine are fast diminishing and it’s time for Canadians to start looking elsewhere for their daily vitamin D fix.… continue reading

Is the sunshine vitamin the way to beat asthma?

Thursday, November 29, 2007
By ROGER DOBSON Researchers point out the rise in asthma has come at the same time as a decline in exposure to the sun Researchers say that lack of vitamin D could be involved in the increase in asthma and allergies.… continue reading

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