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How much time do GrassrootsHealth participants spend in the mid-day sun?

Monday, May 6, 2019

How much time do GrassrootsHealth participants spend in the mid-day sun?

Since we know that sun exposure is an important factor in the natural synthesis of vitamin D, we ask our D*action participants a few questions about their sun habits. In each questionnaire, participants are asked how many minutes on average they spend outdoors in the sun between 10 am and 2 pm for each season.
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Medical experts say everyone should avoid indoor tanning

Monday, May 6, 2019

Medical experts say everyone should avoid indoor tanning

JCTA NOTE: In the abstract it states the following “Our data SUGGEST IT may promote melanomas that arise in skin with low-chronic sun-induced damage through BRAF V600E-mediated melanomagenesis.” This research does not confirm a connection.… continue reading

May is Sunshine Month!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
GrassrootsHealth has declared the month of May to be “Sunshine Month” to raise awareness about the importance of sunshine. During the month of May, we will be providing information about why the sun plays an essential role in human health, including reviews of some of the latest research on the benefits of sun exposure, and tools to assess sensible sun exposure and track vitamin D status and health outcomes. 
“Nothing is more important to us on Earth than the Sun.
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Avoid ‘The Sun’ at Your Own Risk of Mortality

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Avoid ‘The Sun’ at Your Own Risk of Mortality

By Paul Ebeling on April 30, 2019No Comment
8 FLASH: D is not a Vitamin, it is a prohormone. The Big Q: Have you wondered why other vitamins are derived from the foods we eat, but what we know as vitamin D comes from The Sun?… continue reading

Doctors told why, don’t overuse sunscreen

Friday, April 26, 2019
The sun is important for health. It is well known the importance of vitamin D. Cream for sun protection hamper the development of this component in the body. For decades, doctors and scientists are constantly repeated like a mantra: any Sunny day, use sunscreen, avoid sunburn at all costs!… continue reading

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