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Vitamin D Plays a Significant Role in Bone Health

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Vitamin D Plays a Significant Role in Bone Health

JCTA Note: New research show you need blood levels of 75 to 100 nmol/L for good bone health, not 50. This would mean you’d need to spend more time in the sun to get to these levels
 
Vitamin D plays a significant role in bone health.
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Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles  8/19/19—8/25/19

Monday, August 26, 2019
Sunlight Institute Responses to Sun Articles  8/19/19—8/25/19   https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/melanoma-and-the-sun.729454
  • In the past four decades sunscreen use has increased by 400%, and melanoma has increased by 400%!
  • 75% of melanomas occur on areas of the body that are seldom or never exposed to sunlight
  • In the U.S., as sun exposure has decreased by about 90% since 1935, melanoma incidence has increased by 3,000%.
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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer – Can omega-3’s help prevent it?

Friday, August 23, 2019
Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer – Can omega-3’s help prevent it?
 
 
Non-melanoma skin cancers have been linked to solar ultraviolet radiation exposure (UVR), which can lead to a decreased immune response in the skin cells called photoimmunosuppression. A healthy immune response is necessary for cancer prevention by causing destruction of the tumor cells and regulating the spread of cancer.
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For Optimal Health, Make Sure You Have a Vitamin D Level of 60 ng/mL

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

For Optimal Health, Make Sure You Have a Vitamin D Level of 60 ng/mL

JCTA NOTE: check out the section on Sunbeds, this was funded by you the members. In Canada vitamin D blood levels are measured in nmol/L to convert 2.5 X ng/ml 

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

 
  • Vitamin D is involved in the biology of all the cells and tissues in your body, including your immune cells.
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Lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease with higher sun exposure

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Lower risk of inflammatory bowel disease with higher sun exposure

 
 
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an autoimmune disease causing chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. IBD is rare in children, but rates have been increasing over time. Rates of pediatric IBD are higher in areas further from the equator and with lower UV radiation.
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