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Sunshine: A Free Source of Health and Happiness: What is the most overlooked, not to mention demonized, source of a valuable nutrient?
The trouble is, we have been brainwashed by the mainstream media to avoid sunlight as though we were vampires who might burst into flame if the rays touch our unprotected skin. People slather on sunscreen every single day (which has its own host of detrimental health effects beyond blocking Vitamin D). They avoid the midday sun. They stay indoors. There is a national deficit of Vitamin D brought on by scare tactics.
This is not to say that you should allow yourself to get burned to a crisp laying in the midday sun at the equator. Sunburns caused by UVA rays DO cause skin cancer. UVA rays are longer-reaching than UVB rays and can burn your skin even through glass.
Dr. Mercola offers some excellent guidelines to safely getting your Vitamin D from the sun.
According to a report on US News, who spoke with Robyn Lucas, leader of a study published in the February issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology and an epidemiologist at Australian National University. “Her finding: Far more lives are lost to diseases caused by a lack of sunlight than to those caused by too much.”
What are the health problems associated with low levels of Vitamin D?
Here are just a few:
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