The dreaded ‘man’ flu has taken hold of my husband, but no need to send flowers, he will be ok Sitting in some nice warm sun always helps. This got me thinking about Vitamin D and safe sun exposure.
There is no argument about the importance that Vitamin D has to our health and that the best place to get it is from UVB rays (the ones that burn you).
But with all the Slip-Slop-Slapping, Vitamin D deficiencies are increasing as you would expect, but so is skin cancer.
Is ‘Slip-Slop-Slapping’ doing more harm than good?
As you would expect this topic is dividing the medical gurus.
The list of health issues that Vitamin D helps prevent includes 16 different forms of cancer, heart disease, cold and flu, eczema, psoriasis, insomnia, osteoporosis, infertility, diabetes 1 and 2, depression, and Alzheimer’s. I could keep going but you get the point.
It flies in the face of conventional thinking, but the best way to get natural vitamin D is exposing some bare skin to direct sun.
To ensure that your time in the sun is not wasted here a few tips:
This is a hot topic (no pun intended) so I would love to hear your thoughts by commenting here.
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Getting older is an interesting thing. We've been brainwashed to fear the slightest changes in our complexions: a wrinkle here, a laugh line there, a smattering of sun spots.
And yet with age comes sooooo much good stuff: wisdom, comfort in your own skin, and the oh-so-coveted ability to give fewer damns. If you ask us, that sounds pretty great.