ARE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AFRAID OF THE SUN? ARE YOU AFRAID THAT THE SUN WILL GIVE YOU SKIN CANCER? DO YOU STAY INSIDE WHEN IT IS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER OUTSIDE? ARE YOU AFRAID TO PLAY OUTSIDE IN THE SUN? DO YOU SLATHER ON...
Studies are confirming that multiple sclerosis is linked to a lack of sunshine and vitamin D deficiency, along with other effects of sunlight exposure – including melatonin levels and circadian rhythms.
Sunshine isn’t toxic, nor is it just about getting a tan. And it’s also not just about vitamin D. Among other benefits, research finds sunshine also decreases a child’s risk of asthma when mom gets enough of it.
Its July and sunblock is king in western countries. But it turns out that reduced ultraviolet-B sunlight increases the risk of cancers such as pancreatic cancer according to new research.
Research is discovering that the metabolically active form of vitamin D3 (actually more of a hormone) can significantly inhibit hepatitis C infections. The supplemented form of vitamin D3 does not have the same effect.
Australia has joined a number of other government agencies in banning or restricting indoor tanning salons. Is there science behind these laws?
We already knew that vitamin D was important to health – given the over 70 diseases now associated with their deficiency. Now research is proving the sunshine vitamin’s role in food allergies.
Researchers from Spain’s University of Carlos Malaga have determined in a large scale study that a deficiency of vitamin D leads to an increased risk of obesity.
A flurry of recent research has now confirmed that the sun is not only healthy, but it is necessary for pregnant mothers and the health of their babies.
Contradicting recent studies that showed multivitamin use had little effect upon chronic disease, Harvard researchers have found that multivitamin use over a long period reduces the incidence of many cancers along with mortality. The researchers conducted a study of male doctors called the...
Two recent studies – one from Oregon State University and another from the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine – have determined that lower blood levels of the “sunshine vitamin” – vitamin D (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D)) – equates to earlier death and...
Viral infections plague us mostly in the wintertime. Is this a coincidence? Actually, it is not. Sunshine and vitamin D help prevent viruses such as colds and flu.
Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) is linked to a lack of sunshine.