We Are Sunshine

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Health Official: Get ‘D’ from Sun!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

“While vitamin D supplements are an alternative means of producing vitamin D when regular, non-burning sun exposure is not possible, oral supplementation of vitamin D is not the first choice. While overexposure to sunlight carries risks, the cosmetic skin care industry has misled the public into believing that any UV exposure is harmful. No research has shown that regular, non-burning exposure to UV light poses a significant risk of skin damage.” — Maryella Vause, (BSN, RN, FNP) a Texas-based wellness consultant.

Vause gets it: Sunlight is the body’s natural and intended source of vitamin D production – a fact that the “Sun Scare” lobby has trud upon in over-trumping the risks associated with UV overexposure.

Click here to read Bause’s blog.