We Are Sunshine

TODAY’S HEADLINE STORY: Scientists swinging back around to sunlight as the best source of vitamin D.

Monday, October 6th, 2008

“I really think we need to find a way to undo the shortsightedness of the broad public campaigns that try to stop entire populations from being out in the sun ‘unprotected’. I grew up in Scotland, and I often recall my mother, on rare sunny days, exhorting me to go out and ‘soak up the sun’ as it was good for me.” — Colin Begg, from the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, as quoted in the London Times in the article, “Support Grows for Action Over Vitamin D Deficiency”.

2008-10-06-quote-of-the-week-copy.jpgAs more and more information becomes available on vitamin D deficiency and its potential health effects, the math on how humans get higher vitamin D blood levels is coming into focus. UV exposure to the skin is the body’s most natural, abundant and reliable source of vitamin D.

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