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Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder – 4 Tips to Manage Symptoms & Boost Mood

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder – 4 Tips to Manage Symptoms & Boost Mood

As the days get darker and the temperatures cooler, it’s not uncommon for some people to find themselves feeling increasingly sluggish and blue during what is supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year.” In many cases, these feelings are only temporary (who isn’t feeling a little tired and sad heading into yet another pandemic Holiday season?). But other times, these emotions could actually be a signal of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a common type of depression...
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Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D and the Immune System | D2 & D3

Vitamin D is a family of fat-soluble vitamins naturally present in many foods. Some people call it the “sunshine vitamin” because the body produces this compound when the skin is exposed directly to the sun. Humans typically consume two types of vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 comes from animal-sourced foods and D2 is man-made, for the most part. Both types are available as over-the-counter supplements, but studies suggest that vitamin D3 might be better for improving vitamin D...
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Vitamin D3 – Amazing Health Benefits

Vitamin D3 – Amazing Health Benefits

Much More Than Bone Health Most people know Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is essential for strong bones, because it helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the diet.  Vitamin D3 benefits are far more extensive and in fact decrease the risk of all cause mortality (death regardless of the cause).  Although vitamin D is made by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, the majority of people have below optimal levels of D3.  In fact a study showed below...
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Sunlight, Vitamin-D and Protection Against Cancers

Sunlight, Vitamin-D and Protection Against Cancers

SUNLIGHT, VITAMIN-D AND PROTECTION AGAINST CERTAIN TYPES OF CANCERS GreenMedInfo is an excellent database for people interested in learning about natural medicines. Their article below about a meta-analysis of dozens of studies measuring the cancer protective benefits of sunlight exposure and the subsequent amounts of vitamin D that it generates, is important reading. Of course, some of you may be worried about the cancer causing effects of sunlight exposure, but it takes only 10 minutes or less of sunlight to...
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