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5 health benefits to spending time alfresco - Harvard Health July 08 2015

  1. Your vitamin D levels will go up
  2. You’ll get more exercise (especially if you’re a child)
  3. You’ll be happier (especially if your exercise is ‘green’)
  4. Your concentration will improve
  5. You may heal faster





How much vitamin D can you get from the sun this summer? July 01 2015

Summer is the best time to optimize your UVB exposure which gives you vitamin D. But year round sun exposure gives you endorphins and nitric oxide, all essential to overall wellness and better moods. 

 


Vitamin D3 Sulfate vs Vitamin D3 June 04 2015

...when we’re exposed to UVB rays, our bodies make vitamin D3 sulfate. This is a water-soluble form of vitamin D3. The vitamin D3 available in supplement form is un-sulfated and is not water-soluble. It relies on LDL to carry it to receptors in the body, whereas sulfated vitamin D needs no carrier. Un-sulfated vitamin D may not provide the same benefits because of its lack in mobility and perhaps availability in the body.

BBC's tells the history of people's love/hate relationship with the sun. April 30 2015

A fun history of sunshine. 
Sunlight therapy was also used in the UK on children to prevent and treat rickets, a condition which affects bone development. Today it is known that as well as spending some time in sunlight, rickets can easily be prevented by eating a diet that includes vitamin D and calcium. But in the 1930s, many schools got sunlamps, and some taught classes outside. Some animals ended up receiving similar treatment.

 


Yes, it’s true! Sunlight helps grow healthier Children! January 24 2015

60 percent of children may have suboptimal levels of vitamin D. Prolonged and untreated vitamin D deficiency can affect multiple organs and functions, including bone growth and density, metabolism, heart and immunity, but it rarely causes overt symptoms and often goes unnoticed. 

Vitamin D deficiency in childhood can cause skeletal deformities, brittle bones, frequent fractures and lead to premature osteoporosis in later life. However emerging evidence suggests that vitamin D is involved in far more than bone health. Recent studies have found a link between low vitamin D levels and some cancers, heart disease, suppressed immunity and even premature death.