Sun exposure is related to osteoporosis, harness the power of the sun to help cure and prevent it

If you’ve ever broken a bone, you will know how painful and debilitating it feels. But, for many of the 75million people1in American and Europe who suffer from Osteoporosis, the risk of breaking or fracturing a bone is an everyday worry. What is Osteoporosis? It’s a condition where you lose too much bone and your body is unable to replace …

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How To Get A Suntan The Healthy Way

People think it’s easy to get a tan as long as you expose yourself to the sun, but the process is actually a lot more complex than that.   Like many things, natural sun exposure has a lot of upsides and downsides. The most commonly-seen upside is what’s visible to the naked eye: glorious, beautiful, wonderfully tanned ski. The downsides, …

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Does Your Race Affect Your Vitamin D Level?

We already know that our skin color has a big impact on how the sun affects us. Light-skinned people, for example, tend to tan better (or worse, depending on who you’re asking) than darker-skinned people. At the same time, light-skinned people also tend to develop skin cancer more than their darker-skinned counterparts. It seems like that’s not the only thing …

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How to optimize your Vitamin D tests

The best way to establish your vitamin D levels is to take a blood test. There are several forms of vitamin D, and popular opinion suggests that the best test to take is the 25(OH)D blood test, which stands for 25-hydroxyvitamin D. 1 You can take this test either at your doctor’s or purchase an in-home testing kit 2. Both ways produce …

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Key Foods That Can Help Combat Vitamin D Deficiency

Vital to our health and wellbeing, Vitamin D is often called the sunshine vitamin. This is because sunlight is the best way to get this essential nutrient. Not a problem if you live in the Caribbean. But, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, getting enough sun exposure to produce the levels of vitamin D your body needs, can be a …

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Empowering Users to Overcome the Hardships of Cold Weather and Vitamin D Deficiencies

For years society has been warned about the dangers of overexposure to sunlight. Only recently has it emerged that underexposure can also lead to serious health problems. SolTech Plus (SolTech+) took a deep dive into this topic and is working with the scientific community on lab and medical research to better understand the importance that the sun plays on health. …

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