Sunshine and Fresh Air| Natures Disease Fighter

sunMany studies suggest that the so called ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is crucial to good health. Medical researchers are discovering that this wonder ‘sunshine-drug’ may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and many other diseases.

For an example studies show:

a) Men who are deficient in vitamin D have more than double the normal risk of a heart attack.
b) Low levels of vitamin D increased the risk of diabetes.
c) Deficiencies of vitamin D is linked to an increased risk of dying from breast cancer.
d) Vitamin D is viewed as a protective agent against diseases of the bone, such as rickets and osteoporosis.

Vitamin D is produced in our body by exposing skin to ultraviolet B in sunlight. Many people can get an adequate level of the vitamin D from 20 minutes in the sun. Caucasian sunbathers can get 20,000 IUs in 20 minutes at noon in summer. Darker-skinned people need three to five times the exposure to produce the same amount. Be aware: sun block lotions interfere with production by screening out ultraviolet light.

Dr. Edward Giovannucci of the Harvard School of Public Health study reported that men with blood levels below 15 nanograms per milliliter Vitamin D had 2 1/2 times the risk of having an attack or dying.

Natural Health Tip: Daily sunshine and fresh air for better health.

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