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Time for sensible sun exposure!

The sun is essential to optimal health and well-being. Sensible sun exposure could greatly improve health by improving vitamin D status for disease reduction, initiating the release of nitric oxide for heart health, stimulating...

Vitamin D and Skin Cancer

There are three primary types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and melanoma. A vast majority of skin cancers are BCC (~80%) or SCC (~20%). These non-melanoma skin cancers...

Biological Effects of Sunlight

Paper Review: Biological Effects of Sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation, Visible Light, Infrared Radiation and Vitamin D for Health Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD Boston University Medical Center Anticancer Research March 2016 Read Paper History of...

Skin Type Matters

Does your skin type determine how much sun is healthy for you? Is sun exposure individualized? Yes! Sun exposure is very individualized. In order to get sensible sun exposure you need to take into...

what amount of sun is right for you?

What Amount of Sun Is Right for You?

Sunshine is important for your health, but before you get sun rays you need to assess your current situation. We want to get sunshine and all its beneficial aspects, but we don’t want to...

UV Index

What is UV Index?

The ultraviolet index or UV index is a measurement of the strength of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It is 0 in the dark of night and 10-11 in the middle of a summer day...