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Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, but it is also the main cause of skin cancer. A balanced approach to sunlight exposure can help you avoid vitamin D deficiency, which can have significant health effects.
 

The Sunshine Vitamin

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  • Most common misunderstandings about vitamin D

    The most common misunderstanding is that if you eat a healthy diet you can obtain all of the Vitamin D require. It is not possible to obtain 600 IUs of vitamin D the amount recommended by the United States Institute of Medicine from dietary sources. Also there is a great fear of being exposed to any direct sunlight because of skin cancer. However humans who have always been exposed to sunlight and sensible sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D. The app dminder.info can provide to…

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  • Over 50's

    Adults over 50 are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency because they avoid direct sun exposure and do not ingest foods that are fortified with vitamin D including dairy products.

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  • Vitamin D for my family

    Vitamin D deficiency is common in young children. A study from the National Health Survey in the United States reported that 50% of children one to 5 years of age and 70% of children 6-11 years of age were at risk for vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency.

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  • Supplements - the pros and cons

    How much vitamin D can the body really absorb through vitamin supplements.

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  • Vitamin D and Pregnancy

    Sleep, sunshine and vitamin D play a vital role in our general health and may help to improve our menstrual health as well.  Sun exposure is also an important source of vitamin D. Ninety per cent of the vitamin D we get comes from skin exposure to sun, and less than ten per cent from food sources such as fortified milk, eggs and some fish. Early research suggests that vitamin D may help normalise menstrual cycles (for example, with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS) and may help relieve…

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  • Myths and Misconceptions

    A discussion on the myths and common misconceptions surrounding Vitamin D deficiency in Australia

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    Started by Moderator in Myths 1 Reply · Reply by Maryrose Apr 20, 2014