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A large percentage of the population would benefit from higher levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays an essential role in the prevention of some 20 common cancers, the prevention of bone problems, modulation of neuromuscular and immune function, reduction of inflammation, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes. Vitamin D also seems to improve infertility, weight control and memory.

The D story

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  • D’Tug of War

    What is a person to do when you have some doctors saying we all need to get back out into the sun on the one hand while on the other hand a lot of other doctors are saying we all need to avoid the sun to reduce the risk of skin cancer? Is it a simple case of who’s right and who’s wrong?
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  • D’Correlation Collection

    If you’ve read many of the articles on this site, you know we like to keep up with all the different correlations, links and associations that come up between vitamin D and whole lot of diseases and medical conditions.
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  • Getting Vitamin D from Sunshine: A How-To

    When you look over the many articles on this site, you’ll notice that we are pretty strong advocates of getting your vitamin D from good old-fashioned sunshine.
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  • Vitamin D and Cancer Update

    Vitamin D fans have been cheering about the recent news that elevated vitamin D levels have been correlated to increased survival rates among breast cancer patients, but there’s more happening with vitamin D and various cancers that deserves greater attention. Here’s D’story:
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  • The Skinny on Sunscreen: Part 2

    In our efforts to strike the right balance between getting enough sunshine to enjoy its many health benefits such as adequate levels of vitamin D while at the same time protecting ourselves from unacceptable levels of skin cancer risk, it became clear that we had to weigh in on some of the problems that exist with sunscreens.
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  • The Skinny on Sunscreens: Part 1

    As you know, we take not only a pro-vitamin D stance on this website, we also believe that the very best and most natural way to get your vitamin D is from exposure to just the right amount of the right wavelengths of solar UVB radiation.
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  • Sunshine and Cardiovascular Health

    What is perhaps most important about this article is that it comes from the research of a dermatologist, Richard Weller. This is a guy who by his own admission says, “My day job is saying to people, ‘You've got skin cancer, it's caused by sunlight, don't go in the sun.’” And yet he’s also saying we need sunshine, and for reasons that are still being figure out.
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  • 4 Great Benefits of Sunshine

    We always feel the need to begin any pro-sunshine article with the caveat that we do know that too much sun can lead to skin cancer. And we also feel that complete avoidance of the sun is a really bad idea, not just for the sake of preventing vitamin D deficiency, but because sunlight has some really great benefits for us.
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  • Vitamin D and Dermatologists

    This won’t be the first time you’ve seen an article about the sometimes hostile relation between dermatologists and vitamin D advocates on this forum, and it probably won’t be the last. These are important issues, and we intend to explore every facet of them to the fullest extent possible.
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