Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

As summer is winding down, your days at the beach, pool, or the park are coming to a brief reprise until next summer. While you are soaking up the very last rays of summer, think of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to direct sunlight, and it’s a pretty important vitamin. Dietary …

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The sunshine vitamin.

It’s that time of year again when our exposure to sunlight is greatly limited. Many people leave for work when it’s dark and return home in darkness, spending most of their daytime hours inside an office. It’s this lack of sunshine that can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. I am convinced of the health benefits …

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Vitamin D — believe the hype!

It’s that time of year again when the days seems to get shorter and the nights longer. Many people leave for work when it’s dark and return home in darkness, spending most of their daytime hours inside an office, greatly restricting their exposure to sunshine. It’s this lack of sunshine that can lead to Vitamin …

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The sunshine vitamin.

You may be surprised to learn that the sun is actually the best source of vitamin D, hence its nickname as the “sunshine vitamin.” People who live in areas that have long winters, with a lot of snow and not much sunshine are most susceptible to vitamin D deficiency. At MCFS, we routinely screen our …

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