Tag Archives: sunlight

Sunlight and vitamin D — myth or fact

December 8, 2014

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Sunlight and vitamin D — myth or fact by Dr. Alan Christianson —  In medical school, I was taught that vitamin D was more of a liability than a necessity. It was believed that no one was deficient in it, aside from children living through Alaskan winters. It was also believed that amounts greater than […]

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Sunny side up

January 27, 2014

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by Dr. Matthew C. Marturano —  People living in the middle of the desert tend to get a bit skittish about the sun. Concerns about skin cancer, coupled with the discomfort of the summer heat, can keep folks scurrying back and forth from building to vehicle to building throughout the summer months. The irony is […]

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Build strong bones

December 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When it comes to building and keeping strong bones, two key nutrients are necessary — calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports the bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. These nutrients are especially needed early on and later in life. If you have brittle […]

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Imbibe sunshine for a natural high

December 21, 2012

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by Wayne Purdin —  What is it about the setting sun? We have all seen it countless times in movies, read about it in novels and, perhaps, experienced it in our own lives. Two lovers drink in a gorgeous sunset, then turn to gaze into each others’ eyes — the perfect moment for a first […]

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Can sleep improve macular degeneration?

September 24, 2012

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by Dr. Edward Kondrot —  Recent studies have indicated that an important factor in maintaining healthy eyesight is the melanin contained in the retinal pigment epithelium of the retina. Researchers have observed that the earliest changes in macular degeneration occur in this layer of the eye. As we age, changes in the pigment layer of […]

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Better health with color, light, sound and aroma

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Renee Waldman —  How have you handled the challenges of preparing for a test, race, promotion or class reunion? Whether you are aspiring to lose weight, improve your fitness, increase mental acuity or achieve greater emotional resilience, nearly everyone has, at one time or another, pursued a self-set goal. When we encounter perceived […]

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Sunshine: it’s “D-lightful”

July 20, 2012

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by Rev. Lena Sheehan —  Oh, how lucky are those who live in sunny climates, where every day they can be outdoors, breathing fresh air and feeling good. Not only does it feel good, but just minutes of sunlight exposure per day give our bodies the opportunity to make the daily requirement of that valuable […]

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Health updates

July 12, 2012

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The following is new information regarding Himalayan salt crystal lamps and the benefits of sunlight on cancer. Himalayan salt crystal lamps Three hundred million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the area that would become the Himalayan mountain range. The salt of that unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations, which now yield […]

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Brighten your outlook with light therapy

March 5, 2012

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have a knack for discovering what people intuitively already know. One such discovery is that bright light improves our moods and lack of sunlight, for extended periods of time, causes depression. Lack of sunlight might not be a problem for Arizonans, but in some parts of the country, it […]

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D is for depression

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Tara Peyman —  Many people are aware that vitamin D is important for bone health. Research is emerging that confirms the importance of vitamin D for prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and a variety of other diseases. Recent studies also have shown that vitamin D deficiency may increase your risk of depression, […]

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What is holistic health?

February 25, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  People of all ages are concerned about the many aspects of their health: how they feel, how they look, disease prevention, as well as quality of life. Unfortunately, a major part of society has been brainwashed to believe in the concept of eating less fat, excessive exercise, Botox injections or pharmaceutical […]

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Are you deficient in vitamin D?

February 23, 2012

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  It has been estimated that 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin-D deficiency. According to several studies, 40 to 100 percent of U.S. and European elderly men and women still living in the community (not in nursing homes) are deficient in vitamin D. More than 50 percent of postmenopausal […]

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