Trying to get Vitamin D from our food is impossible. Taking pills is not working. Humans are designed to get vitamin D from exposure to the Uvb rays of the sun - or tanning beds when the sun is not available like winter months.
We are putting information together that we find and learn from across the internet. This is a place where people can find lots of information to learn about the many health benefits of getting more sunshine. There are currently over 800 studies linking low vitamin D levels to a significant increase in 105 diseases. Sure some people keep telling you sunshine is bad for you ... but they use those words too vaguely. The sun is not bad for you, or the planet. As a matter of fact without the sun the whole planet would be dead. So what then is the correct answer. Simple - too much sun exposure, over doing it, burning your skin over and over may be bad for you and possibly lead to skin cancer. Now it's important to realize ... even though TOO MUCH tanning is bad for us TOO LITTLE tanning is 105 times more dangerous ! Keep in mind out of all the cancers we are at risk for the deadly Melanoma Skin Cancer is one of the rarest to get and one of the easiest to cure. However - low vitamin D significantly increases your risk of Breast Cancer, Colon cancer and Prostate Cancer as well as Heart Disease. These four diseases alone kill thousands more people every year than skin cancer. These diseases are much harder to detect, have a higher death rate as well. As you can see avoiding the sun to prevent skin cancer does not make sense when it also puts you at risk for these much more common and much more deadly diseases. So the real message we should be telling people is to actually get more sun exposure just don't over do it and end up burning your skin. Tanning beds are a great substitute for the real sun during winter or rainy seasons when the outside sun is not available or too weak to make vitamin D. For more information about A reputable tanning salon click here. For more infomation about Vitamin D visit the Vitamin D council here.