Tag: sun
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It seemed only fitting that I found myself, a health and vitamin D advocate, meandering through a “medicine market” during a mesmerizing visit to the People’s Republic of China. Tucked along a highway outside the ancient walled city of Xi’an, several structures housed a maze of stalls replete with raw medicinal goods that supply local hospitals, clinics, and health care practices. As I sauntered along a narrow muddy path through the market, I was dazzled, yet humbled, by the sight of large sacks of unidentified herbs, jars of dried sea horses, flattened lizards on a stick, and elixirs promising to […]

Sun-at-beach

The warmest season of the year has arrived.  Many of us are looking forward to school holidays, work vacations, and relaxing.  And shopping often accompanies our summer fun. So take advantage of the best bargain of the season: better health—for free!  That’s right, I am talking about sunshine: the light emitting from the fiery heart of our solar system.  Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun provide us with an essential nutrient called vitamin D. Yes, this is the vitamin that not only strengthens our bones and muscles but may significantly protect us from a wide range of serious diseases […]