I grew up thinking that the sun was something to avoid.  So, I put sunscreen on daily during the summer, and I avoided the sun as much as possible.  Well, as it turns out, a little bit of sunshine is good for you.  Sunburns are still to be avoided, but a little daily sunshine is necessary for health.  In the winter months the body’s vitamin D levels decrease, since people are outdoors very little and the sun is at a low angle on the horizon.   This decrease in Vitamin D is linked with increased incidence of illnesses such as flus and colds.

If you want to know more about Vitamin D, check out this Vitamin D Council website.  As it states on the website, the Vitamin D Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put an end to needless suffering and death worldwide due to  vitamin D deficiency.  

Tammy Schmidt, Montreal

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