Monthly Health Tip- Sunlight
“Truly the light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun” (Ecclesiastes 11:7)
In order to enjoy health and cheerfulness, the body and mind also need sunlight. Sunlight improves your mood and it signals special areas in your retina to trigger the release of serotonin. When natural sunlight penetrates the skin, it triggers the body’s production of Vitamin D, also known as "the sun vitamin.” Vitamin D has several important functions: it helps with the growth and development of healthy bones and teeth, protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure and improves your brain function. But most of all, Vitamin D dramatically supports your immune system. A recent study showed that 80 percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 were Vitamin D deficient and those who are most susceptible to COVID-19 were those with low Vitamin D levels.
According to Dr. Robert Heaney, Professor of Medicine at Creighton University and a world authority on clinical uses of Vitamin D, children should be taking a minimum of 2,000 IU of D3 daily while most adults need an average of 4,000 IU daily. If you don’t know what your Vitamin D level is, ask your doctor to have it checked.
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