From Carole Baggerly, GrassrootsHealth
In an effort to increase public awareness of the importance of sunshine to human health, we have declared May to be “National Sunshine Month.”
With the transition from an agrarian to a technology-driven society, and other shifts in cultural behavior over the past several decades, Americans spend more time indoors than at any time in human history. The resulting decrease in exposure to sunlight is inhibiting our ability to fight many life-threatening diseases, including diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer and ironically, even skin cancer.Missing sunlight puts us at serious risk of a multitude of dangerous health problems. It is essential that we improve public understanding of the need for sunshine exposure and its related health outcomes.
Over the next four weeks, we will show you how to Harness the Power of the Sun for Health. Our goal is to provide you with education and tools to (1) assess your current situation, (2) set sunshine goals, (3) track vitamin D levels, and (4) record health outcomes.
Advice from some within the medical community, and even our own government, encouraging Americans to avoid the sun is an immense threat to human health. Click here to view a great infographic that you can share and post – to increase awareness about the benefits of sunshine.
Also new this month, thanks to our sponsors Bio-Tech Pharmacal and Solar D sunscreen, is the ability to put our money where our mouth is. We strongly believe that most people who haven’t measured are not in the recommended 40-60 ng/ml range. To this end, for any new person that joins D*action in May – if their results come back within 40-60 ng/ml – they may apply for a full refund (not including shipping, first 40 applicants).
Go out to your friends and family – dare them to test their levels! It will be FREE if they are within 40-60 ng/ml. If you want to be part of a Facebook campaign about knowing your level, please contact us – we are looking for people who want to share their story.
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