skin cancer is on the rise.
American Academy of Dermatology predicts that nearly a million cases
of skin cancer will be will diagnosed by American physicians this
year. The most serious type, malignant melanoma, is expected to
kill over 7,500 people. Malignant melanoma is the fifth most common
cancer in the United States, behind lung, breast, colon and prostate
cancers. This form of cancer is increasing at a greater rate than
from the past can show up years later.
form 10 to 20 years after the occurrence of sun-related skin damage.
Typically, the largest amount of sun damage has happened by age
18 and if melanomas develop, they usually appear between the ages
D: the sun vitamin.
sun is an important source of Vitamin D. Our bodies make Vitamin
D when sunlight touches our bare skin. However, it has been proved
that too much exposure to direct sunlight increases the risk of
skin cancer, so wearing a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
is important for reducing the risk of skin cancer and preventing
premature aging of the skin. Despite the harmful effect of too
much sun, it has also been proven that at least 10-15 minutes
of sunlight per day, depending on your skin sensitivity, is actually
good for you.
But how much is too much?
is the answer, according to The Center for Science For the Public
Exposing non-sunscreened hands, face and arms to the sun for about
ten to fifteen minutes (depending on skin sensitivity to sunburning,
latitude and time of day) two to three times a week between 8
am and 4 pm gives the body it's Vitamin D requirement.
In addition to allowing yourself some exposure to the sun, here
are more recommendations from The Center For Science in the Public
Interest for Daily Health involving Vitamin D and Calcium:
Calcium: 1,000 mg per day for ages 19-50; 1,200 mg per
day if you are over age 50.
Vitamin D: If you are 70 or younger, get
100% of the daily Value (400IU) for Vitamin D from a multivitamin,
other supplements or from 4 glasses of milk per day.
If you are over 70, get a total of 600 IU of Vitamin D
Make sure that you are not getting more than 1,000 IU of
Vitamin D per day from all supplements and food. Some calcium
supplements contain Vitamin D, so check labels carefully.
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lack of Vitamin D may contribute to chronic fatigue and depression.
Affective Disorder (SAD), a mood disorder caused by the lack of
light in winter, is a specific type of major depression. It can
appear as the onset of major depression in the fall (September
through November) and the symptoms abate in late winter to early
spring (March through May). Also, the frequency of SAD can vary
depending on the amount of sun in relation to the geographic location.
benefits of Vitamin D
D is critical to the proper formation of the skeletal structure.
Its purpose is to maintain blood levels of calcium in the correct,
normal range and to tell the body to absorb more calcium from
food as needed.
Osteoporosis is strongly associated with low Vitamin D. Maintaining
normal storage levels of Vitamin D in your body helps keep bones
strong and may help prevent osteoporosis in elderly, non-ambulatory
individuals and post-menopausal women.
Food sources of Vitamin D include: Milk, which is fortified with
Vitamin D. However, it is important to know that dairy products
such as cheese, yogurt and ice cream do not contain Vitamin D.
Other food sources of Vitamin D include:Milk is fortified with
Cod Liver Oil
Lard (Pork Fat)
Atlantic Herring (Pickled)
Eastern Oysters (Steamed)
Skinless Sardines (Water Packed)
Smoked Chinook Salmon
Egg Yolk (Fresh)
(One yolk contains about 24 IU)
Lamb Liver (Braised)
Pork Liver (Braised)
Beef Liver (Fried)
Beef Tripe (Raw)
Beef Kidney (Simmered)
Chicken Livers (Simmered)
Small Clams (Steamed/Cooked Moist)
Blue Crab (Steamed)
Northern Lobster (Steamed)