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Heliotherapy … The Positive Effects of the Sun!

Nature’s Skin Protection
Unlike some sunscreens, a tan provides reliable, full spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection from burning that does not rub or sweat off.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Osteoporosis Preventio
Sunlight and suntanning beds that emit UVB are reliable sources of Vitamin D which our bodies need to use the calcium we get in our diets.

SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder
More than 25 million North Americans suffer with SAD each year. SAD is a seasonal mood disorder caused by sunlight deprevation. Light therapy is the only known cure for SAD.

Psoriasis Treatment
Exposure to UV light is commonly prescribed by doctors to alleviate the unsightly appearance and discomfort of psoriasis. 80% of psoriasis sufferers show improvement with UV light exposure.

Reduce Symptoms of PMS
Exposure to bright light has been found to help alleviate some symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, such as mild depression and mood swings, irritability, physical discomfort and social withdrawl.

Cancer Prevention
Some studies show that risk of certain types of cancers as well as skin cancers can be significantly reduced by regular UV exposure.

Stress Reduction
Stress increases the risk of illness two to four times. Sunlight exposure decreases andrenaline levels and releases endorphins for a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

References
http://www.grassrootshealth.net
http://www.vitamindcuncil.org
http://www.sunarc.org
http://www.drholick.com
http://www.mercola.com

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