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February 2019 Archive

Spring cleaning for better everyday health

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson
It's uncertain exactly where the tradition of spring cleaning comes from - it may go back to the practice of 'shaking the house' before the Persian New Year, which falls on the first day of Spring, or it could have come from the Jewish tradition of cleansing the house before Passover. Read more

Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Posted on February 13, 2019 by Brynna Gabrielson

Vitamin D - sometimes called the Sunshine Vitamin - plays an essential role in good health as it helps our bodies to absorb calcium, therefor keeping our bones and teeth strong and healthy. Our own bodies can produce Vitamin D just by exposing our skin to sunlight. From early Spring to early Autumn most of us get more than enough Vitamin D (10 micrograms, or 400 International Units) naturally - it can take just 10 minutes if you pop outside between 11am and 3pm. But once the winter months settle in, getting enough Vitamin D can be quite a struggle. The sun's rays are much weaker and thus even going outside during the day isn't likely enough. During these months it's best to look for alternative sources of Vitamin D. However take care not to take too much Vitamin D as it could be harmful.

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