How Much Sun Exposure//Vitamin D Is Enough?

With the winter months just ahead of us, how do we know if we are getting enough Vitamin D?

For light-skinned people, 15 to 30 minutes of mid-day sun exposure five or six times per week to the face, arms, hands, or back without sunscreen during the summer months is usually sufficient to provide adequate Vitamin D. Dark-skinned people require up to six times that amount of exposure to arrive at the same level of vitamin D as fair-skinned people. So, during the winter when this may not be possible, it is a good idea to use daily supplementation of Vitamin D from a good source of D3 (cholecalciferol) of 2,000 to 5,000 IU’s. A whole food source is best………Hallelujah Acres Health News…..

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Did you know??? 5 Foods to Beat Breast Cancer!

Salmon….taking fish oil supplements for at least 10 years can shrink your rislk of ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. It’s thought that the omega-3 fats in fish oil reduce inflammation, which may contribute to breast cancer.

Olive Oil….Another reason to reach for extra-virgin olive oil; when researchers in Barcelona gave rats with breast cancer a diet in which fat came predominantly from extra-virgin olive oil, they found that the olive oil’s antioxidants and oleic acid (a monounsaturated fat), quelled growth of malignant cells.

Parsley….University of Missouri scientists found that this herb can actually inhibit cancer-cell growth. Animals that were given apigenin, a compound abundant in parsley (and celery), boosted their resistance to developing cancerous tumors. A couple pinches of fresh parsley in your dishes daily is recommended.

Coffee….Drinking about two 12 ounce coffees a day may lower your risk an of aggressive form of breast cancer, says a 2011 study in Breast Cancer Research. One possibility is that antioxidants in coffee protect cells from damage.

Broccoli….Sulforaphane-a compund in broccoli-reduced the number of breast cancer stem cells (which cause cancer spread and recurrence) in mice, according to research from the University of Michigan. Since boiling destroys some sulforaphane, it is recommended to eat broccoli raw, briefly steamed or stir-fried.

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