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By Yaakov Levine
The Chronicle 

Nutritionally Speaking: Vitamin D important supplement in the PNW

 

November 7, 2019

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When we spend time outdoors with skin exposed to the sun, our bodies can produce vitamin D, which we need to have strong bones, avoid colds and flu, and prevent cancer and autoimmune diseases.

In the Pacific Northwest, with our long periods without sunshine, we often are deficient in this important vitamin. When sun exposure is not possible, safe tanning beds at the gym or tanning salon can help with vitamin D production.

Because even during the summer months we are often inside or, if we are outside, most of our skin is covered with clothing and sunblock, it is important to include in our...



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