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Dentists Weigh-in on Sun Exposure Myth

If you live in Miami, chances are good that your doctor has warned you about spending long hours in the hot Florida sun. You’ve probably also been cautioned to used a thick sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, and to reapply the lotion every 30 to 60 minutes to avoid sunburn and melanoma (skin cancer). With all the hearsay and confusion surrounding the subject of sun exposure and health, you might even find yourself taking refuge in the shade, just to play it safe. Avoiding the sun can be extremely detrimental to long-term health, however.

By | 2014-07-15T22:38:44+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Holistic Dentistry, News|0 Comments

Got Vitamin D?

Got Vitamin D?Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, as it is stored in the liver and fatty tissues. It is stored for long periods and is eliminated slowly from the body. Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because the body makes it after being exposed to sunshine. It is the only vitamin that the body can produce on its own, but it needs sunlight to do so. The body must get all other vitamins from diet and/or supplementation. There are several forms of Vitamin D, including D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is synthesized by plants, and Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans when their skin is exposed to ultraviolet-B (UVB) rays from sunlight.

By | 2012-05-22T03:00:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Holistic Dentistry, Miami Dentistry|0 Comments

Immune System Health and Vitamin D

immune-system-health-and-vitamin-dWe know the South Florida sun can make you look great, but did you know it could also help you feel great? Recent studies indicate that exposure to sunlight causes the body to produce Vitamin D, a nutrient that significantly promotes immune system health.

By | 2010-08-03T02:02:21+00:00 August 3rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments