This summer, many women are shielding themselves from the sun'??s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays by using sunscreen and wearing hats, but this blocks the body from absorbing the sunlight necessary to produce vitamin D. Leading experts believe up to 77 percent of Americans have insufficient levels of vitamin D, thus increasing their risk for falls and fractures.
Four things you need to know:
- The primary source for vitamin D is direct exposure to sunlight.
- As the body ages, it becomes less efficient at producing Vitamin D from the sun.
- Rather than increasing sun exposure, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends people obtain vitamin D through adequate diet or supplements.
- Caltrate now has double the amount of vitamin D, making it the most vitamin D rich supplement available.
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The New Year is off to a fresh start, and many of us are committed to doing something or many things with more intention this year. But it's tough to stay on track. In fact, “Quitters Day”, which falls on January 14th this year, is the day when most people give up. How can you ...read more
Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Banana Waffle Pies With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
School has started back for many (us included!), and today's Kid's in the Kitchen recipe makes for a perfect breakfast or after-school snack. We made ours for an after-school snack the other day and my second grader loved it. We call this recipe Mini Banana Waffle Pies With ...read more
The Best Overnight French Toast Recipe
We've hit the winter lull--that lengthy stretch of season with no plans, no parties, nothing to do, and nowhere to go. I have to admit that at first, I welcomed the quiet obligation-free weekends of January. After the nonstop hustle-bustle pace of November and December, my family ...read more
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