Don't Get Burned
In her newest book, Dr. Lani Simpson provides readers with no-nonsense, easy-to-understand advice about the sun and how our bodies react to sun exposure. This go-to-guide for all members of the family includes: practical information about how to obtain vitamin D from the sun safely, how to protect yourself and your family from sunburns, and how to find safe sunscreen products. This book examines how our ancestors worshiped the sun and how those beliefs shaped our modern relationship with the sun. Dr. Lani's No-Nonsense Sun Health Guide advocates for a conscious and respectful relationship with the sun.
The sun is now listed as a carcinogen, this is true, especially when we allow our skin to burn and neglect basic sun protection. And we also need vitamin D, which is produced when certain rays interact with exposed skin. There are hundreds of conditions that have been associated with vitamin D deficiency including: multiple cancers, hormone imbalances, bone loss and osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. So, how do we get this essential vitamin from the sun without damaging our skin that could end up causing skin cancers? Is taking a vitamin D supplement the answer?
The fact is, not enough and too much vitamin D can result in health consequences.As a complete guide, it contains chapters on skin cancers, how to identify them, and as well as available treatment options. The final chapter covers the importance of sunlight itself that fosters our natural circadian rhythms for a good night's sleep. These questions, and many more, are addressed in Dr. Lani's No-Nonsense Sun Health Guide.