Monday, September 28, 2009


I saw this today  in the window of a tanning bed place. It reads:

DID YOU KNOW? 17 forms of cancer linked to Vitamin D deficiency!

Ummmm, are they trying to use the message “Risk skin cancer so you can ward off 17 other forms of cancer” as a selling feature of tanning bed use?


Don’t be scared into the tanning bed!

- Food sources of Vitamin D - seafood! cod liver oil, herring, catfish, salmon, mackerel, tuna, eel, sardines (plus they provide you with Omega-3 fatty acids), whole egg; fortified foods, milk, some juices, cheeses, yogurt, breakfast cereals.

- Vitamin D supplements - 400IU containing the D3 form (it may be listed as cholecalciferol).

- Sunlight - your body produces vitamin D every time it is warmed by the sun. 

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