6 Tips for Using Sunlight to Boost Your Vitamin D Levels

Your body produces vitamin D whenever the sun’s UVB rays land on your skin. So, to boost your vitamin D levels, your best bet is to go out and get some sunlight – instead of just turning to your diet (since most foods don’t naturally have vitamin D).

That also means that if you’re not regularly getting very much sunlight, you could very well be vitamin D deficient (which can lead to a host of possible symptoms, like fatigue, depression, muscle weakness, and more). If so, you aren’t alone: researchers estimate that about 40% of adults in the United States are vitamin D deficient!

With that in mind, here are 6 tips for using sunlight to boost your vitamin D levels.

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How to Use a Food Elimination Diet to Discover Your Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivity testing and elimination diets are a dynamic duo. A food sensitivity test can tell you how strongly your immune system reacts to different foods – based on measurements of IgG antibodies in your blood. An elimination diet, in turn, can help you use the food sensitivity test results to efficiently cut out the exact foods that give you unpleasant, unruly food sensitivity symptoms.

So how does an elimination diet work?

Here, you’ll find the answer to that exact question as we break down the 3 main types of food elimination diets.

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Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions – And How to Reach Them

2019 is coming in at full throttle. Because soon, in just a few hours, a brand new year will be upon us all – and with it the opportunity to turn resolutions into reality.

But, as many of us resolution-makers know firsthand, actually achieving New Year’s resolutions is often a year-long challenge that doesn’t always pan out the way we’d like.

In light of this (and in the spirit of New Year’s), we’ve pulled together 5 popular New Year’s resolutions here – and some practical ideas for turning them into solutions.

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An Unhealthy Diet and Lack of Exercise Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes – But So Can Your Genes

One’s genes are just as real a risk factor for type 2 diabetes as one’s dietary habits and level of physical activity. This is why you can develop type 2 diabetes even if you lead a healthy lifestyle. It’s also why a family history of diabetes is a key predictor of this disease. Here, you’ll discover how genetics can play a role in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Continue reading