Monthly Archives: May 2013

  1. A Natural Approach to Sun Care

    A Natural Approach to Sun Care

    There has been a lot of confusion about how much sun is enough and what – if anything should be put on our skin to protect ourselves. What does remain true is that we have been smearing ourselves in many chemicals in order to protect ourselves from exposure to the sun’s rays. The long term effects of this have not yet been tested.

    What we do know is that Vitamin D is very important to our health. Did you know that our bodies convert the sun’s rays into 10,000 international units of Vitamin D in just 20 minutes? Vitamin D is essential for good health because it protects us from cardiovascular disease and cancers. Keep in mind, overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can have negative results of premature agi

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  2. The Role of Electrolytes in Athletic Performance

    The Role of Electrolytes in Athletic Performance

    In athletic performance Electrolytes play a crucial role in the function of muscles and inadequate hydration. They are especially important during intense physical activity and in extreme temperatures, notably in the hot weather of the summer months. Endurance athletes have long known the crucial importance of potassium, sodium and magnesium in preventing heat stroke and severe dehydration, as well as in avoiding the muscle cramping and injury that can be caused by a lack of electrolytes. These aforementioned trace minerals allow for the proper functioning of muscles an

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