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Sunshine Science

Sunshine Science

By Sunshine Health Foundation

Welcome to Sunshine Science, where we educate the public on sun exposure to improve overall health. America's second largest public health problem is insufficient sun exposure. It's responsible for 340,000 preventable deaths per year. The Sunshine Health Foundation is committed to alleviating this severe health problem. Our scientists are worldwide experts who provide public health officials with up-to-date science on the benefits and risks of sun exposure. If you’re ready to build healthier communities, then let’s get started.
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#6. The Best Way to Get Vitamin D
#6. The Best Way to Get Vitamin D
One thing is for certain: the human body needs vitamin D. More and more Americans are coming to understand how important vitamin D is for optimal health. But, have you ever wondered… How should we be getting our vitamin D? Should we be getting it through food, supplements, or sun exposure? What is the most effective way to ensure we're getting the right amount  of vitamin D? In this episode, you’ll learn about the health benefits of getting vitamin D through… 1. Our Diets (1:40) 2. Supplements (2:32) Plus, you’ll learn about the many other health benefits from sensible sun exposure, besides getting sufficient vitamin D levels. === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit SunshineHealthFoundation.org to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities.
11:36
April 14, 2022
#5. Pregnancy Risks Reduced by Sun Exposure
#5. Pregnancy Risks Reduced by Sun Exposure
On May 16th, 2019, U.S. Olympic track star, Allyson Felix, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives about her near death experience giving child birth. She developed a disease that almost cost her life, and the life of her baby. Studies show that getting sensible sun exposure can significantly prevent the risk of developing this disease, and numerous other diseases like asthma, autism, SIDs, and more. Tune into the latest episode of Sunshine Science, Pregnancy Risks Reduced by Sun Exposure. In this episode, you’ll learn about staggering statistics of the following issues. Preterm Birth (4:57) Mental Development (9:12) Stay tuned to the end to learn how Allyson’s story ends and how pregnant women can take action to improve the health of their babies today === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit SunshineHealthFoundation.org to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities.
11:49
April 06, 2022
#4. 14 Health Conditions Affected by Insufficient Sun Exposure
#4. 14 Health Conditions Affected by Insufficient Sun Exposure
Discover 14 diseases and health conditions affected by insufficient sun exposure that all have a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. Let’s explore the state of racial health disparities and the role that sun exposure might play in reducing them, and improving health outcomes for Americans. Tune into the latest episode of Sunshine Science, 14 Health Conditions Affected by Insufficient Sun Exposure. In this episode, you’ll learn how sun exposure affects the following diseases. Multiple Sclerosis (04:18) Rheumatoid Arthritis (07:28) Obesity (09:44) Plus, 11 other health conditions. Stay tuned to the end to learn the simple solution to help reduce racial health disparities that most people aren’t talking about. === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit SunshineHealthFoundation.org to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities.
14:59
February 21, 2022
#3. Why Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Health Problem | Allen Miller Interview
#3. Why Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Health Problem | Allen Miller Interview
Are you wondering who started the Sunshine Health Foundation and why? Join me, Montrece Ransom, a Public Health Law and Policy Expert, former Sr. Public Health Analyst at CDC, and Sunshine Health Foundation contributor, as I interview Allen Miller, the founder of Sunshine Health Foundation. Tune into the latest episode of Sunshine Science, Why Insufficient Sun Exposure Has Become a Real Health Problem. In this interview, you’ll learn: The outcome of Allen’s meeting with the CDC (13:19) #1 misconception about sun exposure (18:50) The Sunshine Health Foundation’s goals in 2022 (29:53) Stay tuned to the end to learn about Allen’s true intentions with the Sunshine Health Foundation, and how this impacts the health of our communities. === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit https://www.sunshinehealthfoundation.org/ to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities
36:08
February 11, 2022
#2. Two Primary Reasons We Fear the Sun
#2. Two Primary Reasons We Fear the Sun
Why are most people afraid to go out into the sun? Is it because of the mental disease, heliophobia? Or because people are afraid of getting skin cancer and premature aging? Public health messaging has misguidedly warned all Americans to avoid the sun at all costs, and has caused the unintended consequences of a severely vitamin D insufficient population. Tune into the latest episode of Sunshine Science, Top 2 Reasons We Fear the Sun. In this episode, you’ll learn about the following concerns most Americans have about the sun and what recent studies actually show. Skin Cancer (02:50) Premature Aging (05:51) Stay tuned to the end to learn what you should actually be afraid about, when it comes to the sun and your skin. === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit SunshineHealthFoundation.org to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities.
10:51
February 03, 2022
#1. Sun Exposure as a Determinant of Health
#1. Sun Exposure as a Determinant of Health
Did you know that lack of sun exposure is a determinant of your health? Determinants of health are the behavioral, social and environmental factors that influence our health status. They include the following factors like living wages, access to quality education, access to healthy food, exposure to crime and violence, poverty, weather and more. More people now acknowledge that racism and discrimination are also significant determinants of our health. 70% of Americans are vitamin D deficient, including 62% of the White population and 95% of the Black population. Tune into the latest episode of Sunshine Science, Sun Exposure as a Determinant of Health. In this episode, you’ll discover why sunshine is considered a: Behavioral Determinant of Health (03:49) Environmental Determinant of Health (06:42) Social Determinant of Health (08:16) Stay tuned to the end to learn exactly how much sun exposure you need. === If you’re ready to build healthier communities, please visit SunshineHealthFoundation.org to find the latest research on the health benefits and risks of sun exposure. Or, you can subscribe to our newsletter for our latest updates. Step out of the dark and embrace sunshine. ☀️ Let's build healthier communities.
12:41
February 03, 2022