The ABC’s of Skin Cancer

I decided to write about skin cancer this week for two reasons.  One, because we are only a few weeks away from the summer months and two, because I want to clear up a misconception that I am sure you have about this skin disease.

I bet most of you believe that we should only use sunscreen when we are swimming or sunbathing.  Actually, that is not correct.  We should wear sunscreen all year-round, even in the winter months.  Melanoma is most often caused by UV from sunshine in all climate conditions, not just in the summer months.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? You probably didn’t know that, right?

What does eating right mean to you?  How important is it to you?  After all, we know what we need to do but do we really do it on a regular basis? I know, I am just as guilty.  It’s hard to say no to the good stuff, isn’t it?  And as we get older, it gets harder and harder to stay in good shape.

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is known to be a great supplement to anyone’s diet.  And recent studies found that Vitamin D has got many different benefits and can actually cut your risk of cancer by 60 percent.  According to Dr. Joseph Mercola “optimizing your Vitamin D levels can help you to prevent as many as 16 different types of cancer including pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate, and colon cancers”.

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