NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
May 10, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that according to a study in the May issue of Health Affairs, increasing the percentage of elementary school children who participate in 25 minutes of physical activity three times a week from 32 percent to 50 percent would avoid $21.9 billion in medical costs and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes? Wow.

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  2. Once received, we upload the data into our Pure Genomics database and generate your report.
  3. We then make an appointment!
Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Dermatologist vs Orthopedist:
and the Winner Is?

Bonnie and Steve: 
Nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use and simply, not enough time spent outdoors.

According to the lead author of a study from the May issue of Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, "People are spending less time outside and, when they do go out, they're typically wearing sunscreen, which essentially nullifies the body's ability to produce vitamin D. While we want people to protect themselves against skin cancer, there are healthy, moderate levels of unprotected sun exposure that can be very helpful in boosting vitamin D."

As you well know, numerous chronic diseases are related to vitamin D deficiency. The likelihood of bone disorders such as osteoporosis increase when vitamin D levels are suboptimal. This does not make your orthopedist happy. She wants you to get sun. However, if you get sun, you'll make your dermatologist unhappy. According to him, there is NO safe level of sun exposure.

What should we do when we are being pulled in both directions by our doctors? There is a happy medium. In this case, we side with the orthopedist.

Increasing and maintaining healthy vitamin D levels can be as easy as spending 15 minutes per day in the midday sun. Some experts believe you need even less: just 30 minutes in midday sun twice per week. However, this must be without sunscreen. A simple walk with arms and legs exposed is enough for most people.

We can hear dermatologists screaming at their computer screens already!

The majority of the medical establishment considers vitamin D3 insufficiency between 21 and 30 ng/ml. Deficiency is below 20 ng/ml. We see insufficiency as below 50 ng/ml and deficiency as below 40 ng/ml.

Supplementation is the most foolproof way to keep your levels optimal because for some, genetic predisposition impairs vitamin D processing from the sun and food. We can test for this if you are not sure about your genetic predisposition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration More Prevalent Than Once Thought

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