Late last year, Carolyn Mukai authored 7 Health Truths About Sunlight Exposure, where we addressed how despite increasing rates of skin cancer, there’s mounting evidence that sun exposure shouldn’t be avoided. In this article we revealed that sun exposure offers several benefits, including:
- Optimizing vitamin D levels
- Reducing cancer risk
- Defending against autoimmunity
- Improving cardiovascular health
- Maintaining circadian rhythms
- Improving brain function
And here’s the other point we raised – our bodies have natural sun-blocking abilities. With this said, do we need to be wearing sunscreen? Dr. Josh Axe has strong opinions on the topic, so we’ll exit stage left for the moment and let him shed some light (pun intended).