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For years, dermatologists have been warning us to stay out of the sun to reduce our risk of skin cancer. More of us have been heeding this cautious advice in Australia and in the U.S. But what does that mean for the sunshine vitamin? Are we running on empty?
Australian naturopath Russell Setright describes why vitamin D levels are so often low, how to assess them and what to do about deficiency.
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Guest: Russell Setright, ND, ATMS, is also a medical herbalist, acupuncturist and educator in Advanced Life Support, First Aid, Emergency Care and Rescue. He is the author of seven books on complementary medicine, including Get Well, An A-Z of Natural Medicine for Everyday Illness. He hosts three talk-back radio shows on health in Sydney, Adelaide and rural New South Wales and is the senior instructor for Life Survival Training in O’Connell, NSW. HIs website is www.lifesurvival.com.au
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