Hail the Sunshine

The summer sun shines more direct rays onto your skin. You cover up, wear SPF 50+, and try to run in the early morning and evening to protect yourself from ultra-violet light. But sun exposure isn’t all wrinkles and sunburns.

Dr GABE MIRKIN shares new research on the relationship between sun exposure and your gut flora.

An exciting new study from the University of British Columbia shows that lack of vitamin D may change the colon bacteria to an overabundance of harmful bacteria.1

This results in inflammation that increases risk for autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, lupus and some types of arthritis. Lead researcher Else Bosman and her team also showed that using ultraviolet light to raise

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