Podcast Episode 128: Why Sunlight is Vital to Our Health

We all miss the sun in the winter, especially when we’re feeling the SAD (seasonal affective disorder). But did you know that sunlight is important for more than just our mood?

In today’s episode, Dr. Holly Carling explains all the reasons that exposure to sunlight is important to our health, from mood and sleep regulation to skin, bone health and more. Plus, she shares the risk of not getting enough sunlight and offers several helpful tips for getting more sunlight, even in the winter months. Let’s dive in!

What’s in this episode:

  • The role Vitamin D plays in our health
  • How much sunlight you should try to get each day
  • The risks of not catching enough rays
  • How to get enough sunlight in the winter months
  • How sunscreen can affect our sunlight exposure
Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with nearly four decades of experience. Dr. Carling is a “Health Detective,” she looks beyond your symptom picture and investigates WHY you are experiencing your symptoms in the first place. Dr. Carling considers herself a “professional student” – she has attended more than 600 post-secondary education courses related to health and healing. Dr. Carling gives lectures here in the U.S. and internationally and has been noted as the “Doctor’s Doctor”. When other healthcare practitioners hit a roadblock when treating their patients nutritionally, Dr. Carling is who they call. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic.

Medical/Health Disclaimer:

The information provided in this article or podcast should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this article or podcast. Readers/listeners should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. The information and opinions provided here are believed to be accurate and sound, based on the best judgment available to the author, but readers/listeners who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

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