Thursday, September 9, 2010

D is for De-Light!

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine” vitamin because our bodies can make it when our skin is exposed to the sun. About 10-15 minutes of sun exposure per day on our face, hands and arms—without sunscreen—is enough to meet our needs.

Adequate vitamin D levels are thought to reduce risk of breast, colon and prostate cancers and play a preventative role in multiple sclerosis, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Vitamin D has been recognized for its role in enhancing calcium absorption, thereby promoting good bone health. Emerging research suggests that vitamin D may be involved in optimal functioning of the immune system, mental activities and in reducing risk of periodontal disease—a chronic inflammatory gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.

Installing natural daylighting doesn’t just improve the value of your home and save you money on electrical bills. Sunlight regulates our biological rhythms, governs our immune system, and balances our brain chemistry. Daylight relieves eye strain, fatigue, depression, insomnia, and increases the efficiency of the heart. All of these benefits will add value to your life.

Contact Naturalight today for a free skylight estimate.

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