SPF stands for sun protective factor. It’s a measurement of how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) B rays. UVB rays are what cause the most damage to the top layer of skin (epidermis) and where skin cancer occurs. There are currently two types of UV protectors: Physical and Chemical. All sunscreen manufacturers whether physical or chemical must abide by FDA regulations to make a SPF claim. My Epidemiology thesis paper in graduate school was on the dramatic decrease of skin cancer cases in Australia after the concerted efforts of their government to provide education on prevention...
Last month, we picked a few of our power hitters in protecting your immune system, and recommended Cod Liver Oil due to its high levels of vitamin A and D. As scientists rush to understand COVID-19 one piece of validating research has developed, pinpointing those with a Vitamin D deficiency to be more vulnerable to the virus.
One of the best things we can do when we travel or could be potentially vulnerable to viruses is to build the immune system. Mindful interventions and being proactive when there is no harm, is just a win-win. There are so many supplements out there touted to build and support the immune system and many really do, but we narrowed it down to a few that have proven to pack an effective punch. First and foremost is Vitamin C. We are not featuring Vitamin C in this article because there is so much excellent research on its power including its...