Do we realize how much the sun impacts our well being? Sunshine has the reputation of making everybody chipper and spry. Not only does it just lighten up the world it lightens our moods. The vitamin D levels in our blood increase when we are exposed to sun for 10-15 minutes each day. Not always easy to soak up when the clouds roll in. Fortunately many foods, like cereal, are fortified with doses of D. When there is a chance to bask in the rays we are often told to slather on the sunscreen to protect our skin. This is true. However a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(Natural Solutions Magazine) it is actually in our favor to sans the sunscreen for those 15 minutes of savory sun. The vitamin D actually helps protect against lung, prostate, colon, and breast cancers. It’s nice to hear a good correlation between the sun and cancer for once. Once 15 minutes are up be sure to put on sunscreen to ward off winkles and melanoma.