One of the best foods for a baby's healthy brain development is already in most refrigerators: eggs. In an historic first, the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans include recommendations for birth to 24 months old and specifically recommend them as an important first food for infants and toddlers, as well as for pregnant women and lactating moms. "The … [Read more...]
Why we need sunshine.
Many of us enjoy sunshine. Most public health messages of the past century have focused on the hazards of too much sun exposure. UVA radiation (95?97% of the UVR that reaches Earth?s surface) penetrates deeply into the skin, where it can contribute to skin cancer indirectly via generation of DNA-damaging molecules such as hydroxyl and oxygen radicals. Sunburn is caused by too … [Read more...]