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Beat the Winter Blues

Jan 01, 2013 04:06PM


Qi Spa, in Catasauqua, is now offering vitamin D tanning. Vitamin D plays a number of major roles in our health. Researchers have identified an astonishing number of health benefits of vitamin D in the past decade. UV light from the sun is the main vitamin D source for humans and many people in northern locations are deficient in this nutrient because they do not get enough sushine during the winter months. Vitamin D deficenciy has been linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Since ultra violet (UV) exposure has been suspected of causing skin cancer, many conventional health authorities still warn against use of traditional UVA tanning beds for cosmetic reasons. A new generation of UVB-emitting tanning beds promoted by Dr. Joseph Mercola is now being used under strict guidelines for the therapeutic value of helping SAD sufferers increase their levels of Vitamin D during winter months.

Qi Spa is located at 429 Front St., in Catasauqua. For more information, call 610-443-1746 or visit 

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