You may believe that everyone gets headaches. After all, they’re normal, right? Some are dull; others are throbbing. Some occur on only one side; others produce nausea or light and sound sensitivity.
The sun has gotten a bad rap over the years. Dermatologists mean well when they say you should never expose yourself to direct sunlight. Their focus has been helping you prevent skin damage and cancer. But, there’s another side to the sun exposure equation. A healthy side. It’s called the “Sunshine Vitamin,” aka vitamin D. Vitamin D is profoundly important to optimal health. Although it’s called a vitamin, it’s actually a steroid hormone, and it can only be derived from the sun, food and supplementation. Your skin produces it in response to UV radiation. Because almost all human cells have vitamin D receptors, its absorption effects the entire body. Vitamin D is essential in preventing:
The intervertebral disc is a special type of cartilage found between each of the 24 bones of your spine. Bands of fibrous tissue surround its jelly-like center. The disc provides space so pairs of nerve roots can exit the spinal cord from between each spinal bone.