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Top 5 Summer Health Tips from a Naturopathic Doctor

The warm days of summer have arrived. This is a great opportunity to be more active, spend time in nature and relax with family and friends. The following tips will help you support your overall health and wellness this summer.

Stay Sun Safe

For long days at the beach, the best protection is to cover up. Dress the kids in a sun suit and hat. Adults can find sun shirts at sporting stores. Find shade, or make it yourself. Protect your eyes.

Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen cream with an SPF between 15 and 50. Avoid aerosol spray or powders. A mineral based cream is best (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, otherwise avobenzone 3%). Avoid ingredients listed as retinyl palmitate and oxybenzone. Visit the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep database for more info (