Soak up a few minutes of sunshine and you're getting vitamin D, an essential nutrient for healthy bones that also might help prevent cancer and other diseases. But don't stay out long - too much sun on unprotected skin can cause damage and increase your risk for skin cancer. Get the information you need to be safe and healthy this summer. Click here for the link to a bunch of articles on Vitamin D -----and talk to your doctor about getting tested for Vitamin D deficiency. My (pain management) physician told me that it's estimated that nearly 70% of patients with a chronic pain condition are Vitamin D deficient, and it's easy to alleviate. Talk to your doctor and go get checked----------and for the record, I take 5000 IU's daily.