Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to cancer, diabetes, and numerous other life threatening diseases. We know that without sunlight our body cannot manufacture Vitamin D.

The absurd recommendation of avoiding the sun is mind boggling, and should be challenged if you want to progress in improving your health.

Obviously, if you absolutely must sit in the sun for endless hours, if extra clothing are not an option, if shade is particularly absent – you should put some sort of lotion over your skin. One which is chemical free of course. I like to use coconut oil.

It has been confirmed that antioxidants act as the skin’s natural barrier to overexposure from sunlight. One antioxidant supplement, known specifically for its ability to help protect the skin from free radical damage, is astaxanthin. If taken each day, as well as one hour before heading out into the sun, your skin will be less likely to burn. Of course, do not depend on this alone.

Burning is what you have to watch out for, that is what causes skin cancer, not the sun itself.

Vitamin D is free to all yet capable of reducing many causes of mortality. Why not take full advantage this summer: replenish your stores of an essential nutrient and allow your children to do the same, 15 to 30 minutes is all you need.

Enjoy your summer!

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