Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vitamin D - Let the Sunshine In

For many years I was told to stay out of the sun, wear long sleeves and a hat or you would get skin cancer. Having watched my fair skinned grandmother having her melanomas removed one by one, made a powerful impact on me.

When you're a young, new machine, skin is new and fresh but more sun exposure creates oxidation. Add many years and skin literally looks liked a tanned animal hide.But now it seems, NO sunlight on skins has its dangers too.

Even 15 minutes a day can deliver what a Vitamin D supplement cannot. alone. Traditional medicine even tests for levels of D in your annual physical and will prescribe supplement and limited sun exposure. It can affect brain and neurological function which would explain why months of darkness in winter can dramatically increase depression.

Guess it's all about balance, not too much sun, not too little.

Good travels on your wellness journey..