Benefits of Vitamin D
Vitamin D and sunlight lead to so many benefits, it is the sunshine vitamin.
Time in the sun makes you feel better but there are some MS sufferers who avoid the sun because an increase in body temperature is not a good idea. Get the benefits of Vitamin D by taking the capsules.
I recently stumbled across an article on the benefits of Vitamin D written by Oliver Gillie, he is a writer and freelance medical researcher. The article is a resume of his report called Sunlight Robbery written for the Health Research Forum.
Deficiency in Vitamin D.
The third sentence from the report “The diseases associated with vitamin D deficiency include more than a dozen types of cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes type 1,heart disease, high blood pressure, and schizophrenia as well as the classic bone diseases: rickets, osteoporosis and osteomalacia.” Wow, that is a lot of diseases because of a deficiency in Vitamin D.
Revolution in Iraq
The main source of vitamin D is sunlight on exposed skin. In Iraq since the revolution in 1979 women have worn a niquab and burka covering them from head to foot; the incidence of MS in women has increased eightfold. Is this caused becaused the skin has not been exposed to sunlight? Whatever the reason this has happened is in the space of only 55 years – pretty scary!
We all know that fashions come and go. One of the current fashions is to put vast quantities of sun cream that has a high sun protection factor (SPF) onto exposed skin.
The alarm bells are being ignored. The fear of cancer rings is more newsworthy than the fear of ricketts and bone weakness.
A balanced life style is as important as a balanced diet. The newspapers are full of healthy diets, get-fit regimes and how to be a good parent but do they ever talk about basics? Get out of the house, do some exercise, get some sunshine, and walk to the shops.
In our anxiety to be seen to be better off than our next door neighbour, drive a smarter car or have a better holiday don’t you think that we have forgottem how to live? No matter how much our life style might have changed we still need the same building blocks to survive; vitamins, protein, trace elements, carbo hydrates etc
It puts a smile on our faces
There are a lot of well informed views and opinions but so far there are very few confirmed and accepted facts. Have you noticed that sunshine makes us feel better and it puts a smile on our faces?
Did you know?
- the rays of natural sunlight that generate vitamin D in your skin cannot penetrate glass
- chronic vitamin D deficiency cannot be reversed overnight
- even weak sunscreens (SPF=8) block your body’s ability to generate vitamin D by 95%
- vitamin D is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body
Nutritionists would say that we should be able to get all the vitamin D we need from a balanced diet. MS is particularly prevalent in Northern hemisphere and the Scottish government have been advised that Vitamin D supplements should be provided to all to prevent future health crisis.
If you eat oil fish and nothing else then you might get a reaonable amount of Vitamin D. I would prefer my diet to be a bit more varied. You do need sunshine to ensure you get sufficient Vitamin D. A balanced diet will not provide enough Vitamin D. As the knowledge of the role that Vitamin D has on our health increases then it is important that people in the modern Western world get plenty of it