The Queensland summer can be debilitating and dangerous
How to stay safe under our hot summer sun should be given thought with a proactive approach to looking after the skin to protect it from being burnt and damaged; while considering the importance of VIT D for the health of our bodies.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SUN DAMAGE
BREAKING SOME OLD RULES AND RAISING HOPE
Because of the "slip slop slap" campaigns, people have been under exposed to the sun because of fear; which has left many people vitamin D deficient and prone to other health problems as a result. Now, many people cannot rely on their bodies to produce vitamin D the old-fashioned way, see the diagram. Instead, they are encouraged to depend on artificially fortified foods and pills to provide this vital nutrient.
HOW YOUR BODY MAKES VITAMIN D
Fish, eggs and milk if farmed correctly can provide a healthy source of Vitamin D.
In contrast, most dietary supplements are manufactured by exposing a plant sterol to ultraviolet energy, thus producing vitamin D2. Because their function is almost identical, D2 and D3 are lumped together under the name vitamin D — but neither will function until the body works its magic.
HOW IT ALL WORKS
Good levels of vitamin D lead to bone calcium stores, decreasing the risk of fractures. If vitamin D did nothing more than protect bones, it would still be essential. Evidence shows the body's tissues contain vitamin D receptors enabling efficient absorption that protects our bones from osteoporosis and fractures and absorption to many organs from the prostate to the heart, blood vessels, muscles, and endocrine glands. Vitamin D is absolutely necessary for bone health and joins the list of magnesium, zinc, boron, germanium and vanadium, which are all in short supply in our soil.
Happy New Year
The beginning of the year is always a good time to reflect on the changes you would like to make in your life and how you can improve the outcomes. I am committed to working with you to gain, retain and maintain health and wellbeing.
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Dr M Patrick Rozanski ND