Want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans.
Sometimes I feel that nothing in life can really prepare me for what is coming up next. And I kinda like it that way.
So have a firm foundation.
Learn to improvise.
Think for yourself.
Use your imagination.
And don’t be too proud to lean on a friend.
This is me taking my experiences, wiping them off, painting over the rough edges and giving it to you for more than it is worth. Hey, it works for me. And I know that I really know nothing, but seriously…
Life makes me laugh.
Be Smart About Sunshine…that doesn’t mean avoid it entirely!
Some poeple, such as myself, are very affected by the lack of sunshine in their lives. During the winter, I get SAD (seasonal affected disorder) and get a form of depression due to such short days. However, I don’t overdo it when the sun is out, the days are longer, and the warmth creates sun worshippers.
But avoiding sun entirely is not the route to go!
Sun exposure to the skin is the human race’s natural, intended, most effective and most neglected source of vitamin D.
Vitamin D sufficiency, along with diet and exercise, has emerged as one of the most important preventive factors in human health. Hundreds of studies now link vitamin D deficiency with significantly higher rates of many forms of cancer‚ as well as heart disease‚ osteoporosis‚ multiple sclerosis and many other conditions and diseases.
Because sunshine is a free commodity with no publicist or lobbyist, the Sunshine Vitamin Alliance is established as a coalition of right-minded physicians, individuals and organizations who advocate natural vitamin D production through regular, non-burning sun exposure.
- Humans make 90 percent of our vitamin D naturally from sunlight exposure to our skin – specifically, from ultraviolet B exposure to the skin, which naturally initiates the conversion of cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D3.
- Few foods naturally contain or are fortified with supplemental vitamin D. For example, an 8-ounce glass of whole milk is fortified with 100 IU (international units) of vitamin D – just 10 percent of what the most conservative vitamin D researchers now say we need daily. In contrast, sun exposure to the skin makes thousands of units of vitamin D naturally in a relatively short period of time.
- While vitamin D supplements are an alternative means of producing vitamin D when regular, non-burning sun exposure is not possible, oral supplementation of vitamin D is not nature’s intended means of producing this vitamin.
- While overexposure to sunlight carries risks, the cosmetic skin care industry has misled the public into believing that any UV exposure is harmful. No research has shown that regular, non-burning exposure to UV light poses a significant risk of skin damage.
- Humans spend less time in the sun today than at any point in human history – which is why more than 1 billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient.
Vitamin D Comes From the Sun
Sunlight is the best and only natural source of vitamin D. Unlike dietary or supplementary vitamin D, when you get your ‘D’ from sunshine your body takes what it needs, and de-metabolizes any extra. That’s critical – as vitamin D experts and many health groups now advocate 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily – five to ten times the old recommendations. Because too much ‘D’ from dietary supplements may cause the body to over-process calcium, nobody really knows for sure how much supplementary vitamin D is safe. On the other hand, sunlight-induced vitamin D doesn’t have that problem – it’s the way your body is intended to make it!
On here for the first time.
Little Swimmer told me this was the place to be.
Is he right?