Free D in the Palm of Your Hand

More ammo for those of you who love the sun! Here is some info on my favorite vitamin and its wonderful origin.

16 SHOCKING Vitamin D Facts

     1.  UPWARDS OF 40% OF AMERICANS ARE DEFICIENT IN VITAMIN D!

     2.  76% of pregnant mothers
are severely vitamin D deficient, causing widespread Vit D deficiencies in their unborn children.

     3.  81% of children born to Vit D deficient mothers are deficient themselves.

     4.  Vitamin D deficiency is directly related to PROSTATE CANCER, BREAST CANCER, OVARIAN CANCER, DEPRESSION, COLON CANCER, OSTEOPOROSIS, THE FLU (IMMUNE FUNCTION), FIBROMYALGIA, PAIN DISORDERS, DIABETES I & II, and more.

     5.  Vitamin D is produced by your skin in response to exposure to UV radiation from natural sunlight.

     6.  Vitamin D-producing rays cannot penetrate windows/glass, clouds, nor sunscreen.

     7.  Even weak sunscreens (with an SPF of block your body’s ability to produce Vit D by 95%!!  Sunscreens cause disease by blocking the production of this ESSENTIAL VITAMIN.

     8.  On top of that, many sunscreens contain toxic chemicals – click to find out healthy sunscreens

     9.  It is nearly impossible to get adequate amounts of Vitamin D from your diet without supplementation – sunlight is the only reliable way to get enough Vitamin D.

    10.  Vitamin D production is based on:

  • Distance from Equator:  Closer = More D
  • Pigmentation of Skin: Lighter = More D    
  • Time of Year:  Summer Months = More D         
  • Time of Day:  Peak (10-2pm) = More D
  • Cloud Cover:  More Clouds = Less D

    11. People with dark skin need upwards of 20-30 times more exposure to create similar amounts of Vit D.  That is one reason that prostate cancer is epidemic among black men.

     12.  The recommendation for sun exposure is 10-30 minutes (enough to turn slightly pink without burning) in peak sun hours 2-3 times each week (if light-skinned, that will equal 10,000-20,000 IU’s of Vitamin D!!) If you can’t do that, or if it’s winter above the 37th parallel, then supplement with 2-5,000 IU/day (and more if you are overweight).

    13.  IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TOXIC AMOUNTS OF VITAMIN D FROM SUNLIGHT.

    14.  Toxic amounts from supplementation are usually around 30,000 IU daily for an extended period of time (weeks).

    15.  Sufficient levels of Vitamin D are required to absorb calcium from your digestive track (sufficient = 30% absorption; deficient = 15% absorption).  Without the correct amounts of Vitamin D, much of calcium supplementation is wasted and just passes through the body.

    16.  Vitamin D is one of the most powerfully healing vitamins/hormones in your body, and your body makes it absolutely free as long as you play in the SUN!

Compiled facts about Vitamin D obtained from “The Sunshine Vitamin” on Natural News (www.naturalnews.com), a fantastic website that hand-selects awesome articles about Health/Wellness Victories and Sickness Monstrosities not widely publicized.  Check it out!

Get Sunshine 4 Health,

Dr. Nicholas Araza DC CCWP

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