Here comes the Sun
A leading neurologist says that the pendulum has swung too far towards restricting sun exposure. I have been saying this for ages to both my family and my patients. I have unfortunately been ignored by both most of the time. You know the quote: “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.” Everybody is so scared of skin cancer that they have become obsessed about avoiding any sunshine. I test most of my patients for Vit D and over 70% show up with low levels. Over 30% show up with moderate to severe deficiencies. Even after showing them the error of their ways, they continue to show low on the next 6 monthly visit. See what low vitamin D can do to you (serious harm) under the Heading “Bit and Pieces” Vit D. The Cancer Council Aust says 6-7 minutes a day when the UV index is above 3. Many people and kids are not even getting that. Autoimmune diseases like MS are now being linked to Vit D deficiency.
Taking Vit D in the various formulations does not seem to work very well. I have noticed that on retesting after 6 months, many of my patients on Vit D supplements have not improved much. It just goes to show, you cannot put the sun in a pill.