Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's estimated 1Billion people in the world have a Vitamin D Deficiency - Time to go nude sunbathing!

Do you know who the happiest people in the world are? If you said nudists, you're right. Now there's scientific proof that proves this. Vitamin D fights depression. And nude sunbathers have a higher Vitamin D level then non nude sunbathers. Thus, less depression.

In western society, especially America, it seems everything is taken to extremes. Dermatologists have sad no sun, yet we need Vitamin D the sunshine Vitamin to survive. Now this extremism has created a massive Vitamin D deficiency in humans. This could be one of the reasons why autoimmune diseases like asthma and allergies are on the rise.

There was a great article in the Huffington Post about Vitamin D. Here it is:

"Vitamin D Health: Why You Shouldn't Shun the Sun

For the last 30 years or so, doctors (dermatologists in particular), health officials, beauty experts and many product companies have been demonizing the sun. They've told us to avoid it because without sunscreen, exposure to the sun's rays will damage skin and cause cancer. But this oversimplification distorts the facts. In the past few years, numerous studies have shown that optimizing your vitamin D levels may actually help prevent as many as 16 different types of cancer including pancreatic, lung, breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancers. And the best way to optimize Vitamin D levels is through safe, smart and limited sunscreen-free exposure to the sun.

For hundreds of thousands of years, man has lived with the sun: Our ancestors were outdoors far more often than indoors. We developed a dependence on sunshine for health and life, so the idea that sunlight is dangerous does not make sense... Like all living things, we need sunshine, and it feels good for a reason. Much as plants harness the sun's rays through photosynthesis, our bodies use sunlight to help the skin produce the vitamin D it needs to build bones, quell inflammation, bolster the immune system and protect against cancer (including skin cancer).
Why demonize the sun?

..In the case of sunshine, our UV paranoia is contributing to a silent epidemic: Vitamin D deficiency. It's silent because most people don't know they are deficient. And it's deadly, because this deficiency can lead to cancer and a multitude of other diseases. But we've been brainwashed into believing that even small amounts of sunshine will harm us, and told to slather on sunscreen, which blocks vitamin D production and exacerbates the Vitamin D deficiency induced by our modern, indoor lives.

Studies show that as many as three out of four Americans suffer from Vitamin D deficiency. A study published in 2009 in the Archives of Internal Medicine (a leading scientific journal), found that 70 percent of Caucasians, 90 percent of Hispanics and 97 percent of African Americans in the US have insufficient blood levels of vitamin D. Indeed, it's thought to be the most common medical condition in the world, affecting over one billion people and we now have research showing just how essential vitamin D is to health.

...Independent scientific research has shown that whether you live in a sunny or not-so-sunny climate, exposure to the sun and its UVB radiation will increase your production of vitamin D and help lower the risk of a host of debilitating and fatal diseases -- including many cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, Type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis and depression.

And now the experts are concerned that we're passing an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency down to a new generation. Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency may imprint on an infant for the rest of his/her life. Infants that are vitamin D deficient at birth can remain vitamin D deficient for the first several months after birth, which may put them at risk of developing many chronic diseases much later in life...

We now know that almost every cell and tissue in our body has vitamin D receptors, which raises the question: Why would those receptors be there if they weren't meant to have an effect?

...The best way to determine whether or not you are deficient is to have your vitamin D blood levels measured and replenish accordingly.

For the full fascinating article Click here

So to get your Vitamin D, come to sunny Palm Springs, California and go nude sunbathing at our popular resort the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

Tom Mulhall
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