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by 3 · about 3 hours ago

Hi there, I was wondering what effect does putting oil on your skin have when it comes to vitamin D. I am trying to get my levels up, so I avoid excessive soapy showers after sun exposure and putting any cosmetics or sunscreens, but there is one... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

So after some great answers to my last question, I've decided better safe than sorry, and to find a good sunscreen for my face. I broke my foot recently so with crutches carrying a parasol is out of the question, and I am yet to find a cute sun... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 20, 2014 at 5:45 PM

This answer may be considered "non-responsive" but a hat is and sunglasses are your best facial sunscreens AND staying out the sun (generally) from 10 to 2 will keep your skin in the its best condition for life.The skin on my inner upper arm is in... (more)

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by 10994 · about 4 hours ago

Is sunshine and what would likely amount to UVB exposure the best way to build bone mass? If not, and if there are more sensible/effective ways to increase Bone Mass or Bone Mineral Content or Bone Mineral Density through diet/exercise/other... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 01, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Invention studies using high dose vitamin K2 show about half of what you're describing with simply sunlight. I know I've also seen a study (I don't collect nutrition studies like I collect research for my work!) that showed a significant gap... (more)

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by 12677 · about 4 hours ago

I've been getting some sunshine lately, enjoying those vitamin D making rays, but I've been curious if there's any way to make more vitamin D from the same amount of sun exposure. One possibility that occurred to me is the availability of vitamin... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 23, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Interesting question! I suspect that protein may play a role from reading this article: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2009/12/vitamin-d-and-uv-fluctuations-2.html And here's a blog post I wrote on the general topic of optimizing sun... (more)

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by 145 · about 4 hours ago

Or, how long do healthy stocks of Vit D 'last' in a body? Quite a while I imagine but just wondered if there were any studies.

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James_3 0 · June 19, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Vitamin D's fat soluble, so as long as you have bodyfat, it'll be stored indefinitely. In terms of levels, I've not seen any studies on it, too many individual variables (starting point, inputs of sun/food, ending point), etc. However, in... (more)

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by 3014 · about 4 hours ago

I seem to recall reading that people tan rather than burn. I'm very pale, but I used to neither tan nor burn without an ton of sun. Now I seem to burn more easily (sitting here writing this with a red, burned face). What are your experiences? (more)

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MN_John 0 · April 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I take Vitamin D and Astaxanathin, both are protective against UV damage. Eating a low polyunsaturated diet also helps. I use to get sunburns walking to my car! Now I can lay out in the middle of the day for hours! A huge, huge difference. I'm... (more)

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by 213 · about 4 hours ago

Is sun exposure good for anything other than vitamin D?

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Brenjin 0 · February 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_weller_could_the_sun_be_good_for_your_heart.html

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by 2199 · about 4 hours ago

Can you get vitamin D from being outside (in relative shade?) with indirect sunlight? I am sure it would be a fraction of direct sunlight exposure, but I was wondering if there was any significant vitamin d we can get from indirect sunlight. (more)

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Kamal 0 · July 07, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Not much, unfortunately. If the UV index outside is let's say at 5, then the UV index in shade will be...lower (I don't recall how much lower, but it's much lower). Combine that with the decreased per-unit of skin area production of vitamin D in... (more)

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by 85 · about 5 hours ago

What are some good ways to prevent sunburn and freckles and tan instead? I have heard coconut oil but am sort of scared to put it on my skin (isn't oil supposed to magnify light). I have very weird skin. Part of my face (along nose, and a little... (more)

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Tina_K 0 · April 09, 2012 at 11:42 AM

If you freckle and burn, chances are you have pheomelanin as your predominant form of melanin, which poorly tans (seen in redheads and lighter skinned folks, turns you more reddish and pink in response to sun). Eumelanin is the variant that... (more)

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by 1311 · about 5 hours ago

We are going to try to get pregnant towards the end of the year. I had a blood test recently which said I was deficient in Vitamin D. My level was 65 and it is supposed to be a minimum of 75 at the least. My doctor wants me to start supplementing... (more)

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stephenj 0 · February 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Gidday from New Zealand, where the ozone layer is even thinner. I've noticed since going more into full-on paleo and eating a lot of beef and lamb fat and butter and coconut oil that I burn a lot less easily. Eg, I sat outside at 1 pm yesterday... (more)

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by 1720 · about 5 hours ago

Outside = nature, fresh air, enhanced mood, sun (vitamin D3), God's creation, wind, breeze, etc... Inside = house pollens, house toxins, dust, no sun, limited movement, etc... There could be positives and negatives in each, but I'm stating the... (more)

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Christopher 0 · October 31, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I think it comes down to how and where you live rather than indoor or outdoor. If you live outside next to a stagnant pond you might not do as well as indoors in a house built on a mountaintop.

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by 5002 · about 5 hours ago

I've been paleo for 9 months. In the last three days my appetite has disappeared and I'm not sure how to interpret it. This coincides with three substantial changes that I started three days ago. I skip breakfast and don't eat until noon. I... (more)

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Katherine 0 · September 02, 2011 at 2:04 AM

the skipping breakfast thing...ketosis can be a pretty powerful appetite suppressant.

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by 5232 · about 5 hours ago

Okay, so, this is a bit embarrassing, but: I really suck at remembering to take my Vitamin D. Every few days I wander into the kitchen, open the cabinet, and have an "Oh crap!" moment when I realize I haven't taken it in forever. I'll pop 5,000... (more)

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Ginnungagap 0 · August 17, 2011 at 8:16 AM

IMHO both ways are fine. The traces of sugar arent going to hurt you, but also, vitamin d3 has a pretty long plasma half-life, so it's probably fine taking a higher dose only once per week. At nursing homes they just give the people vitamin d... (more)

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by 408 · about 5 hours ago

I was wondering what I could use as natural sun protection when playing sports. I spend close to six hours or more daily in the sun because my job requires it, and I use to wear sunscreen religiously until last year. I know the sun is great and... (more)

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mari 0 · August 09, 2011 at 12:57 AM

http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/best-sunscreens/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/ Here's a list of the best sunscreens in terms of ingredients (or lack thereof) that are carcinogenic or potentially detrimental to health. I'd definitely... (more)

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by 480 · about 5 hours ago

Who gets them? Why do people get them? Whats the relationship to vitamin D production? Have always always had some freckles, mostly faint on the face. Historically have always burned slightly in early summer then gotten very dark. Now, since... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · July 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM

If I understand correctly, freckles are just the result of a uneven distribution of melanocytes, and it's genetic whether you have this distribution or not. I'm not sure this makes sense, but maybe the progression with increasing sunlight... (more)

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by 45 · about 5 hours ago

So two months ago I decided to go paleo a) to lose about 20 lbs and b) because I have an autoimmune disorder and developed solar urticaria (sun allergy) as a result last year. So far I've lost about 10-12 lbs but I'm wondering if anyone has had... (more)

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being 0 · May 07, 2011 at 1:16 AM

i have multiple sclerosis, diagnosed in september 2008, and also some weight to lose. i went paleo in october 2010, and immediately felt just "better". within a month, i stopped my medication (sort of an accident, or as a result of extended... (more)

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by 2427 · about 5 hours ago

I live in the place with the world's highest skin cancer rates. That is, Queensland, Australia. Next highest would be Arizona, for comparison. So how do I get enough sunlight for vitamin D, without risking skin cancer?

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Eva 0 · November 12, 2010 at 3:36 AM

The trick is to get sun enough to tan but never to burn. YOu can get a tad pink but should not be red the next day nor should you peel. Newer research shows that two things are positively correlated with malignant melanoma (that's the nasty kind... (more)

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by 24523 · about 5 hours ago

Are there any MEASURABLE ones you know of? I hope so, because that's one more motivation for me to move to Hawaii. My half-baked prediction: we don't know quite enough about the body yet, but something will pop up in the next 10-20 years. (more)

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Kamal 0 · September 18, 2010 at 6:26 AM

Sorry, just found this: "The sun may be best known for boosting production of vitamin D, but there are many other UVR-mediated effects independent of this pathway." Direct immune suppression. Exposure to both UVA and UVB radiation can have... (more)

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by 9647 · about 5 hours ago

You know what I mean: how long do improved vitamin D levels last? If I had a good summer of sun exposure without burning will this help me through the winter? What if I have three good summers in a row and then go for 12 months with no sun... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · September 16, 2010 at 10:14 PM

If you look at this graph you see that in the UK vitamin D status declines from September through to March. It is however no good thinking that the levels humans attain now through sunlight are in any way comparable to those that would have been... (more)

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by 3651 · about 5 hours ago

I just had my Vitamin D blood level checked. I took about 10K of Vitamin D3 supplements during the Spring and Winter and sometimes now when I don't get enough midday sun. I try to get sun exposure for about 30 min to an hour a day at least, more... (more)

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grace 0 · July 06, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I love vitamin D, a potent hormone, but one has to be careful of exceeding biological thresholds that may not be sustained via evolutionary negative and positive feedback hormone loops... e.g. when we use supplements we can easily over do it. This... (more)

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by 2423 · about 5 hours ago

This is my first summer not fearing the sun, and I'm loving it. I'm also, however, wondering what I'll do once winter comes. My concerns about tanning beds are that most (all?) bulbs don't mimic the sun. The UVA/UVB ratios are out-of-whack and... (more)

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kilton 0 · September 04, 2010 at 8:00 PM

After purchasing two UV meters and a Mercola stand-up tanning bed, I'm can now shed some light on my own question. First up: natural sunlight. Here in the vicinity of Washington DC, my measurements consistently show that UVB is about 7% of the... (more)

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by 4896 · about 5 hours ago

I've read about coconut oil being a natural sun-blocker, and I have started to use it for past couple weeks. i am very pale, and as for now it seems to be working fine. I tried to spread this idea to others, but when a friend asked me for some... (more)

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Dave_1 0 · July 01, 2010 at 3:25 AM

I have no idea about coconut oil's efficacy as a sun blocker, but I do know that you will smell very, very tasty. For gosh sakes, don't wear any bacon.

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by 2713 · about 5 hours ago

I understand that the skin makes vitamin D from sun exposure in the skin oils, and then it takes some time to absorb that vitamin D through the skin. So, how long should we wait after being in the sun to shower so as to avoid washing off the... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · June 29, 2010 at 11:34 AM

quote from the Vitamin D Council (here): *"Does showering after sunbathing wash off the Vitamin D? Yes, but how much of the skin's total production? Agnes Helmer and Cornelius Jensen published a remarkable human/animal study in 1937, showing... (more)

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by 10 · about 5 hours ago

I get fever blisters pretty easily so I do my best to avoid the sun etc. It is now turning into a constant problem and making me nuts. After doing a little research I see that "they" think the FBs are primarily caused by sun exposure rather than... (more)

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JT 0 · June 07, 2010 at 3:01 AM

--Also, any thoughts on treating them without meds. When I get that tingle feeling of a fever blister coming, I immediately grab an ice cube and hold it against that spot for 10-20 minutes. It's messy but often effective. I also take several... (more)

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by 10502 · about 5 hours ago

Hi PaleoHackers, I need the smartest and most well-informed amongst you to help me out. For times when I will be spending extended periods of time (1.5 hours) under the full brunt of the sun (for example, surfing) and cannot go without sunscreen... (more)

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Vee 0 · June 01, 2010 at 1:45 AM

Here's a recent study: http://www.aolnews.com/health/article/study-many-sunscreens-may-be-accelerating-cancer/19488158?sms_ss=facebook And in it is this link on how sunscreens rate as far as... (more)

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