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by 3 · about 14 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 14 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 768 · about 14 hours ago

From what I understand, as long as I tan easily, don't burn, and don't spend obscene amounts of time in the sun, I should be fine even without sunscreen. I have assure myself that sun exposure has been more or less incorporated in our genetic... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 26, 2014 at 10:35 AM

As long as you stay within your lattitude it's fine. I find that here in NY, I don't burn at all, even if I stay in the sun for 2-3 hours at a time. If I'm on vacation in a warmer zone, I wind up burning after half an hour, unless I'm already... (more)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

This is my first spring on paleo and my skin is reacting differently to sun exposure. Usually, my sunburns just turn back to pale, freckly skin, but after being outside all day Saturday, my face got tan. In the past, I'd have to be in the sun... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 26, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I also notice this. I have a pale skin which used to go red, then rapidly fade back to pale. Now, it goes tan quite easily and the tan lasts. I put this down to my higher sat fat intake and, presumably, more cholesterol on the surface of my... (more)

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by 45 · about 14 hours ago

Is there a way to avoid over-tanning? I've been sun bathing regularly for optimal vitamin D levels and my skin has darkened significantly. I like my current skin tone and I don't want to tan further. This source says "You can actually... (more)

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vademecum 0 · September 08, 2013 at 11:59 PM

I'm someone who also darkens quickly. I literally get a shade darker with each hour session under the sun - I would get tan lines from a single session, such as based on some partial covering is placed - that's how fast I tan, so sunshine is no... (more)

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by 145 · about 14 hours ago

I know vanity sunbed shops are everywhere but these are mainly UVA light and useless for D3 production. I'm thinking of getting some fluorescent light fittings and reptile 10%+ UVB tubes (E.g.... (more)

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Outsider 0 · July 31, 2014 at 6:32 PM

I would add redlight or incandescent lights. When you get UV from the sun to get vitamin D, the red light component of the sun protects you from the damaging aspect of UV to some degree.The color temperature of 7500K suggests it has less red than... (more)

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by 3014 · about 14 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 432 · about 14 hours ago

I don't get much sun on my skin and won't use artificial bulbs. Also, I'd rather not use a supplement. I'm looking for exceptional food sources of vitamin-D, such as 50-100% in a single serving. (Cod liver oil, although it may qualify as a food... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 09, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Personally, I would not want to eat as much fish as I would need in order maintain a good blood level of D3. The risk of mercury toxicity is too high in this day & age, IMO. For example, I personally need 6,000 IUs/day from sun and/or... (more)

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by 2199 · about 14 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 5828 · about 14 hours ago

I've heard that one of the Vitamin D books, written by a dermatologist, has a chart of how much sun exposure to get at different times of the year that's based on your latitude and skin color. Does anyone know which that book is? Or, is there a... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 06, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Like this one? http://nadir.nilu.no/~olaeng/fastrt/VitD-ez_quartMED.html It is from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research. It even includes sky and surface conditions, time of day, altitude if preferred. (more)

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by 1307 · about 14 hours ago

So I tried coconut oil as a sun screen. Did not work. Ow. Now, I'm a coconut fried Irish-Indian...awesome (I can now empathize with all those fried coconut shrimp I've eaten over the years...I'm sorry delicious prawns). Anyways! Here's my... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 09, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I don't have any healing-sun specific anecdotes to share. But I will mention that my father used to work in the lab at the local health clinic here and aside from myself had only seen one other person whose D levels weren't deficient (the other... (more)

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by 1720 · about 14 hours ago

http://www.naturalnews.com/024256_sun_gazing_food_life.html http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=3643BCF32DADD16E78D76598CB5145E7 http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=AD2B2CC417ADBDA72640FB1E0DF5D48F (more)

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stephenj 0 · April 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

This is obvious bullshit. Really. I can't understand how you could even begin to take it seriously. Three paragraphs in and the person advocating it claims to have fasted for 411 days. Mysterious claims about "energy." What kind of energy? How do... (more)

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by 85 · about 14 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 385 · about 14 hours ago

I'm wondering if anyone else has a redheaded toddler that they've had to be concerned about sun exposure. My daughter has strawberry blonde hair and has the pale reddish skin that goes along with it. Last summer I basically didn't let her out of... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

My husband is very fair & we now live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, so we have to be very aware. My rule of thumb is 10 min exposure initially, gradually increasing it as the days get longer. When we are hiking, If he has even a hint of pink on... (more)

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by 1311 · about 14 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 175 · about 15 hours ago

There is no doubt that sun exposure is a very important factor in maintaining proper health, so I was wondering what can I do to achieve the best possible results with it in my climate ( I live in Poland, which has temperate climate ). Below are... (more)

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Ben_9 0 · November 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I live in the uk, and I gather that 1) Theres no vitamin d to be had for half of the year at least (see this calculator: http://nadir.nilu.no/~olaeng/fastrt/VitD-ez_quartMED.html 2)This is answered by the calculator above, but the general gist... (more)

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by 768 · about 15 hours ago

...since eating the paleo way, which I started about 1.5 years ago. I am generally a bit tanner than most people already and do not burn easily. I never thought too much about it until today, when I was in the direct sun (fall in Southern... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 23, 2011 at 4:58 AM

Accutane and high vitamin A levels in the skin will make you less susceptible to tans. Also extended uses of coconut oils orally and topically will do the same when your phospholipid membranes are replaced by better FFA mixes. Higher Vitamin D... (more)

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by 8933 · about 15 hours ago

I like browsing through youtube to see vegans. They fascinate me in some way, and they make me laugh. Not because I think they're completely wrong, but because they always think they're better, that meat is evil, etc. etc. They never use science,... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

I think you've made an astute observation. I actually heard a piece about something like this on NPR. They made the argument that sunlight is the key. Vegans who spent most of their time in the sun were largely spared from diseases like... (more)

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by 480 · about 15 hours ago

Let's end this one with some certainty....there are so many conflicting POVs: Is supplemental vitamin D somehow different than sunshine in that it uses up magnesium and retinol to be converted? Do you need more supplemental retinol (vit A) when... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · August 31, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Main reason for vitamin A is that it is a co factor for endogenous steroid genesis with T3 to convert cholesterol to pregnenolone. As for supplementation vitamin A can inhibit D to a certain extent. CM has a theory that vitamin A protects from... (more)

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by 8933 · about 15 hours ago

I have a vitamin D deficiency, and went on vacation to the beach, and after that I immediately went to France (great meat there, and great eggs :D). The weather wasn't that bad, but as soon as there was a lot of sun I immediately went outside and... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · August 14, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Once your skin begins to turn pink, you are not absorbing vitamin D any more, only damaging your skin. You can gradually build up the amount of time it takes to get to that point...the darker your skin, the less efficient your body is at making... (more)

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by 3499 · about 15 hours ago

Hi all, I'm on vacation this week and soaking up some rays at the beach. this is the only time of the year that I wear sunscreen, since my skin is on the fair side (and slow to tan) and i'm easily getting 3+ hours of sun daily on the parts that... (more)

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Ed 0 · August 10, 2011 at 11:52 PM

"Sun poisoning" is an imprecise term that can refer to more than one condition. You have described your condition as sunburn plus nausea, fever and chills. This is actually a combination of sunburn with dehydration. The treatment for this... (more)

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by 12174 · about 15 hours ago

Carrie Sisson said that she does this (see second to last question): http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-carrie-reader-question-roundup/ Is the logic here solid - and should those of us vain about aging still cover up hands, arms, chest, and face... (more)

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being 0 · August 04, 2011 at 11:04 PM

oh im so bad about this. so bad. i was blessed with some good skin genes, and since im of middle eastern descent, i use that as an excuse to play fast and loose with the sun exposure. which is BAD. but, in the moment it feels so good. i live... (more)

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by 480 · about 15 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 992 · about 15 hours ago

A new study on sun exposure for infants is described in the following CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/06/sun.exposure.babies/ In fact, sun-related skin changes that occur as early as the first year of life may trigger a cascade... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · June 07, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I don't put sunscreen on my 6 month old son. I supplement with vitamin d3 both through my breast milk and Carlson baby drops and I try not to take him on walks around noon. I wait till it's more like 2pm or early, around 10am. he's very fair like... (more)

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by 45 · about 15 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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