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by 0 · July 23, 2014 at 7:55 AM

As I'm about to turn 32 this question keeps coming up in my mind. How to balance good anti-aging strategy with a healthy natural lifestyle which would include sun exposure and natural Vitamin D production?Dermatologists and aesthetitians seem to... (more)

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BobK 0 · July 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM

@huntergatherer checkout @CDone answer... vitamin D needs can be met in most regions of the world with very little sun exposure... the rest of the time the skin needs protection. (more)

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by 10984 · July 01, 2014 at 2:41 PM

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 4400 · November 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Now that winter is almost upon us ... Is getting sun exposure through glass (e.g. sitting by a window in my warm home) as beneficial as sitting outdoors in the sun? I know that in winter the sun is low, so I'm not getting *that* much... (more)

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daz 0 · November 19, 2013 at 11:23 PM

not so much an answer, but how i remember what UVA & UVB are (at a superficial level), uvA Ages. wavelengths penetrate deeper in to the skin & do more damage (think wrinkles). uvB Burns. tans the skin, think Vitamin D (of course... (more)

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

According to this lady http://www.ancestralizeme.com/2011/11/27/paleo-hacks-keratosis-pillaris/ Vitamin D can lower Vitamin A? So say I was already a bit deficient, being in the sun without getting enough would make it so much worse? I am really... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 07, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Liver. Don't rely on carrots for your vitamin A. Beta carotene might protect against the worst forms of vitamin A deficiency, but it doesn't help clear up KP if you are prone (though KP is likely multifaceted in cause, I don't think mine responds... (more)

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi everyone, What is your take on sunscreen? Is it harmful? Is it necessary? If you use it, which brand do you use? What SPF? How often do you reapply? If you go without it, what do you use in place? Coconut oil? Hats and long sleeves? Stay... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · May 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

I do not use it on a day-to-day basis, except on my face. I use Aveeno moisturizer, and it has sunscreen in it. My daughter is very fair, and I don't use it on her, either. I am not a huge sun worshipper. If I go to the beach, I use an umbrella,... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

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 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hello there, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as a freshmen in college. I am now a going to be a senior and most of my issues with Lupus have been skin-related. The summer leading to my sophomore year I and many of my friends... (more)

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Crowlover_ 0 · August 09, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Harly with Lupus it's really important for you to have an optimal (high) blood level of D. For Autoimmune problems it should be at least in the 60-80 range. That takes a lot of sun and supplements. Have you had a blood test? Your doctor can... (more)

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hello there, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as a freshmen in college. I am now a going to be a senior and most of my issues with Lupus have been skin-related. The summer leading to my sophomore year I and many of my friends... (more)

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by 1191 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Is the impact of "cheat meals" lower on sunny days (assuming you get some sunlight)? Had some nasty meals (gluten, [hydrogenated] vegetable oils, loads of sugar, soy, etc...) over the past two days and surprisingly I don't feel like crap nor am I... (more)

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trjones 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I think it's pretty hard to draw any definitive line between the sun and feeling better after cheats. I'd bet it's the carbs. I still get an endorphin rush when I eat more carbs than I'm used to, like an addict going back to a drug.

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by 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

I have pale skin and tend to freckle rather than tan. This in theory puts me at a higher risk for skin cancer. When I have prolonged sun exposure on lots of skin (e.g., beach), I do wear sunblock or I will burn. A very good friend of mine is a... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM

As far as paleo man getting skin cancer specifically, that probably falls into the realm of speculation. However, if I remember my anthropology correctly, malignant melanoma is basically nonexistent in non-industrialized, indigenous populations.... (more)

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by 992 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

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)