Get your tan on!

Get your tan on!

 

Hands up if you’re scared of the sun? Are you afraid it’s going to ‘get you’ if you expose your skin to it?

Well you’re in good company, as most people would tell you that they avoid it like the plague, especially during the middle of the day!

Would it surprise you to know that because of the media driven terror that we take as gospel, Australians, especially Queenslanders (the sunshine state) are suffering from some severe cases of Vitamin D deficiency!

I’ll let you in on a little secret… Vitamin D helps PREVENT skin cancer! Who would have thought!

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Research shows the undisputable ben­e­fits of vit­a­min D both in the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of can­cer, as well as rick­ets and other diseases - our immune system is very dependent on Vitamin D.  Lack of, and fear of sun­shine, com­bined with processed, cooked diets has become an unde­clared cat­a­stro­phe of mod­ern times!

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not about going into the sun and burning yourself to a crisp, but 10-15 minutes of sun exposure on bare skin daily– no sunscreen allowed – during the middle of the day is the best way to get your vitamin D.  After you get your dose you can then lather yourself in toxic free sunscreen.

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Here’s another secret… it takes around 48 hours for the surface vit­a­min D to penetrate the skin. Being fat-soluble, vitamin D is broken down by soap and washed away in your shower. To avoid this happening, after adequate sun exposure wash off the skin with water and tend to the underarms and groin area sep­e­rately. Don’t forget, people with darker skin need much more sun than light-skinned folk to make the same amount of vitamin D.

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If you aren’t able to get out on the daily to get your Vitamin D, you will need to supplement. Talk to your Naturopath about what will work best for you.

If you would like to know more, or want to book a consultation with a naturopath, you can contact me at Market Organics or one of our naturopaths at your closest Market Organics store. Alternatively, you can request an appointment by clicking here and filling out our easy to use online booking forms.

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