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I don't have the links to pull up but from what I have read, studies are indicating that adequate vitamin D intake can prevent one from getting a cold or flu. Do you think this works the same with catching vaccine-related viruses?
 

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ITA with amo3...the healthier you are the better able you are to fight any infection.<br><br>
Sunshine is your friend if used wisely and w/o blocking it's valuable rays.
 

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Fresh air every single day for 1/2 hour no matter what the weather is like will give you enough vitamin D. But not if you wear sun screen and darkening glasses or sunglasses. The sunshine has to enter through your eyes and skin.<br><br>
It is pretty well known that measles is much easier on kids who have plenty of Vita D.<br><br>
And we always take (CLO) cod liver oil during the winter months for that reason.<br><br>
Nutrition is the key to all health. There is nothing like it.<br><br>
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine by your food.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Fresh air every single day for 1/2 hour no matter what the weather is like will give you enough vitamin D. But not if you wear sun screen and darkening glasses or sunglasses. The sunshine has to enter through your eyes and skin.<br><br>
It is pretty well known that measles is much easier on kids who have plenty of Vita D.<br><br>
And we always take (CLO) cod liver oil during the winter months for that reason.<br><br>
Nutrition is the key to all health. There is nothing like it.<br><br>
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine by your food.</div>
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yeah it worries me that people are so anti-sun.. the sun is good for you! can the sun penetrate through the scalp as easily you think? my mineral makeup has sunblock properties in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Nutrition is the key to all health. There is nothing like it.<br><br>
Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.</div>
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so simple, and so true.<br><br>
as for the mineral makeup, i do believe as you stated that it does have a fair sunblock effect. do you have to wear it every day? are any other parts of your body exposed to the sun? i know that's so dependent upon where you live with the weather this time of year...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yeah it worries me that people are so anti-sun.. the sun is good for you! can the sun penetrate through the scalp as easily you think? my mineral makeup has sunblock properties in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I would think your hair keep it out since most people don't get a sun tan on their scalp.<br><br>
Be like the Europeans - don't wear any make-up. It's the fashion over there. And those women all seem to have a LOT of self-confidence.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Be like the Europeans - don't wear any make-up. It's the fashion over there. And those women all seem to have a LOT of self-confidence.</div>
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here i am being all lazy about my appearance and this whole time i've been tres chic.<br><br>
fabulous!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kissy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kiss"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kissy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kiss"> one on each cheek (like the french do).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yeah it worries me that people are so anti-sun.. the sun is good for you! can the sun penetrate through the scalp as easily you think? my mineral makeup has sunblock properties in it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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My ped actually really advises against excessive sunscreen use, except when you'll really be out in the sun all day on a summer day. She thinks that there are a lot of health consequences of mild vitamin D deficiency that are flying under the radar--and the synthetic kinds are not well absorbed.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">here i am being all lazy about my appearance and this whole time i've been tres chic.</div>
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Absolutely!<br><br><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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...and the Germans and Swiss and Austrians...<br><br><br>
And one more for the Spaniards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/kissy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="kiss">
 

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An area of research that interests me is the ongoing search for an answer to the question: why is seasonal flu seasonal? Nobody knows. That's what makes it interesting. One promising line of inquiry has to do with seasonal variation in levels of sunlight. We know that decreased sunlight is associated with seasonal affective disorder. The most logical implication is that it has something to do with the way exposure to sunlight influences production of hormones (vitamin D is one; there may be others that play a role and which are also influenced by exposure to light). It seems reasonable that vitamin D (and whatever else) may influence immunity in ways which go beyond that which is presently understood. As has been said, vitamin D is not easily absorbed from supplement, and vitamin D deficiency is a widespread problem. Therefore, being particularly at risk from influenza, I try to get twenty minutes or so of direct sun every day during flu season, whenever it's possible to do so without freezing my buns off (I live in California, where such opportunities are not rare). I realize that in doing this, I am accepting the possible risks that are also associated with exposure to sunlight (specifically, UV). I find this tradeoff acceptable. It's the same logic that persuades me to get a flu shot every year.
 

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There is a lot of current research showing that sun exposure is no longer enough to give us the amount of Vit D, a hormone, that we need, particularly in northern climates.<br><br><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10692090?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus" target="_blank">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...RVAbstractPlus</a><br><br>
Also, look at side bar for more related articles.<br><br>
I take 4000 iu of Vit a day.<br><br><br>
Furthermore, if you are prone to sunburn or if skin cancer is an issue, then even a half hour a day of sun exposure is not healthy.<br><br><br>
Yes, nutrition is the key to good health. Supplements are an important part of that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There is a lot of current research showing that sun exposure is no longer enough to give us the amount of Vit D, a hormone, that we need, particularly in northern climates.</div>
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I was going to mention this, as well. IIRC, part of the reason it wasn't such an issue 'back in the day' is because of the high fish intake and chewing whale blubber of the extreme northerners and the lack of pollution and ozone for the lower northerners.<br><br>
There is more and more info about vit d correlating to less disease, it is extremely interesting. I also take a vit d supplement now.<br><br>
Here's some light vit. d reading:<br><a href="http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=vitamin-d-deficiency-link" target="_blank">http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=...eficiency-link</a><br>
(Vit D deficiency linked to heart/stroke risk)<br><a href="http://www.xagena.it/news/medicinenews_net_news/077ab52e20c26fc6bde433e9d0c13bf1.html" target="_blank">http://www.xagena.it/news/medicinene...9d0c13bf1.html</a> (potential breast cancer reduction w/Vit D)<br><a href="http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=cell-defenses-and-the-sunshine-vitamin(quote:" target="_blank">http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=...vitamin(quote:</a> Clear associations between low vitamin D levels and cancers, autoimmunity, infectious diseases and other conditions suggest that current daily intake recommendations for this critical nutrient need revision. )
 

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Yes, this is what I am told by my docs. The third link does not work right but I searched that site for Vitamin D and found a whole bunch of articles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There is a lot of current research showing that sun exposure is no longer enough to give us the amount of Vit D, a hormone, that we need, particularly in northern climates.<br><br><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10692090?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVAbstractPlus" target="_blank">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1...RVAbstractPlus</a><br><br>
Also, look at side bar for more related articles.<br><br>
I take 4000 iu of Vit a day.<br><br><br>
Furthermore, if you are prone to sunburn or if skin cancer is an issue, then even a half hour a day of sun exposure is not healthy.<br><br><br>
Yes, nutrition is the key to good health. Supplements are an important part of that.</div>
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i take 4000 iu a day too during winter, so my baby can get enough through breastfeeding.
 
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