April 9, 2015

thursdays thought

life in blush thursdays though_April 9 2015

It’s pretty apparent we live in a culture that fears the sun, but in reality our bodies and our bones need the sun to function optimally.

Nature designed our skin not only to receive the suns rays and convert them into Vitamin D – a steroidal hormone precursor and regenerative substance – but also to shield our bodies from harm.

But seeing as how we live in a light-deprived society 75% of adults have insufficient levels of the vitamin in their blood stream.

A lack of UV light disturbs normal cell growth, and new research attributes a host of health issues, including heart disease, juvenile diabetes and cancer, to this vitamin deficit*.

With warm, sunny days creeping up it’s the perfect time to make a resolution to get out and expose as much bare skin as you can each day.

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I know, I feel you, but you’ll be fine I promise.

Plus, when the sun hits your skin your body stores that vitamin D in your liver for times (i.e. winter) when you aren’t able to get enough sunshine, so getting lots of sunshine now will only benefit you later!

Make it a habit to get 10 to 15 minutes of mid-morning to noon time soon, and if you are going to be out for longer periods of time I’d recommend applying Living Libations’ Everybody Loves the Sunshine with Zinc (click here for my review). I’ve tested a lot of natural sunscreens and this one is by far the best I’ve tried and 100% worth the price!

And if you’re looking for more information on how we thrive on the sun’s rays then check out The UV Advantage. It’s a cult classic for a reason.

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  • LOVE THIS! Just went to get my physical and I’m Vit D deficient! AGAIN!!! AHH NYC winters!