Here’s what’s on the healthspan menu today:
- Nude Sunbathing Better for Vitamin D?
- The Carnivore Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Nude Sunbathing Better for Vitamin D?
If you want to make more Vitamin D from the sun, which of the following situations is best? Clothed or nude?
The answer is nude is the best way!
The mechanism of how vitamin D is made in the human body is interesting. When sunlight hits your skin it triggers the process to convert cholesterol in your blood to vitamin D3.
So by exposing your skin to more sunlight you trigger more vitamin D synthesis.
Why is vitamin D important? By some accounts, 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient which has been linked to mood swings, depression, skin issues, and other chronic diseases.
You might have heard “experts” mention how you should spend 10-15 minutes in the sun each day.
However, if you are darker-skinned like me, you need to spend more time in the sun as darker-skinned people make less vitamin D than lighter-skinned folk.
So if you can’t get outside for 15 minutes a day naked, look at supplementing with vitamin D supplements getting 1000-4000 IU’s per day.
If you want to learn more check out these articles:
- Let’s get naked! Everything you need to know about Vitamin D
- Vitamin D myths and advice for patients
- Vitamin D and your health: Breaking old rules, raising new hopes
The Carnivore Diet and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Can eating an all-meat diet help eliminate Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease?
Although very few doctors would ever publicly recommend this as a treatment, many people seem to believe so.
Here are some well known “carnivores” who claim this diet has helped them heal many issues from gut problems to eczema and psoriasis and more:
- Mikhaila Peterson
- Dr. Shawn Baker
- The Steak and Butter Gal
- The Ex-plant Eater
A recent study by Harvard of over 2000 people who ate the carnivore diet yielded results of 95% improved overall health among other findings.
But for gut problems specifically, an all-meat diet may be worth a try.
Of course, you should consult medical professionals who would be open to helping you try something like this
If you look online, there won’t be any publications or websites recommending a carnivore diet for anything related to health, only anecdotes from real-life people who swear by it.
An all-meat diet is the ultimate elimination diet that can still provide you with sufficient macro and micronutrients.
If you try this diet, you can determine if any of the other foods you normally eat may be the problem
After experimenting, you can start reintroducing foods that don’t cause your gut any negative reactions