Experts are making me (and you) sick-Vitamin D deficiency epidemic

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Man made epidemic

There is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency going around today and at least part of it is because people have been listening to so called ‘experts’ who don’t understand unintended consequences. These ‘experts’ claim to be helping us avoid skin cancer or getting fat and instead create an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency with all its problems. Worldwide people are just not getting enough vitamin D which is strange because we know how important D is to life and a strong bone structure. Being deficient in vitamin D is even more strange because the body manufactures its own vitamin D after exposure to sunlight. Healthy active humans should be making enough vitamin D to keep healthy with exposure of only 15 minutes two or three times a week. It is a no brainer. In addition a good diet with dairy products and fish provides more vitamin D but the best source is the sun. What could possisbly be the problem?

Caused by unintended consequences of health advice

The problem is unintended consequences from well-intended but stupid health advice. Today we are inundated with advice from health ‘experts’ who tell us what we should be doing and of course what we should not be doing. For years these experts have been telling us that we should stay out of the sun or use sunblock to in order to prevent skin cancer. As we rush to follow the advice of these ‘experts’ who never concern themselves with unintended consequences of their advice, we avoid the deadly skin cancer and maybe a few wrinkles but we lose the health benefits of the vitamin D manufactured by our own bodies. Compound this with the concern about the fat in dairy products that causes us to avoid dairy products and we lose another natural source of essential vitamin D. These ‘experst’ are making me (and you) sick.

Let your body do what it is designed to do

The human body is a marvelous creation. For thousands of years it functioned masterfully to keep us healthy with normal activities and diet. These days with so many ‘experts’ telling us to do unnatural things like staying out of the sun and avoiding the foods that have kept the human race nourished for millenia, like meat and dairy products, our health suffers. The big question is why we accept the advice of these simple minded ‘experts’. What makes us believe people who tell us to do things different from what humans have always done. What makes us believe people who think that health is simple and do not understand that there is a delicate balance to the functions of the human body. Actions have consequences both intended and unintended.

Do what your grandparents would have done

Think about your life and the unnatural things you do because ‘experts’ say you should. If they are things that human beings have been doing for ages like enjoying the sun, then maybe that is just the way things are supposed to be. Exposure to sunlight is not only one of life’s pleasures, it is essential to health. This is the way the human body was designed to function and maintain health. We were also meant to eat meat and dairy products. They have been part of human diet forever. Start with what your grandparents did and question anything that ‘expert’s advise that tells you to act differently.

Enjoy the sun and dairy products

Start with vitamin D. Get some sun and protect yourself from vitamin D deficiency. Sure, you can take supplements but supplements are never as good as natural sources. Drink some milk or enjoy other dairy products too. Stop worrying about the fat. Limit the amount you eat and not what you eat. The next time an ‘expert’ advises you to do something unnatural like staying out of the sun, stop a minute and think about it. Ask yourself how this is different from what humans have done before. If it is unnatural then just say no and protect yourself from unintended consequences that the ‘experts’ can’t be bothered with .

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Katie July 23, 2010, 10:12 pm

    Rickets doesn’t sound like fun to me. And sunscreen is way toxic! I always go without it if I’m not going to be out all day.

  • Ralph July 24, 2010, 6:18 am

    I never knew that sunscreen is toxic. Tell me more.

  • Brain@Discount Vitamins December 19, 2011, 11:15 pm

    Well i am cent percent agree with you that let your body do what it is designed to do. If we simply follow this principal we can survive from several serious situations. I must try to follow and i am sure it will bring something best for me.

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