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Monica P.
Monday, September 17, 2007, 10:33pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Dear All:

I recently went for my yearly woman's check up and my doctor wanted to test me for Vit D deficiency as there have been studies done on vitamin D deficiency due to sunscreen and sun avoidance for premature skin aging.

She asked me if I was eating plenty of dairy and I told her I try to avoid it as diary makes me cough, I didn't go into the whole Blood Type diet etc. So, she decided to check my vit D levels.

I think I'm fine, of course. I wear an SPF 15 foundation and if I know I'm going to be in the sun for a long period of time .. then for sure, I put on some sunscreen. But for weekend runing around or walking the dog for 10 min .. nope, I'm not a slave to sunscreen.

Since O's need to avoid dairy, has Dr. D ever addressed the issue of vitamin D deficiency in Type O's ?

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Monday, September 17, 2007, 10:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Monica,

Dr Tom Greenfield wrote:

"...Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine vitamin" because
the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine.
Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly is adequate to produce
the body's requirement of vitamin D...."

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The primary reason that Vit D3 is added to milk is to make the calcium more available. If one were to supplement D it would be more suitable to use Cholecalciferol, the natural form of D, which is widely available.
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I would go with the sun 15 minutes a day early morning or late afternoon


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If you live north of Denver, it can be hard to get enough Vit D from the sun in wintertime, without also getting some frostbite...but in San Diego you should be fine as long as you get out in the sun without sunscreen now and then.  It's certainly good to get checked though, I think everyone should get checked for both the active and stored forms of Vitamin D and take the results seriously.


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Monica P.
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Well, my blood tests revealed that I am a bit low on the Vitamin D side ..

which is a good reason to get out more
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 1:38am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Last year my D levels were low so I supplemented with D drops.  I retested nearly a year later and my D levels were good, so doc said to discontinue the D supplement.
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supplemented with D drops......can you post the brand?


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It is recommended that one starts with sun exposure early in the season, maybe like March in most of the country. & increase gradually.
Where I live, there are few warm days before late April when the sun is already stronger.  But I go out anyway.  I don't use sunscreen, but sometimes use a good
quality body cream. (I'm sure any conventional drs. are freaking out at this!)
Dr. Mercola (I think) recommends light exposure without sunscreen early in the day to get more Vit. D.
There is a book, "The Healing Sun" I think that explains a lot.
I am of Mediterranean ancestry, so I may need more sun than Nordic types & less than Afro-Americans....
Don't be afraid of moderate sun exposure!
Unfortunately, since I get depressed without sun, I try to get out there & today the weather will be in the 80s & I get frustrated if I can't get out.  There were years in my life I didn't get enough sun & now I don't want to miss it!
In Chicago, you gotta make a priority to get sun or you may miss it.
We sometimes have 6 months of what I consider winter weather!
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In the winter, I wish I could find some warm clothes that would let the UV rays through, kind of the opposite of my kid's sunsuits.  That way I wouldn't have to expose my skin to the cold in order to expose it to the sun.


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Ditto for that.
At least now that I got a 'Litebook' light box, I will have some help with the depression. I got it in early March & really needed it as there were still a lot
of depressing days till late April.
As much as I dislike winter, I find that if I bundle up & get out for a walk, that helps the depression. For 3 winters, I had a part time job over 3 miles fron home & walked home about 4 days a week.
I may love hot weather, but the change of seasons is healthy & teaches us a lot.
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Quoted from lola
supplemented with D drops......can you post the brand?



Sure can!
I started with Biotics (Biotics Research Corporation)  Label says, 'Bio-D-Mulsion Forte'   My naturopath highly recommended this one.

Then, when my son was deficient in D she recommended Liqui-D3 from Rx Vitamins. (Maybe cuz her place was out of the Biotics, don't know), so I shared my son's bottle....


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thanks!


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