Class #128 – Vitamins, Sunscreen and How They Work
This class covers vitamin supplementation, including vitamin D and healthy sun exposure. A Protective Diet is naturally fortified to meet your vitamin needs and give your skin an antioxidant-powered golden glow that can handle the oxidative stress of the sun.
- Let us inspire and encourage you. Make some wonderful new friends in our support group, Protective Diet Living (PDL).
- Read the Newsletter associated with this class.
- The Protective Diet Affiliate Program has been retired.
|Vitamin D||Whole Foods||Phytonutrients||Antioxidants|
|Supplements||UVB rays||Golden Glow||Internal Sunscreen|
Action Steps for Natural Vitamin Fortification
- Eat Your Vitamins in Whole Food Form
- Studies show that vitamin supplements are disruptive in the system. Isolated nutrients cannot be absorbed by the body. Extracted vitamins and nutrients are filtered by the liver and excreted. Conversely, the nutrients in vitamin-rich whole foods are perfectly packaged and bioavailable.
|A||30 years ago, a daily Vitamin A supplement was routinely recommended for cancer prevention. Now we know it actually increased risk of cancer. Papaya, carrots, sweet potato, cabbage and more contain abundant Vitamin A.|
|B||Deficiency is very, very rare, but supplement daily with Methyl B-12 spray—Vitamin B12 is found in bacteria in soil usually found on fresh vegetables, but our veggies are so clean this is no longer a natural source. Nutritional Yeast is high in B Vitamins, but don’t feel like you need to eat it every day. The recommended spray is a clean source.|
|C||On a Protective Diet a great variety of whole foods rich in Vitamin C (Broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, oranges, berries, kiwi and more) are paired with beans, whole grains and greens to boost iron absorption.|
|D||A good source of Vitamin D is not found in food, but is naturally synthesized with healthy sun exposure. Daily recommended amounts of Vitamin D are set at an unnecessarily high level, resulting in 42% of all Americans being diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency. This number is being used to promote a problem that brings revenue from supplements, testing, doctor visits, Vitamin D fortified foods, etc. Low Vitamin D levels are not associated with increased risk of disease. People with disease tend to have low Vitamin D levels because most of the population has low levels due to the high RDA and because they are not getting healthy sun exposure.|
|Calcium Beans, greens and whole grains have calcium in perfect amounts. Supplementation is connected with increased hip fractures, heart attack and stroke risk. The USPSTF recommends that post-menopausal women should not supplement with calcium because it does more harm than good. Dietary calcium should be between 500-1000mg per day.|
|Magnesium On a Protective Diet we are maxed out on Magnesium. It comes from dark leafy greens, beans, whole grains and bananas. Take a bath in Epsom salt and you will absorb the magnesium into your body.|
|Iron Beans, greens and whole grains are loaded with iron. Vitamin C rich foods help with absorption. Drinking tea (green, black, white) with Iron rich foods reduces the absorption of Iron. If you are anemic, stop drinking these teas to see an improvement.|
|Protein Protein powders elicit an MSG response in the brain causing food cravings. Beans, lentils, and whole grains are sufficient.|
|Omega 3 Omega 3s come from chia seeds and leafy greens. Omega 6s come from grains. Doctors promote Omega 3 supplements because a standard diet includes a lot of plant oils and no greens, disrupting the Omega balance with high levels of 6s. A balance is needed to reduce inflammation. On a Protective Diet, we remove the excess 6s and our 3s are then in perfect balance.|
- Get Healthy Sun Exposure Daily
- Healthy sun exposure does not simply mean going in the sun all day long.
Eat a proper diet to protect yourself from the free radicals and oxidative stress of the sun
- An antioxidant-rich diet will protect you from the sun. Antioxidants protect the plants from burning in the sun and when you put them in your body, they protect you from burning in the sun.
- Antioxidants create natural sunscreen in the body. Ingestion of plants increases the antioxidants in the blood that can be deposited in the tissues and protect us from the DNA damage of the sun = Built-in sunscreen in your skin.
- Green, leafy vegetables protect your body from wrinkles; more beneficial than topical products; make your skin golden.
- Studies confirm that eating berries will allow you to have longer sun exposure without burning.
- Thaw 1 cup frozen blueberries in a bowl and eat them with chopsticks to keep your fingers from turning blue.
- Eat them for protection.
- Alcohol eliminates antioxidant protection in the body. Eat Concord or red grapes instead of wine.
- Every 6 weeks a new liver is generated. Within a year, 98% of the matter in your body is recycled. Damaged cells reproduce damaged cells. The body is constantly correcting. Eat the best diet to give your body the best advantage to reproduce perfect, healthy cells. Visualize your body healing. Imagine your cells replacing themselves in a healthy manner.
Go into the sun 15 to 20 minutes each day
- Sunlight (UVB rays) on our skin is biosynthesized into Vitamin D through a process that involves cholesterol.
- Accumulate Vitamin D in the summer to last through the winter.
- Obesity or a heavy fat layer under the skin, sunscreen & clothing prevent the sun from getting through.
- Try to expose a large portion of your body to sunlight and see how your skin handles it after 10 minutes.
- Sunscreen is not a safe product to be putting all over your body; related to increased skin cancer.
- Natural Topicals that your liver will not have to filter: Coconut Oil (SPF 4-6), Shea Butter (SPF 4-6), Zinc Oxide designed for sun protection; mix them together to create your own natural sunscreen application.
- Oils are absorbed, but not metabolized calorically. If that were the case, they would dip malnourished people in vats of oil.
Q: Can you recommend anything for period cramps?
Q: What do you recommend for protecting tattoos from fading in the sun?
Q: What about iodine? Is iodine deficiency related to failing thyroid or thinning hair?
Q: What is your view on tanning beds?
Q: Do oils on the skin affect the endothelium?
- Who is getting skin cancer? People who are putting sunscreen on and going in the sun and feeling protected. Who is not burning in the sun naturally? People who are eating an abundance of plants.
- Focus on doing your best. Start practicing before the sunny summer months. Feed the body foods that protect you from the oxidative stress of the sun. Get those foods on your plate. Get them in your cereal. Don’t just eat cornflakes in the morning. Throw a handful of blueberries in those cornflakes. Boost the protective power of every plate.
- If you are just getting started and you are going through your detox, focus on staying on plan. After you get through detox, focus on getting leafy greens and fruits and vegetables on your plate to increase your protection.
- You don’t have to fast forward through your practice. It’s not a panicked experience. You are getting into a whole new way of eating; a whole new lifestyle. I want you to enjoy every day of learning how you can heal and protect your body.
“We were all born on this planet to survive with everything provided on this planet. We don’t need to take it in pill form. We just need to eat vitamin-rich foods and get outside when it’s sunny.”