“Treasure Trove of Information”

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Lindos, Rhodes. Greece

So today I ask myself? How does food work?  What do I need?

Hello and Welcome to the vault with lots of treasure, shall we take a look around and please indulge me. What has the week in store for us, don’t know about you but one thing for sure is getting to know who God is. You can never have too much of God, it is one thing that we need everyday and always. As I look at my pictures, I praise God for who is to us. His Grace reaches the deepest and darkest part of my inner most being and turned my stony heart into a heart of flesh.

Well let’s look at the vault, come with me and let us start this journey or continue on the journey to GetFIT. I propose we get the treasure and we unpack it in the sunlight. We need the sunlight, some need more and some need less but we all need it. 

Is there a perfect diet? Do we need to have supplements? So many questions, so many answers and fresh advice about what we eat or drink. Are there any scientific basis to any of these claims? Wisdom to discern is always needed. But I tell you this, it is always better to speak to a doctor or dietitian or health professional when it comes to what you eat. “Don’t be a Doctor google” The below is information only and should not be used as advice, thank you. 

Told you to indulge me: 
Well as humans we always looking for answers
In the right place or wrong

We all need moderation 
and as humans we always 
tend to go extreme or we do not. 

Hence everywhere you look or see 
it all about having a balance of everything. 
So we look at the sun and how it is very good for us, some need more of it than others.

But why do we need?
Well let look...

What is Vitamin D?

Helps promote the absorption of calcium and phosphate from food and so is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It is also taught that Vitamin D has functions in the brain, the nervous system, cellular growth  and immunoregulation.  The main forms of Vitamin D are ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3).

The ability to synthesis 

The main source of vitamin D is the sunlight. While we can get it from the food we eat, it is only in small amounts. It is essential to expose our skin to UV light. Not all of us have enough sunlight.

How much vitamin D does the body make?

It varies with age, weight and skin type. The darker you are the more exposure is needed. Someone like me needs more sunlight than someone who is lighter than me. The amount of sunlight we receive is affected by our latitude and seasons. I think this is fascinating and it has God’s hand all over it. Think about it, the seasons and where you are determines how much you need. Yes, fascinating!

Sources of Vitamin D

Not all vitamin D can be obtained through our diet, but it is possible to get some. The best dietary sources of vitamin D are cod liver oil, oily fish such as salmon or mackerel, eggs and fortified foods.

Good News

The very good news about vitamin D is it stores in the body and does not need to be consumed everyday. Most people should be able to meet the requirement through sun exposure and a balanced diet. However, The Department of Health recommends some people take supplements daily, for example people who are not exposed to much sun, or people with darker skin such as African and Carribean origin and south Asian origin. People aged 65 and over among the many list. The darker your skin the more exposure to sunlight is needed. 

With all good news comes the bad, well only if not done correctly: Is it  possible to take too much?

Unlikely to consume too much vitamin D through natural food sources: the danger is taking additional supplements when you don’t need them. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver, so too much can be toxic. 

Taking 0.025mg or less a day of vitamin D supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

2 thoughts on ““Treasure Trove of Information”

  1. That’s a lot of information.

    Yes, I agree we need to be listening to our medical team in regards to what we eat, supplements that we take, how much & what type of excercise that we do.

    Going to the doctor & ignoring their advice is just like asking God for direction & then doing your own thing any way.

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