With summer upon us and the sun shining, the topic of Vitamin D, sun exposure, sun tanning, and sunscreen use keep popping up.
Typically by this point of the year we begin to see "news" articles popping up, telling us of the devil of the sun, to avoid the sun if possible and the need to cover ourselves in sunscreen at all times.
Yet Vitamin D - specifically, LOW levels of Vitamin D - have been directly linked now with over 100 diseases, including no less than 16 cancers.
And what is the number one source for humans for Vitamin D? Made in our bodies via sun exposure to UVB radiation.
Due to a mix of modern lifestyles, living latitudes, and the "conventional advice", I feel very strongly that most people are getting insufficient exposure to sunlight, the ultimate source of Vitamin D in our lives, for both health and happiness.
You have heard me say this often, go get some sun, yet I just had these two on the Athletic Greens Facebook page after I made a comment on getting outside for some Vitamin D:
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I hope this finds you better than ever.
As you know I am a big fan of grass-fed meat. Yummy, phenomenally good for you, I class it as a human superfood, since people could live off it and nearly nothing else for a very long time.
Given how much it features in popular topics such as my Food for Fat Loss series, readers are always asking for good options on where they can purchase it.
Always on the look out, Courteney - our awesome GM at Athletic Greens and someone who likes to order grass-fed meat online for her whole family - recently came across Rain Crow Ranch.
A fair bit of time reading on their website, a few very yummy orders later, and they have promptly become my favorite direct from farm online source for grass-fed cow.
I decided to get Dr Patricia Whisnant on the phone for an interview. As a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, a rancher, AND President of the American Grassfed Association, she comes with a different viewpoint.