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What are some benefits of Vitamin D from Heliotherapy?
As you probably know, osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle/fragile from loss of bone mass, normally this is the result deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D. Since our deficiencies is vitamin D is primarily caused by modern man’s lack of sun, it is reasonable to think that getting regular direct sun is helpful in relation to this condition.
I was reading a medical doctor’s blog on the problem of osteoporosis. He was lamenting the fact that elderly women were consuming far below the recommended vitamin D intake in their diet.
I am not saying anything bad about the good doctor, but he was seemingly oblivious to the fact that sunlight is the greatest source of vitamin D. It never occurred to him that the lack of heliotherapy in our normal lives today may be the problem. For him the only answer was diet and especially supplementations of that which we should be getting normal in the light of day.
Why do we need Vitamin D for Osteoporosis?
There are two things that you need in relation to osteoporosis 1) an adequate calcium intake and 2) adequate corresponding amounts of vitamin D. With these two thing you are set up for the expecting, correcting, and maintaining bone density and strength.
It is not vitamin D and calcium alone, but they are the natural foundation for proper health with the condition. And they must both be there, because they work in concert.
First as many have noted, vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium from the intestines. [The most bio absorbable form of calcium is that which we find in plants, not rocks.] You can swallow a truck load of supplemental calcium, but if you intestines are not letting any of it pass into the body, the only thing that you are getting is an expensive toilet flush. Bye. Bye. Calcium.
Calcium is needed for many things in the body, like heart health. So when there is not enough calcium being absorbed, the body starts to cannibalize the bones for the needed minerals.
In my book on fasting I talk about how, when a fast goes too long, the body starts to cannibalize
the good muscles and organs. This is starvation not fasting.
In osteoporosis we see a similar thing. The body is being denied need calcium, and you are starving. So, you take it from the good bones. In fasting the sign of starvation is when you have what I call the second hunger. That is when it is imperative that you start to end the fast. Osteoporosis is the sign that you are starving for calcium, and you should break the, figuratively speaking, calcium fast.
That is not normally or generally done by just taking in more calcium rich plants or supplementation. It is about absorption.
Vitamin D cause the intestines to open up to more absorption of calcium. This opening up of the absorption can be done naturally by the light of day. Vitamin D from sun therapy is a key to the absorption issues and calcium. [An intestinal cleans probably is an important thing to do in regard to osteoporosis. Clean intestines absorb nutrients better and more correctly.]
There is a parallel with turmeric.
It is a spice that has many medicinal uses. It has even now been recognized by the FDA for minor pain relief. But it was not working for me. I later found that if you supplement it with black pepper it works well. What happens is that the black pepper opens the intestines to absorb the active part of turmeric, cucumin.
This is what vitamin D does for calcium. Beyond that this is what heliotherapy does for osteoporosis.