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Sun Strength

Sun Strength

 Don’t underestimate the strength of the sun when the weather starts to get warmer, all skin will benefit from 10 mins sun exposure to soak up some vitamin D but always pop some sunscreen on to prevent dealing with sunburn.  Image by bodymaps

On Your Period?

On Your Period?

Combination of calcium and vitamin D improve your mood and ease cramps. Eat more citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes and leafy greens to feel better while on your period. Image by sara lorusso

Pregnancy & Vitamin D

Pregnancy & Vitamin D

Recently the British Medical Journal have found there is no need to take Vitamin D during pregnancy with regards to development of a baby. While Vitamin D is good for you, it’s also very easy to overdose on. Unless you’ve been advised by a medical professional, it’s probably better for...

Art of supplementing

Art of supplementing

Did you know magnesium only really works in combination with calcium, and Vitamin D only works in combination with magnesium. Calcium and Vitamin D also need to work together to get the benefits from both. Supplementing correctly is a subtle art.  Image via Tumblr

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is good for bone health in babies and children as calcium can only be absorbed properly with the help of vitamin D. Nearly all vitamin D gets into the body through the skin, only a very small amount is absorbed through food. Use SPF 15 sunscreen or above...

Sunscreen

Sunscreen

Yesterday a friend asked me about sunscreen - it's a debated topic lately as they discovered a lot of them are not that healthy and people even have started making their own from natural oils. The thing is we do not really use much sunscreen. We make sure the kids...

Supplements

Supplements

Do you take supplements? I was not into taking any sort of supplements for a long time. But when I got pregnant I started taking folic acid. Once my babies were born we have been giving them Vitamin D drops as over here we do not get much sun. Sooner or...

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