Making Vitamin D

As regular readers of this site will know, I often take a short break from updating Next Starfish, in order to catch up with a few other things and spend a bit more time with my family. I also plan to spend some time outside in the garden – turning soil, planting seeds and generally  sorting it out for the Spring.

I’m probably still a little early in the year for my latitude to produce vitamin D, but if you live just a little further south and decide to join me outside, you’ll be able to top-up your vitamin D after the winter lull. Vitamin D is an important vital nutrient of our bodies, considered protective for bone health, asthma, aging, multiple sclerosis and several cancers. Although we have some dietry intake, we also manufacture vitamin D in response to bright sunlight – hence it’s name, the sunshine vitamin. For many of us in the Western World, a little more time spent outside in the sunshine would probably be a very good thing indeed !

When you’re back in from the sun, if you’re missing Next Starfish you might want to take a look at a few of the articles from the archive listed below. I’ll be putting together a more comprehensive archive soon.

See you before Easter :)

ACTIVISM

ENVIRONMENT

SIMPLE LIVING AND ANTI-CONSUMERISM

CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS

HAPPINESS

HOME AND DESIGN

POVERTY AND HUNGER

GARDENING AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY

RELATED ARTICLES – A Short Musical Interlude,  Nothing to do Today but SmileReview of the YearThe Sun is ShiningInvincible Summer , No Time to Stand and Stare

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