The connection is that a deficiency of tissue calcium can cause any of them. Here’s how it works.
There is some relatively unknown data about sunburn that I’d like to share with you in the hope that it will help if you or anyone you know who gets a tad too much of it – the sun, I mean – or canker sores or breakouts.
The ultraviolet rays from the sun convert skin oil to vitamin D. Too much of it is referred to as hypervitaminosis D. What happens is that vitamin D’s opposing partner, vitamin F (another name for essential fatty acids) is low in comparison to the amount of vitamin D.
Vitamin D’s job is to get calcium from your stomach and pull it into your blood stream and vitamin F’s job is to take it from your blood stream into your tissues. If you’re low on vitamin F, not only will the vitamin D pull calcium from your stomach, but it will also pull the calcium from your tissues back into your blood stream.
It’s the F that gets it into and keeps it in the tissues!
So, should you get too much vitamin D and be deficient in F, your blood calcium level will increase while the tissue calcium levels will decrease.
That is the reason that people who are in the sun a lot get thick skin. They don’t get enough vitamin F, which creates calcium deficiencies in their tissues. Hives – those big welts you get around the tender parts of your body from being in the sun too much – are a sign of tissue calcium deficiency.
Sunstroke is also a sign of low tissue calcium levels. Sunstroke is due to high blood calcium levels with low tissue calcium levels.
Excess vitamin D from extreme exposure to the sun is known to cause cancer. You may have read articles that recommend you stay out of the sun and that sunshine is hazardous to your health. Well, it’s only dangerous to people who are vitamin F deficient. Vitamin D is essential to good health and the sun is a great way to get it as long as you ensure you have enough vitamin F to balance it up.
Symptoms of low vitamin F levels include itching of the skin, canker sores some people get inside their mouths or herpes breakouts in the genital area. Please note that if you have the herpes virus, it will still be there but the breakouts merely indicate that the tissue calcium is low, which means more essential fatty acids and calcium.
So, any time you have an itchy skin, get canker sores in your mouth or breakouts below the belt, hives or sunburn, you need vitamin F and calcium. Make sure your children have enough so they can benefit and don’t suffer from their time in the sun.
The best way to get this is to take a good quality fish oil that contains both vitamins A and D with essential fatty acids.
Besides this, please ensure you get enough minerals, including salt and potassium to prevent dehydration and – I’m not talking about the junk stuff like what is purported to be electrolytes – as well as adequate water.
Get the real thing. If you’re not sure what that is, you’re welcome to write me and ask.
(With acknowledgement for the data from Dr Royal Lee, founder of Standard Process Vitamins)
Please note: we are not doctors. If you or a loved one is suffering from a health condition, please consult your medical doctor for advice. We do, however, urge you to see a doctor who understands nutrition’s role in resolving any health problems you have.