Being nude is the best way (and the most natural way) to maximize vitamin D production. The more skin we expose to the sun the more vitamin D is synthesized. According to Dr. Michael Holick, when we make vitamin D in the skin, it last 2-3 time longer in the body than supplements & dietary sources.
So we are now carrying Dr. Holick's new book, The Vitamin D Solution, in the Bare Boutique at Bare Oaks. There has been an enormous amount of information in recent years about the importance of the "sunshine vitamin" on our health. Research studies have suggested that it helps us fight illnesses like cancer, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, influenza, psoriasis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.), sleep disorders, autoimmune diseases and more. Yet, based to Dr. Holick's research, the majority of us are vitamin D deficient.
Dr. Holick spent more than three decades studying the relationship between vitamin D, limited sun exposure, and human well-being. In this book, he shares his findings on how combining the natural curative properties of the sun along with small lifestyle changes can help everyone to live a substantially healthier life.
The book is available for sale at the Bare Boutique which is located in the office at Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park.
You can also listen to Episode 18 of the Naturist Living Show to hear Dr. Holick speak about the book. [Click here to listen]
In June of 2008, I also did a blog entry reviewing some of the recent research. [Click here to read it]