Most of us in this country are vitamin D deficient, and a dash for a week or two in the Caribbean isn’t the answer, sadly. We all know that vitamin D is made in the body when we get direct sunlight. We are also bombarded by sunscreen manufacturers to protect ourselves and the kids from “too much sun” but what is too much sun? Dependent on age, skin type, and commonsense, it is if you are in strong sunshine for long enough to start burning. (starting to go a bit red is the signal to cover up or come indoors)
Health in the garden; increasingly strong evidence about links between GMOs and increased use of pesticides the evidence is mounting, and( in America at least) increasingly strongly rubbished by the interested parties. Numerous studies now describe how glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria
Staying healthy at this end of the year, is usually about keeping warm and well fed. This year the persistent wet warmth is encouraging horrible little organisms to spread, mutate and gain strength. Staphyloccoccous (feels like a fluey type cold) and Pseudonomous (makes you feel so tired, really fatigued, not just ordinary weary). Difficult to get them diagnosed without lab tests, but you can do something if you suspect either of these. High doses of Vitamin C ( I take 10 grams a day) No harm, kidneys just flush it out in a couple of hours, so spread the dose
Now is temptation time, for stodge, and maybe even sugar! Keep going with the green smoothies though, because continuing that high intake of bio available minerals vitamins and enzymes, all packaged in chlorophyll, will help protect against winter bugs. It also is more likely to energise you to get outdoors, or do a session on your rebounder, than send you to sleep. To make it more of a cold weather dish, try filling the blender goblet with hot water to warm it before you blend. And use warm (not hot, to preserve the enzymes) water when you blend the greens.