Sorry for the lack of creativity in the name.
I am a 22 year old who has been paleo for give or take a year. I can't lie and say that it has been 100%. I was for like 4 months but then the holidays came and I fell off the bandwagon. Have been about 70% depending on how I've been feeling. I don't take any supplements.
Last week, I read Everyday Paleo's post on vitamin D and how to prevent sun burn, etc. Sarah recommended these supplements:
Fermented Cod liver oil/ high vitamin butter oil blend vitamin D3 vitamin C
I figured I would try it but now I am thinking, instead of buying each separate, is there something that i could take that would minimize the cost? Are there other supplements I am missing?
Now that I am thinking about it, my mom has been saying how much my hair is falling out. I've always had a lot of hair shed but she says its a lot more. I don't see the difference but I do see a difference in my hair. I'm sure the never ending winter in Jersey is playing a role but now I'm like "damn, should I take another supplement for my hair"
Can someone please help me get it together!!!
asked bycynthia_3 (10)
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on April 25, 2012
at 11:34 PM
If you use one of the tanning beds with the mixture of UVA/UVB bulbs (it is the medium level where I go), you can ease into it, and not need to start with more vitamin D because it will likely build up naturally. It would be a good idea to get your levels checked at some point just to see where you are, some people will still need to supplement on top of sunlight.
Antioxidants are supposed to be the bee's knees for preventing sunburn and preventing sun damage, so eating a rainbow of foods like plenty of berries, peppers, beets, tomato products, citrus, and leafy greens should help. You could take supplements for this, or you could just really focus on eating some red and purple foods everyday.
It is normal to shed in the Spring, but if you think your hair does look like it is thinning significantly, try adding more starchy tubers and make sure you are getting enough iron. You can also get your thyroid checked, and if it is low make sure you are getting enough (you don't need a ton, but enough) iodine and selenium (fish, Brazil nuts, and seaweed).
Some mineral water with magnesium or some magnesium supplements, and some liver or lots of beta carotene containing foods can help when taken in conjunction with raising vitamin D levels to process it properly.