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What foods do you go to for sun protection in the summer months?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 08, 2011 at 2:39 AM

My go to ones are coconut oil, 99% cocoa, and turmeric/curcumin. What are yours?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1040354192001/foods-to-boost-sun-protection/?playlist_id=87485

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at 09:05 AM

Hmm, the mention I saw was in his book. Don't have that with me, but I just googled "Robb Wolf Paleo" (but no quotes) and found some references of his to some articles. Also he suggests some connection to insulin.

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on July 09, 2011
at 01:26 AM

That's about the only thing that I can think is making a difference for me other than the high D3 intake. We're wheat-free and primarily gluten-free as well for the last seven months. My vitiligo wasn't an issue until I was about 9 years old. When I was that young, I thought since it affected my hands, feet and knees it was from being in the snow (it cropped up when visiting an aunt in Chicago - I was from AZ). I do wish I knew if it was definitely related to gluten. (There is also a family link, a great-uncle.)

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on July 08, 2011
at 01:44 PM

Agree..........

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Robb Wolf mentions a connection between gluten and vitiligo. Do you have any experience with that, noticed any connection?

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on July 08, 2011
at 05:43 AM

ill occassionally put some coconut oil on my face as a little sunscreen, though I usually don't use anything.

I do generally eat a lot of coconut and tumeric so maybe that helps. I've also found that since I've straightened out my vit D levels the sun isn't an issue.

Maybe when people are so D deficient the skin wants to take it all in and will be less inclined to make a protective coating (a la suntan)?

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on July 08, 2011
at 03:39 AM

I grew up in a country where we used mostly paleo foods and no sunscreen... None. I still do for sun protection what I was taught as a kid: stay in the shade!

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on July 08, 2011
at 08:25 AM

In terms of protection from skin cancer, getting most of your fats as saturated instead of polyun- is photoprotective. At least in albino hairless mice. Or maybe it's just the omega-6 that's the problem. But also see that saturated is more generally cancer protective. And drink that caffeine!

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on July 08, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Seems like foods with high ORAC scores are good. http://www.oracvalues.com/

Along with avoiding polyunsaturated fat.

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on July 08, 2011
at 01:44 PM

Agree..........

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on July 08, 2011
at 03:33 AM

I don't use foods for my sun protection, nor do I use sunscreen. I have vitiligo, and I used to burn very easily up until going Primal/Paleo and until starting a 5000IU D3/day regimen that has boosted my ability to remain in the sun far longer than ever before - without protection. Not only am I able to stay in the sun longer, I'm seeing a very slight reduction in my vitiligo.

That said, I do have a lot of extra virgin coconut oil in my diet.

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on July 09, 2011
at 09:05 AM

Hmm, the mention I saw was in his book. Don't have that with me, but I just googled "Robb Wolf Paleo" (but no quotes) and found some references of his to some articles. Also he suggests some connection to insulin.

B96486cc39cf24fdf259424f833a5d5b

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on July 09, 2011
at 01:26 AM

That's about the only thing that I can think is making a difference for me other than the high D3 intake. We're wheat-free and primarily gluten-free as well for the last seven months. My vitiligo wasn't an issue until I was about 9 years old. When I was that young, I thought since it affected my hands, feet and knees it was from being in the snow (it cropped up when visiting an aunt in Chicago - I was from AZ). I do wish I knew if it was definitely related to gluten. (There is also a family link, a great-uncle.)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on July 08, 2011
at 05:47 AM

Robb Wolf mentions a connection between gluten and vitiligo. Do you have any experience with that, noticed any connection?

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on July 08, 2011
at 07:47 AM

The 3 things you have listed are a regular part of my daily diet - there is nothing special I do for summer except for eating the produce I grow myself, which comes in abundance during the summer months; that includes some fruit as well.

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