Can You Get Enough Vitamin D from the Sun (7 Things I Learned This Week) : The Renegade Health Newsletter

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We’ve seen a lot of sunsets, but this one is Ft. Bragg, CA was special.

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On to the newsletter:

It’s been an interesting week here at Renegade Health…

We’ve been busy working on upcoming projects for you and headed back East for the fall.

This week we stopped in Telluride, CO and fell in love.

The mountains and the nature has called to us, but we have no idea what to do about it.

We love too many places and we’re not even in a position to stop touring. 🙂

Oh well… guess this is a great way to start the 7 Things I Learned This Week…

1. You’ll never find the place that has everything.

As we’ve been traveling, we quickly realized that we’re not going to find a place that has absolutely everything we want.

You see, what happens is this:

First, you find a place you love.

Second, you get to know it more and really love it.

Third, you realize it’s missing a few things you’d like to have in a town.

Fourth, you go looking for another place.

Fifth, you find that other place, and you fall in love.

Sixth, you realize this new place has a new set of things you like, but – of course – is missing some of the things of the old place.

Seventh, you go out to find a place that has all the things you like about place one AND place two.

Eighth… repeat the process above.

2. Colorado has AMAZING peaches.

They’re called Palisades Peaches. We were first turned on to them by Christina, who we met at True North.

We hadn’t tried them until we got here in Western Colorado.

I walked into the health food store here in Ridgeway and saw a pile of peaches that each were the size of mangoes.

I bought one that almost looked like it was going bad.

When I bit into it, I realized the peaches I’d eaten in the past were just impostors.

A ripe Palisades peach is like custard.

Be sure to try one soon.

3. I can’t drink green tea anymore.

We spent yesterday at a coffee house in Telluride.

I ordered a matcha green tea, because I was feeling a little adventurous.

After drinking less than half of it, my fingers were cold and shaking and my mind was racing all over the place.

I get the same feeling when I eat chocolate.

My adrenals are just not happy with stimulants.

I’ve heard this same thing happen to others…

Let me know if it does for you.

4. We really have to revisit the “stay out in the sun for 15 minutes a day” to get your Vitamin D idea.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Nick Stern both confirmed that this may not be the case this week.

This theory may fall into myth status just like the everyone should drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day. (With no mention of body size or the consumption of hydrating, water rich foods.)

Many people are deficient in Vitamin D, even those who make it a point to get out in the sun.

Do you know if you’re one of them?

Be sure to get tested and find out.

It’s important.

5. It was bittersweet to hear Dr. Fuhrman talk about the dangers of sea salt.

The reason why is this…

I would love to think that most people will listen and be careful about their salt intake, but I’m afraid most will ignore his message.


Because there is marketing information that you can find that justifies exactly what sea salt lovers want to hear. Until those messages go away, there will always be a back and forth about sea salt.

The same way there are still back and forth messages about high fructose corn syrup.

You’d think we’d learn by now.

6. I am awful at booking flights.

I’m a sucker for the cheap flights.

We’ll be flying out to the Longevity Conference next week and I bought the cheapest one.

The problem is that we have to fly from Pittsburgh to Boston, then to LA.

We also leave on a red eye back to Boston, then to Pittsburgh at the end of the weekend.

What on earth was I thinking?

Hopefully, I won’t miss the flight like I did the last time I flew… LOL!

7. To get started, is truly to be 1/2 done.

We’re planning another online event that will be launching soon… (think Rawkathon-ish).

I’ve been hesitating to get it started because it takes a lot of time.

Finally, this week we started talking about it and getting the pieces together.

Within 2-3 days, we already have 4 experts booked and the website almost done.

I’m always amazed at how quickly a snowball can form when you just give it a little push.

What are you struggling to start right now?

Could you start it today? How would that feel to be 1/2 done? 🙂

Alright, that’s it for me.

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Live Awesome!

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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