Recently we are facing unstable weather with excessive heat even before pick summer season. During this period our body’s homeostasis (a state of balance among all body system needed for the body to function correctly) with external heat will effect.

Some major divisions to consider for the consequences are:

  • Dehydration: stay getting hydrated with water and healthy drink intakes.
  • Light food intake for healthy and easy digestion.
  • Sun exposure which leads skin problems. The guidelines for healthy Vitamin D absorption recommended 7:00am – 10:00am and 4:00pm – 7:00pm respectively 10 – 15 minutes.

From this perspective we are spending more time at indoor environment, leading deficiency to Vitamin D.

Why to consider Vitamin D?
It is an important building block for human health and is mainly produced in the skin by exposure to sunlight.
Its deficiency and decreased exposure to solar UVB radiation will result to health problems such as:

Diabetes type 1 & 2, Asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, fatigue/multiple sclerosis, weak bones, sleep irregularities, lower immune system, muscle pain, depression symptoms, obesity and other factors.
The food sources of Vitamins D ranges from fortified food and beverages such as milk, orange juice, fish (Tuna, salmon and sardines), liver and egg yolk. Other support from oral supplementation like: fish oil and cod liver oil. Keep in mind that food sources are not stronger as sunlight exposure. Calcium mineral plays as cofactor to support the absorption of Vitamin D.
People with diabetes considered beneficial with the improvement of insulin sensitivity and the increase of the insulin secretion.  Vitamin D also decreases the risk of high blood pressure.

Some other factors which causes Vitamin D deficiency such as:

  • There is not direct exposure to sunlight
  • People with dark skin.
  • Not consuming food rich in vitamin D
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis

Some additional tips to consider:

  • Dress light clothes
  • Use light – bright color dress
  • Be at cool areas
  • Use sun block when needed SP>50
  • Have a good sleep
  • Avoid heavy food. Oily meals
  • Be at the state of positive mindset
  • Stay safe

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