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Taking Care of Yourself in the Sun

Contrary to popular belief, sunscreen isn't your best option for protection.

As summertime prepares to make it's official appearance, the sun will start to shine more often and the pharmacies will stock their shelves with sunscreen, begging you to load up on the SPF during these warm months. And if you don't plan on wearing the sunscreen, the health experts preach to stay inside and avoid damaging your skin. It's important to realize, however, that spending a decent amount of time outside exposed to the sun is critical for your overall health and well-being.

As we've reported in the past, sunlight is the best way for your body to receive vitamin D. Without this important vitamin, your body can't produce calcium transporters, the devices that are responsible for carrying calcium through the intestinal cell wall to the bones throughout your body. This means that regardless of the amount of calcium you consume, your cells and bones will not receive it without vitamin D.

Taking Care of Your Skin
While we believe that sun exposure is key to healthy living, you shouldn't spend all hours of the day outside without some form of protection. You should spend enough time outside to get essential vitamin D, but avoiding sunburn is essential. Health experts have made sunscreen out to be the "safest" way to protect yourself, but in fact, layering your skin with dozens of chemicals can be even more harmful.

"Layering your skin with chemicals can be more harmful."

Your best bet is to wear protective clothing outdoors if you plan on being outside for extended periods of time. To absorb vitamin D properly, start by spending short bursts of time exposed to the sun. This will prepare your skin and reduce your risk for dealing with sunburn that comes with staying out in the sun for too long.

Consider a Plant-Based Eating Regimen Like the Hallelujah Diet
Following a plant-based diet keeps your body in top shape – skin included. Fueling your body with nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants like vitamins C, E, A, carotenoids and B complex allows you to maintain a strong and healthy complexion, and helps your body produce more melanin, the pigment that healthy skin makes as a natural form of protection in the sun. They say inflammation is the silent killer, and we believe this holds true when it comes to your skin as well. A healthy diet gives the body the strength it needs to self heal, while a poor diet feeds inflammation and could make you more likely to burn when your skin is exposed to the sun.

Beyond following our primarily raw, plant-based diet, we recommend taking our Vitamin D3-K2 supplement. Not only does it support healthy bones and cardiovascular wellness, it also helps calcium metabolize throughout the body. The vitamin D3 increases calcium absorption, while vitamin K2 properly deposits the calcium in your system.

The power of plant-based eating is endless. Discover the wonders today!


  1. Carolyn B, Calhoun June 16, 2018

    I take D3K2 every day. While when I was younger I always soaked up the that I am older I use wisdom..stay covered..use sun screens and stay out of damaging sun rays. Yay’s important ya’ll

  2. Doyle phipps June 24, 2018

    How do you get rid of gout?

    • Melody Hord July 6, 2018

      Hallelujah Diet believes in the miraculous self-healing body that the Lord created. When we keep out toxins and give the body a chance to do what it has been designed to do, it is capable of marvelous things. The thing is, we never really know what the body will do. All we can do is our part. You may learn a great deal simply by reading testimonials HERE.
      Hallelujah Diet statements and products have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition. They are not doctors. Doctors have access to amazing diagnostic machines, so consulting a doctor may give you invaluable information as to which path to head. The Hallelujah Diet is a clean diet full of plants that helps provide ammunition for the body. A solid diet is foundational to good health, but of course, just one component.

  3. Connie Gesser June 27, 2018

    I agree with this article and avoid most suntan lotion. I limit my time in the sun and try to find shade when possible.

    It is great to learn that a healthy plant based diet can even help prevent sunburn!

  4. Annette Whitworth June 1, 2020

    This was some good information, especially now that it is summer time.

  5. Connie June 6, 2020

    I agree even though health experts encourage sunscreen, layering your skin with chemicals can even be more harmful.
    I think the following statement is helpful in explaining how vitamin D works. Without vitamin D, your body can’t produce calcium transporters, that are responsible for carrying calcium through the intestinal cell wall to the bones throughout your body.
    Since most of us don’t spend enough daily time in the sunshine, taking Vit D 3 K2 is vital.

  6. Great information. It’s so important to remember the benefits we get from the sun but also to be safe and avoid sunburns.

  7. I, too, was an avid “sun worshipper” when I was young. Thank goodness I have been fortunate enough not to have any scary incidents that are a byproduct of those days. I agree that sunlight, in moderation, is healthy. I did not realize that without enough Vitamin D, your body can’t produce calcium transporters, the devices that are responsible for carrying calcium through the intestinal cell wall to the bones throughout your body. It’s amazing how we can still learn something every day, even as we get older.

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