Vitamin F, Sunburn, and Wheat sensitivity




There is a little know but essential nutrient that can greatly reduce or even eliminate sunburn and that nutrient is vitamin F. Summer is a wonderful time of fun and sun, yet often sunburn is the painful result of over exposure to the sunís happy rays. Many people today are concerned about having enough vitamin D in their system. Yet, most fail to understand that there is another vitamin that is vital especially during hot summer days and that is vitamin F. Vitamin D and vitamin F must be in balance. Vitamin F is a companion of essential oils such as omega 3s and omega 6s. Over exposure to the sun often produces wheat sensitivities resulting from the sunís depletion of vitamin F found in healthy oils. So letís take a look at some of the wonders of vitamin F.

No discussion on healthy oils would be complete without looking at the power of vitamin F. Vitamin F is found in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. It is found in quality oils. When I was in Israel, one of my most memorable times is climbing Masada. I could not believe how hot the Israeli sun was. That is the time to consume quality oils and lots of water. For most of us we only experience hot days during summer, however sunburn can occur in winter also. The blazing sun of summer is when vitamin F is needed most.

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker.

How we all love summer days. As a boy I would run bare foot all day, swim in the ocean, hike in the mountains or just lay around watching the clouds. Summer camp also holds fond memories with all its adventures, not to mention the 5 pound mosquitos eager to drain every ounce of blood you have. Summer reminds us of sunburns, cold sores, allergies and August colds that should only do business in winter.

We all love summer and summer, like a woman scorned all year, makes most of us suffer for it. One of the most severe and dangerous of all summer ravages is sunburn. We frolic at the lake and bathe in its coolness all day only to find that we are scorched and in excruciating pain due to sunburn. As a boy my mother would always ice us down after the slightest evidence of overexposure to the sun. She rightly knew that the sunís heat was still creating deeper and more severe damage in the skinís tissue. Though we were no longer exposed to the sunís harmful rays, the damage was increasing. Ice drew out the heat reducing the damage and lessening the intensity of the coming burn. However, this simple remedy does not address the true underlying cause of sunburn which is the depletion of vitamin F.

Vitamin F is linoleic acid which exists in poly-unsaturated fats such as Safflower Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Bean Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Peanut Oil. The sun tends to burn up vitamin F as it increases vitamin D which is vitamin Fís antagonist. Both vitamins are required in balance for optimal health. When we are overexposed, the body sends its entire vitamin F reserve to the sunburned area to correct tissue damage. Vitamin F is a skin regenerator. Also as a result of this depletion wheat and corn sensitivities often develop. These sensitivities are common in summertime because of the lack of vitamin F. This is why people put oils on their bodies when in the sun.

When you get sunburned, you should avoid wheat and corn products. Salads, vegetable rich Chinese food and rice are much better then buns, rolls and pasta. It is wheat sensitivity that so drains your energy after sun exposure. Unsaturated fatty acids are important for tissue respiration in vital organs, making it easier for oxygen to be transported by the bloodstream to all cells, tissues, and organs.

Vitamin F is a skin rejuvenator. It has dynamic healing properties. The loss of Vitamin F also pushes us into wheat and corn sensitivities, which robs our energy and saps our strength. Vitamin F is able to restore resilience and lubrication of all cells and combines with protein and cholesterol to form living membranes that hold the bodyís cells together. It regenerates the skin. Thus, vitamin F is the antidote and a preventive to sunburn as well as wheat and corn sensitivities.

When you get sunburned, cool the area with ice or cool water (some recommend cold whole milk for a soothing cool down) then apply safflower oil to the skin and let it absorb into the pores. This not only will address the damaged skin with a wonderful regenerating factor, but it will stop the development of wheat sensitivity instantaneously. Safflower oil has the highest polyunsaturated fat content.

Although cold sores and fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex viruses, they usually only develop in the summer. This also is due to the depletion of vitamin F from over exposure to the sun. By consuming quality polyunsaturated oils to maintain ample vitamin F in our system, summer cold sores and fever blisters will remain dormant.

Supplementation of vitamin F is available. My office recommends Cataplex F from Standard Process. I also suggest the use of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil which may be used both externally and internally. Topical remedies such as Pure Emu oil have incredible healing effects. Standard Process has two fine topical ointments with healing virtues: USF ointment and Chlorophyll ointment.

May the Lord truly give you a joyful and safe summer.