Depressed, Fatigued, Muscle Aches? Get Out Of That Cave And Into The Sun!

When I don’t get enough sun it seems I ache all over. But, this happens over time. In other words, days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months. And, before you know it six months has passed. Furthermore, if you work in an office or don’t come out of your house much, you might as well have lived in a ‘cave’ or a dark deep cavern.

Yet, eons ago, cavemen even came out to gather seeds, nuts and berries every day. Why? Duh! No refrigerators. Our conveniences like staying in too much because of the weather and fast food order deliveries keep us inside.

Yet, how you feel can get confusing, especially if you eat a few foods that could be causing inflammation. It’s hard to make your own diagnosis, and I wouldn’t recommend it (even though I tend to self-diagnose.)

‘I slip and eat chips once in a while, and I suffer. You’d think a person would learn. Refined oils like corn oil cause inflammation…’ ~ your author

If you are older, there are many who just don’t get outside much. It’s easy to do sitting around the house. On top of that, we who are older tend to not absorb nutrients nearly as efficiently as those who are young.

‘The majority of patients with vitamin D deficiency are asymptomatic; however, some symptoms to watch for are generalized weakness, fatigue, muscle aches, muscle twitching (fasciculations), osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and depression. In children, irritability, lethargy, developmental delay, bone changes, or fractures are important symptoms of vitamin D deficiency [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532266/]’.

I don’t know about you, but when I make it a point to sit outside with my wife in the sun everyday for about a half an hour, over a few days my aches and pains and any depression fades away. I cease feeling and sounding like an old bag of creaking bones!

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK532266/
Website Title StatPearls [Internet].
Publication Day 26
Publication Month February
Publication Year 2020
Access Day 24
Access Month april
Access Year 2020
Article Title Vitamin D Deficiency

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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