I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter.
Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure.
This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Are my boots ruined? Please help me figure out how to restore them to their former glory. More than you ever wanted to know about my boots follows. [more inside]
posted by prefpara
on Feb 13, 2010 -
I have a large bruise below my knee which needs to go away quickly. Tell me how! [more inside]
posted by cheemee
on Aug 11, 2008 -
ScarFilter: Asking for my sister. My sister fell today while running to the car and smashed her face into the pavement. Nothing broken, but she now has a wide chunk of flesh missing from the area on her nose right between her eyes. [more inside]
posted by bahama mama
on May 1, 2008 -
I cut myself badly today, ripping off a piece of skin about .5cm in diameter right on the knuckle of my thumb. (further gory details inside)
- Is there anything I can do tonight to improve healing, or should I leave it alone?
- Should I go to my GP or the walk in clinic in the morning
posted by happyturtle
on Jun 11, 2007 -
What is being used by the cutman to heal your boxer (reduce swelling) in the video game ESPN Fight Night Round 3? [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Jul 24, 2006 -
I'm going to have a reasonably large scar on my nose. What can I do now
to minimise the long term visibility of the scar? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Feb 13, 2005 -
My brother (in-law) is having surgery tomorrow on his hands to help with his Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. He's a roofer, a general contractor and also a rock-climber, so you can imagine how not having the use of his hands for up to six weeks is going to drive him crazy. They live nowhere near me, but I'd like to present him with a list of things that he could do while bed-ridden and beyond. Points for originality, and thanks.
posted by grimley
on Jan 30, 2005 -