Vitamin D and Chris Gone Banana’s
Tis another hodge podge video, sorry no music this time, I couldn’t adjust the volume and didn’t want to wreck your ears 🙂
Hope you enjoy it much!!
We are truly tropical beings designed to thrive on healthful levels of sun exposure. Just like any nutrient we don’t need “too much” but rather need “enough”. A high raw or 100% raw diet facilitates healthy skin and actually increases our capacity for taking sun and retaining a healthy tan. Although we can store adequate levels of vitamin D in our liver for the winter if we get enough exposure in the summer months, it is prudent to soak up any you can on those sunny winter days. In northern climates it is more difficult to get adequate exposure in the winter months due to less actual available sunlight as well as a greater distance and angle from the sun. The best time of day to get sun is when your shadow is at least as tall as you, as during mid day when you have no shadow the harmful uva rays are most concentrated. Like the leo I am I love to relax and meditate or read in front of a window on a sunny day. If its not too cold outside I enjoy going for a nice winter jog (check the video) exposing as much skin as possible. Its always a delight and great idea to go on a trip nearer to the equator or any place you can get outside in the sun is always a good idea to top off levels in the middle of winter. If you cannot get adequate exposure and are exhibiting symptoms of deficiency (always good to get yearly blood work done) do what you need to, there are great vegan vitamin D supplements available and there needn’t be any judgement on self or others for looking after your best interests.
I love going to the gym in the winter for a good workout. In this video I go though a cardio routine, get a little silly, and hit the weights for a bit. Interval training brings strength benefits to your cardio, actually increasing your human growth hormones and helping build more muscle. Simply stepping up the tempo with a sprint for 30 second to a minute or more a few times during your routine yields much benefit and can be good fun! Its always great to go with a partner and fuel each others intensity and enjoyment. A good laugh can be the best exersise ever 🙂
After my workout I Love to hit the sauna for a sweat and to relax. It feels great, and can be a good place to mediate. Have you checked out lions pose? its a powerful pose that relives stress and strengthens the skin and muscles of the face jaw and neck. You can perform this pose by sitting on your knees, breathing deeply in, then when exhaling lean forward, stick out your tongue letting out a “roar” while looking to your third eye and sticking your hands wide out front like a lion! Check the video, or google “lions pose” for a better description 🙂
I end this Video with a few simple recipes 🙂
Chocolate Monkey Pudding
13 bananas (or your desired amount)
with 1 table spoon raw Carob (the most healthful raw chocolate substitute)
Simply mashed together with a fork 🙂 enjoy!
Optional: add some chopped dates, or sub cinnamon for the carob and add a handful of raisins.
Date Celery Sticks 🙂
6 large stalk of organic celery
6- 8 medjule dates (or any other soft raw date)
Simply pit the dates, and press one to 1 and 1/2 dates into the grove of the celery 🙂
Works Great as a spoon for the pudding, goes well with any sweet meal, and is a hit with kids of all ages 🙂
hope you enjoy the video much, tis a lill off the hook 🙂
Chris, u crack me up! I laughed tears.
No need to be shy. You’re hot. Respectively Raw 😉
Haha, I thought I was the only one popping the date-pits in my mouth 🙂
Keep it up
🙂 ahha love it!! laughter filled tears are the best!
thanks much for the love.
mmm date pits, to tasty to just toss, n plus you get to be a date pit machine gun ahha
you too keep it up!
Nice vid! I cannot believe you can eat 13 bananas and all those huge celery sticks. I think my stomach would actually explode lol! You made me feel so famous when you mentioned my name
hahaha hadta, few persimmons left n you loved the persimmon eyes !!!! ahhah. 13 n those were just right for me, i bet with some practice you would enjoy 7 or 8 or so n a few celery’s:)
Ha, ha, ha! Great banana entertainment! Love you – Chris !
🙂 much love to you too, happy you enjoyed it!!
thanks much 🙂
AHHHHHHHHHH…you are so inspiring. thank you, thank you for BEING (who you are)!!! i always leave your videos with such a feeling of serenity and hopeful joy. wow!
🙂 more than happy to do so 🙂
Good one! You’re videos are so fun and entertaining! The celery/dates look great…will have to try it. So, can you get sun thru the window or did you have the window open?
🙂 Much Thanks 🙂 Hope you do try n enjoy!
I try to get as much direct exposure as possible, but do take sun through a window too. Some sources say you get no benefits only negatives (usually selling or promoting supplements or sunscreen a whole other issue), most say that you simply get less beneficial rays than direct. I most definitely feel some benefit and enjoy the warmth, follow your intuition. I feel while direct is optimal, you simply require more through a window. Being on a lfrv diet helps with skin strength n efficiency in taking in the rays huge time too 🙂 enjoy!
ummm looks scumprish !!!
A work of art! 🙂
Just so you know, sunshine through a glass window doesn’t help you to synthesize vitamin D. Sorry! Love your blog and videos by the way. Very inspiring. So get out for the sunshine. Best,
Happy day to you n thanks for the love 🙂
Ive seen ya around, e style ahaha
Indeed I have heard the same concerning vit d n windows, but have also
heard that absorbtion is simply lessened.
Regardless in the cold winter it feels really nice to sit in the sun
like a cat. My intuition n heart leads me to believe that it is simply
lessened with only positive effects is more accurate.
I agree outside is best, but would concur that getting some of both
rather than only some on hands n face outside is better.
LOL dude that was just ridiculous, I almost died laughing. Gonna have to try the celery date sticks and the monkey pudding, that looked good.