You can take Vitamin D supplements til the cows come home but it will never be as effective as moderate doses of sunshine, anymore than will taking any supplements as replacements for healthy eating. And nature didn't intend for us to wait around for experts to agree on anything. Simply, you can get too much sun, and you can also not get enough.
D is considered the most valuable vitamin in the prevention of many cancers and the maintenance of good health, plus we need more as we get older. Sunlight is by far the best source of D--nothing else comes close. It's a disservice to the public to continue this mania about keeping totally out of the sun and coating ones self with sunscreen, rather than getting moderate amounts of exposure. --And by the way, when you said "Until the FDA mans up..." did you mean women are less tough and strong willed than men? As a man, this has not been my experience.
After resisting for several months, President Sarah Palin agrees to her first press conference.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States.
PALIN: Thanks, I'm having my hair and nails done at noon, so let's get to it. I'll take the first question from the front row down here---yeah, you...
REPORTER: Chris Wallace, Madame President, Fox News. First of all, I want to tell you how I love what you've done with the White House. I refer to the bear rug on Lincoln's bed, and the great collection of wolf pelts in the Oval Office---and I particularly like the mounted head of Nancy Pelosi in the War Room.
PALIN; You betcha, Chris. We wanted to add some real Alaska values.
WALLACE; Now, Madame President, I wanted to ask, do you still believe the Second Coming will occur during you administration?
PALIN; I think so, Chris. The witch doctor from my old church back up there in Wasilla, he's been readin' the signs in moose entrails, and he's got a pretty good bead on it. OK, I'll take another from in front---you, with the implants--no, not you--the other.
BLONDE: Thank you, Madame President, Megan with Fox News. I just wanted to ask if we should still consider Afghans a threat?
PALIN: Good question, Megan...and no, I don't think so. Sure, they got all that hair and it must take a lot brushing...but anyhow, just give me a good ol' team of Alaska Malamutes and Huskies anytime. OK, now they're tellin' me to take a question from the back---yeah, you---the demon against the wall.
REPORTER: I'm not a demon, Ma'm, I'm with CNN. My question has to do with the new government agency spearheaded by Vice President O'Donnell---I refer to DAM, the Department Against Masturbation. Do we really need this agency, Madame President?
PALIN: Well, first of all, liberal demon, after getting rid of the Department of Education and most of the others, we got us some wiggle room there in the budget. And you know, Christine figures she needs to atone for all foolin' around in her younger days in those liberal co-ed dorms down in the lower 48--before she became born again and started goin' after the gays. OK, I'll take another question back there---Mother Goose, is it?
REPORTER: No, Madame President, I'm with Mother Jones, the magazine. My question has to do with reports that you've never read a book--not even the Bible, Ma'm?
PALIN: No, but I saw the movie, and Charlton Heston was terrific. And then the sequel, directed by Mel Gibson...kinda bloody there, but we're used to that up north.
REPORTER: But, Madame President...
PALIN: All right, I'm gettin' sick and tired of all this gotcha liberal jounalism---I'm outta here for good.
REPORTER: You don't mean your resigning, Madame President?
PALIN: You got it, demon, and I wanna let all you good folks out there in the heartland know I'll be doin' book signings beginning next week of my Presidential memoirs.