Vitamin D Council Podcast 07: Dr. Robyn Lucas

Posted on: May 14, 2015   by  Vitamin D Council

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The seventh episode of the vitamin D Podcast has arrived. You can listen to all previous episodes here.

We release one episode per month, each focused on a different area of research or theme related to vitamin D.

You can download and listen to the episodes in these blog posts on our website. All episodes are also available on  iTunes.

Here are the show notes for this episode:

In this episode, Dr. John Cannell talks to Dr. Robyn Lucas, a medically trained epidemiologist and public health physician. She is a professor at ANU medical school and supervises an ever growing number of doctoral students, not to mention she has contributed to over 100 published studies.

Dr. Lucas discuss the benefits of sunlight, beyond vitamin D production. Dr. Cannell and Dr. Lucas also talk about vitamin D pathway genes associated with multiple sclerosis, as well as her upcoming studies that independently measure vitamin D and sun exposure in patients with multiple sclerosis in order to reveal which exposure attributes to MS outcomes.

Interviewed:

Dr. Robyn Lucas

Resources:

https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/study-shows-uv-light-suppresses-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-in-mice-by-inhibiting-key-inflammatory-markers/

https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/new-ms-animal-model-study-uv-more-beneficial-than-vitamin-d/

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/vitamin-d-news/new-study-shows-relationship-between-sun-exposure-and-multiple-sclerosis-in-norway-and-italy/

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/closer-look-researchers-discover-evidence-for-a-new-mechanism-behind-vitamin-ds-role-in-treating-multiple-sclerosis/

http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/vitamin-d-may-slow-disease-onset-and-progression-in-early-stage-multiple-sclerosis/

6 Responses to Vitamin D Council Podcast 07: Dr. Robyn Lucas

  1. Rita Celone Umile

    This podcast was excellent. When we consider that the 25(OH)D level is really a marker for sun exposure, rather than only vitamin D status, supplementation takes on a very different meaning. From my own health experience, and yes I am simply an experiment of one, I think that my health improves with both supplementation and sun exposure. But I now wonder if keeping one’s level at 100 ng/ml via supplementation might trigger the body into thinking that it has received enough sun, therefore inhibiting the other unknown benefits from sun exposure.

  2. Rita Celone Umile

    This podcast was excellent. When we consider that the 25(OH)D level is really a marker for sun exposure, rather than only vitamin D status, supplementation takes on a very different meaning. From my own health experience, and yes I am simply an experiment of one, I think that my health improves with both supplementation and sun exposure. But I now wonder if keeping one’s level at 100 ng/ml via supplementation might trigger the body into thinking that it has received enough sun, therefore inhibiting the other unknown benefits from sun exposure.

  3. hlahore@gmail.com

    Notes on the podcast, her picture, some her papers, and related studies are at http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=6524

  4. hlahore@gmail.com

    Notes on the podcast, her picture, some her papers, and related studies are at http://vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=6524

  5. SunFriend

    Wonderful podcast. Really hits home that exposure to the sun is bigger than vitamin D, and we have a lot to learn. SunFriend wearable tech for balanced sun exposure is extremely grateful to Dr Cannell and Dr. Lucas for their great work!

  6. Rita Celone Umile

    I keep my 25(OH)D level at the very highest end of optimal. Perhaps many folks might say I keep my level above optimal. I am very light skinned. But since keeping my level so high I can sit outside under full sun and never (ever) burn. This is of course sans sun block. By the way, I DO take high sun as often as I can.

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