Not every culture reveres the sun as Americans do. In our recent trip to Chengdu, China with a stopover in Hong Kong, we saw hundreds of people, women especially, blocking light on a daily basis.

We’re not sure if these people are supplementing with vitamin D (there is certainly no vitamin D added to the food chain!) but they’re certainly not getting a lot of sun.

The Vitamin D Council insists that people must expose themselves to sunlight and eat vitamin D-fortified products, yet these people are going about their daily lives without any apparent ill effect.